You are a musician but you do not know when was the drum invented; this statement is somewhat similar like a lock without a key. If you have to open the lock, then you’ll need the key and the key to music is certainly its history to a great extent. Music is one of the true friends for a lot of people; it is the unveiling feeling that can express the unlatching feelings of a person. Music is the brainstorm for a person, which can guide and motivate a person for achieving something very right. But if you do not know the history behind it, it remains half fill.
Music is all about the compilation of the musical harmony of different musical instruments all at a time. But if you look and hear closely, you’ll feel that its the beats that keeping the track alive and ongoing. Hear closely and you’ll feel the difference perfectly. For better research, you can play a normal song having a good amount of beats till the end. Just after that, you hear a song without any beat or something that’s only musical without any drumbeat. The primary thing you’ll understand in-between this is that, you’ll feel the difference of commencing the song and ending of the song. That’s why people easily can do lisping along with a beat heavy song rather than any normal song without any beats.
While beats are the base upon which, your track or tune stands on, you have to know where the beats has come from and what was the history behind it. Besides you also ought to know the facts of different sort of drumbeats and types of beats you can create for a tune. Firstly, you go for the history y of drums and then you better go for the types of drums till now innovated.
History of drum development:
During the medieval ages, most probably at the times of 1865; there were music. But at that time, music wasn’t this much refurbished as like todays. At that times, different sort of cultural festivals, military seminars, orchestras, dance programs etc. music was held. But the main difference in drumming was that, individual drum sets were played by individual persons. For example, one person looked after the kick pedal, one person took the snare bar, one person hit the cymbal and so on. However, all the person entitled to play the drum kit were given single sticks with which, they hit that pieces for harmonious music and melody.
But as time passed by, in the edge of 1900, drum sets were though of merging all at one place. This was through because of reducing manpower and as well as the number of stock reduction. At the time of introducing kick pedal for the standalone drum kit, Mr. William F. Ludwig and his brother Theobald thought of having a spring attached pedal for kicking the floored drum set. This was the biggest yet revolutionary movement for the development of drum sets and after that time, all the pieces came together forming a single drum set unit.
Todays drum sets:
IN recent times, you’ll check that the drum sets have been modernized with electrical, electronic, mechanical etc. means. Besides todays physical drum sets, you also can have electronic drum sets. For physical drum sets, they have been truly enthusiastic for perfect and lively sound happening right in front of you. On the other hand, for the case of electronic drum sets, you can have the digital sound right in the electrical form with which, you can manipulate it further.
In most of the cases today, electronic drum sets are being used frequently compared to physical drums sets. Although, physical drum sets revel the real attitude of a pure drummer but thinking of a lot of ease of carrying and access, electronic drum kits have achieved a lot of attention and detail.
Physical drum kits and electronic drum kits today:
There are lots of easy features in an electronic drum set kits, which are absent in physical drum set kits. In a physical drum set kit, you have to go for each device with an individual and unique music. For an example you can go for a single types tune from a snare. However through a bit tuning, you can get extra and different flavors out of that specific snare. Likewise, through a little bit of tuning at individual pieces of a physical drum set, you can get different tunes. But this operation is better en way easier in an electronic drum set.
In an electronic drum set, you can fix different sort of sounds right in one pieces through assigning a single and unique one from its module presets. This is the best feature for the electronic drum set. That is why, literally you can go beyond you can think of drumming through an electronic drum set. When the drum kit was innovated, such ideas were never even though but after 1940, when the drum kit started using developed kits and idea, these slowly came out of the caves and finally, todays brands are making astounding electronic drum set kits.
Electronic drum sets are easy to carry and very easy to access. A light hit can cause louder sound in its speaker where similar hit can’t create that much sound in a physical drum set kit. But there are some thing you have to keep in mind that, electronic drum set kits require power, if you are not having any portable mechanism of power where power source in unavailable, then physical drum set kit is your only faith instead of electronic drum set kit.
The story of the drum set innovation was neither too complex nor too much easy. The revolutionary effect of using spring pedal for drum kit was the first hit if the development of a drum kit and after that, slowly but steadily, pedal operated cymbals came out, hanging snares came out, electronic drum sets sound mixing module came out etc. all the thing you are seeing now is the step by step development of that previous innovation of drum sets back in 1860.