Percussion Instruments

Cowbell

A metal instrument used in latin and rock music, usually to lay the rhythmic foundation for the song. They were originally worn by cattle so that farmers would be able to hear them and locate...

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Crash Cymbal

A loud, sharp cymbalA copper/bronze (or variation of metal alloy) disk struck with a drumstick or crashed together ..., usually used for emphasizing a certain beatA unit of musical rhythm. in a song, rather...

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Cymbal

A copper/bronze (or variation of metal alloy) disk struck with a drumstick or crashed together by hand. Cymbals can serve many different purposes in music, such as keeping time in jazz music, adding strength...

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Djembe

Originating from West Africa, this goblet shaped drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any size that has a head stretched over one or both ends and is b... is played with the hands and used in traditional African...

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Drum

A hollow cylindrical shellThe cylindrical body of the drum, usually made from plywood. of any size that has a head stretched over one or both ends and is beaten with the hands or a stick. The sound of the...

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Drum Set

A set of drums consisting of generally 4 to 5 drums or more, and used in many different musical genres including jazz, rock, and funk. Common pieces of a drum setA set of drums consisting of generally 4 to 5...

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Drumsticks

A pair of wooden sticks used to play a drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any size that has a head stretched over one or both ends and is b... or set of drums. Popular brands of drumsticksA pair of wooden...

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Electronic Drums

Pads that are arranged similarly to drums in a drum setA set of drums consisting of generally 4 to 5 drums or more, and used in many different musical..., and create a synthesized sound when struck with a...

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Finger Cymbals

A pair of tiny cymbals mounted on the hand and played by striking together. They are commonly used in belly dancing and mid-Eastern...

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Floor Tom

Generally the deepest tom on a standard drum setA set of drums consisting of generally 4 to 5 drums or more, and used in many different musical.... It sits upright on 3...

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Frame Drum

A drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any size that has a head stretched over one or both ends and is b... that consist of a head stretched over a narrow framed skeleton, and played with the hand or with a...

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Glockenspiel

An instrument that contains tuned metal bars mounted on a rectangular frame. The bars usually cover two to three octaves, and give a pure, bell-like tone when struck with a malletA type of drumstick used to...

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Gong

A flat, circular metal disk that is suspended and struck with a large felt malletA type of drumstick used to strike a percussion instrument. The shaft of the mallet is often ma.... Gongs have their roots in...

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Hi-hat

A piece of the drum setA set of drums consisting of generally 4 to 5 drums or more, and used in many different musical..., consisting of two cymbals mounted on a stand. The cymbals are opened and closed...

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