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In music, an accent is an emphasis, stress, or stronger attack placed on a particular note or set of notes, or chord, either as a result of its context or specifically indicated by an accent mark.
Accompaniment is the musical part which provides the rhythmic and/or harmonic support for the melody or main themes of a song or instrumental piece.
Acoustic music is music that solely or primarily uses instruments that produce sound through acoustic means, as opposed to electric or electronic means; typically the phrase refers to that made by acoustic string instruments.
African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
In music, an arrangement is a musical reconceptualization of a previously composed work.
An audio engineer (also sometimes recording engineer or a vocal engineer) helps to produce a recording or a performance, editing and adjusting sound tracks using equalization and audio effects, mixing, reproduction, and reinforcement of sound.
Audio feedback (also known as acoustic feedback, simply as feedback, or the Larsen effect) is a special kind of positive loop gain which occurs when a sound loop exists between an audio input (for example, a microphone or guitar pickup) and an audio output (for example, a power amplified loudspeaker).
In sound recording and reproduction, audio mixing is the process of combining multitrack recordings into a final mono, stereo or surround sound product.
Warren "Baby" Dodds (December 24, 1898 – February 14, 1959) was a jazz drummer born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Backing vocalists are singers who provide vocal harmony with the lead vocalist or other backing vocalists.
The term backline is used in popular music and sound reinforcement system contexts to refer to electronic audio amplification equipment and speaker enclosures that are placed behind the band or the rhythm section on stage, including amplifiers and speaker cabinets for guitars, bass guitars and keyboards.
A ballad is a form of verse, often a narrative set to music.
A bandleader is the leader of a music group such as a rock or pop group or jazz quartet.
A bass amplifier or "bass amp" is a musical instrument electronic device that uses electrical power to make lower-pitched instruments such as the bass guitar or double bass loud enough to be heard by the performers and audience.
A bass drum, or kick drum, is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch.
The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.
A bass reflex system (also known as a ported, vented box or reflex port) is a type of loudspeaker enclosure that uses a port (hole) or vent cut into the cabinet and a section of tubing or pipe affixed to the port.
In music and music theory, the beat is the basic unit of time, the pulse (regularly repeating event), of the mensural level (or beat level).
Bebop or bop is a style of jazz developed in the early to mid-1940s in the United States, which features songs characterized by a fast tempo, complex chord progressions with rapid chord changes and numerous changes of key, instrumental virtuosity, and improvisation based on a combination of harmonic structure, the use of scales and occasional references to the melody.
A big band is a type of musical ensemble that usually consists of ten or more musicians with four sections: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section.
William Emanuel "Billy" Cobham Jr. (born May 16, 1944) is a Panamanian-American jazz drummer who came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and then with the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
BoPET (biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate) is a polyester film made from stretched polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and is used for its high tensile strength, chemical and dimensional stability, transparency, reflectivity, gas and aroma barrier properties, and electrical insulation.
Brady Drum Company was an Australian manufacturing company who specialised in handcrafted drums since 1980.
A bucket is typically a watertight, vertical cylinder or truncated cone or square, with an open top and a flat bottom, attached to a semicircular carrying handle called the bail.
Cardboard boxes are industrially prefabricated boxes, primarily used for packaging goods and materials and can also be recycled.
Carl Frederick Kendall Palmer (born 20 March 1950) is an English drummer and percussionist, credited as one of the most respected rock drummers to emerge from the 1960s.
William Henry "Chick" Webb (February 10, 1905 – June 16, 1939) was an American jazz and swing music drummer as well as a band leader.
China type cymbals from three continents In western music, China-type cymbals are a distinct type of crash cymbals designed to produce a bright, crisp, and explosive tone.
Charlton Christopher Frantz (born May 8, 1951) is an American musician and record producer.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.
A clef (from French: clef "key") is a musical symbol used to indicate the pitch of written notes.
Cocktail drums are a type of portable drum kit which combines bass drum and snare drum sounds in a single drum.
