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When did the "standard drumkit" become popular in music

In marching bands from the late 1800's (like that of John Phillip Sousa), the percussion parts were played by separate musicians: one with cymbals, one with a snare drum, one with bass drum, etc. ...
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What is the name of the drum type that sounds like a tin can?

It sounds like a cowbell to me. The "Cowbells in popular music" section of the "Cowbell (instrument)" Wikipedia page notes that Guns N' Roses have often used the cowbell, notably in "Nightrain," "...
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What differentiates the 808 kicks from others?

Why is the 808 kick so popular? Both the TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines have carved their character into many genres, including house, techno, r&b, electro, and hip-hop. Released in 1980 and ...
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When did the "standard drumkit" become popular in music

Note that you have a good answer but to focus more on modern music, drums were not a big part of the equation in the early days of rock and roll and country music. Many venues didn't accept drums ...
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What are the instruments Miles uses to record "Was he Slow?" in "Baby Driver"?

The original track is made by Kid Koala. You can see the whole recording session in the movie, here. The table drums you are looking for is a Yamaha DD-20 (4-Pad Digital Drums) The other devices or ...
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What is the meaning behind a drummer calling his style of playing as 'orchestrational' (as opposed to 'strict time')?

as requested by OP, turning this comment into an answer : On the strict meaning of the word, it suggests he is more than just laying down/keeping the beat, but rather has some role in how the piece ...
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How is the effect called when you slap a drum stick on the metal edge of the snare?

It's known as a side-stick or cross-stick Google found this http://freewavesamples.com/side-stick or this set looks pretty comprehensive - http://www.freesound.org/people/quartertone/packs/8839/ I ...
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I'm wondering if there is a word for drum rhythms that make you want to dance?

Since this word (or words) would best be used to describe the audience-performer interactions, I would suspect that there isn't going to be an obscure word for this. That is due to the fact that the ...
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How is the effect called when you slap a drum stick on the metal edge of the snare?

My drummer always called it a rimshot.
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Is there a genre that mixes punk rock and jazz/marching band that isn't ska?

I dunno about a genre, but there's a steady history of punk bands using horn sections. Usually for a jazz/old r'n'b feel. But sometime it gets like a marching band. The Saints did this back in the ...
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Is there a genre that mixes punk rock and jazz/marching band that isn't ska?

One description for this would be "brass rock", defined as rock music with a brass section. Brass rock influenced the development of both ska and funk. Unfortunately, it largely predates the punk ...
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Jazz fusion groups, albums or songs with highly syncopated and accentuated drums and bass sections?

Some Return To Forever stuff has a similar sound, but there you have Lenny White and Stanley Clarke so you're gonna get this kind of groove. Brand X, which sometimes featured Phil Collins on drums, ...
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Jazz fusion groups, albums or songs with highly syncopated and accentuated drums and bass sections?

What a great question of an underrated genre. What most people do not realize is many BIG names are actually categorized in what is known as Progressive Jazz, Progressive Rock, Progressive Rock and ...
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What is the name of the instrument playing on Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath

I'm pretty sure they are concert toms. Concert toms were toms that were used a lot in the 70’s - they only have drum heads on one side (the batter side), not on the resonant side, so they sound quite ...
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Who’s playing drums in Aloe Blacc’s "Brooklyn In The Summer"?

On Discogs you sometimes can find useful information about music releases. For this song, the credited drummer is Jordan Palmer who is also the producer of the song: Bass Guitar – Aroyn Davis, ...
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Is there a genre that mixes punk rock and jazz/marching band that isn't ska?

There is only one band that I can think of that fits the bill and that is the Wet Secrets from Edmonton which bill themselves as a marching band DIY rock hybrid. I have not heard any other band ...
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What are the two main genres that pitch bend drum hits?

I'm not quite sure about the Latin American percussion style you're describing, but the four on the floor beat you mentioned from the Netherlands sounds a lot like the one from the Gabber genre. In ...
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What is a typical reggaeton beat called?

As @User16 noted, the characteristic stuttering heartbeat rhythm of Reggaeton is called dembow, after the song that initially popularized it, Shabba Ranks' (infamously homophobic) reggae dancehall hit ...
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