A drum kit, drum set or trap set is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played by a single player.
Standard modern kit
A standard modern kit (for a right-handed player), as used in popular music and taught in many music schools,contains:
- A snare drum, mounted on a specialised stand, placed between the player’s knees and played with drum sticks (which may include rutes or brushes)
- A bass drum, played by a pedal operated by the right foot
- A hi-hat stand and cymbals, operated by the left foot and played with the sticks, particularly but not only the right hand stick
- One or more tom-tom drums, played with the sticks
- One or more cymbals, played with the sticks, particularly but not only the right hand stick