Common Percussion Instruments

By | September 29, 2015
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Percussion Instruments and Their Varieties

What is the meaning of Percussion?

Percussion refers to the act of hitting, striking or scraping to create sound. All percussion instruments are either beaten with a beater, hit, scraped or struck with hand or against each other to produce a combination of different sounds.

Common Percussion Instruments

The family of percussion instruments is one of the most varied and includes some of the largest and smallest instruments known to us. Some of these instruments are extremely simple in their looks while others have a detailed and complicated structure and require a lot of detailing in their construction.

List of Percussion Instruments

  1. Tabla
  2. Conga & Bongo
  3. Tambourine
  4. Scraper
  5. Marimba
  6. Jal Tarang
  7. Gong & Tam Tam
  8. Mbira
  9. Rattle & Shakers
  10. Cymbals
  11. Dholak
  12. Dhol

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