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Drum Tuning Masterclass

This masterclass will help drummers understand the construction, function, and tuning of their instrument.
Brad Novak
88 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

In this hour-long class we will discuss all necessary items related to drum tuning...
1. Drum Construction - Including shell material (wood, metal, etc), hoop types, bearing edges, reinforcement rings, wood plies, various shell types, tuning lug types, drum sizes (depth and diameter), snare vs tom/floor tom tuning, etc.
2. Drum head manufacturers, drum head types, etc.
3. Tuning keys, dampeners, mufflers, overtones, moongel vs duct tape, sympathetic vibrations, tricks of the trade, etc. 
4. Tuning the "family" of drums (the entire drum set). 
Each student will need access to a drum (preferably a high-middle tom or snare drum with NEW heads. Floor toms and bass drums are not recommended for this class), a tuning key, and good sound monitoring (ie headphones, earbuds, etc. Computer/iPad speakers will not be sufficient for this class). Teacher will provide a supplemental PDF for this class.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Brad Novak
Lives in the United States
Drummer, Musician, Educator, Performer
88 total reviews
63 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Brad Novak. I'm an educator, business owner, drummer, and musician and would LOVE to work with your child! I currently teach over 100 students weekly in one-on-one and ensemble sessions at my private teaching studio called The... 
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