When just learning how to drum, 7 piece drum sets are often some of the best sets that you can buy. These sets are good for beginners because they include all of the essential pieces that you might need, but not so many that they might confuse you while you are trying to learn.
No all of the pieces will be discussed here, but some of the pieces that should be included in any 7 piece drum set are:
• Bass drum ? The bass drum is also sometimes referred to as a kick drum. This is the big drum that sets just in front of the drummer on the floor in all 7 piece drum sets. It is called a kick drum because you use a foot pedal in order to be able to play it. Even though these bass drums often come with heads on both sides, there are many drummers who prefer to simply remove the front head and then place a blanket or a pillow in the drum in order to muffle the sound.
• Kick pedal ? The kick pedal is vital if you want to be able to play the bass drum. The pedal is situated at the bottom of the drum. This part of the drum is most often used for keeping the beat going in a song, whereas other parts of the drum play off a variation of this standard beat.
• Snare drum ? The Snare drums are elevated off of the floor and sits on a stand between the knees of the drummer on 7 piece drum sets. There is a head on both the top as well as on the bottom. The heads of the drum are held in place by some rims that are able to be screwed on top the shell of the drum by screwed bolts that are called tension rods. The bottom of the head features some parallel, mounted metal strands that are called Snares. The Snares work to vibrate sound against the bottom part of the head when the top part of the head is struck. This helps to produce some kind of a sizzling or cracking sound.
There are other parts to 7 piece drum sets, but the aforementioned parts are also standard.
Despite their size, big drum sets are not really as intimidating as they might seem. Even though they are large, they are also fairly simple. Perhaps the most difficult thing associated with these larger sets is how to tune them.
Tuning the bass drum section of big drum sets is not an awful lot different from tuning any other kind of drum, but there are a few noticeable differences that need to be paid attention to. The first thing to remember when you are tuning a bass drum, is that it is a hard thing to mess up too badly. Tightening things should not fear you. In fact, if the heads are loose, they are likely to sound worse than tight heads do.
Some big drum sets come with either a small pillow or some kind of foam to be placed inside. If you don‘t have these things, you can even throw a shirt or a towel in there. This is done to muffle overtones. This type of muffling can be helpful, but it is not always exactly necessary. Doing something as simple as tuning the batter head and resonant head to different pitches also muffles the ring.
It is a given that you are likely going to need to do some tuning with your big drum sets. When you do the tuning, you should always pay careful attention to what you are doing. That way, if you do something that does not sound right, you can always go back top where you were and start over again.
Although owning huge drum sets might be something that is a dream for some people, these extra large sets are not always the best idea for everyone.
When huge drum sets are mentioned, traditionally people are speaking about drum sets with many different kinds of additions and drum accessories on them.
One of the problems associated with huge drum sets is the fact that set up and takedown tales longer. Likewise, these sets can be complicated for beginners or even mid-range players thanks to the fact that there are too many choices. It takes an expert to play these.
The good news for experts is the fact that these huge drum sets are available. This means that if you are getting bored with a typical-sized drum kit, you can increase the amount of accessories and drums and open new musical horizons.