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Drum sticks

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:41 pm
by Tod
Should drum sticks have the round type ends covered in leather or just plain wood like modern drum sticks? The drum I've just bought has a skin drum head and I intend to use it for 16-18 century.

Re: Drum sticks

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:24 pm
by Moment in Time
what drum and more importantly perhaps what is the drum head made of ?

Re: Drum sticks

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:55 pm
by Tod
A 16/17th century drum. One is natural one is synthetic. I don't think that really matters though. I just want them to look right.

Re: Drum sticks

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:20 pm
by Moment in Time
I use wooden beaters on the natural skin for correctness but saying that leather covered beaters would be used too.

Re: Drum sticks

Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:12 pm
by RyanA
Drum brushes also be good. Don't forget to hold one like a pen and the other like a knife! Also paradiddle. Lots of paradiddle. No paradiddlediddles though!


....Drummers'll geddit :lol:

Re: Drum sticks

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:39 pm
by frances
Look up 'drum' on the British Museum, Research, site.