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The Percussion Family

Elementary general music introduction to the percussion family with performance samples at the end of the presentation.
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Maggie Haggerty

on 4 May 2016

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Transcript of The Percussion Family

What makes a percussion instrument?
Percussion instruments produce a sound when struck, shaken, or scraped.
Types of percussion instruments:
-pitched
-unpitched
Snare Drum
struck with drum sticks
wires across the bottom
Bass Drum
Crash Cymbals
Timpani
The Percussion Family
played upright,
with a bass drum
or
mallet
beater
provides the low
" " or " "
of the ensemble
booms
heartbeat
in marching band, bass drums of different sizes are
carried using a
harness
made out of copper
sometimes called
kettle
drums
each has a pedal to change pitch
made of
brass
concave shape
echoes the sound
Gong
comes from
Eastern Asia
much larger than cymbals
played with a heavy, felt covered beater
Keyboard Percussion
all keyboard percussion
are arranged like a piano
Xylophone
Glockenspiel
Marimba
Chimes
bars made of wood
has metal tubes called
resonators
skinny, metal bars
no resonators
wide wooden bars
long resonators
uses rubber mallet
has a pedal
Auxilary Percussion
smaller instruments for
different sounds
Tambourine
Claves
Triangle
Woodblock
Castanets
Maracas
Vibraslap
Mark Tree
Ratchet
Cabasa
Slapstick
Sandpaper Blocks
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