Individual Marching Tenor Drums
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For people unfamiliar with marching percussion, it's easy to make the mistake of thinking the snare is the trickiest drum to play. It's certainly the flashiest, after all. But we drummers know better: if you want to play an instrument that takes a lot of skill to master, that's going to mean tenor drums. Part of the challenge of this marching percussion comes from the fact that they're played not individually, but as a kit of at least four. That's why they're often sold in sets - but for the ambitious drummer, there's a lot to be said for picking out each one separately. By choosing from the individual marching tenor drums in this section, you can create a setup that's 100% personalized.
Already have a four-drum tenor rack that you take out on the field? In that case, maybe you're looking to expand it by adding shot drums... and this is the place to start! Take a look at the Premier Revolution Tenor Shot Drum for instance: it comes in 8" and 6" sizes so you can pick up exactly the one you need, and each one is a well-made instrument with an 8-ply birch shell and tension diffusion technology that makes it easier to get consistent tuning across the whole drumhead.
Just like any other drums, you can also enjoy your choice of materials for individual marching tenors. The Pearl Championship Marching Tom, for example, is a classic maple-shelled design. But if you're looking for something more exotic, check out Pearl's CarbonPly series. These tenor drums offer the option of maple or mahogany shells, sandwiched between an inner and outer layer of carbon fiber that boosts projection and volume.
Tenors, like any other instruments, are subject to personal taste - which means that only you can say which instruments in this section are the right ones for you. The benefit of choosing individual marching tenor drums instead of a set is that you can make that decision for each drum separately, which means you'll be well on your way to building a tenor layout that's perfectly fine-tuned for your own drumming style. And, of course, don't forget that you can also spice up an existing set of tenors with a new shot drum or two!