A coffeehouse, coffee shop or café (sometimes spelt cafe) is an establishment which primarily serves hot coffee, related coffee beverages (café latte, cappuccino, espresso), tea, and other hot beverages.
Cordura is a collection of fabric technologies used in a wide array of products including luggage, backpacks, trousers, military wear and performance apparel.
The cowbell is an idiophone hand percussion instrument used in various styles of music including salsa and infrequently in popular music.
A crash/ride cymbal is a medium weight, slightly tapered cymbal, normally in the range, designed to serve in a drum kit as both a crash and a ride cymbal.
Crotales, sometimes called antique cymbals, are percussion instruments consisting of small, tuned bronze or brass disks.
A cymbal is a common percussion instrument.
In percussion, cymbal choke is a drum stroke or push which consists of striking a cymbal with a drum stick held in one hand and then immediately grabbing the cymbal with another hand, or more rarely, with the same hand.
A cymbal pack is a set of cymbals sold together for use in a drum kit.
A cymbal stand is a stand designed primarily to support a suspended cymbal in a drum kit or percussion section.
D'Addario is a manufacturer of musical instrument strings, primarily for guitars, currently headquartered in Farmingdale, Long Island, New York.
Dave Weckl (born January 8, 1960) is an American jazz fusion drummer and leader of the Dave Weckl Band.
ddrum is an American based Swedish company, currently a division of Armadillo Enterprises, Inc. that manufactures acoustic drum sets, electronic drum sets, and Electronic Triggers.
A digital delay line is a discrete element in digital filter theory, which allows a signal to be delayed by a number of samples.
Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.
Distortion is the alteration of the original shape (or other characteristic) of something.
Dixieland, sometimes referred to as hot jazz or traditional jazz, is a style of jazz based on the music that developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century.
"Do it yourself" ("DIY") is the method of building, modifying, or repairing things without the direct aid of experts or professionals.
Donald "Don" Buchla (April 17, 1937 – September 14, 2016) was an American pioneer in the field of sound synthesizers, releasing his first units shortly after Robert Moog's first synthesizers.
Double-drumming is a percussion technique, developed around 1900,Hessler, Claus and Famularo, Dom (2008).
The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments.
A drum beat or drum pattern is a rhythmic pattern, or repeated rhythm establishing the meter and groove through the pulse and subdivision, played on drum kits and other percussion instruments.
A drum brake is a brake that uses friction caused by a set of shoes or pads that press outward against a rotating cylinder-shaped part called a brake drum.
Drum hardware refers to the parts of a drum or drum kit that are used to tension, position, and otherwise support the instruments themselves.
A drum hardware pack is a collection of drum hardware sold either as a set for use with a drum kit or bundled with the kit.
A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion.
A drum solo is an instrumental solo played on a drum kit.
A drumstick is a type of percussion mallet used particularly for playing snare drum, drum kit and some other percussion instruments, and particularly for playing unpitched percussion.
Drum tuning is the process of adjusting the frequency or pitch of a drum.
Drum Workshop (also known as DW Drums or DW) is a an American drum kit and hardware manufacturing company based in Oxnard, California.
A drumhead or drum skin is a membrane stretched over one or both of the open ends of a drum.
The DrumKAT is in a class of MIDI percussion controllers which also includes the DrumKAT Turbo, DrumKAT EZ (discontinued), DrumKAT DK10, TrapKAT and MalletKAT.
A drumline is a section of percussion instruments usually played as part of a musical marching ensemble.
A drummer is a percussionist who creates and accompanies music using drums.
An effects cymbal is a cymbal used in a drum kit for a special effect or accent.
An effects unit or effects pedal is an electronic or digital device that alters the sound of a musical instrument or other audio source.
An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals.
An electronic drum, also known as electric drums, digital drums, or electronic percussion, is a modern electronic musical instrument, a special type of synthesizer or sampler, primarily designed to serve as an alternative to an acoustic drum kit or other percussion instruments.
An electronic drum module is an electronic or digital music device in an electronic drum kit that serves as the central processing unit and sound module.
