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A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater (including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles); struck, scraped or rubbed by hand; or struck against another similar instrument. [1]

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Acme siren

The Acme siren is a musical instrument used in concert bands for comic effect.

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An aerophone is any musical instrument that produces sound primarily by causing a body of air to vibrate, without the use of strings or membranes, and without the vibration of the instrument itself adding considerably to the sound.

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Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band."Whatever there is to say now about Aerosmith, the long-lasting, hard-rocking quintet that has often been billed or hyped as America's greatest rock and roll band, it could've been said two decades ago.

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An anvil is a basic tool, a block with a hard surface on which another object is struck.

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Apito, which is the Portuguese word for "whistle" refers to any of a variety of whistles.

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The balofon is a kind of wooden xylophone or percussion idiophone which plays melodic tunes, and usually has between 16 to 27 keys.

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Bass drum

A bass drum is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch.

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Beatboxing (also beatbox, beat box or b-box) is a form of vocal percussion primarily involving the art of mimicking Drum machines using one's mouth, lips, tongue, and voice.

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The berimbau (Brazilian Portuguese) is a single-string percussion instrument, a musical bow, from Brazil.

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The Bock-a-da-bock is an idiophone type of musical instrument in the percussion family.

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The bodhrán (or; plural bodhráns) is an Irish frame drum ranging from 25 to 65 cm (10 to 26 in) in diameter, with most drums measuring 35 to 45 cm (14 to 18 in).

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Body percussion

Body percussion may be performed on its own or as an accompaniment to song.

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Bombo legüero

Bombo legüero is an Argentine drum traditionally made of a hollowed tree trunk and covered with cured skins of animals such as goats, cows(leather) or sheep.

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Bongo drum

Bongos (Spanish: bongó) are an Afro-Cuban percussion instrument consisting of a pair of small open bottomed drums of different sizes.

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Brass instrument

A brass instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound by sympathetic vibration of air in a tubular resonator in sympathy with the vibration of the player's lips.

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A broom is a cleaning tool consisting of usually stiff fibers (often made of materials such as plastic, hair, or corn husks) attached to, and roughly parallel to, a cylindrical handle, the broomstick.

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A bucket or pail is typically a watertight, vertical cylinder or truncated cone, with an open top and a flat bottom, attached to a semicircular carrying handle called the bail.

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The cabasa, similar to the shekere, is a percussion instrument that is constructed with loops of steel ball chain wrapped around a wide cylinder.

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A cajón ((Ka-hon), "box", "crate" or "drawer") is nominally a six sided, box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru, played by slapping the front or rear faces (generally thin plywood) with the hands, fingers, or sometimes various implements such as brushes, mallets, or sticks.

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Castanets are a percussion instrument (idiophone), used in Kalo, Moorish, Ottoman, ancient Roman, Italian, Spanish, Sephardic, Swiss, and Portuguese music.

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The celesta or celeste is a struck idiophone operated by a keyboard.

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The cimbalom is a concert hammered dulcimer: a type of chordophone composed of a large, trapezoidal box with metal strings stretched across its top.

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Clapper (musical instrument)

A clapper is a basic form of percussion instrument.

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Clapsticks or clappers are a type of drumstick, percussion mallet or claves that serve to maintain rhythm in Aboriginal voice chants.

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A clef (from French: clef "key") is a musical symbol used to indicate the pitch of written notes.

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Conch (instrument)

Conch, or conque, also known as a "seashell horn" or "shell trumpet", is a musical instrument, a wind instrument that is made from a seashell, the shell of several different kinds of very large sea snails.

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The conga, also known as tumbadora, is a tall, narrow, single-headed drum from Cuba.

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Cowbell (instrument)

The cowbell is an idiophone hand percussion instrument used in various styles of music including salsa and infrequently in popular music.

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Crash cymbal

A crash cymbal is a type of cymbal that produces a loud, sharp "crash" and is used mainly for occasional accents, as opposed to in ostinato.

