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Beginner Drum Set

Bestseller No. 1
Music Alley 3 Piece Kids Drum Set with Throne, Cymbal, Pedal & Drumsticks, Metallic...
  • This three-piece kids drum set is a complete scaled-down, fully functional drum kit featuring everything you would expect of an adult drum kit but for kids aged from 3 to 8 years of age
  • Far more than a toy, this is not a plastic toddler drum set, it is a real instrument. This drum set for kids constructed from wood, metal, and tuneable skins, everything you would expect to see on an...
  • This mini drum set features a 14-inch bass drum, this drum is operated by the bass pedal included within this kids drums package and has lugs to ensure this beginner drum set remains upright and...
  • To complement this kids drum kit, this package includes a padded drum throne, which can be adjusted to accommodate different playing styles and ensures kids can play comfortably for hours
Bestseller No. 2
Best Choice Products 5-Piece Full Size Complete Adult Drum Set w/ Cymbal Stands,...
  • FULL SIZE ADULT DRUM SET: Complete with every piece needed to jam out, this set includes a snare, bass drum, floor tom, high-hat cymbal, ride cymbal, bass drum pedal, stool, 2 rack toms, and drum...
  • CLASSIC DESIGN: Crafted with a high-gloss finish, as well as white drum heads and eye-catching chrome details to give your drums a timeless appearance
  • VERSATILE SIZE: Ideal for beginning drummers and those more experienced, this set's standard size makes it suitable for users young and old
  • DURABLE COMPOSITION: Made of solid wood and metal, these drums are built to stand the test of time while fostering your love of music
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Asmuse Electronic Drum Set Kit for Adults Beginners with 8 inch Mesh Snare Electric...
  • Quick Assembly---Do you know, only 7 steps to assemble the electronic drum set and save your time!
  • Easy operation---Simplify monitor of the module,provide 12 drum sound kits and 242 sounds with our Electric drum set
  • Real Percussion Hand Feeling---Speical mesh snare drum in 8 inch comes with Rim Shot function
  • Full Creativity---AUX input and USB MIDI output help you create your own beats and music!
Bestseller No. 4
Best Choice Products 5-Piece Kids Beginner All Wood Junior Size Drum Set, Percussion...
  • PERFECT SIZE FOR KIDS: With a drum their size kids 2.5ft to 5ft tall can learn to play from an early age and switch to a full-sized model once they're older
  • ALL-WOOD DRUM SHELLS: Drum shells are made of wood to produce a pleasant, rich, and dynamic tone as well as an aesthetic look that fits any room
  • COMPLETE ALL-IN-ONE DRUM KIT: No additional purchase necessary, this all-inclusive set comes with all the drum parts as well as a stool and drumsticks, so kids can start playing right away
  • HIGH-GLOSS FINISH: Shiny finish looks great and keeps drums in good condition, protecting them from wear and damage
Bestseller No. 5
Mendini By Cecilio Kids Drum Set - Junior Kit w/ 4 Drums (Bass, Tom, Snare, Cymbal),...
  • Great Kids Drum Sets: These are great starter drums for kids to learn on. Smaller sized genuine hardwood shells and triple flanged hoops make this the perfect first set for a younger player. It...
  • High Quality, Great Sound: The drum kit for kids not only looks shiny, vibrantly colored and glittery, but the kids drums are durably made. They are strong to sustain continuous play while producing a...
  • Drum Set Includes: The kid drum set comes with 1 bass drum (8”x13”, 4 lugs, bass drum foot pedal), 1 mounted tom drum (6”x8”, 4 lugs), 1 mounted snare drum (4”x10”, 4 lugs) and 1 cymbal...
  • Music Accessories: In addition to the kids musical instruments, the drum kit comes with a pair of wooden kids drumsticks so the playing can start right after setup. It also includes a round padded...

Buyer's Guide: Beginner Drum Set

Choosing Beginner Drum Sets

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.