An electronic musical instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound using electronic circuitry.
In popular music, a fill is a short musical passage, riff, or rhythmic sound which helps to sustain the listener's attention during a break between the phrases of a melody.
A floor tom or low tom is a double-headed tom-tom drum which usually stands on the floor on three legs.
Foley (named after sound-effects artist Jack Foley) is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to film, video, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality.
Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.
Found objects are sometimes used in music, often to add unusual percussive elements to a work.
Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).
Eugene Bertram Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an American jazz and big band drummer, band leader, actor, and composer.
A glockenspiel (or, Glocken: bells and Spiel: set) is a percussion instrument composed of a set of tuned keys arranged in the fashion of the keyboard of a piano.
A gong (from Malay: gong;; ra; គង - Kong; ฆ้อง Khong; cồng chiêng) is an East and Southeast Asian musical percussion instrument that takes the form of a flat, circular metal disc which is hit with a mallet.
A gong bass drum (or simply gong drum) is a musical instrument in the percussion family.
Gretsch Drums is part of The Gretsch Company's line of musical instruments.
In drumming, a groove is a repeated phrase that sets and maintains the rhythm and tempo of the piece.
In music, groove is the sense of propulsive rhythmic "feel" or sense of "swing".
The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings.
A guitar solo is a melodic passage, instrumental section, or entire piece of music written for a classical guitar, electric guitar or an acoustic guitar.
A guitar technician (or 'guitar tech') is a member of a music ensemble's road crew who maintains and sets up the musical equipment for one or more guitarists.
A hand drum is any type of drum that is typically played with the bare hand rather than a stick, mallet, hammer, or other type of beater.
Heavy metal drumming is a style of rock music drum kit playing that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline.
A hi-hat, also spelled hihat or high-hat, is a combination of two cymbals, a foot-operated pedal which moves a rod which in turn moves one of the cymbals, all mounted on a metal stand.
Hornbostel–Sachs or Sachs–Hornbostel is a system of musical instrument classification devised by Erich Moritz von Hornbostel and Curt Sachs, and first published in the Zeitschrift für Ethnologie in 1914.
An idiophone is any musical instrument that creates sound primarily by the instrument as a whole vibrating—without the use of strings or membranes.
The inch (abbreviation: in or &Prime) is a unit of length in the (British) imperial and United States customary systems of measurement now formally equal to yard but usually understood as of a foot.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.
Jazz drumming is the art of playing percussion (predominantly the drum set, which includes a variety of drums and cymbals) in jazz styles ranging from 1910s-style Dixieland jazz to 1970s-era jazz fusion and 1980s-era Latin jazz.
Jazz fusion (also known as fusion) is a musical genre that developed in the late 1960s when musicians combined aspects of jazz harmony and improvisation with styles such as funk, rock, rhythm and blues, and Latin jazz.
James Forbes Chapin (July 23, 1919 – July 4, 2009) was an American jazz drummer and the author of popular texts on jazz drumming, the first two volumes of which are Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer, Vol.
John Barbata (born April 1, 1945) is an American drummer, born in Passaic, New Jersey, and raised in San Luis Obispo, California, active especially in pop and rock bands in the 1960s and 1970s, both as a band member and as a session drummer.
John Henry Bonham (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980) was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer for the British rock band Led Zeppelin.
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.
John Mayne (1759–1836) was a Scottish printer, journalist and poet born in Dumfries, South West Scotland.
Jump blues is an up-tempo style of blues, usually played by small groups and featuring saxophone or brass instruments.
Kenneth Spearman Clarke (January 9, 1914January 26, 1985), nicknamed "Klook" and later known as Liaquat Ali Salaam, was a jazz drummer and bandleader.
A keyboard amplifier is a powered electronic amplifier and loudspeaker in a wooden speaker cabinet used for amplification of electronic keyboard instruments.
The lead vocalist (or main vocalist, lead vocals or lead singer) in popular music is typically the member of a group or band whose voice is the most prominent in a performance where multiple voices may be heard.
