MUSIC LESSONS - DRUMS
The drums are one of the world’s oldest instruments, and as it is classed as a membrane (vibrations caused by a stretched surface) it has carried the same traditional shape for thousands of years. With the Modern shape of drum kit being formed during the 1930s. The average drum sets having 5 pieces – bass drum, snare drum, two toms, and floor tom. Several cymbals are also used (crash, hi-hat and ride).
Drumming is known to be one of the best forms of exercise and drummers have to use all four of their limbs to play different drums. In half an hour of drumming you can burn more calories than the equivalent of cycling, hiking, or weight lifting! Viola Smith is one of the world’s most famous female drummers. She is 104 years old and claims that playing the drums contributed to her longevity. She is also Zildjian’s longest running endorser!