What are the four classifications of musical instruments?
Membranophone; Idiophone; Chordophone; Aerophone
When selecting or evaluating potential percussion students, what four characteristics should we look for?
Intelligence; Aural Skills; Motor Skills/Coordination; Talent/Aptitude (Pulse)
What two instruments should beginning percussionists start on?
Bells; Single Head (Snare Drum, Practice Pad)
What are the different parts of a drumstick, from top to bottom?
Tip; Neck/Shoulder; Shaft; Grip/Balance; Butt
What is the standard size of a snare drum?
6 1/2" x 14
A snare drum has two heads - what are they called, and which one do percussionists strike?
Batter Head/Top Head and Snare Head; percussionists strike the Batter Head
Why is a snare drum called a snare drum?
Due to the string-like things on the bottom known as snares; these create an extra, "buzzy" sound
What is the main part of a snare drum called?
What materials are most the most common for the shell of a snare drum to be made out of?
Wood (birch) or metal (steel, brass, aluminum, bronze)
Many percussionists refer to the circular things that hold the head onto the snare drum as the rim. This is not the real term. What is the real term for the rim of a snare drum?
What is the mechanism that turns the snares on/off called?
What are the two parts of a snare strainer?
Snare Adjustment Knob; Snare Release Lever
All drum shells have at least one hole in it that allows the drum to resonate more. What is this hole called?
Where should a percussionist generally strike the snare drum?
1"-2" away from the center; over the snares; NOT the middle!
What does the butt plate on a snare drum do?
It connects to the other side of the drum
What kind of grip should beginning percussionists use when playing snare drum?
What are the two most commonly used grips when playing snare drum?
Matched Grip; Traditional Grip
Name three classifications of drum rolls
Single; Double; Multiple Bounce Roll
Name the two major styles of snare drumming
What is the most common alternate implement to use on a snare drum other than drum sticks?
Name the five different kinds of strokes
Full Stroke; Tap Stroke; Down Stroke; Up Stroke; Up-Down/Whip Stroke
What is the Italian Term(s) for Snare Drum?
Tamburo Piccolo; Cassa Chiara
What is the German Term for Snare Drum?
What is the French Term(s) for Snare Drum?
Tambour Petit; Caisse Claire; Tambour Militaire
What are the four different kinds of snare drums?
Concert; Piccolo; Field Drum (Military Drum, Parade Drum); Tenor Drum
One of the four kinds of snare drums does NOT have snares. Which one is this?
Tenor Drum: A deep drum without snares, typically the size of a field drum or larger
What are the three different kinds of snares?
Wire Snares; Gut Snares (made out of processed animal intestine); Cable Snares
What is the most common type of snare that is used?
Steel wire snare
What are drum rudiments?
Basic rhythm and sticking patterns commonly used in drumming
What is the purpose of rudiments?
They help to build technique; provide and develop a drumming vocabulary
drum-type instruments that are sounded from tightly stretched membranes
Instruments that produce sound by being struck.
What is a full stroke
All the way up very high, hit the drum, and return back to all the way up
What is a down stroke?
Starts high, ends low
What is a tap stroke?
Starts middle, ends in the same place
What is an up stroke?
Starts low, ends high