Shaker

A percussion instrument that has been hollowed out and filled with beads, sand, or pebbles. The instrument is played by shaking it in...

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Skin

The head of the drum. This can be a thin piece of animal hide used on african drums, or a synthetic polymer head traditionally used on snare drums, bass drums, and tom...

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Snare Drum

One of the more common drums in marching bands and drumlines and the primary drum of a drum set. This drum contains metal wires (snares) that are attached to the bottom of the drum and help create its...

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Snares

The long, spiral-shaped wires that are stretched across the bottom of a snare drum. These wires create a preferred buzz sound by vibrating against the drum head when it is...

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Staccato

A form of musical articulation that involves playing notes sharply and detached or separated from others.  Marked as...

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Steel Drum

A pitched percussion instrument, made from 55-gallon industrial drums, which formerly contained chemicals. The drum originated in Trinidad and Tobago, and is designed in such a way that different spots on the...

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