Drum sets for sale, also called drum kits, are composed of different drums and cymbals which a single drummer plays while sitting on a drum stool. The drums are played using one or two drumsticks, brushes, the hand, or a foot pedal for the bass drum which sits on the floor. The basic or fundamental parts of all drum sets consist of a snare drum, bass drum, hi-hat cymbals, suspended cymbals, and tom-tom drums.
The snare drum is the center and main piece and provides the most important functions. It provides the backbeat rhythm either for the other musicians, the singer, or for the drum solo itself. Due to the metal wires, also called snares, the sound of the snare drum is bright and snappy when stuck. Not only do drummers use the membrane or drumhead to produce sound, but they also use the edges of the drum for an alternative deeper tone.
The bass drum is the largest piece of all drum sets for sale. It is positioned on the floor and the drummer uses a foot pedal to create a low thud sound. The function of the bass drum is to provide the basic rhythmic beat of the song.
Positioned to the side, generally on the left, of the drums is the hi-hat cymbal. They consist of two cymbals on a stand. The drummer uses a foot pedal which causes the two cymbals to crash together for a brief, crisp sound. Alternately, the hi-hat cymbal can be opened and closed with the hand for a different sound. Drummers vary the way that they play the hi-hat cymbal as it can be played in an open, closed, or in-between position depending on the type of sound required in a song. Usually while the vocalist is singing, the drummer will play in the closed, more muted sounding position. The main function of the hi-hat cymbal is to provide a basic tempo or accent the beat.
The tom-tom drums are usually arranged in a semi-circle position around the snare drum. The largest tom sits on the floor while the other ones are on stands positioned above the snare drum in order of tone. The floor tom has a low pitch while the smallest tom has a high pitch. The main purpose of the tom-toms are for fills during a song piece.
The ride cymbal is the largest cymbal set on a stand. It is placed on the right of the drum set, however, this depends on the handedness of the drummer. The primary function of the ride cymbal is to create a steady rhythm with drumsticks or brushes, however, it can also be used as a crash cymbal. It also is used for a different, exciting tone in combination with the rest of the band.
Most drum sets for sale have at least one to two crash cymbals positioned on adjustable height stands. To achieve various pitches they are available in different sizes and thicknesses. Their main purpose is to accentuate parts of the song which can be made by striking it with a drumstick. Drummers can also create gradual excitation to the piece by using mallets with increasing intensity to build to a climactic point.
Purchasing drum sets for sale can be a tough decision. However, if you are just starting out, it really may not be worth it to buy custom made or advanced drum sets for sale, especially if this is for a child. Taking drum lessons may sound very exciting to a young child, but not all children will continue to pursue this adventure. Also, keep in mind that unless you are a professional drummer, the sound of cheaper drum sets for sale is not that different from an advanced drum set. Cheap drum sets for saleare offered both online and offline. If you know of an existing band that does not need the items, you can approach them for a perfect bargain. However, make sure that the drum sets for sale are in good condition with a good playing sound.
Students taking lessons may start off with just a snare drum, a cymbal, and a bass drum before gradually adding in more pieces. In addition, if it is a child who is taking lessons, then kids drum sets for sale are more suitable as they are smaller in size. While taking lessons the student will gradually learn the pieces of drum sets for sale, their functions, and the proper way to use the pieces alone or together.