Percussion Instruments

Bass Drum

The lowest pitched drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any size that has a head stretched over one or both ends and is b... More in a marching band or with a drum setA set of drums consisting of generally 4 to...

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Bass Drum Pedal

The pedal used to play the bass drumThe lowest pitched drum in a marching band or with a drum set. A two-headed drum, it is usually... More on a drum setA set of drums consisting of generally 4 to 5 drums or...

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Beater

A drumstick, usually with a mallet-type head, that beats the drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any size that has a head stretched over one or both ends and is b......

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Bell (of the cymbal)

The raised center of the cymbalA copper/bronze (or variation of metal alloy) disk struck with a drumstick or crashed together ... More, which creates a sharper, more defined cutting sound....

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Bells

An instrument that consists of tuned metal bars mounted on a rectangular frame, and played with hard mallets. The bars are generally made from cast bronze, but sometimes from steel, aluminum, or nickel....

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Bongo Drums (Bongos)

A pair of small, single-headed drums that are connected in the middle and played with the hands. One drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any size that has a head stretched over one or both ends and is b... More...

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Brushes

A type of malletA type of drumstick used to strike a percussion instrument. The shaft of the mallet is often ma... More that consists of fanned-out wire bristles and are typically used in jazz...

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Cabasa

A Latin percussion instrument consisting of a set of meal beads loosely wrapped around a serrated metal cylinder. It is played by turning the instrument with one hand while resting the beads in the palm of...

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Cajon

A hollow, box-shaped instrument that is sat on and played between the legs with the hands. Cajons originated in Peru and are usually made of...

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Castanets

A pair of hard, spoon-shaped shells, either held in the hand or mounted on hand paddles, that are clicked together in rhythmThe systematic arrangement of musical sounds, which creates a flowing and/or...

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Chimes

An instrument consisting of a series of cast brass tubes, which are mounted and arranged in order of decreasing length and ascending pitch. They are struck with a chime malletA type of drumstick used to...

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Claves

A pair of cylindrical wooden sticks that are clicked together, and often used to keep time in Latin music. They are usually about an inch and a quarter thick, and sometimes made from synthetic...

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Conga

A drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any size that has a head stretched over one or both ends and is b... More with African/Cuban origin that is played with the hands. Shaped like a barrel, it sits on the...

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