How to Play the Drum
The basics of tuning
Tighten the tuning bolts in opposite pairs
Proper use of the tuning bolts is very important. First, tighten all bolts by hand as much as possible, and then use the tuning key to tighten a bolt and the bolt opposite to it, then moving to the next bolt. For drums with ten bolts, they would be tightened in the following order, which has the benefit of avoiding wrinkles, ensuring that the head is evenly tightened, to produce a uniform tone from all areas of its surface.