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"Percussion Instrument Repairer and Tuner"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Repair and tune musical percussion instruments.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Percussion Instrument Repairer and Tuner"

1) Stretches skin over rim hoop, using hand tucking tool.

2) Places rim hoop back onto drum shell to allow drumhead to dry and become taut.

 

3) Repairs breaks in percussion instruments, such as drums and cymbals, using drill press, power saw, glues, clamps, or other hand tools.

4) Strikes wood, fiberglass, or metal bars of instruments, such as xylophone or vibraharp, to ascertain tone.

5) Compares tone of bar with tuned block, stroboscope, or electronic tuner.

 

6) Removes dents in tympani, using steel block and hammer.

7) Removes drumhead, using drum key and cutting tools.

8) Cuts new drumhead from animal skin, using scissors.

9) Soaks drumhead in water to make it pliable.

10) Removes material from bar, using bandsaw, sanding machine, machine grinder, or hand files and scrapers, to obtain the specified tone.

11) Assembles bar onto instruments.

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Job Description for "Percussion Instrument Repairer and Tuner" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Percussion Instrument Repairer and Tuner"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-A-I        SOC:  49-9063.04


 

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