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Words Related to Music - Percussion Instruments

Here you will learn some English words related to percussion instruments such as "drum", "tambourine", and "gong".

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Words Related to Music
steel drum
[noun]
a percussion instrument originally from Trinidad and Tobago that consists of a concave metal oil container which is beaten in differnet places to produce various notes
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drum
[noun]
a musical instrument consisting of a hollow, round frame with plastic or skin stretched tightly across one or both ends, played by hitting it with sticks or hands
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glockenspiel
[noun]
a percussion instrument made of a row of metal bars of various sizes mounted on a frame and hit by a pair of small hammers
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marimba
[noun]
a percussion instrument with a set of wooden bars in different lengths mounted on a frame, played with a yarn or mallets
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snare drum
[noun]
a small drum with two heads and snares stretched across the bottom head, producing a sharp, rattling sound when struck
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bell
[noun]
a metal cup-shaped object with a separate piece of metal hanging inside that makes a ringing noise when it moves
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gong
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a large, flat metal percussion instrument, typically circular in shape, suspended vertically and struck with a mallet to produce a resonant, reverberating sound
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cymbal
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a percussion instrument in the form of a round metal plate that is played either by hitting a pair together or hitting one with a drumstick
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bass drum
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a large percussion instrument played by striking a drumhead stretched over a hollow shell, producing deep, low-pitched tones
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bongo drum
[noun]
a pair of small, tuned drums, typically of different sizes, joined together and played with the hands
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tabor
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a small drum used in the past with a calfskin membrane, typically played by one hand
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tambourine
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a percussion instrument with a round wooden frame, metal discs around its edge and a plastic or skin membrane, played with one hand
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timpani
[noun]
a set of kettledrums played in an orchestra
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triangle
[noun]
a percussion instrument which is basically a steel rod formed into an open triangle, producing sound when hit by a metal bar
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steelpan
[noun]
a melodic and percussive instrument invented in Trinidad and Tobago, made from oil barrels and commonly used in Caribbean and calypso music
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Hang drum
[noun]
a modern, handcrafted percussion instrument known for its unique UFO-shaped design, with melodic and rhythmic properties
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tabla
[noun]
a pair of small, hand-played drums from India and Pakistan that are used in classical, devotional, and popular music styles
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tubular bells
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a percussion instrument consisted of a row of suspended metal tubes that produce a sound similar to that of a bell when hit by a bar
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clapper
[noun]
a percussion instrument that produces a sharp sound when two solid objects are struck together
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rattle
[noun]
a percussion instrument that produces sound when shaken, typically consisting of a container filled with small objects or beads
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chenda
[noun]
a cylindrical percussion instrument from India, typically used in the state of Kerala's traditional temple music
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dholak
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a double-headed hand drum widely used in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, typically played with both hands and used in various genres of music
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ghatam
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a traditional clay pot percussion instrument from South India, known for its unique shape, resonant sound, and intricate playing techniques
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castanets
[noun]
(plural) percussion instruments consisting of a pair of small shells made of wood, ivory or plastic that are fastened to the thumb and clicked together using the fingers
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Jew's harp
[noun]
a small musical instrument consisting of a flexible metal or bamboo tongue attached to a frame, which is placed in the performer's mouth and plucked to produce a twanging sound
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pakhavaj
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a double-headed barrel-shaped drum from northern India used in traditional classical music and devotional music, particularly in the genres of dhrupad and kirtan
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mrindangam
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a traditional double-headed drum from South India, known for its rhythmic versatility, intricate playing techniques
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daf
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a Middle Eastern frame drum with a circular frame and a thin, stretched membrane, known for its rhythmic sound, used in Middle Eastern and Persian music
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wobbleboard
[noun]
a musical instrument of Australian origin consisting of a fiberboard, which the performer holds in both hands and flexes to make low sounds
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xylophone
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a percussion instrument consisting of a row of wooden bars in different lengths set on a frame, played by a wooden or plastic mallet
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conga drum
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a single-barreled drum that is tall and narrow and is beaten by hands, from Cuban origin
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tabor
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a small drum used in the past with a calfskin membrane, typically played by one hand
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crotales
[noun]
a percussion instrument consisting of small brass or bronze disks, or cymbals, hit with hard mallets each producing a different note
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carillon
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a set of tuned bells in a bell tower or belfry, known for its melodic and harmonic sound, used for playing complex compositions and melodies
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agogo
[noun]
a Latin and African musical instrument consisting of one or multiple bells that are played by hitting them with a wooden piece
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balafon
[noun]
a large xylophone that is used in Western African music and uses hollow gourds as resonators
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keyboard glockenspiel
[noun]
a metal-bar percussion instrument played with a keyboard, producing bright bell-like tones
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lamellophone
[noun]
a musical instrument that produces sound by striking or plucking small metal or wooden tongues, which are attached to a resonator or frame, and is played with the fingers or other objects
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idiophone
[noun]
a musical instrument that produces sound primarily through its own body or material, without the need for strings, membranes, or other external elements
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