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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.

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what drum and more importantly perhaps what is the drum head made of ?
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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.

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I use wooden beaters on the natural skin for correctness but saying that leather covered beaters would be used too.
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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:

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Look up 'drum' on the British Museum, Research, site.

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