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  • Hand percussion 1

    Hand percussion

    Modern half moon tambourine

    Hand percussion is a term used to indicate a percussioninstrument of any type from any culture that is held in thehand. They can be made from wood, metal or plastic andare usually either shaken, scraped or tapped with fingersor a stick. It is a useful category in terms of a largepercussion orchestra in that it identifies all instrumentsthat are not drums or pitched percussion such as marimbaand xylophone.

    Shakers

    Caxixi from Africa

    A shaker (percussion) is any instrument that makes a noisewhen shaken. Historically they were naturally occurringitems such as seed pods.A caxixi is a basketwork shakerwith a gourd base. Gourds are used all over the world andcovered with a net with shells or seeds to create aninstrument such as the shekere. Modern shakers are oftencylinders made from metal wood or plastic containingsmall hard items such as seeds, stones, or plastic - anexample is the Egg Shaker.There is another category ofshaken instrument using jingles, little discs of metal whichtap together when shaken. Tambourines fall into thiscategory.

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  • Hand percussion 2

    Gourd shekere from Africa with seeds in the net.

    Scrapers

    Modern fibreglass giro from South America

    Frog shaped giro from Japan

    This can be a wood, metal or plastic instrument which hasridges on its body. Often known as Guiro, rhythms arecreated by running a thin stick up and down the ridges atdifferent speeds. Gourds or bamboo have traditionally beenused as they have a resonant hollow body and can easily becut with ridges. A common type from Asia is a carvedwooden frog which has ridges cut on its back and its mouthand belly hollowed out.

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  • Hand percussion 3

    Cowbells

    Modern agogo bell

    The origin here is obvious from the name, a simple way ofkeeping track of your livestock was to tie a bell around itsneck. They are any type of hand held bell tapped withfingers, wood or metal. They occur all over the world andare used extensively in Latin Percussion music and oftenfound as part of a standard Rock Drum Kit. The namecowbell usually refers to a single bell. The Agog bellusually refers to a double or triple bell.

    Triangles

    A modern triangle

    The Triangle (instrument) is a piece of steel bent in theshape of a triangle tapped with another piece of steel. It issuspended on one hand which can be open and closed toalter the sound. Very commonly used in South AmericanMusic to give a persistent high pitched pulse.

    Sticks

    A pair of claves

    Tapping two sticks together is the simplest form of handpercussion, and has developed a place in traditional musicall over the world. Indigenous Australians use clappingsticks alongside the didgeridoo, and claves are an integralpart of South American Music.

    Small drums

    There are a variety of small hand held drums such astamborim which fall into the Hand Percussion category.

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  • Article Sources and Contributors 4

    Article Sources and ContributorsHand percussion Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=369564041 Contributors: Badagnani, Betacommand, Drumsontheweb, Egg D, Freddythehat, Jpabc, Peek park purecussion, Rich Farmbrough, Slysplace, Tim Ross, 3 anonymous edits

    Image Sources, Licenses and ContributorsImage:Rhythm Tech tambourine.jpg Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Rhythm_Tech_tambourine.jpg License: GNU Free Documentation License Contributors: Originaluploader was Drumsontheweb at en.wikipediaImage:Caxixi.jpg Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Caxixi.jpg License: Public Domain Contributors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:FreddythehatImage:shekere.jpg Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Shekere.jpg License: Public Domain Contributors: en:User:FreddythehatImage:Modern fibreglass guiro.jpeg Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Modern_fibreglass_guiro.jpeg License: Public Domain Contributors: Achim Hering, ElisardojmImage:FrogShapedGuiro.jpg Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:FrogShapedGuiro.jpg License: unknown Contributors: User:Chris 73Image:Modern-Agogo.jpg Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Modern-Agogo.jpg License: Public Domain Contributors: Original uploader was Freddythehat aten.wikipediaImage:Modern-Triangle.jpg Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Modern-Triangle.jpg License: Public Domain Contributors: FreddythehatImage:Claves.jpg Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Claves.jpg License: unknown Contributors: Drakosh, Michel BUZE, Wst,

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