Tuning Your Drums

 

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In this illustration I have used a keyboard graphic to show pitch comparison between drums. This graph came about after many years of listening to recordings of different styles and comparing the pitch of each drum on each recording to notes on a piano. What I found was that drummers were tuning individual drums within a certain range to make them sound their best and give the best response. As you can see, the natural range of each drum is a major third (augmented fourth for the snare), although from time to time this range can be extended either higher or lower. 

 

Learn how to TUNE YOUR DRUMS QUICKLY AND CONSISTENTLY EVERY TIME (VIDEO)

Then download the accompanying TONAL TUNING SHEET .

 

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