Percussion Instruments Research Paper

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Percussion Instruments BY BRANDON Cajón & Jawbone (Description) Cajón: A Cajón is nominally a six sided, box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru, played by slapping the front or rear faces with the hands, fingers, or sometimes various implements such as brushes, mallets, or sticks. Jawbone: The Jawbone is a traditional Latin percussion instrument that is cleaned of tissue and dried so the teeth can loosen and act as a rattle. They are traditionally made from the jawbone of either a mule, horse, or donkey Gong & Paiban (China) Gong (Photo on the left) Pitched/Unpitched:Pitched Paiban (Photo on the right) Pitched/Unpitched:Unpitched Timbales and Congas (Cuba) Timble (Photo on the left) Pitched/Unpitched:Unpitched Congas (Photo on the right)…show more content…
It is generally struck on one side with a wooden stick bowed at the end, and with a large thin stick on the other side, though it is also played by the bare hands Tambourine: The tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame, often of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called "zils". Classically the term tambourine denotes an instrument with a drumhead, though some variants may not have a head at all. Alfaia and Atabaque (Brazil) Alfaia (Picture on the left) Pitched/Unpitched:Unpitched Atabaque (Picture on the right) Pitched/Unpitched:Unpitched Alfaia and Atabaque (Description) Alfaia The Alfaia is a medium sized drum. Alfaias are played with a distinctive technique, and players hold the weak-hand drumstick inverted to get the proper attack on the head. Atabaque The Atabaque is a long sized drum. The shell is made traditionally of Jacaranda wood from Brazil. The head is traditionally made from

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