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A floor tom is a double-headed tom-tom drum which usually stands on the floor on three legs. A drum kit (also drum set or trap set) is a collection of Drums Cymbals and sometimes other Percussion instruments such as cowbells A bass drum is a large Drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch. The snare drum is a Drum with strands of snares made of curled metal wire metal cable plastic cable or gut cords stretched across the a drumhead typically A tom-tom (not to be confused with a Tamtam) is a cylindrical Drum with no snare. A hi-hat, or hihat, is a type of Cymbal and stand used as a typical part of a Drum kit by percussionists in R&B, hip-hop, Disco A crash cymbal is a type of Cymbal that produces a loud sharp "crash" and is used mainly for occasional accents as opposed to in Ostinato. A ride cymbal is a type of Cymbal that is a standard part of most Drum kits Its function is to maintain a steady Rhythmic pattern sometimes called a In western Music, china type Cymbals are cymbals manufactured to produce a dark crisp trashy and explosive tone A splash cymbal is a small Cymbal used for an accent in a Drum kit. A sizzle cymbal is a Cymbal to which rivets chains or other rattles have been added to modify the sound The swish cymbal and the pang cymbal are exotic Ride cymbals originally developed as part of the collaboration between Gene Krupa and the Avedis Zildjian This article is about the Musical instrument. See Woodblock for other meanings of the term The tambourine or Marine is a Musical instrument of the percussion family consisting of a frame often of wood or plastic with pairs of small metal jingles Rototoms are Drums which have no shell They consist of a single head in a die-cast zinc or aluminum frame Octoban Drums also known as tube toms and quarter toms are tom-toms grouped in melodically-tuned sets of eight hence the reference to Octave, from octo Drum hardware refers to equipment and parts often metal used to build or play a drum or drum kit A tom-tom (not to be confused with a Tamtam) is a cylindrical Drum with no snare. The drum is a member of the percussion group technically classified as a Membranophone. However, they can also be attached to a cymbal stand with a drum clamp. The drum is a member of the percussion group technically classified as a Membranophone.
Not all drum kits include floor toms, but when used they are the largest and lowest tuned tom-toms in the kit. A common size for a floor tom is 16x16; that is, 16" in depth and 16" in diameter. Other common sizes are 14x14 (e. g. for jazz kits) and 16x18.
Floor toms can be of one of two designs. Quite simply, floor toms with legs and 'floating' floor toms; usually attached to either a drum rack or a cymbal stand by means of a clamp. It is uncommon to see a floor tom at 16x16 using the 'floating' system, however, and is more commonly seen on 'fusion' or jazz setups whereby the floor tom is of a 14 inch diameter.
The floor tom was popularised by Gene Krupa in the 1950s, using a 16x16. Gene Krupa ( January 15, 1909 &ndash October 16, 1973) was an influential American Jazz and Big band Drummer At first he placed it between his two bass drums, on the far side of his snare drum, but quickly moved it to its now traditional position to the right of his right leg. A second 16x18 floor tom, to the right of the 16x16, appeared in the late 1960s and was popularised as part of the extended kits used by progressive rock bands in the 1970s. Progressive rock (often shortened to " progressive " " prog " or " prog rock " is a form of Rock music that evolved
The floor tom is also used as a small bass drum by some (mostly jazz) drummers. A bass drum is a large Drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States In that case it is mounted horizontally on a specially designed rack system. In kits used by rock and metal drummers, it is very common to find more than one floor tom.