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Crotales, sometimes called antique cymbals, are percussion instruments consisting of small, tuned bronze or brass disks.

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Cuíca, or "kuweeca", is a Brazilian friction drum with a large pitch range, produced by changing tension on the head of the drum.

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Cymbals are a common percussion instrument.

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De Natura Sonoris

De natura sonoris (On the nature of sound) is the title of three works by the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.

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Dhaa (or Dhah) belong to the membranophone group of Newar traditional musical instruments.

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Dhime is a village development committee in Jajarkot District in the Bheri Zone of mid-western Nepal.

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Dhol (ढोल, ਢੋਲ, ڈھول, ঢোল, ઢોલ, ढोल, ঢোল) can refer to any one of a number of similar types of double-headed drum widely used, with regional variations, throughout the Indian subcontinent.

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The dholak (ਢੋਲਕ, ঢোলক, ढोलक; dhool in the Netherlands and Suriname and ඩොල්කි) is a South Asian two-headed hand-drum.

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A djembe or jembe (from Malinke jembe) is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa.

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The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments.

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Drum beat

A drum beat or drum pattern is a rhythmic pattern, or repeated rhythm establishing the meter and groove through the pulse and subdivision, played on drum kits and other percussion instruments.

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Drum brake

A drum brake is a brake that uses friction caused by a set of shoes or pads that press outward against a rotating cylinder-shaped part called a brake drum.

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Drum Corps International

Drum Corps International (DCI), formed in 1972, is the non-profit governing body for junior drum and bugle corps in the U.S.A. and Canada.

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Drum kit

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

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Drum rudiment

In percussion music, a rudiment is one of a number of relatively small patterns which form the foundation for more extended and complex drum patterns.

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A drumline is a section of percussion instruments usually played as part of a musical marching ensemble.

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A drummer is a musician who plays drums, which includes a drum kit ("drum set" or "trap set", including cymbals) and accessory-based hardware which includes an assortment of pedals and standing support mechanisms, marching percussion or any musical instrument that is struck within the context of a wide assortment of musical genres.

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Dunun (plural dunun) (also spelled dundun or doundoun) is the generic name for a family of West African drums that developed alongside the djembe in the Mande drum ensemble.

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Edgard Varèse

Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varèse (also spelled Edgar Varèse;Malcolm MacDonald, Varèse, Astronomer in Sound (London, 2003), ISBN 1-871082-79-X p. xi. December 22, 1883 – November 6, 1965) was a French-born composer who spent the greater part of his career in the United States.

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Electronic drum

An electronic drum is an electrical device struck by a drummer, played in real time (using either hands, sticks, brushes or other implements) to produce a selection of sounds, instruments and effects, from either samples or modeled sounds contained in a processor or drum module.

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The flexatone is a modern percussion instrument (an indirectly struck idiophone) consisting of a small flexible metal sheet suspended in a wire frame ending in a handle.

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Floor tom

A floor tom is a double-headed tom-tom drum which usually stands on the floor on three legs.

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Found object (music)

Found objects are sometimes used in music, often to add unusual percussive elements to a work.

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Gamelan is the traditional ensemble music of Java and Bali in Indonesia, made up predominantly of percussive instruments.

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A güira is a percussion instrument originating in the Dominican Republic, generally used in merengue, and its subgenres like bachata, which in use is similar to the maraca or the trap-kit’s hi-hat but here formed of thin sheet metal—in practice, steel sometimes from a five-gallon oil can—and played with a stiff brush, similar to the Puerto Rican güiro.

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The güiro is a Latin-American percussion instrument consisting of an open-ended, hollow gourd with parallel notches cut in one side.

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A gendèr is a type of metallophone used in Balinese and Javanese gamelan music.

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Glass harmonica

The glass harmonica, also known as the glass armonica, bowl organ, hydrocrystalophone, or simply the armonica or harmonica (derived from ἁρμονία, harmonia, the Greek word for harmony), is a type of musical instrument that uses a series of glass bowls or goblets graduated in size to produce musical tones by means of friction (instruments of this type are known as friction idiophones).

