In this paper, the application of tuned mass damper in improving the response of structures is considered. At first, three frames of 3, 9 and 20 stories are evaluated in which time history analysis is done according to El – Straw earthquake. The maximum reduction of among the three mentioned frames belongs to a 20-stories structure in which the rate of story displacement reduction is between 25 to 45%, and this indicates that by increasing the height of the structure, the performance of tuned mass damper improved. In the second part, the effect of semi-active tuned mass damper is studied on a 10-stories frame. Studies showed that using a tuned mass damper system with viscous damper with controller force decreases the average of maximum displacement of roof story down to 39.9 % and this amount of reduction is 22.8% for semi-active tuned mass damper. Finally, the performance of tuned Single and multiple mass Damper is evaluated on a 20-stories frame, and the results show that single and multiple dampers decrease structures ‘responses and the performance of tuned multiple dampers depends on the mass and frequency ratio and also concluded that the performance of tuned multiple mass dampers is reduced by transition to middle of the structure stories.