Drummers' Dictionary - F# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
A short ad-lib section in drumset music used to set up an ensemble section or as a transition between sections.
Source: Modern Drummer Magazine, August 2005
A two stroke pattern where one stroke is very slightly before the other i.e rL or lR - one of the 26 standard rudiments
On a drum head, the flesh hoop is hoop to which the "skin" is attached - came originally from the early drumheads which were made from animal skins, primarily calf skin.
A generic name for the larger toms on a drum set, originally having three retractable legs but can be clamped to a stand depending on size and make.
The practice of playing (or giving the feel of playing) four beats to the bar on the bass drum underneath the played rhythm. Favoured by early big band drummers like Gene Kruper but very effective technique in modern drumming to help "drive" a band!
Source: Philip McCann, Drummer
One form of matched grip when the thumb is on top of the stick and the palm of the hand is vertical. Developed originally by French tympanists.
The pivot point between the thumb and forefinger where the fingers grip the stick.
A drum kit characterised by toms which are smaller and shallower than a standard "Rock" kit. For example, a fusion kit may consist of 10", 12" and 14" toms, as opposed to a "Rock" kit where the sizes are more likely to be 12", 13" and 16". Fusion kits often have the traditional "Floor" tom suspended like another rack tom.