percussion instruments

percussion instruments
musical instruments whose tones are created by striking (i.e. drum, cymbal, etc.)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • List of percussion instruments — This is a list of percussion instruments. Tuned percussion * Antique cymbals * Celesta * Chimes (a.k.a. tubular bells) * Clavinet * Crotales * Gong * Glass harmonica * Hammered dulcimer * Handbells * Hang * Lithophone * Marimba * Marimbaphone *… …   Wikipedia

  • Percussion instrument — Percussion redirects here. For other uses, see Percussion (disambiguation). A percussion instrument is any object which produces a sound when hit with an implement or when it is shaken, rubbed, scraped, or otherwise acted upon in a way that sets… …   Wikipedia

  • Percussion notation — is a type of musical notation indicating notes to be played by percussion instruments. As with other forms of musical notation, sounds are represented by symbols which are usually written onto a musical staff (or stave). Percussion instruments… …   Wikipedia

  • percussion — [pər kush′ən] n. [L percussio < percussus: see PERCUSS] 1. the hitting or impact of one body against another, as the hammer of a firearm against a cap 2. the shock, vibration, etc. resulting from this 3. the percussion instruments of an… …   English World dictionary

  • percussion — ► NOUN 1) (before another noun ) (of a musical instrument) played by being struck or shaken. 2) percussion instruments forming a band or section of an orchestra. 3) the striking of one solid object with or against another. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • percussion instrument — a musical instrument, as the drum, cymbal, triangle, xylophone, or piano, that is struck to produce a sound, as distinguished from string or wind instruments. [1870 75] * * * A musical instrument that is struck (or sometimes shaken or scraped) to …   Universalium

  • Percussion mallet — This article is about the musical tool. For more meanings, see Drumstick (disambiguation). Mallet bag showing variety of mallets A percussion mallet (or drum stick) is an object used to beat drums and other percussion instruments. Some… …   Wikipedia

  • PERCUSSION — s. f. T. didactique. Coup, action par laquelle un corps en frappe un autre. Percussion violente, soudaine. Le cerveau est quelquefois offensé par une violente percussion. Percussion directe. Percussion oblique. Les lois de la percussion des corps …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • percussion — per|cus|sion [pəˈkʌʃən US pər ] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: percussio act of hitting , from percutere to hit hard ] 1.) musical instruments such as drums, bells etc which you play by hitting them ▪ Tonight we have Paul Duke on… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • PERCUSSION — n. f. T. didactique Choc résultant de l’action brusque d’un corps sur un autre. Percussion violente, soudaine. Les lois de la percussion des corps, ou simplement de la percussion. Il se dit aussi, en termes de Médecine, d’une Méthode… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

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