Xylophone

A percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned wooden bars arranged like a piano keyboard, with a hollow tube under each bar. Each bar gives off a different pitch […]

Woodblock

A percussion instrument that consists of a hollow block of wood, struck with a stick or mallet.

Triangle

A percussion instrument made of a metal bar bent into the shape of a triangle with one corner open. It is held by a string and struck with a metal […]

Timpani

The only drum that can be tuned to produce definite pitches. Timpani is Italian for kettle drum, another name for the instrument because of its large kettle-shaped bottom, over which […]

Tambourine

A percussion instrument consisting of a small wooden hoop with metal disc inserts called jingles. The hoop is covered on one side with a drumhead. It is played by shaking […]

Taiko

A family of JapaneseĀ percussionĀ instruments

Tabla

A pair of twin hand drums from the Indian subcontinent.

Steel Drums

A tuned percussion instrument, originally made from the kind of large, metal container (also known as a drum) used for storing oil. The head of the steel drum contains several […]

Snare Drum

A small double-sided drum with skin pulled tight over the top and bottom. Metal wires, called snares, are stretched across the bottom skin, and rattle when the drum is struck.

Shekere

(also called Axatse) A West African percussion instrument consisting of a dried gourd with beads or cowries woven into a net covering the gourd.