Talking Drum

Originating from West Africa, this hourglass-shaped drum is bound with animal skin and rope in such a way that, when the rope is squeezed between the arm and the body, it changes the pitch of the drum back...

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Tam-Tam

A type of gong that produces an undefined pitch when it is played. In addition, all tam-tams are flat-faced, while some other types of gongs have a raised center, called a...

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Tambourine

A wood or plastic circular frame with pairs of small metal jingles attached to the side. This instrument often has a drum head, although some variants do not. When the frame is struck, the jingles shake...

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Temple Blocks

A set of wood blocks that vary in size and pitch, are generally mounted on a stand and played with mallets or...

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Timpani

Very large bowl-shaped drums made of copper or brass. Most often used in orchestras and symphonies, this drum has a foot pedal that is attached to the head mechanism which changes the tension, and therefore...

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Tom-Tom

A single cylindrical drum, with either one or two drum heads. Tom toms are mounted on a drum set, and range anywhere from 6” to 24” in size. The tension of the drum head and the size dictate the pitch of the...

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Triangle

A metal bar bent in the shape of a triangle and struck with a small metal mallet. Triangles vary in size, and create a very high, metallic...

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