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- Created 2012-03-02
is a collection of
s and other
s set up to be played by a single player.
The traditional drum kit consists of a mix of
s (classified as
high-level classification 2) and
(Hornbostel-Sachs high-level classification 1, most significantly
s but also including the woodblock and
for example). More recently kits have also included
s (Hornbostel-Sachs classification 53), with both hybrid and entirely electronic kits now in common use.
A standard modern kit (for a right-handed player), as used in
and taught in many music schools, contains:
, mounted on a specialised stand, placed between the player's knees and played with
s (which may include
s or brushes).
, played by a
operated by the right foot.
stand and cymbals, operated by the left foot and played with the sticks, particularly but not only the right hand stick.
One or more
s, played with the sticks.
One or more
s, played with the sticks, particularly but not only the right hand stick.
All of these are unpitched percussion, allowing the music to be
, for which a loose standard exists for the drum kit. If some or all of them are replaced by
s, the scoring and most often positioning remains the same, allowing a standard teaching approach. The drum kit is usually played seated on a
Most drummers extend their kits from this basic pattern, adding more drums, more cymbals, and many other instruments including pitched percussion. In some styles of music particular extensions are normal, for example
double bass drum
heavy metal music
. On the other extreme but more rarely, some performers omit elements from even the basic setup, also dependent on the style of music and individual preferences.
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