The Cabasa, originating from an instrument called afuche, is a percussion instrument that is constructed with loops of steel ball chain wrapped around a wide cylinder. The cylinder is fixed to a long, narrow wooden or plastic handle. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cabasa"
A caxixi is a percussion instrument consisting of a closed basket with a flat-bottom filled with seeds or other small particles. The caxixi is an indirectly struck idiophone. ...more on Wikipedia about "Caxixi"
Claves is a percussion instrument ( idiophone), consisting of a pair of short (about 20-30 cm), thick dowels. Normally they are made of wood but nowadays they are also made of fibreglass or plastics due to the longer durability of these materials. ...more on Wikipedia about "Claves"
Crotales (singular crotal from latin crotalum) are percussion instruments consisting of small, tuned metal disks, each about 4 inches in diameter with a flat top surface and a nipple on the base. The are commonly played struck with hard mallets and produce a sound similar to that of a glockenspiel, but with greater carrying power and purity. ...more on Wikipedia about "Crotales"
Cymbals (Fr. cymbales; Ger. Becken; Ital. piatti or cinelli), are a modern percussion instrument. Cymbals consist of thin, normally round plates of various cymbal alloys; see cymbal making for a discussion of their manufacture. Most modern cymbals are of indefinite pitch (tuned sets have been manufactured but are rare), whereas small cup-shaped cymbals based on ancient designs sound a definite note; see crotal. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cymbal"
The daxophone, invented by Hans Reichel, is a musical instrument of the friction idiophone category. In appearance it somewhat resembles a wooden ruler with one end hanging over the edge of a table (though daxophones are often carved in very elaborate shapes, the basic proportions of a ruler are kept). It is normally played by bowing the free end, but it can also be struck or plucked. The sound is amplified with a contact microphone. A wide range of voice-like timbres can be produced, depending on the shape of the instrument, the type of wood, where it is bowed, and where along its length it is stopped with a separate block of wood ( fretted on one side) called the "dax." ...more on Wikipedia about "Daxophone"
Doyra (also dojra) is an Uzbek percussion instrument, which is something intemediate between a drum and a tambourine. When playing doyra an artists holds it in his left hand and flicks (hits) it with his right hand fingers. The most interesting thing about it is that the artist doesn't make these hits with his hand itself, but rather fastens each finger about its neighbour and then suddenly releases it (like we do when we snap our fingers). As a result he can produce loud, rapid and very sharp sounds. You can often hear about doyra that it isn't an attendant instrument, but a solo one. ...more on Wikipedia about "Doyra"
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The fangxiang (also fang xiang, fang hsiang; 方响 or 方響 in Chinese, pinyin: fang1 xiang3) is an ancient Chinese metallophone. The instrument consists of 16 tuned iron slabs laid in a frame in two rows. The slabs are struck with a hammer and played melodically. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fangxiang"
The flexatone is a modern percussion instrument (an indirectly struck idiophone) consisting of a small flexible metal sheet suspended in a wire frame ending in a handle. ...more on Wikipedia about "Flexatone"
A gangsa is a type of metallophone which is used in Balinese and Javanese Gamelan music. It consists of several, tuned metal bars which are hit with a mallet and each make a note of a different pitch. The gangsa is very similar to the gendér and the saron. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gangsa"
The ganza (also ganzá) is a Brazilian rattle used as a percussion instrument, especially in samba music. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ganza"
A gendér is a type of metallophone used in Balinese and Javanese gamelan music. It consists of several tuned metal bars suspended over a tuned resonator of bamboo or metal, which are tapped with a mallet made of wooden disks (Bali) or a padded wooden disk (Java). Each key is a note of a different pitch, often extending a little more than two octaves. The "gendér" is similar to the gangsa, which also has an individual resonator under each key, and the saron, which, although trough-resonated, does have a set of tuned metal bars or keys. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gendér"
The glass harmonica, also known as glass armonica or simply armonica (derived from "armonia," the Italian word for harmony) is a type of musical instrument that uses a series of glass bowls or goblets graduated in size to produce musical tones by means of friction (instruments of this type are known as friction idiophones). ...more on Wikipedia about "Glass harmonica"
The Glockenspiel ( German, "play of bells", also known as orchestra bells and, in its portable form, bell lyra or bell lyre) is a musical instrument in the percussion family. ...more on Wikipedia about "Glockenspiel"
The güiro is a percussion instrument consisting of an open-ended, hollow gourd with parallel notches cut in one side. It is played by rubbing a wooden stick along the notches to produce a ratchet-like sound. The güiro is commonly used in Latin-American music, and plays a key role in the typical cumbia rhythm section. ...more on Wikipedia about "Güiro"
(Idiophone) :For the concept of sound symbolism, see ideophone. ...more on Wikipedia about "Idiophone"
A jam block is a small slit drum made of plastic and used as a percussion instrument. It is the sturdy, modern version of the fragile traditional wood block. It is hit with a stick and it makes a noise that sounds like "tock, tock." Jam blocks are usually attached to timbales and drum kits. These blocks are often used in Salsa, ...more on Wikipedia about "Jam block"
The Jew's harp is one of the oldest musical instruments in the world. It is also sometimes called a jaw harp or juice harp, among other names, and has no particular connection with Jews or Judaism. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jew's harp"
A log drum is a type of unpitched percussion instrument that creates its resonance with two tongues that are carved into a hollow box. This box is usually made out of cherry or maple wood. The two tongues are carved in a manner such that one is higher pitched than the other one. When a tongue is struck, it vibrates, resonating through the box-like chamber and creating a dark mellow tone. The instrument is to be played with soft rubber or yarn mallets. ...more on Wikipedia about "Log drum"
The marimba is a musical instrument in the percussion family. Keys or bars (usually made of wood) are struck with mallets to produce musical tones. The keys are arranged as those of a piano, with the accidentals raised vertically and overlapping the natural keys to aid the performer both visually and physically. ...more on Wikipedia about "Marimba"
A mark tree (also known as a chime tree or set of bar chimes) is a percussion instrument used primarily for musical color. It consists of many small chimes – typically cylinders of solid metal approximately 6 mm (one-quarter inch) in diameter – of varying lengths mounted hanging from a bar. The chimes are played by sweeping a finger or stick through the length of the hanging chimes. They are mounted in pitch order to produce rising or falling glissandos. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mark tree" The article you are reading is from www.shortopedia.com
Generally speaking, a metallophone is any musical instrument consisting of tuned metal bars which are struck to make sound, usually with a mallet. ...more on Wikipedia about "Metallophone"
A mihbaj is a traditional Bedouin implement, made of a wooden base with a foot-long pestle, that serves both as a coffee grinder and as a percussion instrument. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mihbaj"
A musical instrument plucked from the toolshed, the musical saw is often a standard, manual wood-cutting saw. However, it is often the case that professional "sawyers" might opt for a custom-made musical saw. These saws generally have a longer blade for a greater range, thinner metal for sweeter notes, and are cut from the original sheet so the grain of the metal runs parallel to the cutting edge of the saw (providing cleaner vibrations). ...more on Wikipedia about "Musical saw"
The ranat ek lek is a metallophone used in the classical music of Thailand. It is the smaller of the two sizes of Thai metallophone; the larger one is called ranat thum lek. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ranat ek lek" Fast www.shortopedia.com
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