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Elizabethan Percussion Instruments

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Elizabethan Music - Elizabethan Percussion Instruments
The collection of Elizabethan percussion instruments included the musical instruments from the Medieval period together with the musical instruments which emerged during the Elizabethan era. There were many Percussion Elizabethan Musical Instruments. Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped.

The following is a list of Elizabethan percussion instruments:

  • The Drum - a musical percussion instrument usually consisting of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end  - also called tambours
  • The Cymbal - a percussion instrument consisting of a concave brass disk; makes a loud crashing sound when hit with a drumstick or when two are struck together
  • The Triangle - is a bar of metal, bent into a triangle shape, struck with a metal beater, giving a high-pitched, ringing tone
  • The Tambourine - A small drum consisting of a circular frame with a skin stretched over it and several pairs of metal jingles attached to the frame, played by striking with the knuckles or shaking

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