“Beijing Musical Instrument Association | Musical Instrument Culture” snare drum

2022-05-20 0 By

Snare drum also known as small drum (snare drum) percussion film singing percussion instruments.A round drum with a metal frame and ends covered with plastic or leather.It is widely used in orchestras, marching marching bands, and jazz bands.Snare drums vary in size, diameter and depth.The top of the percussive side is called the percussive membrane;The bottom consists of chords (strings made of a string of gut, nylon or steel wire) stretched over the leather surface, called chords.When you hit the drum, the string of the resonant chord surface resonates, producing a rattling sound.The tone quality can be changed by loosening the strings, making the drum sound deep and dull;Also can put a cloth on the percussion surface, produce weak sound effect.Played with two drumsticks made of wood, glulam or metal.The special effects obtained by the drumsticks are rolling, quick grace notes and so on.Snare drum is a double mask singing instrument, no fixed pitch, but the pronunciation frequency is higher than the drum.Timbre clear, lively, and accompanied by rustling sound, unique.There are three kinds of playing methods: single play, double play and roll play, among which the roll play is the most characteristic of small drum.Snare drums, also known as “little drums”, are of the same importance as the big drum in various bands and are often used together with the big drum.However, the small drum is not used to strengthen the strong beat like the big drum, but to hit small rhythm on the weak beat to harmonize the timbre and enhance the sense of rhythm of the music.The acoustics of small drum penetrates force is strong, dynamics change is big, still can pass to cover flannelette on drum face, or the drumstick that uses different hardness will change timbre, can play give all sorts of atmosphere, expressive force is very rich.Snare drum is a double mask singing instrument, no fixed pitch, but the pronunciation frequency is higher than the drum.Timbre clear, lively, and accompanied by rustling sound, unique.There are three kinds of playing methods: single play, double play and roll play, among which the roll play is the most characteristic of small drum.