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percussion instruments

Instruments that are sounded by striking, shaking, plucking, or scraping. All instruments such as drums and bells fall into this category. The formal classifications of most percussion instruments are either idiophones (instruments that vibrate when struck, shook, plucked, or scraped) or membranophones (instruments that have a stretched membrane that vibrates when struck, shook, or rubbed). Informally, Percussion instruments may be further divided into those instruments that produce a definite pitch and those that do not. Some whistles (aerophones) are also included in this category of instruments because they tend to be considered sound effects rather than serious instruments.
 
TABLE OF COMMON PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS
tuned_percussion
untuned_percussion
auxiliary_percussion
latin_percussion
drum_kit
antique_cymbals
bell_lyre
celeste
chimes
crotales
glockenspiel
marimba
orchestra_bells
steel_drums
timpani
vibraphone
xylophone
bass_drum
crash_cymbals
gong
snare_drum
suspended_cymbal
tam-tam
tenor_drum
tom-tom
acme_siren
bird_whistle
boat_whistle
finger_cymbals
flex-a-tone
jews_harp
marching_machine
police_whistle
ratchet
rattle
sandpaper_blocks
slapstick
sleigh_bells
tambourine
temple_blocks
thunder_machine
train_whistle
triangle
vibra-slap
wind_machine
wood_block
agogo_bells
bongo_drums
caba_a
castanets
claves
conga
cowbell
g_iro
maracas
scraper
timbales
kick_drum
hi-hat
ride_cymbal
sizzle_cymbal
snare_drum
splash_cymbal
tom-tom