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percussion instruments [3]click to hear

Group of instruments that are struck directly with the hands or with sticks, mallets, etc. to produce a sound.
percussion instruments [3] kettledrum foot caster pedal crown tension rod strut shell tuning gauge tie rod batter head metal counterhoop

kettledrum click to hear

Instrument consisting of a parabolic copper basin covered with a stretched membrane that is struck with mallets.

foot click to hear

The base of the kettledrum.

caster click to hear

pedal click to hear

Device connected to the crown that adjusts the tension of the membrane to change the tuning of the instrument.

crown click to hear

Plate raised and lowered with the pedal to adjust the position of the tie rods.

tension rod click to hear

Metal rod connecting the crown to the tie rods.

strut click to hear

Metal frame with several branches; it supports the shell.

shell click to hear

Parabolic copper basin that functions as a sound box.

tuning gauge click to hear

Part used to adjust the pitch of a note and obtain precise tuning of the instrument.

tie rod click to hear

Metal part connected to the tension rod; by adjusting the tension of the batter head, it changes the drum’s pitch.

batter head click to hear

Membrane that is struck with a mallet.

metal counterhoop click to hear

Metal hoop that stretches the membrane over the shell to control the tone of the instrument.