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Glass harp

A glass harp (also called musical glasses, singing glasses, angelic organ, verrilion or ghost fiddle) is a musical instrument made of upright wine glasses.

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Glass marimba

The glass marimba is a type of idiophone also known as a vitrephone or crystallophone.

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A glockenspiel (Glocken: bells and Spiel: play) is a percussion instrument composed of a set of tuned keys arranged in the fashion of the keyboard of a piano.

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Goblet drum

The goblet drum (also chalice drum, tarabuka, darbuka, debuka, doumbek, dumbec, dumbeg, dumbelek, toumperleki, or tablah, دربوكة / ALA-LC: darbūkah) is a single head membranophone with a goblet shaped body used mostly in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and Eastern Europe.

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A gong (Chinese: 鑼; pinyin: luó; Indonesian or Javanese: gong; Malay: 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.

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Hammered dulcimer

The hammered dulcimer is a percussion instrument and stringed instrument with the strings stretched over a trapezoidal sounding board.

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Hand drum

A hand drum is any type of drum that is typically played with the bare hand rather than a stick, mallet, hammer, or other type of beater.

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Hand percussion

Hand percussion is a term used to indicate a percussion instrument of any type from any culture that is held in the hand.

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A handbell is a bell designed to be rung by hand.

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Hang (instrument)

The Hang (plural form: Hanghang) is a musical instrument in the idiophone class created by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer in Bern, Switzerland.

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In music, harmony is the use of simultaneous pitches (tones, notes), or chords.

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Harry Partch

Harry Partch (June 24, 1901 – September 3, 1974) was an American composer, music theorist, and creator of musical instruments.

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A hi-hat, also spelled hihat, is a type of cymbal and stand used as a typical part of a drum kit by percussionists in rhythm and blues, hip-hop, disco, jazz, metal, rock and roll, house, reggae and other forms of contemporary popular music.

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Hornbostel–Sachs or Sachs–Hornbostel is a system of musical instrument classification devised by Erich Moritz von Hornbostel and Curt Sachs, and first published in the Zeitschrift für Ethnologie in 1914.

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Human voice

The voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming etc.

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An idiophone is any musical instrument that creates sound primarily by the instrument as a whole vibrating—without the use of strings or membranes.

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James Blades

James "Jimmy" Blades OBE (9 September 190119 May 1999) was an English percussionist.

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The jhallari, also known as gethuvadyam, is a string percussion instrument from South India.

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John Cage

John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer, music theorist, writer, and artist.

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Joseph Haydn

(Franz) Joseph HaydnSee Haydn's name.

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A keg is a small barrel.

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Keyboard instrument

A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard.

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Keyboard percussion instrument

A keyboard percussion instrument is a chromatic melodic percussion instrument arranged in a similar pattern to a piano keyboard and played with hands or percussion mallets.

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A klopotec (pronounced) is a wooden mechanical device on a high wooden pole, similar to a windmill.

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Kpanlogo (drum)

Kpanlogo is a type of drum that is associated with kpanlogo music.

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Krzysztof Penderecki

Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki (born 23 November 1933) is a Polish composer and conductor.

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Latin percussion

The term Latin percussion refers to any number of a large family of musical instruments in the percussion, membranophone, lamellophone and/or idiophone family used in Latin music, which in turn is a very loosely related group of musical styles, mainly from the Latin American region, and ultimately having roots or influences in African tribal music.

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Lion's roar (instrument)

The lion's roar is a membranophone instrument that has a drum head and a cord or horsehair passing through it.

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List of instruments by Harry Partch

The American composer Harry Partch composed using scales of unequal intervals in just intonation, derived from the natural Harmonic series; these scales allowed for more tones of smaller intervals than in the standard Western tuning, which uses twelve equal intervals.

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List of percussion instruments

This is a wide-ranging, inclusive list of percussion instruments.