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968.
The following is a list of housemates in the eleventh series of ''Big Brother'', broadcast on Channel 4 between June and August 2010.
This is a list of notable drummers, that meet Wikipedia's notability guideline for inclusion.
In electroacoustic music, a loop is a repeating section of sound material.
A loudspeaker enclosure or loudspeaker cabinet is an enclosure (often box-shaped) in which speaker drivers (e.g., loudspeakers and tweeters) and associated electronic hardware, such as crossover circuits and, in some cases, power amplifiers, are mounted.
Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni (July 6, 1924 – February 14, 2009), known by the stage name Louie Bellson (his own preferred spelling, although he is often seen in sources as Louis Bellson), was an American jazz drummer.
Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.
Ludwig Drums is an American manufacturer of percussion instruments.
Mail order is the buying of goods or services by mail delivery.
The MalletKAT is in a class of MIDI percussion controllers which also includes the DrumKAT, DK10, and TrapKAT.
Mapex Drums is a Taiwanese drum brand manufactured by KHS Musical Instruments Company of Taiwan.
A marching band is a group in which instrumental musicians perform while marching, often for entertainment or competition.
Marimba Lumina is a MIDI controller developed by American engineer Don Buchla that lets a musician play music via a control surface based on the layout of a marimba.
A Mark tree (also known as a chime tree or set of bar chimes) is a percussion instrument used primarily for musical colour.
Matched grip (also known as parallel grip) is a method of holding drum sticks and mallets to play percussion instruments.
Maxwell Lemuel Roach (January 10, 1924 – August 16, 2007) was an American jazz drummer and composer.
Meinl Percussion is a manufacturer of percussion instruments based in Gutenstetten, Germany.
A membranophone is any musical instrument which produces sound primarily by way of a vibrating stretched membrane.
A metronome, from ancient Greek μέτρον (métron, "measure") and νέμω (némo, "I manage", "I lead"), is a device that produces an audible click or other sound at a regular interval that can be set by the user, typically in beats per minute (BPM).
A microphone, colloquially nicknamed mic or mike, is a transducer that converts sound into an electrical signal.
MIDI (short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a technical standard that describes a communications protocol, digital interface, and electrical connectors that connect a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related music and audio devices.
A mirror image (in a plane mirror) is a reflected duplication of an object that appears almost identical, but is reversed in the direction perpendicular to the mirror surface.
John Graham "Mitch" Mitchell (9 July 194612 November 2008)In his book about the Experience, Mitchell claimed he celebrated his 21st.
The Moeller method, Moeller technique or whipping technique is a percussive stroke method that combines a variety of techniques with the goal of improving hand speed, power, and control while offering the flexibility to add accented notes at will.
Moongel is a translucent blue, sticky, gel-like substance produced by the drum practice products company RTOM.
A music sequencer (or simply sequencer) is a device or application software that can record, edit, or play back music, by handling note and performance information in several forms, typically CV/Gate, MIDI, or Open Sound Control (OSC), and possibly audio and automation data for DAWs and plug-ins.
Musical improvisation (also known as musical extemporization) is the creative activity of immediate ("in the moment") musical composition, which combines performance with communication of emotions and instrumental technique as well as spontaneous response to other musicians.
A musical keyboard is the set of adjacent depressible levers or keys on a musical instrument.
Music notation or musical notation is any system used to visually represent aurally perceived music played with instruments or sung by the human voice through the use of written, printed, or otherwise-produced symbols.
Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance.
A mute is a device fitted to a musical instrument to alter the sound produced: by affecting the timbre (or "tone"), reducing the volume, or most commonly both.
Neil Ellwood Peart, (born September 12, 1952), is a Canadian-American author and retired musician, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
Michael Henry "Nicko" McBrain (born 5 June 1952) is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, which he joined in 1982.
A nightclub, music club or club, is an entertainment venue and bar that usually operates late into the night.
A noise gate or gate is an electronic device or software that is used to control the volume of an audio signal.
