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Percussion instruments

A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck, scraped or rubbed

The percussion family is believed to include the oldest musical instruments, following the human voice.

Percussion instruments can be played by different ways:

   - Mempranophones: Timpani, snare drums and bass drum.

   - Mallet instruments: Xylophone, metallophone and glokenspiel.

   - Struck idiophones: Cymbals. triangle and tambourine.

   - Blown idiophones: Whistle, sirens o conch shell.

   - Shaken idiophones: Jingle bells o maracas.

   - Friction idiophones: Glass harmonica

   - Keyboard idiophones: Celesta

Most percussion instruments have no pitch, so they used a different type of musical notation.

Drum Set

A drum set, drum kit or trap set is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played/struck by a single player.

The traditional drum kit consists of a mix of drums and idiophones.

A standard modern kit (for a right-handed player), as used in popular music and taught in many music schools, contains:

  • A snare drum, mounted on a stand, placed between the player's knees and played with drum sticks (which may include rutes or brushes)

  • A bass drum, played by a pedal operated by the right/left foot.

  • A hi-hat stand and cymbals, operated by the left foot and played with the sticks, particularly but not only the right hand stick.

  • One or more tom-tom drums, played with the sticks.

  • One or more cymbals, played with the sticks.

COOP3RDRUMM3R - Drum set


Adriano Spampanato - Celesta


Sherry Rubbins - Timpani

Etude for Timpani

Vic Firth

William Zeitler - Glass Harmonica

Dance of the sugar plum fairy


Unknown - Hang drum

music piece


Robert Tiso - Glass Harp

Toccata & Fugue in D minor


David Cockhill - Percussion


Mirror Game: Just dance!!

Song: "Jingle Bells"

Dashing through the snow
On a one horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go,
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tail ring,
making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

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