What is inside a snare?

The snare drum is constructed of two heads—both usually made of Mylar plastic in modern drums but historically made from calf or goat skin—along with a rattle of metal, plastic, nylon, or gut wires on the bottom head called the snares.
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What is the snare in a snare drum?

snare drum, also called side drum, military and orchestral percussion instrument having several gut, nylon, wire, or wire-covered silk strings (snares) stretched across the lower, or snare, head; the snares vibrate sympathetically with the lower head (to which vibration is transmitted from the upper, or batter, head by ...
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What are marching snares made of?

Marching snare drums have high-tension heads made out of Kevlar or PET film. In the past, snares were typically carried with slings.
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Why do snares hum?

Often, snare buzz is caused by a rack tom being tuned too close in pitch to your snare drum. On a 12” or 13” tom there can be a frequency overlap between the tom resonant and snare batter. Use one hand to alternately muffle the batter and rezo head on the offending tom while playing it.
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Why do people put tape on their snares?

It reduces volume, but usually the desired effect is to remove excessive ringing. If you listen to the snare on the St. Anger record by Metallica, you'll hear the type of sounds some drummers want to mitigate with the use of tape or other dampers. This technique can be used on toms too.
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What Is the Snare Drum? | Drumming

Why do drummers tape their drum heads?

Why do it? By adding gaffer tape of between 1 - 5 pieces around the drum head you can control the high-end tail of the hit, it can fatten the sound of the drum and decrease any resonance in any structural part of the drum kit as a whole. Simply put, it changes the sound and tone of the drums.
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Why do drummers tape their drum sticks?

"But the only reason we tape our sticks is to protect them from rimshots, right?" Well, kind of. I guess in the same way we only play our drums to make sound, we only tape our sticks to protect them. But like every other aspect of the marching arts, you've gotta learn to take a little more pride in your handiwork!
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How do you silence a snare drum?

10 Quick Ways to Dampen Your Snare Drum
  1. Wallet.
  2. Phone.
  3. Moongels/Drum Dots.
  4. Sticky Hands.
  5. Tape.
  6. T-Shirt or Handkerchief.
  7. Splash Cymbal.
  8. Old Drum Head.
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How do you stop a snare ringing?

8 Easy Ways to Control Snare Buzz
  1. 1 – Make sure the snare wires are installed correctly. ...
  2. 2 – Tune toms away from the snare's frequency range. ...
  3. 3 – De-tune lugs near the throw off and butt plate. ...
  4. 4 – Rotate your snare. ...
  5. 5 – Use a thinner snare-side head. ...
  6. 6 – Upgrade to a higher-quality set of snare wires.
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Why do my snares rattle?

When these toms are hit, the frequency of the tom, enhanced by the resonance of the bottom head, produces what is best described as a sonic wave that sweeps instantly downwards, causing the snare wires to rattle and vibrate, and thus creating the infamous snare buzz.
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How does a snare trap work?

The loop of wire is suspended from a branch or small tree and the snare catches an animal by the neck as it is walking along the trail. As the animal continues moving forward, the snare pulls tight, trapping the animal.
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What part of snare drum moves vibrate?

When the top head of the snare drum is hit, it vibrates causing the air around it to move, ultimately creating sound waves. The resulting sound waves move around the shell of the drum then ring through the resonance head on the bottom of the drum.
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What is the thing on the bottom of the snare drum?

Snare Head: The bottom head, also known as the resonant head, is thinner than the batter head (the head on the top). Snares are stretched over the snare head to allow them to vibrate when the batter head is played.
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What vibrates in a drum to make a sound?

Striking the head of the drum changes its shape and compresses the air inside the shell. The compressed air presses on the bottom head and changes its shape. Then, these changes are transmitted to the drum shell and reflected back, and this action is repeated, creating a vibration.
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How tight should snare wires be?

Never tension your snare wires so tightly that they choke the snare sound. Instead, find the sweet spot that allows them to sing. And be sure to mount the snares straight, so that they last longer and respond optimally.
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Are drums too loud for house?

Overall, drum mutes will reduce the volume of your drum kit by around 70%, which is enough to keep your neighbours happy if you're in a house. If you're drumming in an apartment, sound will still travel (especially through the floor or thin walls), so keep this in mind.
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What does a snare weight do?

From an engineering stand point with the weight (two thirds of a pound) of a Snareweight , you get about 2-3 db of compression from your drum, which helps reel it in for recording levels and sitting in the mix. The lighter the Snareweight, the less compression.
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Do drumsticks wear out?

Do drumsticks wear out? Yes. The constant impact between your drum sticks and drum heads or cymbals will definitely wear out your drumsticks. If you love your rim shots, you may find yourself breaking drumsticks more often than others as well.
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Can you use electrical tape as drumstick tape?

Some people use duct tape or electric tape or some other type of resilient tape to wrap it around their sticks. However, these are not ideal for drumsticks.
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How do you keep drumsticks from breaking?

Professional drum teachers are the best option to show you how to properly hold and grip your drumsticks to prevent you from holding onto them too tightly. Holding your drumsticks too tightly can result in a lot of force being applied to the stick which can inevitably result in them breaking more frequently.
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