Octobans, also known as tube toms, are deep, small diameter, single-head tom-toms.
Orchestral percussion are percussion instruments used in orchestras and concert bands mainly in classical music and related styles.
An organ trio, in a jazz context, is a group of three jazz musicians, typically consisting of a Hammond organ player, a drummer, and either a jazz guitarist or a saxophone player.
In music, ornaments or embellishments are musical flourishes—typically, added notes—that are not essential to carry the overall line of the melody (or harmony), but serve instead to decorate or "ornament" that line (or harmony), provide added interest and variety, and give the performer the opportunity to add expressiveness to a song or piece.
An overtone is any frequency greater than the fundamental frequency of a sound.
, simply known as Pearl, is a multinational corporation based in Japan with a wide range of products, predominantly percussion instruments.
A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater (including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles); struck, scraped or rubbed by hand; or struck against another similar instrument.
A percussion mallet or beater is an object used to strike or beat a percussion instrument in order to produce its sound.
Percussion notation is a type of musical notation indicating notes to be played by percussion instruments.
Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor.
Phonograph cylinders are the earliest commercial medium for recording and reproducing sound.
A phonograph record (also known as a gramophone record, especially in British English, or record) is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.
The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers.
A piezoelectric sensor is a device that uses the piezoelectric effect, to measure changes in pressure, acceleration, temperature, strain, or force by converting them to an electrical charge.
A pit orchestra is a type of orchestra that accompanies performers in musicals, operas, ballets and other shows involving music.
A pitched percussion instrument is a percussion instrument used to produce musical notes of one or more pitches, as opposed to an unpitched percussion instrument which is used to produce sounds of indefinite pitch.
Playing by ear is the ability of an instrumental musician to reproduce a piece of music they have heard, without having observed another musician play it or having seen the sheet music notation.
Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), also known as acrylic or acrylic glass as well as by the trade names Crylux, Plexiglas, Acrylite, Lucite, and Perspex among several others (see below), is a transparent thermoplastic often used in sheet form as a lightweight or shatter-resistant alternative to glass.
Polyvinyl chloride, also known as polyvinyl or '''vinyl''', commonly abbreviated PVC, is the world's third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.
Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.
A practice pad or drum pad, is a type of percussion implement utilized by drummers and percussionists to quietly practice or warm up before a performance.
Premier Music International Limited is an English manufacturer of drum kits and percussion instruments.
Progressive rock (shortened as prog; sometimes called art rock, classical rock or symphonic rock) is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.
Prohibition is the illegality of the manufacturing, storage in barrels or bottles, transportation, sale, possession, and consumption of alcohol including alcoholic beverages, or a period of time during which such illegality was enforced.
A public address system (PA system) is an electronic system comprising microphones, amplifiers, loudspeakers, and related equipment.
In music, a quartet or quartette is an ensemble of four singers or instrumental performers; or a musical composition for four voices or instruments.
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.
Ragtime – also spelled rag-time or rag time – is a musical style that enjoyed its peak popularity between 1895 and 1918.
Ray Bauduc (June 18, 1906 – January 8, 1988) was a jazz drummer best known for his work with the Bob Crosby Orchestra and their band-within-a-band, the Bobcats, between 1935 and 1942.
A refrain (from Vulgar Latin refringere, "to repeat", and later from Old French refraindre) is the line or lines that are repeated in music or in verse; the "chorus" of a song.
Remo Inc. is an American drumhead, drumset, percussion instrument and banjo head company founded by Remo Belli in 1957.
Reverberation, in psychoacoustics and acoustics, is a persistence of sound after the sound is produced.
A rhythm section (also called a backup band) is a group of musicians within a music ensemble or band who provide the underlying rhythm, harmony and pulse of the accompaniment, providing a rhythmic and harmonic reference and "beat" for the rest of the band.
The ride cymbal is a standard cymbal in most drum kits.
Sir Richard Starkey (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, songwriter, singer, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.
