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Bass Drum:


Brief Description

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Bass drum
German: Grosse Trommel
French: grosse caisse
Italian: gran cassa, gran tamburo

The bass drum plays an essential role in several western musical styles. Its variable timbre can be used to mark the rhythm not only in large orchestras but also in small ensembles: in military music, where it is played together with the cymbal, in pop, rock and jazz, where it is played using the bass pedal as part of the drum kit, or in the orchestra.

The bass drum covers the bass register within the orchestra percussion section, while the tenor drum corresponds to the tenor, the snare drum to the treble register.

Because the bass drum produces not only some of the most subtle and soft effects in the orchestra but also some of the loudest, it is customary in orchestral works to use only one. Only in exceptional circumstances is more than one bass drum used.

Classification
Percussion instrument, membranophone with indefinite pitch, cylindrical drum, double-headed drum

Shell
Cylindrical; Material: wood (beech, walnut), more rarely plywood or metal; depth 35–65 cm

Heads
Batter head, resonating head. Material: calfskin or plastic, diameter 70–100 cm

Tensioning screws
10–16 screws for tensioning the heads

Sticks
Bass drum sticks with soft felt heads; timpani mallets, wood sticks

Frame with swivel attachment
Frame from which the drum is suspended at several points and in which it can be placed at any angle