The paraders still jumped in line with their bamboo instruments during Carnival. As a result there was another big fight between the bands. People scattered and hid, both from the police and from rival band members.
Classical music added the snare drum to provide color, for march-like segments of music. In the 19th century it replaced the tenor drum of military bands. The sound of a marching snare is a military sound.
The increase in the tension on the drum heads allowed drummers to play faster and more complex rhythms. snare drums were being built from brass and reduced in size for a higher pitched, crisper sound popular in symphony orchestras.
new methods of tensioning the drum were developed. This allowed the snares on field drums to be tightened more securely with screws. The former rattlely sound of the snare's gut was now more of a tight snap.
In the 1600s, new methods of tensioning the drum were developed. This allowed the snares on field drums to be tightened more securely with screws. The former loose rattle sound of the snare's gut was now more of a tight snap
The use of a snare drum in the military most-likely came directly from instruments that were used by the powerful Ottoman Empire's armies in the 1500s.The Ottomans possibly influenced Swiss drummers, which in turn influenced their local drum builders.
This longer "side drum" became better known as a field drum. The drum heads were pulled together by pulling a rope, very much like lacing a shoe. The method was to lace a cord in a W or Y pattern around the shell. Around the same time frame the European version of the snare drum spread to other countries. England had similar drums by the 1500s, although the name tabor was replaced with drome or drume.
The Drum became very popular in the 1400s with the fife-and-drum corps of Swiss .This version of the drum was a very big instrument that was carried over the player's right shoulder, secured by a strap.