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Old 10-11-2019, 02:20 PM
kenshireen kenshireen is offline
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Default Snare Drum Tuning

I often see videos with snare drums tuned at various pitches described as low,medium, high etc. How do these terms relate to fundamental frequencies...
e.g. is low =E3 or med =G3 and High= A or above

This is for a 14 inch snare
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Old 10-11-2019, 03:59 PM
teverson-sr teverson-sr is offline
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Default Re: Snare Drum Tuning

I think those notes would vary with the depth and composition of the shell,head type,brand, rim type etc. A "High" tuning on an 8 X 14 will be lower than a 3 X 14. How about...Don Henley's snare=low and Stewart Copeland =High. I would like to mention, not to be too "flip" on this subject,that I have noticed on some songs that the toms are in tune with the song itself whether by accident or on purpose. I always tune my drums to their low resonant fundemental.So I'm more Don Henley...
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