Percussion Musical Instruments
A percussion instrument is any object which produces a sound by being hit,
shaken, rubbed, scraped, or by any other action which sets the object into
vibration. Percussion instruments play not only rhythm, but also melody
and harmony. It is believed that percussion instruments were the first
musical devices ever created.
A shallow drum (with or without a drumhead), with metallic disks that
jingle in the sides of the drum
Cylindrical hardwood sticks, used in a pair, as a percussion instrument.
These instruments make music (ring) with the shake of a wrist.
Egg shakers have a great percussion sound similar to maracas. They
are about the same size as chicken eggs.
Bongo drums or bongos are a percussion instrument made up of two
small drums attached to each other. The drums are of different size.
Drum and Stick(s)
A musical percussion instrument made from a hollow, usually
cylindrical, body. It is covered at one or both ends with a tightly
stretched membrane, or head, which is struck with the hand or sticks.
Many South American instruments are made from hollow gourds.
A South American musical instrument, often made from a hollow
gourd; it has a serrated surface that is scraped with a stick
A South American percussion instrument made from a hollow gourd;
these rattles contain pebbles or beans and are often played in pairs.
African Gourd Shaker
Shaker gourds are probably one of the earliest of all musical instruments. In Africa,
hollow gourds are covered with a loose netting strung with beads.