Parts of a Drum

Drum Key

A small “T” shaped wrench, usually metal, that is used to tighten or loosen the drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any size that has a head stretched over one or both ends and is b......

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Drumhead

The covering or membrane, made of animal skinThe head of the drum. This can be a thin piece of animal hide used on african drums, or a synth... More or synthetic plastics, that stretches over the drumA hollow...

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Hoop

The round metal or wooden disc that holds the drumheadThe covering or membrane, made of animal skin or synthetic plastics, that stretches over the dr... More onto the drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any...

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Lugs

The tension rods (or screws) that hold the hoopThe round metal or wooden disc that holds the drumhead onto the drum. Lug casings are then fast... More and drumheadThe covering or membrane, made of animal skin...

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Rack

A metal assembly that surrounds the drum setA set of drums consisting of generally 4 to 5 drums or more, and used in many different musical... More and holds the top parts of cymbalA copper/bronze (or...

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Rim

The metal hoopThe round metal or wooden disc that holds the drumhead onto the drum. Lug casings are then fast... More that keeps the drumheadThe covering or membrane, made of animal skin or synthetic...

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Shell

The cylindrical body of the drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any size that has a head stretched over one or both ends and is b... More, usually made from...

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Skin

The head of the drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any size that has a head stretched over one or both ends and is b... More. This can be a thin piece of animal hide used on african drums, or a synthetic...

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Snares

The long, spiral-shaped wires that are stretched across the bottom of a snare drumOne of the more common drums in marching bands and drumlines and the primary drum of a drum set... More. These wires create a...

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Wing nut

A wing-shaped nut that is used at the top of cymbalA copper/bronze (or variation of metal alloy) disk struck with a drumstick or crashed together ... More stands to secure the cymbals. It is also used to...

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