Bass Drum – Orchestral Percussions

The bass drum plays an important role in a variety of western music genres. It often establishes the foundation pulse of large and small ensembles because of its timbre. These ensembles include military music, where it plays along with the cymbal, in pop, rock, and...

The Snare Drum – Orchestral Percussions

The side drum, or snare drum, is the smallest of the cylindrical drums and is used in nearly every form of western music – from military music, where its origins lie, to jazz and rock and roll. At the same time, this instrument is a central part of the...
Add Groove to Your Drums

Add Groove to Your Drums

Groove is the effect of changing patterns in a propulsive beat or the sense of “swing” in music. Groove has been defined as “an uncertain but organized sensation of something that is sustained in a distinctive, regular, and attractive fashion, aiming...
Find The Root Key of Any Sample

Find The Root Key of Any Sample

People often describe songs as being in a particular key while performing or listening to music, for example, “This is in the key of G Major.” You need to be able to find the root key of any sample to decide if it matches any other musical audio clip. This...

Early Drum Machines

The First Drum Machine   Al-Jazari, an Arab engineer in modern Turkey, invented the first programmable drum machine. Moreover, his drum machine was described in The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices, which was written in 1206. His musical device...