13 Best Drum Set Snare Drums

List Updated March 2020

Bestselling Drum Set Snare Drums in 2020


Alesis Nitro Kit | Electronic Drum Set with 8" Snare, 8" Toms, and 10" Cymbals

Alesis Nitro Kit | Electronic Drum Set with 8
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Dynamic, comfortable pads for great feel and natural response
  • 8" high quality rubber drum pads (dual-zone snare, three single-zone toms)
  • Kick pad tower with bass drum pedal included
  • 10" cymbals: ride cymbal, hi-hat, crash w/choke
  • 4-post aluminum rack-super solid for stability and flexibility

GP Percussion SK22 Complete Student Snare Drum Kit

GP Percussion SK22 Complete Student Snare Drum Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • 10 lug 5.5'x14'
  • double brace stand
  • bag and drum key
  • practice pad & drumsticks

PAXCESS Electronic Drum Set, Roll Up Drum Practice Pad Midi Drum Kit with Headphone Jack Built-in Speaker Drum Pedals Drum Sticks 10 Hours Playtime, Great Holiday Birthday Gift for Kids

PAXCESS Electronic Drum Set, Roll Up Drum Practice Pad Midi Drum Kit with Headphone Jack Built-in Speaker Drum Pedals Drum Sticks 10 Hours Playtime, Great Holiday Birthday Gift for Kids
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • PORTABLE AND PROFESSIONAL DRUM: Includes 1 SNARE, 3 TOMS , 1 CRASH, 1 RIDE, 1 HI-HAT; 2 Foot Pedals play sound of Bass Drum; 5 Timbres; 8 DEMO Songs; 3 Rhythms
  • RECHARGEABLE BATTERY: This drum is powered by a 2400mAh rechargeable battery, up to 10 hours playtime per charge, You will be able to take it with you anytime anywhere even play outside
  • EARPHONE JACK: By wearing a set of headphones while you play you can be as quiet as a church mouse while rocking out like you're playing Madison Square Garden. Not only do they make practice quieter, but electronic drums also make practicing more efficient, perfet for privite practice or late night playing
  • BUILT-IN SPEAKER: High-quality built-in dual speakers bring you astonishing bass effect, no need to connect with other speakers
  • PLAY GAMES: Standard midi out jack (5 pin jack) and USB midi out jack, you can connect the drum to computers to produce music or play games

Mendini 3 Drum Set, Metallic Red, 13-inch (MJDS-1-BR)

Mendini 3 Drum Set, Metallic Red, 13-inch (MJDS-1-BR)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Recommended Age Group: 3 to 8 yrs old
  • 13" x 8" Bass Drum, 8" x 6" Mounted Tom
  • 10" x 4" Mounted snare drum
  • 8" Cymbal with cymbal arm
  • Includes: Round padded height adjustable drum throne, Bass drum pedal, A pair of wooden drum sticks, Easy to read set up instructions (Assembly is required)

ADM Student Snare Drum Set with Case, Sticks, Stand and Practice Pad Kit

ADM Student Snare Drum Set with Case, Sticks, Stand and Practice Pad Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

Glory Snare Drum With Sticks, and Strap, for Beginners and Students, Red Color- Click to Choose More Colors

Glory Snare Drum With Sticks, and Strap, for Beginners and Students, Red Color- Click to Choose More Colors
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • 14"X5.5 is perfect for students
  • This snare drum comes with sticks, tuning key and strap
  • The construction of this drum is extremely well made with chrome and nickel
  • Perfect for the Beginner Drum Player or anyone interested in starting the Drum
  • Approved and recommended by teachers

Snare Drum Set Student Steel Shell 14" X 5.5", Includes Drum Key, Drumsticks and Strap

Snare Drum Set Student Steel Shell 14
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Quality chrome snare drum aimed for beginners, students and musicians
  • 14"x 5.5" size with a hairline chrome finish
  • Delivers a powerful punchy sound with an aggressive attack
  • Constructed with durable chrome and nickel
  • The kit includes drum key, drumsticks and a strap

Mendini Student Snare Drum Set with Gig Bag, Sticks, Stand and Practice Pad Kit, Black, MSN-1455P-BK

Mendini Student Snare Drum Set with Gig Bag, Sticks, Stand and Practice Pad Kit, Black, MSN-1455P-BK
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • 14-inch x 5.5-inch student snare drum
  • 30-inch snare stand with 10 lugs (standard size as it is meant for adults or students to sit by.)
  • Rubber practice pad to mute the drum's sound
  • Includes: padded gig bag, sticks, and adjustable neck-strap
  • 1 Year Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects

Pearl RS525SCC31 Roadshow 5-Piece Drum Set, Jet Black

Pearl RS525SCC31 Roadshow 5-Piece Drum Set, Jet Black
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Item may ship in more than one box and may arrive separately
  • Ready to rock right out of the box!
  • 9 ply, 7mm Poplar Shells & 1.2mm Triple Flanged hoops. Comes with Heads and Double Braced Hardware.
  • Drums Included: 22x16 Bass Drum, 1x8 Tom, 12x9 Tom, 16x16 Floor Tom, 14x5.5 Snare Drum
  • Cymbals Included: 16" Brass Crash-Ride, 14" Hybrid Hi-Hats
  • Hardware Included: Cymbal Stand, Hi-Hat Stand, Snare Stand, Bass Drum Pedal, Throne, 2 Tom Holders

