Snare Drum Tips : How to Play a Rim Click on a Snare

Snare Drum Tips : How to Play a Rim Click on a Snare


JOEL SIEGEL: All right. So, the last approach
to the drum that I want to talk about, and this is pretty much applicable only to the
snare drum; sometimes the floor tom if you want to go for that as well, is the rim click.
This is used for getting–a lot of times you’ll use it in music when you’re trying to get
a softer sound or just a more mellow sound. It’s used a lot in R&B, jazz, you’ll find
that you’ll use it wherever you like pretty much. The rim click is when the bead of the
stick is against the drum–excuse me–drumhead and towards the butt of the stick you’re going
to overlap the rim. And what’s going to happen is you’re going to rest the bead on the skin
and strike the rim, down like that. So, your first rim click is going to sound like this.

6 thoughts to “Snare Drum Tips : How to Play a Rim Click on a Snare”

  1. Thank you! That was quick, easy, helpful, and honestly, I loved how you didn't go on and on and on about the technical issues of everything like a lot of drum tutorials I've seen!

  2. Bless you for playing this "correctly", more than half the drummers I know play the stick butt end on the head, and of course it sounds terrible. Nice Job Dude !!!!

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