The Parts of the Drum Kit

Let’s take a look at all the parts of the drum kit and find out what they are called.

We’ll start with the snare drum. The snare drum is called the snare drum because it is the only drum on the kit with metal wires on the underside. These are the snares and they give the drum its unique, snappy sound.

The snare has more attack than the other drums and gives a sharp and abrupt sound that is similar to a handclap.

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