Percussion is an instrument that is either struck or scraped using hands and beaters etc. Percussion is split between two styles, tuned percussion which usually has a skin that can be tightened or loosened to create an identified pitch and un-tuned percussion which is a raw sound when struck. Here is a list of an example of percussion instruments: Drum Kits A drum kit is a mix of different size drums and cymbals. Generally made up of 5 pieces, they are often expanded and played by 1 person sat behind the kit. They are most common in bands and ensembles.
- Full Size Drum Kits
- Junior Drum Kits
- Electric Drum Kits
Orchestral percussion is made up of a varied
amount of instruments.
Played in styles such as concert bands
and classical music
, a large part of being an orchestral percussionist is to get the texture
of the instruments perfect.
- Tubed Percussion
Marching Percussion is designed to be played whilst moving.
They are worn
them and tuned to a high pitch
for a perfect clean tone.
Marching percussionists are often referred to as the battery.
African Percussion African drums are made from raw materials and provide a spoken language in the Western Africa culture. It dates back to the 13th century and was used in African tribes proving a fast rhythm to communicate.
- Snare Drum
- Bass Drum
- Tenor Drum
- Marching Cymbals
- Ghana Bell
- Doum Doum
- Talking Drum
- Slit Drum
- Kpanlogo Drum
Caribbean percussion is widely adapted
percussion. The most popular instrument originated
in Trinidad and Tobago is the Steel Pan.
Indian and Middle East Percussion
Indian and Middle East Percussion are referred
to as the category membranophone.
A lot of the percussion is hand played
and is known to be one of the most rhythmic forms
- Tabla Drums
- Tibetan Singing Bowl
Irish percussion, sometimes referred to as Celtic percussion
, is mostly known for its Bodhran Drum.
- Bodhran Drum
- Celtic Bones
- The Spoons
Latin Percussion is part of the wide
range of musical styles
used in Latin Music.
It is influenced
by African tribal music.
It is well known for its very energetic
and creative styles.
Samba percussion is loud
and consists of a lot of drums
and smaller percussion
instruments. Another percussion instrument that is designed for walking,
they are popular in large carnivals attracting
lots of listeners.
Hand Held Percussion
- Chocalho de Platinela
Hand Held percussion is extremely popular
and group work
. They are instruments that are specifically designed
to be played by either shaking or striking them
and small enough to hold.
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