If your tuning method is working for your, then keep your formula going. I personally do not tune to the note - I just go by ear for what it required for the gig. But all drums do have a tension area that gets the shell vibrating its best. Some drums want to go a little higher, some a little lower. Again, it's not so much tensioning to a specific note, but having a kit where the lower drums are happy at producing a lower "note", relative to the smaller drums.I know my DWs have shell resonate notes but every drum does. I usually tune the bottom head to the shell note then I tune the top either lower or higher depending. I watched a lot of tuning videos but Im curious before I buy a tune bot, if others do it the same way? I get a lot more resonance tuning this way.
Why not quit pussyfooting around and take up the marimba ?Take all the heads and hardware off of your drum. Tap it with a mallet and listen for the note. This is supposedly the note that the drum sounds best at. Never mind that the note changes after you put the hardware back on, and never mind tuning your toms to intervals that can't possibly all match their "shell notes"
I don't know about the rest of you, but one of reasons I took up the drums was to avoid piano lessons .One of the reasons . Looking back I'm not sure that was a good idea , but I was like that as an eighteen year old . Today I'm all growed up , but still have the ' beat ' inside me .But if I play notes on my drums then I'm a real musician! And maybe one day I'll be a real boy!
My two cents worth. To much is made of tuning to this or that note. Look for years if it sounds good to your ears that’s what matters. They’re your drums and your playing them. Enough already.I know my DWs have shell resonate notes but every drum does. I usually tune the bottom head to the shell note then I tune the top either lower or higher depending. I watched a lot of tuning videos but Im curious before I buy a tune bot, if others do it the same way? I get a lot more resonance tuning this way.
Exactly right.No. This was dumb from the very beginning when John Good started pushing this in the 80s, and now he's stuck with it.