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...

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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... 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... onto the drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any size...

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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... and drumheadThe covering or membrane, made of animal skin or...

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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... and holds the top parts of cymbalA copper/bronze (or variation of...

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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... that keeps the drumheadThe covering or membrane, made of animal skin or synthetic plastics,...

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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..., 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.... This can be a thin piece of animal hide used on african drums, or a synthetic polymer...

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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.... 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 ... stands to secure the cymbals. It is also used to secure...

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