A road case, roadie case, ATA case or flight case is a shipping container specifically built to protect musical instruments, motion picture equipment, audio and lighting production equipment, properties, or other sensitive equipment when it must be moved between locations, or frequently thrown around by airport baggage-handling personnel.
Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.
Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, dating back to the early 1950s in the United States, especially the South.
Rogers Drums is an American drum manufacturer.
Roland Octapad is a range of MIDI electronic drum percussion controllers produced by the Roland Corporation.
Rototoms are a drum developed by Al Payson and Michael Colgrass, that have no shell and are tuned by rotating.
The rute (also spelled ruthe, from the German for 'rod' or 'switch'), also known as a multi-rod, is a beater for drums.
A sampler is an electronic or digital musical instrument similar in some respects to a synthesizer, but instead of generating new sounds with filters, it uses sound recordings (or "samples") of real instrument sounds (e.g., a piano, violin or trumpet), excerpts from recorded songs (e.g., a five-second bass guitar riff from a funk song) or other sounds (e.g., sirens and ocean waves).
In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece.
Session musicians, studio musicians, or backing musicians are musicians hired to perform in recording sessions or live performances.
Sheet music is a handwritten or printed form of music notation that uses modern musical symbols to indicate the pitches (melodies), rhythms or chords of a song or instrumental musical piece.
Shuffling is a procedure used to randomize a deck of playing cards to provide an element of chance in card games.
A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound (and in particular, no spoken dialogue).
Simon Phillips (born 6 February 1957) is an English jazz, pop and rock drummer songwriter, and producer, best known for his studio and session work with seminal English rock acts throughout the 1970s and 1980s and for being the drummer for Toto from 1992 to 2014.
A sizzle cymbal is a cymbal to which rivets, chains or other rattles have been added to modify the sound, attached either by means of holes bored in the cymbal or by means of an attachment known as a sizzler.
Slingerland is an American drum kits brand, currently owned by Gibson.
A snare drum or side drum is a percussion instrument that produces a sharp staccato sound when the head is struck with a drum stick, due to the use of a series of stiff wires held under tension against the lower skin.
Sonor is a German drum kit and percussion manufacturer.
A sound module is an electronic musical instrument without a human-playable interface such as a piano-style musical keyboard.
Sound recording and reproduction is an electrical, mechanical, electronic, or digital inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects.
A sound reinforcement system is the combination of microphones, signal processors, amplifiers, and loudspeakers in enclosures all controlled by a mixing console that makes live or pre-recorded sounds louder and may also distribute those sounds to a larger or more distant audience.
A soundcheck is the preparation that takes place before a concert, speech, or similar performance, when the performer and the sound crew run through a small portion of the upcoming show on the venue's sound reinforcement system or PA system to make sure that the sound in the venue's front of house and stage monitor sound systems are producing clear sound that is at the right volume and which has the correct mix and tonal balance (a process done using the mixing console).
In a drum kit, splash cymbals are the smallest accent cymbals.
In Western musical notation, the staff (US) or stave (UK) (plural for either: '''staves''') is a set of five horizontal lines and four spaces that each represent a different musical pitch or, in the case of a percussion staff, different percussion instruments.
Foldback or a stage monitor system is the use of performer-facing loudspeaker cabinets known as monitor speakers or stage monitors on stage during live music performances in which a PA system or sound reinforcement system is used to amplify the performers' singing, music, speech and other sounds for the audience.
A stage piano is an electronic musical instrument designed for use in live performance on a stage, piano bar or a studio, as well as for music recording in popular music.
Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician and composer.
A sting is a short sequence played by a drummer to punctuate a joke, especially an obvious or awful one.
A subwoofer (or sub) is a woofer, or a complete loudspeaker, which is dedicated to the reproduction of low-pitched audio frequencies known as bass and sub-bass.
A suitcase is a form of luggage.
In music, the term swing has two main uses.
Swing music, or simply swing, is a form of popular music developed in the United States that dominated in the 1930s and 1940s.
The swish cymbal and the pang cymbal are exotic ride cymbals originally developed and named as part of the collaboration between Gene Krupa and the Avedis Zildjian Company.
