Drums are a very important percussion instrument in jazz bands. The appearance of jazz drums makes the music richer and fuller. A good drum arrangement can make the music itself more beautiful and powerful.
Composition of jazz drums.
Drums consist of bass drums, hi-hats, snare drums, toms and cymbals. Hand percussion instruments include snare drums, toms, cymbals, etc., and foot percussion instruments include kick drums and hi-hats.
On this basis, percussion instruments can be added or removed at any time according to the needs of the performance.
The development of jazz drums.
Drums originated in the United States and are a set of drum-based percussion instruments played by one person. The earliest jazz drums were very simple, just the snare, snare and cymbal.
The 1920s was the height of the "jazz" style, with young drummers taking the drum solo as their new feature.
After 1935, the fame of the drummer reached its peak, the art of drumming was widely popular among the people, and the performance of drum music could be seen everywhere.
During the 1950s and 1960s, due to the development of new technologies and the rise of rock music, drums underwent many changes to meet different needs.
With the advancement of playing technology and science and technology, jazz drums will have a very good development.
What should I pay attention to when practicing jazz drums?
1. Master the rhythm.
When it comes to music, rhythm is important. Before practicing, you must develop a sense of rhythm, otherwise you will easily give up.
2. Familiar with the composition of drum kits.
The drums you choose are not the same, and the jazz drums are not the same. Different makes, models, sticks, pitches and any other subtle differences will affect its overall effect.
But the basic composition of most drum kits is the same.
3. Master the correct sitting posture.
Learn proper sitting posture. Get close to the drum kit and sit up straight with your elbows adducted at a comfortable distance from the pedals.
How to maintain it?
1. Drum installation and surface maintenance.
Just wipe them with a towel and it will protect them. Check all parts to make sure they are installed correctly.
2. The skin of the drum.
It is recommended that you replace the drum head frequently to maintain its elasticity and good feel. Regular use of worn drum heads can affect the sound.
3. Tune the drums.
this point is very important. If you want to achieve full balance, it is best to let a professional adjust it, do not adjust it yourself, so as to avoid the drum head being too tight and cracking or too loose and making the sound unpleasant.
4. Hi-hat stand and pedals.
Hi-hat stands and pedals that need to be moved frequently should be lubricated regularly to keep them moving well. Replace some of the springs if they make a harsh "squeak" sound.
Jazz drums bring you a different musical style.