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List of percussionists

A percussionist is a musician who plays a percussion instrument.

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Lummi stick

Lummi sticks, named after the Lummi Native American peoples, are hardwood cylindrical sticks, usually roughly 7 inches long and 0.75 inches in diameter, used as percussive musical instruments.

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The Madal (मादल), used mainly for rhythm-keeping in Nepalese folk music, is the most popular and widely used hand drum in Nepal.

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Mallet percussion

A mallet percussion instrument is a melodic percussion instrument played in a particular fashion, with mallets.

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Maracas, sometimes called rumba shakers and various other names, are percussion musical instruments—rattles—that originated in Latin America.

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The marímbula is a plucked box musical instrument of the Caribbean Islands (not to be confused with a marimba).

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Marching refers to the organized, uniformed, steady and rhythmic walking forward, usually associated with military troops.

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Marching band

Marching band is a group in which instrumental musicians perform for the purpose of entertainment, exercise, and sometimes for competition.

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The marimba is a percussion instrument consisting of a set of wooden bars struck with mallets to produce musical tones.

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The mbira or thumb piano is an African musical instrument consisting of a wooden board (often fitted with a resonator) with attached staggered metal tines, played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs.

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Melodic percussion instrument

A melodic percussion instrument is a percussion instrument used to produce several different notes of different pitches.

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A melody (from Greek μελῳδία, melōidía, "singing, chanting"), also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity.

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A membranophone is any musical instrument which produces sound primarily by way of a vibrating stretched membrane.

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Monkey stick

The Mendoza, Mendozer, Monkey Stick, Murrumbidgee River Rattler or Lagerphone The Bushwackers Australian Song Book, new edition 1981, published by Anne O'Donovan Pty Ltd, ISBN 0 908476 07 8: Lagerphone or Murrumbidgee River Rattler.

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The Mr̥daṅgaṃ மிருதங்கம். मृदङ्गं మృదఙ్గం, ಮೃದಂಗ. is a percussion instrument from India of ancient origin.

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Musical instrument

A musical instrument is an instrument created or adapted to make musical sounds.

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Musical keyboard

A musical keyboard is the set of adjacent depressible levers or keys on a musical instrument.

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Musical notation

Music notation or musical notation is any system used to visually represent aurally perceived music through the use of written symbols, including ancient or modern musical symbols.

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Musical Stones of Skiddaw

The Musical Stones of Skiddaw are a number of lithophones built across two centuries around the town of Keswick, northern England, using hornfels, a stone from the nearby Skiddaw mountain, which is said to have a superior tone and longer ring than the more commonly used slate.

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Octobans, also known as tube toms, are deep, small diameter, single-head tom-toms.

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An onavillu is a simple, short, bow-shaped musical instrument.

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An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble that contains sections of string (violin, viola, cello and double bass), brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.

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Orchestral percussion

Orchestral percussion are percussion instruments used in orchestras and concert bands mainly in classical music and related styles.

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A pannist, panist, or panman, is a person who plays the steelpan.

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Percussion cap

The percussion cap, introduced circa 1820, was the crucial invention that enabled muzzleloading firearms to fire reliably in any weather.

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Percussion ensemble

A percussion ensemble is a musical ensemble consisting of only percussion instruments.

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Percussion mallet

A percussion mallet or beater is an object used to strike or beat a percussion instrument in order to produce its sound.

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Percussion notation

Percussion notation is a type of musical notation indicating notes to be played by percussion instruments.

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Percussion section

The percussion section is one of the main divisions of the orchestra and the concert band.

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Peter Schickele

Johann Peter Schickele (born July 17, 1935) is an American composer, musical educator, and parodist, best known for comedy albums featuring music written by Schickele, but which he presents as being composed by the fictional P. D. Q. Bach.

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The piano (an abbreviation of pianoforte) is a musical instrument played using a keyboard.

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Pipe band

A pipe band is a musical ensemble consisting of pipers and drummers.

