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  1. snare drum, snare, side drumnoun

    a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head


  1. snare drumnoun

    A tubular drum with skins stretched over the top and bottom, and having a set of chains that can be applied to the bottom skin to create a rattling sound.


  1. snare drum

    A snare drum is a percussion instrument that produces a sharp staccato sound when the head is struck with a drum stick, brush, or mallet. It has two heads, the top and bottom, and is typically made of wood or metal. The snare drum gets its distinctive sound from the snares - thin wires stretched across the bottom drumhead. These snares vibrate against the bottom head when the top head is struck, creating a quick, bright sound. It is commonly used in orchestras, marching bands, concert bands, drumlines, and many forms of popular music.


  1. snare drum

    The snare drum or side drum is a widely used unpitched percussion instrument. It is often used in orchestras, marching bands and concert bands, drum corps and many other applications. It is the center of the drum kit, the most prominent drum in most marching and stage bands, and the instrument that students of both orchestral and kit drumming learn to play first. The snare drum is almost always double-headed, with rattles of gut, metal wire or synthetics stretched across one or both heads. There are three main types where: ⁕A single set of snares is applied to the underside of the bottom head. Orchestral and drum kit players use extremely thin, specialised resonant snare drum heads, far too light to be played directly, for this bottom head. ⁕Marching and Pipe band side drums have a second set of snares on the underside of the top head on the inside of the drum, as well as a set on the underside of the bottom head. ⁕The caixa de guerra and tarol are Latin American snare drums with a single set of snares on the top of the top head. A few of these drums omit the bottom head. Different types of modern snare drums can be found, like piccolo snares, that have a smaller depth and popcorn snares that are smaller in diameter for a higher pitch, rope-tuned snares, and the Brazilian tarol, which commonly has snares on the top of the upper drumhead.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of snare drum in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of snare drum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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