Music Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family

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Classical percussion: list of all the most popular musical instruments in this family. Any well-known instrument in the Classical percussion instruments family is included along with photos when available. Items include everything from Vibraphone to Bass drum. (21 items)

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Bass drum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Bass drum Percussion, Drum, Classical percussion A bass drum is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch. Bass drums are percussion instruments and vary in size and are used in several musical genres. Three major ...more

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Bongo drum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Bongo drum Percussion, Drum, Classical percussion Bongos are an Afro-Cuban percussion instrument consisting of a pair of small open bottomed drums of different sizes. In Spanish the larger drum is called the hembra and the smaller the macho. ...more

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Castanet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Castanet Percussion, Classical percussion Castanets are a percussion instrument, used in Kalo, Moorish, Ottoman, ancient Roman, Italian, Spanish, Sephardic, Swiss, and Portuguese music. The instrument consists of a pair of concave ...more

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Claves is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Claves Percussion, Classical percussion Claves are a percussion instrument, consisting of a pair of short, thick dowels. Traditionally they are made of wood, typically rosewood, ebony or grenadilla. In modern times they are also made ...more

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Conga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Conga Percussion, Drum, Classical percussion The conga, also known as tumbadora, is a tall, narrow, single-headed drum from Cuba. Congas are staved like barrels and classified into three types: quinto, tres dos or tres golpes, and tumba or ...more

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Cymbal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Cymbal Percussion, Classical percussion Cymbals are a common percussion instrument. Cymbals consist of thin, normally round plates of various alloys; see cymbal making for a discussion of their manufacture. The majority of cymbals are ...more

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Gong is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Gong Percussion, Classical percussion A gong is an African, East and South East Asian musical percussion instrument that takes the form of a flat, circular metal disc which is hit with a mallet. It originated in China and later ...more

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Güiro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Güiro Percussion, Classical percussion The güiro is a Latin-American percussion instrument consisting of an open-ended, hollow gourd with parallel notches cut in one side. It is played by rubbing a stick or tines along the ...more

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Maracas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Maracas Percussion, Classical percussion Maracas, sometimes called rumba shakers and various other names, are percussion musical instruments—rattles—that originated in Latin America. They are classified as idiophones. Players hold them ...more

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Marimba is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Marimba Percussion, Classical percussion, Tuned percussion The marimba is a percussion instrument consisting of a set of wooden bars struck with mallets to produce musical tones. Resonators attached to the bars amplify their sound. The bars are arranged ...more

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Shaker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Shaker Percussion, Classical percussion The word shaker describes a large number of percussive musical instruments used for creating rhythm in music. They are called shaker because the method of creating the sound involves shaking ...more

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Snare drum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Snare drum Percussion, Drum, Classical percussion The snare drum or side drum is a well known percussion instrument that is popular for a variety of uses. Some of these uses include orchestras, concert bands, marching bands, parades, drumlines, ...more

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Tambourine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Tambourine Percussion, Classical percussion The tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame, often of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called "zils". Classically the term ...more

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Temple block is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Temple block Percussion, Classical percussion The temple block is a percussion instrument originating in China, Japan and Korea where it is used in religious ceremonies. It is a carved hollow wooden instrument with a large slit. In its ...more

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Timpani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Timpani Percussion, Classical percussion, Tuned percussion Timpani, or kettledrums, are musical instruments in the percussion family. A type of drum, they consist of a skin called a head stretched over a large bowl traditionally made of copper. They are ...more

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Triangle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Triangle Percussion, Classical percussion The triangle is an idiophone type of musical instrument in the percussion family. It is a bar of metal, usually steel but sometimes other metals like beryllium copper, bent into a triangle ...more

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Tubular bell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Tubular bell Percussion, Classical percussion Tubular bells are musical instruments in the percussion family. Each bell is a metal tube, 30–38 mm in diameter, tuned by altering its length. Its standard range is from C4-F5, though many ...more

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Vibraphone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Vibraphone Classical percussion, Tuned percussion The vibraphone is a musical instrument in the struck idiophone subfamily of the percussion family. The vibraphone is similar in appearance to the xylophone, marimba and glockenspiel. Each bar is ...more

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Wind machine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Wind machine Classical percussion The wind machine is a friction idiophone, which is a class of instrument which produces sound through vibrations within the instrument itself. It is a specialist musical instrument used to ...more

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Wood block is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Wood block Percussion, Classical percussion A wood block is a small, two-toned slit drum made from a single piece of wood and used as a percussion instrument. The term generally signifies the Western orchestral instrument, though it is ...more

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Xylophone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Classical percussion - Instruments in This Family
Xylophone Percussion, Tuned Percussion, Classical percussion The xylophone is a musical instrument in the percussion family that consists of wooden bars struck by mallets. Each bar is an idiophone tuned to a pitch of a musical scale, whether pentatonic or ...more