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Pitch (music)

Pitch is a perceptual property of sounds that allows their ordering on a frequency-related scale, or more commonly, pitch is the quality that makes it possible to judge sounds as "higher" and "lower" in the sense associated with musical melodies.

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Pitched percussion instrument

A pitched percussion instrument is a percussion instrument used to produce musical notes of one or more pitches, as opposed to an unpitched percussion instrument which is used to produce sounds of indefinite pitch.

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Plastic bag

A plastic bag, polybag, or pouch is a type of container made of thin, flexible, plastic film, nonwoven fabric, or plastic textile.

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Pogo cello

The pogo cello is a percussion instrument in the idiophone family.

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Practice pad

A practice pad or drum pad, is a type of percussion implement utilized by drummers and percussionists to quietly practice or warm up before a performance.

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A rainstick is a long, hollow tube partially filled with small pebbles or beans that has small pins or thorns arranged helically on its inside surface.

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Rattle (percussion beater)

A rattle is a percussion beater that is attached to or enclosed by a percussion instrument so that motion of the instrument will cause the rattle to strike the instrument and create sound.

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A resonator is a device or system that exhibits resonance or resonant behavior, that is, it naturally oscillates at some frequencies, called its resonant frequencies, with greater amplitude than at others.

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Rhythm (from Greek ῥυθμός, rhythmos, "any regular recurring motion, symmetry") generally means a "movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions".

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Rhythm section

A rhythm section is a group of musicians within an ensemble who provide the underlying rhythm and pulse of the accompaniment, providing a rhythmic reference for the rest of the band.

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Rototoms are a drum developed by Al Payson and Michael Colgrass, that have no shell and are tuned by rotating.

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The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a family of woodwind instruments.

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A shotgun (also known as a scattergun and peppergun, or historically as a fowling piece) is a firearm that is usually designed to be fired from the shoulder, which uses the energy of a fixed shell to fire a number of small spherical pellets called shot, or a solid projectile called a slug.

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Singing bowl

Singing bowls (also known as Tibetan Singing Bowls, rin gongs, Himalayan bowls or suzu gongs) are a type of bell, specifically classified as a standing bell.

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Single-reed instrument

A single-reed instrument is a woodwind instrument that uses only one reed to produce sound.

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Siren (alarm)

A siren is a loud noise making device.

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The skrabalai is a Lithuanian folk tuned percussion instrument consisting of wooden bells.

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Slide whistle

A slide whistle (variously known as a swanee or swannee whistle, lotos flute piston flute, or jazz flute) is a wind instrument consisting of a fipple like a recorder's and a tube with a piston in it.

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Slipknot (band)

Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa.

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Slit drum

A slit drum is a hollow percussion instrument.

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Snare drum

The snare drum or side drum is a ubiquitous percussion instrument known for its cylindrical shape and powerful, staccato sound.

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Sound effect

Sound effects (or audio effects) are artificially created or enhanced sounds, or sound processes used to emphasize artistic or other content of films, television shows, live performance, animation, video games, music, or other media.

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A spoke is one of some number of rods radiating from the center of a wheel (the hub where the axle connects), connecting the hub with the round traction surface.

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Staff (music)

In Western musical notation, the staff, or stave, is a set of five horizontal lines and four spaces that each represent a different musical pitch—or, in the case of a percussion staff, different percussion instruments.

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Steelpans (also known as steel drums or pans, and sometimes, collectively with other musicians, as a steel band or orchestra) is a musical instrument originating from Trinidad and Tobago.

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Step dance

Step dance is the generic term for dance styles where the footwork is the most important part of the dance.

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Stomp (theatrical show)

Stomp is a percussion group, originating in Brighton, UK that uses the body and ordinary objects to create a physical theatre performance.

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String instrument

String instruments, stringed instruments, or chordophones are musical instruments that produce sound from vibrating strings.

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Struck idiophone

Struck idiophones is one of the categories of idiophones found in the Hornbostel-Sachs system of musical instrument classification.

