Percussion Musical Instruments Eld

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Percussion Musical Instruments Eld

  1. 1. 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. Tambourine A shallow drum (with or without a drumhead), with metallic disks that jingle in the sides of the drum Wooden Claves Cylindrical hardwood sticks, used in a pair, as a percussion instrument.
  2. 2. Jingle Bells These instruments make music (ring) with the shake of a wrist. Egg Shaker Egg shakers have a great percussion sound similar to maracas. They are about the same size as chicken eggs. Bongo Drums
  3. 3. 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. Gourds Many South American instruments are made from hollow gourds.
  4. 4. Guiro A South American musical instrument, often made from a hollow gourd; it has a serrated surface that is scraped with a stick Maracas
  5. 5. 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.

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