Used to describe instruments played either by striking a membrane such as a drum or a piece of hard material such as wood, metal or plastic (for example, a cymbal), or by shaking (such as a tambourine). They can also be divided into instruments producing sounds of definite pitch such as tympani, and those that do not, such as the snare drum.
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The Hip Rhythm Digest
A collection of transcriptions of famous grooves and solos, along with rudiments and exercises, for PDF and download.
Marc Zoutendijk's Percussion Info
Information about tympani, sticks, drum sets, composers and miscellaneous topics.
Rhythm Bones Central
History, regional names, events calendar, Bones Fests, bones players, vendors, Rhythm Bones Society membership form, mailing list, bibliography, discography, and videography.
Information on how to choose, set-up, tune and maintain drums, percussion, cymbals and hardware. Free MP3 downloads.
Wikipedia - Percussion Instrument
Hyperlinked encyclopedia article provides information on the history, classification, function and notation of percussion instruments.
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