Tuning your Drums

Drum Kit Teacher in Harrow, London

How to Tune a drum

To tune a drum you need to

1, loosen all the pins which are the screws that bring the drum skin, or head, close to the rim.

2, Hand tighten the pins and make them as tight as possible.

3, Use your drum pin key and make one revolution or turn.  Do this until all creases are gone.

4, Tap the edge of the rim near the pin, whilst touching the centre of the drum lightly.   Each pin area needs to sound the same.  Some drummers use a pitch tuner to do this effectively, but most drummers do this by ear.

Here is a video by Dave Weckl

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