The stand is optional. You may mount the snare drum on the stand or carry it with a strap. The stand has an effect on the sound so don t attach the stand basket compactly against the drums hoops. This stops the shell and hoop from vibrating properly and controls the natural sound of the snare drum. Variations in construction In choosing snare drum, you should consider which musical genre you would like to play so that you would match this with the right construction. Thus, do not try to dismantle the mouthpiece yourself if it gets jammed while playing. There is a special tool designed to remove the mouthpiece safely. Maintenance Maintenance of the instrument is very important in preserving its integrity and quality of acoustic performance. Rinse the mouthpiece with a mouthpiece brush and lukewarm water every week and don t forget to bathe the instrument every month. Nowadays, clavichords are manufactured all over the world and have many buyers in the market. A few modern manufacturers are the British Peter Bavington, Swiss Thomas Steiner, American Charles Wolff, and Belgian Joris Potvlieghe. Playing the clavichord A key is pushed down to play a clavichord s note. The change in pitch of sound produced by the bagpipe while the player fills the bag is comparable to the variation in pitch caused by breathing changes. Crumhorn music is commonly played by a consort of crumhorns because of limited range. A consort of crumhorns is a cluster of instruments with different pitches and sizes. Also, the Greeks played the krotola in religious affairs but it is proven that castanets were also found in Italian, Latin, and Portuguese music among many others. Use of the Castanets Castanets are dominant in music for dances in the baroque period. These were score for dancing music by composers such as Jean-Baptiste Lully. Minstrels in Virginia used two banjo players in a show in 1843. This started the spread of banjo s popularity in the United States. In the early 19th century, the five-string banjo was invented by Joel Walker Sweeney. He brought in the instrument to Great Britain during his tour in 1843. The banjo gained its name as an accompaniment of United States music during the First World War.