Drums & Percussion/percusion


Hi I have 2 questions.
-What materials are used in creating the more common percussion instruments like snare drums symbols etc.?
-Do you think percussion will always be a vital part of music?
Thanks, Amanda

The most common would use for snare drums is maple then probably mahogany or Birch. Brass, bronze, copper, steel, aluminum, are also used for the making of drums. Cymbals are mostly made from bronze, and some brass involved as well. The formulas that symbol company used for quite secret so no one really knows for sure.

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James Moyer


Anything in percussion or drums. Macintosh computers or music software


30 years of professional playing and 25 years of teaching at all levels in percussion and drums. I taught middle school, high school and college students since 1978. I used to work for Apple. I know the computer line and operating system at expert level and teach music technology at my college.

American Federation of Musicians Percussive Arts Society Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Pi Kappa Lambda Phi Kapp Phi

Percussive Noites School Band amd Orchestra Author of Four Mallet Method for Marimba - Studio 4 Productions 3 guitar transcriptions for marimba available at Steve Weiss Music

Bach. Music Ed. - Susquehanna University Master of Music - University of Oklahoma Doctor of Musical Arts - University of Oklahoma Associate Professor of Music - Millikin University 1986-98 and Lafayette College 2004-present.

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