A tactile transducer or "bass shaker" is a device which is made on the principle that low bass frequencies can be felt as well as heard.
Talking Heads was an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991.
Tama Drums, (from Japanese 多満 (Kanji) タマ (Kana), read tama) is a brand of drum kits and hardware manufactured and marketed by the Japanese musical instrument company, Hoshino Gakki.
The tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame, often of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called "zils".
In cymbal making, taper refers to the gradual change in thickness from the bell to the rim of the cymbal.
The temple block is a percussion instrument originating in eastern Asia, where it is used in religious ceremonies.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an American-English rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966.
The Surfaris were an American surf rock band formed in Glendora, California in 1962.
The Turtles were an American rock band led by vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, later known as Flo & Eddie.
Theodore O'Hara (February 11, 1820 – June 6, 1867) was a poet and an officer for the United States Army in the Mexican-American War, and a Confederate colonel in the American Civil War.
A thunder sheet is a thin sheet of metal used to produce sound effects for musical or dramatic events.
Timbales or pailas are shallow single-headed drums with metal casing.
Timpani or kettledrums (also informally called timps) are musical instruments in the percussion family.
A tin can, tin (especially in British English, Australian English and Canadian English), steel can, steel packaging or a can, is a container for the distribution or storage of goods, composed of thin metal.
A tom-tom drum is a cylindrical drum with no snares, named from the Anglo-Indian and Sinhala language.
Trad jazz, short for "traditional jazz", is the Dixieland and ragtime jazz styles of the early 20th century, which typically used a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone in contrast to more modern styles which usually include saxophones, and the revival of these styles in mid 20th-century Britain before the emergence of beat music.
Traditional grip (also known as orthodox grip) is a technique used to hold drum sticks while playing percussion instruments.
In music, a traps case is a piece of luggage used by drummers and other percussionists to transport miscellaneous instruments, stands and accessories.
The triangle is an idiophone type of musical instrument in the percussion family.
In drumming, a trigger is an electronic transducer that can be attached to a drum, cymbal or other instrument to enable it to control an electronic drum unit or similar device.
A trigger pad is an electronic sensor on a drum that produces a certain sound assigned from a sound module once the head has been struck.
Tubular bells (also known as chimes) are musical instruments in the percussion family.
An unpitched percussion instrument is a percussion instrument played in such a way as to produce sounds of indeterminate pitch, or an instrument normally played in this fashion.
In music, variation is a formal technique where material is repeated in an altered form.
Vaudeville is a theatrical genre of variety entertainment.
A horn is a sound-making device that can be equipped to motor vehicles, buses, bicycles, trains, trams (a.k.a. streetcars in North America), and other types of vehicles.
Verse–chorus form is a musical form common in popular music, used in blues and rock and roll since the 1950s, and predominant in rock music since the 1960s.
The vibraphone (also known as the vibraharp or simply the vibes) is a musical instrument in the struck idiophone subfamily of the percussion family.
Everett Joseph "Vic" Firth (June 2, 1930 – July 26, 2015) was an American musician and the founder of Vic Firth Company (formerly Vic Firth, Inc.), a company that makes percussion sticks and mallets.
Vorbis is a free and open-source software project headed by the Xiph.Org Foundation.
A whistle is an instrument which produces sound from a stream of gas, most commonly air.
A wood block (also spelled as a single word, woodblock) is a small slit drum made from a single piece of wood and used as a percussion instrument.
A wrench is a tool used to provide grip and mechanical advantage in applying torque to turn objects—usually rotary fasteners, such as nuts and bolts—or keep them from turning.
The xylophone (from the Greek words ξύλον—xylon, "wood" + φωνή—phōnē, "sound, voice", meaning "wooden sound") is a musical instrument in the percussion family that consists of wooden bars struck by mallets.
Yamaha Drums is a subsidiary of the Yamaha Corporation founded in 1967.
Arthur James "Zutty" Singleton (May 14, 1898 – July 14, 1975) was an American jazz drummer.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
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