Accent

Emphasis placed on a particular note that gives it more stress than the others that surround it. Marked as...

Learn More

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...

Learn More

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...

Learn More

Beat

A unit of musical rhythmThe systematic arrangement of musical sounds, which creates a flowing and/or syncopated pulse. ......

Learn More

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......

Learn More

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....

Learn More

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....

Learn More

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...

Learn More

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...

Learn More

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...

Learn More

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...

Learn More

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...

Learn More

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...

Learn More