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Tuned Percussion: list of all the most popular musical instruments in this family. Any well-known instrument in the Tuned Percussion instruments family is included along with photos when available. Items here include everything from Xylophone to Glockenspiel. (10 items)
Bell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Tuned Percussion - Instruments in This Family
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Bell


A bell is a simple sound-making device. The bell is a percussion instrument and an idiophone. Its form is usually a hollow, cup-shaped acoustic resonator, which vibrates upon being struck. The striking implement can be a tongue suspended within the bell, known as a clapper or uvula, a separate mallet or hammer, or—in small bells—a small loose sphere enclosed within the body of the bell. Bells are usually made by casting metal, but small bells can also be made from ceramic or glass. Bells range in size from tiny dress accessories to church bells 5 metres tall, weighing many tons. Historically, bells were associated with religious rituals, and before mass communication were widely used to call ...more on Wikipedia

Family: Percussion

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Tubular bell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Tuned Percussion - Instruments in This Family
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Tubular bell


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 professional instruments reach G5. Tubular bells are often replaced by studio chimes, which are a smaller and usually less expensive instrument. Studio chimes are similar in appearance to tubular bells, but each bell has a smaller diameter than the corresponding bell on tubular bells. Tubular bells are sometimes struck on the top edge of the tube with a rawhide- or plastic-headed hammer. Often, a sustain pedal will be attached to allow extended ringing of the bells. They can also be bowed at the bottom of ...more on Wikipedia

Family: Percussion, Classical percussion

Glockenspiel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Tuned Percussion - Instruments in This Family
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Glockenspiel


A glockenspiel is a percussion instrument composed of a set of tuned keys arranged in the fashion of the keyboard of a piano. In this way, it is similar to the xylophone; however, the xylophone's bars are made of wood, while the glockenspiel's are metal plates or tubes, thus making it a metallophone. The glockenspiel, moreover, is usually smaller and higher in pitch. In German, a carillon is also called a Glockenspiel, while in French, the glockenspiel is often called a carillon. In music scores the glockenspiel is sometimes designated by the Italian term campanelli. ...more on Wikipedia

Family: Tuned Percussion, Tuned percussion

Gong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Tuned Percussion - Instruments in This Family
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Gong


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 spread to Southeast Asia, and it can also be used in the percussion section of Western symphony orchestra. Gongs are broadly of three types. 'Suspended gongs are more or less flat, circular discs of metal suspended vertically by means of a cord passed through holes near to the top rim. Bossed or nipple gongs have a raised centre boss and are often suspended and played horizontally. Bowl gongs are bowl-shaped, and rest on cushions and belong more to bells than gongs. Gongs are made mainly from bronze or ...more on Wikipedia

Family: Percussion, Classical percussion

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