percussion Tag

Let’s get to know CSM’s Folk Instruments! Today’s instrument is the Tank Drum – also known as the tongue drum, or hank drum.   What is a tank drum? The tank drum is a cushion-shaped percussion instrument made from metal. The top of the drum is sliced into small petal or tongue shapes to create different pitches when struck with a mallet. When played, the tank drum has...

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If there is a part of music that remains to be extremely important in music whether it is classical, rock, or electronic music, it's percussion. There are many forms it can take, ranging from cymbals, kettledrums, to tamborines. Percussion is the heartbeat of music. In addition to providing rhythm to music and keeping time, many percussion instruments also produce tones, pitches, and melodic sounds. Catherine King,...

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