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Snare Drum

Click on the picture to listen to the snare drum.

Snare drums were first used by European military outfits hundreds of years ago. The piercing sounds they produce could cut through all the battlefield noise to signal the troops. The snare drum has become the signal most popular drum in western music. It is often used in symphonies, jazz, rock & roll, hiphop, and of course, marching bands. Perhaps its popularity comes from the same piercing sound that made it useful hundreds of years ago. Those sounds are created by stringing a snare, usually some sort of cord, or wire across the bottom head. When the drum is hit, the snares rattle.

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