How To Use A Marching Snare Drum Strap

If you play snare drums in a marching band, you need to know how to use a marching snare drum strap. How to use a marching snare drum strap is going to depend on the kind of drum that you have and how you are most comfortable with carrying your marching snare drum. The marching snare drum strap is either going to be attached to the keyrods of your snare drum or to pre-drilled holes in the snare drum's rim that are designed to fit the marching snare drum straps. Once you know how to use a marching snare drum strap, you will have to decide which is the most comfortable way for you to carry your marching snare drum. Most people will wear their marching snare drum over their shoulder or around their waist in order to use their lower back to support the snare drum.

  1. Wear the straps around your waist. Hook one end of the marching snare drum strap to the keyrods of the snare drum. Now wrap the strap around your waist; then attach the loose end of the snare drum strap to the keyrods on the opposite side of the snare drum. This method for how to use a marching snare drum strap uses you lower back to support the weight of the marching snare drum and keeps the marching snare drum strap doesn't get in your way when you're playing.
  2. Wear your straps over your shoulder. Hook one end of the marching snare strap to the keyrods of the snare drum. Then lift the snare drum and angle the marching drum snare strap over your shoulder. When you have the marching snare drum strap over your shoulder, attach the other loose end of marching snare drum strap to the keyrods on the opposite side of the snare drum. This method of how to use a marching snare drum strap uses you middle and lower back to support the weight of the snare drum. The only down side to using this method for how to use a marching snare drum strap is that the strap may get in your way while you're playing.
  3. Use the drum rim. Some models of snare drums have small holes drilled into the rim of the drum which are used to attach the marching snare drum strap to the drum. Slide the marching snare drum strap through the holes to attach them to your marching snare drum. Once the marching snare drum straps are secured to the snare drum, you can slide the drum over your head and wear it over your shoulders. This method of how to use a marching snare drum strap still uses your lower back to support the drum.

 

 

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