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Accent


Submitted by ThatDrummerKid on Mon, 10/15/2007 - 12:01
Emphasis placed on a particular note that gives it more stress than the others.
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Acoustic Drums


Submitted by King on Tue, 10/16/2007 - 09:20
acoustic drums - drums that are void of electronic components.
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Ago-go


Submitted by ThatDrummerKid on Tue, 02/24/2009 - 13:22
A Latin percussion instrument. It is a cow-bell influenced instrument with a smaller bell, and a higher pitch. It is made from wrought iron.  
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Alto Xylophone


Submitted by ThatDrummerKid on Fri, 09/25/2009 - 15:34
Bar percussion instrument developed for use with Carl Orff's "Schulwerk Music Education Program".
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American Indian Drum


Submitted by ThatDrummerKid on Fri, 04/10/2009 - 09:22
The American Indian drum is a single or double-headed drum played by Native American Indian tribes. It has a wood or clay shell and thick skin heads held in place by leather straps.
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Backbeat


Submitted by ThatDrummerKid on Mon, 10/15/2007 - 12:11
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Backsticking


Submitted by ThatDrummerKid on Fri, 04/10/2009 - 09:31
A method of turning the snare drum stick from it's normal playing position to strike the drum head with the butt of the stick. Used in marching percussion, and in jazz.
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Bamboo Shaker


Submitted by ThatDrummerKid on Fri, 04/10/2009 - 10:02
A hollow piece of bamboo filled with shot or seed and shaken by hand.    
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Basel Drum


Submitted by ThatDrummerKid on Fri, 04/10/2009 - 10:09
A rope-tensioned field drum used in rudimental music associated with the city of Basel, Switzerland.  
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Basket


Submitted by ThatDrummerKid on Mon, 10/15/2007 - 12:12
Snare drum basket. The metal cradle that holds the snare drum and is part of the snare stand .
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Acoustic Drums
Acoustic Drums

acoustic drums - drums that are void of electronic components. Usually made of wood or synthetic mat...
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Ago-go
Ago-go

A Latin percussion instrument. It is a cow-bell influenced instrument with a smaller bell, and a h...
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Alto Xylophone
Alto Xylophone

Bar percussion instrument developed for use with Carl Orff's "Schulwerk Music Education Progr...
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American Indian Drum
American Indian Drum

The American Indian drum is a single or double-headed drum played by Native American Indian tribes...
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Backbeat
Backbeat

A consistent rhythm that stresses beats 2 and 4 in common time. In other "common" time s...
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Backsticking
Backsticking

A method of turning the snare drum stick from it's normal playing position to strike the drum head...
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Bamboo Shaker
Bamboo Shaker

A hollow piece of bamboo filled with shot or seed and shaken by hand.     ...
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Basel Drum
Basel Drum

A rope-tensioned field drum used in rudimental music associated with the city of Basel, Switzerlan...
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Basket
Basket

Snare drum basket. The metal cradle that holds the snare drum and is part of the snare stand ...
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Bass Drum
Bass Drum

(Kick Drum) - The largest, and the lowest pitched drum in a marching band or with a drumset. ...
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