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In the beginning of this powerful instruments creation drums were used for forceful supernatural summons and the master control of ceremonies all over the world Drums were beat to keep a steady stroke on water for smooth even sailing Drums were beat to keep soldiers in line at an even pace The modern drum set was not invented by just one individual It wasnt even invented at one time or one certain place It has shown most of its becoming in the early part of the 20th century with the help of other musicians that have contributed for the making of this instrument Many places particularly New Orleans were adapting the drums of the traditional military-style marching band to the stage A snare drum and base drum were beginning to be played by one person at the same time when usually on drum was played by one person such as the cymbals base and snare At the same time New Orleans musicians were developing a new style of playing where they would improvise later to be known as jazz In 1909 William F Ludwig musician and instrument maker produced the first base drum foot pedal He spent years adjusting the pedal so it could be played faster and swifter with the foot freeing the players hand to pay more attention to the snare drum and other instruments Drummers started adding instrument around their set such as woodblocks Chinese cymbals cowbells little tom toms Chinese tom toms whistles sirens and even birdcalls These sounds added were mainly used in theatrical performance and circuses These were commonly known as traps a term generally derived from contraption In 1925 drummers began adding sock cymbals or low boys which were a pair of low standing cymbals on a spring operated by the foot In addition to low boys high boys came out in 1927 This was the high hat where you may play with your foot or you hands
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