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Suspended cymbal

Classical suspended cymbal A suspended cymbal is any single cymbal played with a stick or beater rather than struck against another cymbal.

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Sweet Emotion

"Sweet Emotion" is a song by the American rock band Aerosmith, released by Columbia Records in April 1975 on the album Toys in the Attic and was released as a single a month later on May 19.

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The tabla ਤਬਲਾ, तबला, তবলা, தபலா, is a membranophone percussion instrument (similar to bongos) which is often used in Hindustani classical music and in the traditional music of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

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are a broad range of Japanese percussion instruments.

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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".

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Temple block

The temple block is a percussion instrument originating in eastern Asia, where it is used in religious ceremonies.

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The Thavil (Tamil:தவில்) or Tavil is a barrel shaped drum from Tamil Nadu.

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The Oxford Companion to Music

The Oxford Companion to Music is a music reference book in the series of Oxford Companions produced by the Oxford University Press.

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Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage.

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Timbales or pailas are shallow single-headed drums with metal casing.

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Timpani, or kettledrums (also informally called timps), are musical instruments in the percussion family.

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Tom-tom drum

A tom-tom drum (which is distinct from a tam-tam, a gong) is a cylindrical drum with no snares.

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The Tompak (official Persian name) (تنپک, تنبک, دنبک، تمپک), also tombak, donbak, dombak or zarb (ضَرب or ضرب) is a goblet drum from Persia (ancient Iran).

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Triangle (instrument)

The triangle is an idiophone type of musical instrument in the percussion family.

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Tubular bells

Tubular bells (also known as chimes) are musical instruments in the percussion family.

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The udukai(Tamil: உடுக்கை) or uduku is a membranophone instrument used in folk music and prayers in Tamil Nadu and it is originated in Tamil Nadu as well.

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Unpitched percussion instrument

An unpitched percussion instrument is a percussion instrument played in such a way as to produce sounds of indeterminate pitch, or an instrument normally played in this fashion.

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The urumee (also known as urumi) is a double-headed hourglass-shaped drum from the state of Tamil Nadu, South India.

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The vibraphone (also known as the vibraharp or simply the vibes) is a musical instrument in the struck idiophone subfamily of the percussion family.

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The vibraslap is a percussion instrument consisting of a piece of stiff wire (bent into a U-shape) connecting a wood ball to a hollow box of wood with metal “teeth” inside.

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Vocal percussion

Vocal percussion is the art of creating sounds with one's mouth that approximate, imitate, or otherwise serve the same purpose as a percussion instrument, whether in a group of singers, an instrumental ensemble, or solo.

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Waste container

A waste container is a container for temporarily storing waste, and is usually made out of metal or plastic.

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An aerodynamic whistle (or call) is a simple aerophone, an instrument which produces sound from a stream of gas, most commonly air.

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Wind chime

Wind chimes are chimes constructed from suspended tubes, rods, bells or other objects and are often made of metal or wood.

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Wind instrument

A wind instrument is a musical instrument that contains some type of resonator (usually a tube), in which a column of air is set into vibration by the player blowing into (or over) a mouthpiece set at the end of the resonator.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (English see fn.; 27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era.

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Wood block

A wood block (also spelled as a single word, woodblock) is a small, two-toned slit drum made from a single piece of wood and used as a percussion instrument.

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Woodwind instrument

Woodwind instruments are a family of musical instruments within the more general category of wind instruments.

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The xylophone (from the Greek words ξύλον—xylon, "wood" + φωνή—phōnē, "sound, voice", meaning "wooden sound") is a musical instrument in the percussion family that consists of wooden bars struck by mallets.

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The xylorimba (sometimes referred to as xylo-marimba or marimba-xylophone) is a pitched percussion instrument corresponding to a xylophone with an extended range (and not to a combination of a xylophone with a marimba, as the name might suggest).

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Zills, also zils, or finger cymbals, (from Turkish zil, "cymbals") are tiny metallic cymbals used in belly dancing and similar performances.

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