Snare Drum

Snare Drum

The instrument is composed of a cylindrical shaft of wood or metal covered at each end by a hair or synthetic membrane. The membranes are surrounded by hoops and secured by counter-bows. The tension is achieved by screwed screws or (occasionally) by tight ropes. The depth of the shaft varies according to the purpose of the instrument.
Along the lower membrane are straps: gut strings, steel, cedar or nylon. The marks, 8 or more in number, give the membrane its characteristic timbre: when the upper membrane is percussed, the resonance is communicated to the lower membrane, which then vibrates against the sticks the tension of the sticks is vital for the of the box. They should be evenly positioned on the membrane, sufficiently stretched to produce a vivid and immediate response to strokes on the upper membrane. They are adjusted by a screw mechanism that allows the instantaneous distension of the drums to obtain effects like “muffled”, “muted” or “tom-tom”, and equally important, to avoid the painful “Buzz” caused (when there is tension of the strings) by the vibration by sympathy.
It is percussed with wooden drumsticks that vary in size and style according to the choice of dressing table.
This box has a unique membrane along which are the response strips that use steel ropes (reeds) reused from strings of violas. It is ready to be carried around the waist, so it can be played in progress.

Custódio Cardoso Pereira & C.ª
Premier. Model: TS Head. ?
Artificial Leather Recording: Premier / England / TS Head


Name:  Caixa de Rufo ou Tarola
Band: Banda Municipal do Funchal
Date:  []
Category:  Membranophones

A = 9,5 cm
Ø = 32,5 cm

Materials:  plastic, metal
Photo Date / Scan:  19/05/2018
Conservation State:   Bad

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