#1
Just a quick question which I can't seem to find an answer to. What is an auxiliary snare? I keep hearing about drummers talking about their auxiliary snares, but I have no idea what they're talking about, or what an auxiliary snare is used for.
#2
It's just an additional snare (auxiliary means backup) besides the main one, usually positioned to the left of the hi-hat. Generally they're either larger or smaller (wider and taller/shorter) than the main snare, just so one has different sounds available.