and seats

English translation: fits in the position

04:58 May 15, 2015
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Music
English term or phrase: and seats
All drum shells have a bearing edge—the routed edge on which ***the drum head sits, and seats, for tuning.*** Typical drum heads have an angled rise on the Mylar’s outer perimeter where the head rises from the counter hoop to the playing surface. Historically, this slanted outer perimeter is where most bearing edges make contact with a drum head. Drummers placing new heads on a drum would experience the head wobbling, more or less, when first placed on the drum before tuning.
As drummers we’ve all experienced the frustrations of tuning. You finger-tighten the drum, give a few turns of a drum key crisscrossing the drum, then work on stretching the drum head by giving “CPR” thrusts to the head, or standing on it, or whatever trick you use to get the head to “seat.” And even after all that effort, getting a solid, pure tone out of a drum is a work of art, skill, and finesse.
http://www.harmonycentral.com/expert-reviews/mapex-soniclear...

I can't really understand what this is supposed to mean - whether this "seats" is a noun (drum shells have a bearing edge and seats) or a verb ("drum head sits and seats").
Please advise!
Andrew Vdovin
Local time: 04:50
Selected answer:fits in the position
Explanation:
To seat the head, simply press the center with the palm of your
hand like giving CPR. Seating the head pulls the flesh hoop (the
ring around the heads) into the channels of the rims and helps the
head conform to the shape of the bearing edges of the drums.
When you seat the head, you'll sometimes hear a cracking
sound…don't be alarmed, this is normal. After you seat the head,
you'll probably notice that the pitch of the head is now lower. This
indicates that the head needed seating. Retighten the head and
seat it again. If it stays at the same pitch, proceed with Step 5.

http://pearldrum.com/media/education/drum-tuning.pdf

[WITH OBJECT AND ADVERBIAL OF PLACE] Fit in position:
upper boulders were simply seated in the interstices below'

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/seat

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Preparation

It may be an old cliché that time is money, but whether you're paying for a studio, or just want to spend time making music, time does come at a cost of some sort, so it pays to prepare. At the very least, a kit should really have **seated heads**, ready for final tuning, before a session — because undertaking the tuning process from scratch can take some time.

The first job is to ensure the head is 'centred': check that the drum's bearing edges run true (are flat and smooth), and that all hoops and 'circles' that create the cylindrical shape of the drum are well aligned. Much of the **seating process** is actually taken care of as the heads are tightened.

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/aug10/articles/drum-tuning.h...

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In my first reference there is a photo of a person seating a drum head.

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Seating

Seating for a drummer is similar to a guitar player ‘stretching’ new strings to ensure that they don’t de-tune drastically under playing conditions. It takes up slack across the drum head but in particular it shapes the drum head to the bearing edge of the drum. There are two common ways of seating the head, weight and heat. Weight is by far the most common.

Place both hands (as if you were giving CPR heart massage) in the centre of the drum and gently increase the weight on the head until it starts to take your full bodyweight, ‘bounce’ gently 2-3 times. (NB if you are a more substantial guy or gal, kneeling in front and leaning forward will suffice). The glue will very noticeably be heard to crack at this point if it has not done so already, this is normal. When demonstrating the seating procedure to students or at a clinic I make sure that the drum is on a carpet or other slightly cushioned surface and I stand on the drum head. Make sure you have a sound drumhead first!

http://www.tunadrum.com/seating-a-drum-head
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Helena Chavarria
Spain
Local time: 23:50
Grading comment
Thanks everybody!!!
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fits in the position


Explanation:
To seat the head, simply press the center with the palm of your
hand like giving CPR. Seating the head pulls the flesh hoop (the
ring around the heads) into the channels of the rims and helps the
head conform to the shape of the bearing edges of the drums.
When you seat the head, you'll sometimes hear a cracking
sound…don't be alarmed, this is normal. After you seat the head,
you'll probably notice that the pitch of the head is now lower. This
indicates that the head needed seating. Retighten the head and
seat it again. If it stays at the same pitch, proceed with Step 5.

http://pearldrum.com/media/education/drum-tuning.pdf

[WITH OBJECT AND ADVERBIAL OF PLACE] Fit in position:
upper boulders were simply seated in the interstices below'

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/seat

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Note added at 1 hr (2015-05-15 06:20:09 GMT)
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Preparation

It may be an old cliché that time is money, but whether you're paying for a studio, or just want to spend time making music, time does come at a cost of some sort, so it pays to prepare. At the very least, a kit should really have **seated heads**, ready for final tuning, before a session — because undertaking the tuning process from scratch can take some time.

The first job is to ensure the head is 'centred': check that the drum's bearing edges run true (are flat and smooth), and that all hoops and 'circles' that create the cylindrical shape of the drum are well aligned. Much of the **seating process** is actually taken care of as the heads are tightened.

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/aug10/articles/drum-tuning.h...

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Note added at 1 hr (2015-05-15 06:21:38 GMT)
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In my first reference there is a photo of a person seating a drum head.

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Note added at 1 hr (2015-05-15 06:23:52 GMT)
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Seating

Seating for a drummer is similar to a guitar player ‘stretching’ new strings to ensure that they don’t de-tune drastically under playing conditions. It takes up slack across the drum head but in particular it shapes the drum head to the bearing edge of the drum. There are two common ways of seating the head, weight and heat. Weight is by far the most common.

Place both hands (as if you were giving CPR heart massage) in the centre of the drum and gently increase the weight on the head until it starts to take your full bodyweight, ‘bounce’ gently 2-3 times. (NB if you are a more substantial guy or gal, kneeling in front and leaning forward will suffice). The glue will very noticeably be heard to crack at this point if it has not done so already, this is normal. When demonstrating the seating procedure to students or at a clinic I make sure that the drum is on a carpet or other slightly cushioned surface and I stand on the drum head. Make sure you have a sound drumhead first!

http://www.tunadrum.com/seating-a-drum-head

Helena Chavarria
Spain
Local time: 23:50
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thanks everybody!!!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Charles Davis: I wondered whether it could be a noun, and the seatings in the hoop where the tuning rods go are occasionally called seats, but I think it is a verb. I presume "sits" simply means "is located" and "seats" means "is snugly fitted".
36 mins
  -> Judging by what I've seen, first you need to make sure the head is lying (or sitting) in the right position and then you have to seat it. A bit like clicking it into place. Thank you, Charles :)

agree  Armorel Young
1 hr
  -> Thank you, Armorel :)

agree  Peter Simon: And definitely a verb in the original
2 hrs
  -> Thank you, Peter :)

agree  Yvonne Gallagher
2 hrs
  -> Thank you, Gallagy :)

agree  Tushar Deep
3 hrs
  -> Thank you, Tushar :)

agree  JaneTranslates: It's a verb.
11 hrs
  -> Thank you, Jane :)
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