Facts about drums for children

By | April 9, 2021

Why play drums

The skills used to play drums, including rhythm, eye-hand coordination and limb extremity, are musical foundations and provide an excellent foundation for a music education according to the Stage Academy of Music.

Percussion Section

Band students who play drums can be responsible for other percussion, not just drums, says BeginBand.com. Percussion instruments are those that are played and include cymbals, wooden blocks, xylophones, gongs, chimes and many other instruments.

Percussion drums

In addition to the drummer’s drum, the drums in a band’s percussion can include timpani (also called kettledrums), bass drum, side drum and tenor drum.

Drum seats

A drum set or set is a group of drums arranged so that they can all be played by a drummer. It contains a bass drum, side and tenor drums and a variety of cymbals. The drum set often contains jazz or rock groups.

Starting equipment

A beginner drummer starts with a training plate and a pair of drumsticks. A training plate is a small and easy replacement for a snare drum, and gives the player the same feeling and bounce of a real drum, without the volume. Drums, as part of the percussion part, form the backbone of both bands and orchestras. Drums are an essential part of almost every kind of music, including military, jazz and rock.