music Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Check out this list of all the most popular musical instruments in the percussion family. Any well-known instrument in the percussion instruments instruments family is included, along with photos when available. List contains items like the ashiko and the triangle.

Those unfamiliar with music may ask, what are percussion instruments? One of the most important instruments in rock 'n' roll: the drum set belongs to the percussion family. Without the foundation of sound that the drums provide for a particular rock song, music as we know it today would cease to exist.  

Despite the importance of the percussionist, more famous instruments often get the glory while drummers, much like offensive linemen in pro football, pave the way for the music to come together in the glorious manner it does. But think about it, legendary rock bands like Led Zeppelin and The Who would not be extraordinary, without their mighty drummers, John Bonham and Keith Moon.

From wooden percussion instruments to types of percussion music made with other materials like metal, you'll find examples of every type (large and small) on this list.

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Ashiko is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Basler drum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Bass drum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Bell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Bongo drum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Castanet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Celesta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Claves is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Conga is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Cymbal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family
Cymbal Crotales, Crash cymbal, Zill

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Dabakan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Djembe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Drum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family
Drum Drums, Conga, Tabla

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Drums is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Electronic drum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Flexatone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Ganza is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Gong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Gong bass drum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Güiro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Hand drum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Hi-hat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Long drum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Maracas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Marching percussion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Marimba is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Metallophone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family
Metallophone Step bell, Kulintang a Tiniok

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Other percussion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family
Other percussion Handclaps, Tibetan water drum, Rattle

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Pandeiro is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Rainstick is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Ratchet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Shaker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Silimba is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Snare drum is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family
Snare drum Tabor

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Steelpan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Tabla is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Tambourine is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Temple block is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Tenor drum is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Thon-rammana is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Timbales is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Timpani is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Tom-tom drum is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Tonbak is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Triangle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Tubular bell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Tuned Percussion is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family
Tuned Percussion Glockenspiel, Whistle, Xylophone

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Wood block is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family

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Xylophone is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family
Xylophone Calung, Gandingan a Kayo, Balafon

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Zendrum is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Instruments in the Percussion Family
Zendrum Drumitar