Informative Speech Outline for Drums Essay example

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Drumming! A history of drums and drumming from past to present.
General Purpose: To inform the class about the history of drums and drumming.
Specific Purpose: At the end of my informative speech, I would like everyone to understand where drums came from and how they are used today.
Thesis: Drums give the world of music rhythm. Without drums and drum beats, I believe that music today would not be as good as it is currently.
A. How many in here like to listen to music? How many actually focus on specific parts of a song? Have you ever stopped and really listened to the drums? B. The relevance of this is that everyone loves music. Drumming is part of making music. C. I've been very interested
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My 2nd point is to explain how “modern” drumming began and what a modern drum set is ("Ringo starr," ).
1. Modern drumming really began a band from Liverpool, London. You can probably guess this band (The Beetles.) Ringo Starr, drummer, was one of the first drummers to be televised playing a rock song with a modern drum set.
2. What is a modern drum set? A modern drum set consists of a bass (or kick) drum, 2-3 toms, 1 snare drum, a hi-hat and 1-2 cymbals.
C. My 3rd point is to explain how the type of wood affects the sound of the drums ("Drum shells explained," ). 1. How do you decide on the type of wood for your kit?
a. Mahogany gives you the lowest tone out of the 3 woods. Keep in mind that this has to be high quality mahogany, like African mahogany. Cheaper mahogany is used to make cheaper drum sets, and highly affects the tone of the kit.
b. Maple gives you good middle tones. By far, maple is the most popular of the 3 woods for making drum kits. They provide great tonal range, look beautiful, and there is a large supply.
c. Birch gives you the loudest of the 3 woods. Some drummers use birch kits for playing live, since the shells are much louder than Mahogany and Maple. Birch is also a beautiful wood, and is usually stained.
D. My 4th and final point is this: Drums and drum beats are crucial to today’s modern music.
1. Drumming is found in almost every genre of music.

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