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Who created the first drumset?

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September 13, 2011 3:02PM

the drum set was a transistion more then just a simple invention...

the story dates back to the age of silent films, when the score for the movie travelled with the film and local musicians had to be hired to play the parts... one musician probably noticed that if there was a way for him to play his snare drum with two hands, and play the easy bass drum part with his foot, he coud make some extra cash for the job. so he got someone to defign a bass drum pedel and he was now playing two instuments.. the same thing happend to the cymbols, instead of hitting them togeher with someomes hands, a hi hat was invented (although it was originally at knee level until Jo Jones raised it up and started hitting it with his sticks).. the rest is history.