Drums

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Early military bands and orchestras used to use a different player for each percussive instrument.  This became very impractical due to the space that these musicians took up and the cost of having so many musicians for one section.  The modern day drum kit was born out of the need to downsize the percussion section!  A modern drum kit typically includes some variation of a snare drum, bass drum, hi-hat, tom-toms and cymbals!