Beginner drum sets are specifically designed to provide an enjoyable drumming experience for both adults and children. Usually, these sets are equipped with at least 3 to five pieces, and most often they will be provided with a head drum, a hi-hat, a cymbal, and maybe a double tom or a single snare. However, there are many other types of beginner drums available.
Most beginning kits come with drums, but don't assume that's all. Usually the " Starter Drum Set " includes an extra drumstick, hi-hat pedals, and sometimes a cymbal or tom-tom stand. Some starter kits also include a gig bag. Some of the more popular brands of beginner drums are Kromacom, Yamaha, and Event Horizon. Most of these brands are well-known in the music industry, so you'll have no trouble finding a kit from them. When choosing your kit, however, you have to consider what the drummer in your group prefers.
Most beginning drum sets come with two standard drums, two tom-toms, and one crash cymbal. If you are going to use standard drums, then you need a drummer with a large enough area to be comfortable playing without hitting his/her head on the edge of the drumset. If you are going with "drum circles" or "open circles" in your music, you may need additional drums. Open circles require that you have a large space between the crash cymbal and the top of the hi-hat/tom.
Crash cymbals come separately. Crash-style cymbals can be purchased individually. Crash-style cymbals are made in the same manner as standard drums, but their body is much larger and thicker than standard drums. This makes it difficult to play certain songs with a crash-style drum kit. However, if you want a really unique look and sound, a crash-style drum kit can be purchased separately. If you purchase a drum kit separately, the individual drums will also need to be purchased separately.
Beginner drum set buyers need to think about the difference in finishes between "standard" and "complex." Standard drum pads are made with an open-grained board and a steel plate. Complex finishes have a thick maple or mahogany finish, which is sealed to provide a more stable playing surface and increase durability. Beginner drummers might prefer the open-grained board and steel plate over the maple or mahogany finish for its durability. It's a personal choice. You'll also notice that beginner drummers often purchase a pad and hardware in different finishes: finishes with a different number of knots on the drum hardware vs. the simple hook-ups.
When shopping for beginner drums, you might also want to consider purchasing your drums in sets rather than as part of a complete drum set. A typical five-piece drum set includes bass drums, cymbals, drums for percussions, drums with heads, and the likes. For many people, this provides a great deal of variety in their drum playing and helps them progress at a quicker pace as they're not stuck with one type of drum.
The difference between beginner and professional-level set-tops for drums and snare heads among other things-is simply the equipment. Professional-level set-ups usually have a bigger rack of drums and more hi-end hardware compared to a beginner set-up. This gear is usually reserved for players with years of experience. Conversely, many new DJs choose to start out with an entry-level set-up that they eventually upgrade to a pro rack later on.
The price point for most sets has come down a lot over the past few years and there are some really nice options for beginning DJs who are looking to get started. When shopping for your hardware, it's important to keep in mind what you want out of your hardware. If you just want a basic setup with hi-hat and cymbals, you'll probably want to stick with hardware that is cheap but will serve its purpose. However, if you have high expectations for your new set-up, you might be interested in shelling out a little extra for higher-quality hardware such as snare heads and cymbals. By sticking with solid brands like Snare FX, Kontakt, and others, you can get solid hi-hat and cymbal hardware without burning a hole in your pocket.