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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Common Time

4/4 time signature, indicating 4 beats to the measure with the quarter note receiving the beatA unit of musical rhythm.. Marked either of the following...

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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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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 ... More, usually used for emphasizing a certain beatA unit of musical rhythm. in a song,...

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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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