untuned percussion

[English]
A common sub-classification of percussion instruments that is comprised of instruments that are typically used to perform the rhythmic foundations of a composition. Most of these instruments are untuned (unable to produce a specific pitch). They are notated with normal rhythmic notation, but each instrument is placed on a separate line.

Untuned percussion instruments include:     
Bass Drum
Crash Cymbals
Gong
Snare Drum 
Suspended Cymbal
Tam-tam
Tenor Drum
Tom-Toms


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Last Updated: 2013-05-02 18:19:51