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shaken idiophone


A formal sub-classification of idiophones that are comprised of an object that produces sound by shaking or rattling small particles contained within the instrument or objects that jingle. Primarily rattles, these instruments have no discernible pitch and are typically used for  rhythmic interest. 
Shaken Idiophone instruments include:
- pellet bells
- sleigh bells
- maracas
- sistrum
- sistro

See Also

[English] idiophone
[English] percussion instruments


Last Updated: 2016-06-11 23:23:07