What is the largest Percussion Instrument?

What is the largest Percussion Instrument?

There are some pretty big instruments in the percussion family, some are make a big sound, others weigh a great deal, but which is the biggest percussion instrument of them all? The bass drum is the largest percussion instrument in terms of size and sound.The Marimba is the heaviest percussion instrument but the bass drum…

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How Does a Kalimba Work & How Loud are They? (in decibels)

How Does a Kalimba Work & How Loud are They? (in decibels)

The modern Mbira is more commonly known as a Kalimba. An instrument that is ancient in origin, its heritage entrenched in African history and important in local culture. A Kalimba can sound divine but how does it work and produce sound? A Kalimba works by plucking steel keys of differing lengths and pitch with the…

Melody in Percussion – More than you would imagine

Percussion is often viewed and nothing more than drums in modern music, and understanding the difference between definite and indefinite pitch in the percussion family helps us answer the question, Can percussion instrument play a melody? Percussion instruments such as Marimba, Handpan, Tongue Drum and Kalimba can not only produce melody but can create some…

Why Percussion is Important & Why Music Needs It (Sometimes)

Music is a complicated world with ups and downs that influence everyone who listens, and many people get confused as which parts are the most important. Many times pop and rock bands will find their lead singer or guitar players as the most popular, or orchestras will give little attention to the rhythm section. So…