Drum Pad And Sticks By Drum Republic. 12 Inch Pad And Pair Of 5A drumsticks. Snare Drum Practice Kit For Beginners And Professional Drummers. Quiet Drumming 12 In One Sided Pad

Drum Pad And Sticks By Drum Republic. 12 Inch Pad And Pair Of 5A drumsticks. Snare Drum Practice Kit For Beginners And Professional Drummers. Quiet Drumming 12 In One Sided Pad
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

3pcs Junior Kid Child Drum Set Kit Sticks Throne Cymbal Bass Snare Boy Girl Blue

3pcs Junior Kid Child Drum Set Kit Sticks Throne Cymbal Bass Snare Boy Girl Blue
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Real wood drum shell for durability
  • Drumsticks are included
  • Adjustable padded drum throne
  • Easy to read set up instructions (Assembly is required)
  • Ideal gift for kids at Christmas, Birthday

Remo Emperor X Coated Snare Drum Head - 14 Inch

Remo Emperor X Coated Snare Drum Head - 14 Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • 14" diameter snare/tom drum head
  • The most durable Mylar heads in the world
  • Made with two free-floating plies of 10-mil Mylar film
  • 5-mil reverse black dot, which gives consistent focused warm tones which accounts for their popularity among many of today's hardest hitting Rock drummers

Music Alley Kids 3 Piece Beginners Drum Kit, Blue, inch (DBJK02)

Music Alley Kids 3 Piece Beginners Drum Kit, Blue, inch (DBJK02)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • 3 piece drum set ideal for children aged 4 to 7
  • Two hanging tom-toms..Donot tightened the cymbal.
  • Bass drum with lugs to help it stand
  • Bass Pedal
  • Comes with everything you need to get started right away including a lightweight pair of drum sticks and a stool

Music and Percussion: Techniques and Exercises for the Snare Drum Part 1

Whether jamming in a rock band, playing in an orchestra, or marching in a drum line, these exercises will help work on your snare drum chops.

First, a few tips about practicing:

1) Designate a set number of time each day for practicing, even if you are not in the mood. Whether it's an hour or five hours a day, put in in your schedule and stick to it. Discipline makes a good musician great.

2) Start slow. No one cares if you can jam out the latest hot drumset or drum cadence lick twice as fast if you can't even keep time with the basic stuff.

3) Good percussion technique will always triumph. Learn slow and correct at the beginning, and you will save yourself a lot of injuries in the future.

4) Buy a metronome. A drummer's job is to keep time, so get use to working with a metronome. That annoying tick-tock-tock-tock will soon be internalized, even when it is off.

5) Record your numbers. All good athletes keep a log of their best times. A musician should, too. Keep a log of your metronome markings, the exercises you did, and you will be amazed at your progress over time.

6) Wear earplugs. I will say that again, wear earplugs! I don't care how uncool they are, you don't want to feel like your ears are constantly clogged by the age of 30. So wear those earplugs!

Snare Drum Exercises

R=Right Hand; R= Accented Right Hand; r=second stroke of a double stroke

L=Left Hand; L= Accented Left Hand; l= second stroke of a double stroke

Open Drum Roll Snare Drum Exercise 1:

RRLLRRLLRRLL

Start slow, with a metronome going. Every 2-5 minutes, crank up the metronome by 10. Once you reach a speed that is beyond your technique, crank it up a few times more, then work backwards to the beginning speed. The next time you practice, start the metronome at a faster click and work up from there. After a few weeks, compare where you started to where you are, and you will be amazed at your progress.

Open Drum Roll Snare Drum Exercise 2:

RRLLRRLLRRLL

The point of this exercise is to build stamina, not technique. Set your metronome at a brisk speed (at about 75% of your fastest metronome speed). Begin to roll. Keep rolling until you cannot roll any more. For me, I usually kept rolling until I felt it in my forearms, then I would push it a little farther, then slow down the roll and rest. During my drum line days, I was able to work from twenty minutes to an hour of rolling at a fast speed.

Paradiddle Snare Drum Exercise 1:

Slow speed: RLRRLRLL Fast Speed: RLRrLRLl

Start slow, with metronome. Crank it up every 2-5 minutes by 10 beats. At first you will be doing a complete drum stroke of RLRRLRLL. At fast tempos, the diddle part (RR or LL), will become a single stroke with a tap (like a roll). It will become RLRrLRLl. Watch DCI (Drum Corp International) or talk to some of the drummers who march with the drum and bugle corps. Paradiddles change into semi-rolls.

Basic Flam Snare Drum Exercise 1:

rL lR

Without a metronome, start the weaker stroke close to the snare drum head, and the accented stroke higher, based on the dynamics you want. Bring down both sticks at almost the same time, the weaker stroke hitting just before the accented stroke. Do not "pop" the flam, by hitting the head by both sticks at the same time. Practice slowly until you are sure you have the right technique. Do not speed up. Fast flams with poor technique look and sound sloppy. Good flams are tight, and at fast speeds, almost sound like straight eighth notes.

Basic Flam Snare Drum Exercise 2:

With a metronome start your flams at a moderate tempo. It should be a tempo that you can maintain good technique without tiring. For five to ten minutes keep your flams going at that tempo, watching technique, and listing for a tight sound. Then crank up the metronome 10-20 beats per minute. Go again for five to ten minutes. For the flam, stop cranking up the metronome when your technique suffers. Practicing fast sloppy flams will not help.

Related Bestselling Lists That You Might Like