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HISTORY

The first drums were congregated in 1800’s alter the big drum was invented to be executed by feet on a pedal which gave the ability to all the basic percussion instruments in a military band: snare drums, big drums and cymbals to be executed by only one person simultaneously. In 1920’s drums group evolved when hey were played at rooms in New Orleans and Louisiana to support musicians. The drum extended fast as the instruments of African origin (which lead to Tom Toms) and a variety of cymbals from Turkey and China. The drums called a group of drums is an integrated collection of percussion instruments which includes drums and cymbals played by only one musician. These instruments can be played by different kinds of small sticks of different size and height to compose different types of music with drumsticks of a felt head or with brushes made of plastic or wire in one extreme. It can include other percussion instruments such as bells and woodblocks and various electronic device. The drum group is the percussion instrument to play jazz and popular music including rock, blues and worldbeat music. The battery is formed by  snare drums or drum which has the virtue to have at the bottom patch a plastic thread fixed on the helmet which gives the characteristic sound. Two drums (tom toms) suspended by a support above the drum, a foot tom tom suspended by three metal supports on the floor and put beside the drum executed by feet by a pedal made for that purpose. All of these drums have plastic patches fixed to the helmet by a nail system which allows every musician to tune the instrument according to his style. Concerning to the cymbals section the most popular ones are: rhythm cymbals called Ride, held on a metal support and it is the one used to set  the rhythm. Various cymbals of different measures called crash, also held on tripods, and they are used to define phrases since their sound finishes soon after the beat. The Charleston cymbal or Hit Hat, held by a support and played by feet and hands simultaneously. The splash is the smallest one and it has a very short sound effect. The China type has a typical Eastern sound. As years went by this instrument was improved and changed its leather patch by one made of plastic called mailard which gives the drum a better sound and durability, it also changed its helmet that are made of wood and fibreglass too.
Every musician incorporated tom toms and cymbals to the set achieving a particular sound.

Methodology:

The study of Drums includes:

Rhythmical reading techniques and independence
Drum method by B. Podemsky
Independent method by J. Chapin
Accents method by Wilcoxon
Paradidles methods by G L Stone
Brushes method by P. Jones
Method to equal the nervous impulses (chomb Bonk)
inspirated on the hindu musical system of colloquial teaching
Drum method “the science of the rhythmical way”
(algebras applied to the drums study) by Daniel Mele

Technique, coordination and independence of the bass drum
Bass drum method by Ted Reed
Bass drum method by Daniel Mele
Method of coordination between Snare Drums and
Bass drum by S. Ulano.
Study of rhythm or different styles
Drum method 1 and 2 by Horacio Gianello
Famous jazz drummers’ styles by Billy Mintz
¾ and 5/4 rhythmical study by J. Morello
Funky rhythmical study by C. Doboe
Study of the rhythm accompanying recorded music from ELP, Mahavishnu, Santana, Soft Machine, Jeff Beck, etc
Scores study: analysis and accomplishment
Musical signs used in scores
Jazz scores by Mal Waldron Trio, Big bad and beautiful by Roy Burns
Rock scores from:
 
AC/DC, Joe Cocker, Deep Purple, Queen, Toto, Soundgarden,
Santana, Limp Bizkit, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Kiss, Lenny Kravitz
Ossy Osbourne, Police, Rush, The Offspring, Nirvana, The Mars Volta,
No Doubt, Green Day, Metallica, James Brawn
, Led Zeppelin, Jimy Hendrix
Polyrhythms
New instructions by Morris Lang
Polirhythms guide by Pete Magadini 1, 2 and 3
The audio-perception of Polirhythms through support of rhythm machine by Daniel Mele