Top 10 Best Percussion Instruments

The Top Ten

1 Piano The piano is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands.

This is considered a percussion instrument, so it deserves to be on this list. Inside, you have a bunch of mallets striking the strings inside the piano. (it is also considered a strings instrument)

It is a wonderful and fantastic and awesome every complement is less for it

Can preform any type of music you want. The sound of it is beautiful.

Not only do I like the sound of the piano but I love playing it to!

2 Drum Set

Awesome to play. Many songs to play as well as genres. You can add other percussion instruments to it with a mount

Has tons of variety and makes any music great. You can play for hours on the set.

You can have anything in a drum set, that's why I love it so much

Haven't learnt it, YET, but I love this instrument!

3 Tabla

Tabla is the best instrument I got to listen... I have heard piano too but not better than tabla...

Listen to a master play it and you will find out just how expressive a tabla can be.

The greatest percussion instrument ever - straight from the heart to ear!

Tabla is famous in my contry Sri Lanka

4 Steel Drums

Steel drums are sooo cool people! Other than timpani steel drums are the best of the pitched drums.

That's it! RAV drum is my favorite

5 Gong

Sounds so amazing and dramatic! It doesn't get enough use.

6 Triangle

Look it up on YouTube and watch a master to really appreciate this instrument. It's not just a ding ding, play it properly and it's awesome!

First day of school I asked my teacher if I could play the triangle. She handed me an octagon, I was like "what is this?! "

I like the triangle because its shaped like a triangle and its cool

It's so simple but the sound is cool.

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8 Glass Harmonica

Makes a really cool ethereal-type sound, like outer space.

Is cool and simple to play from gugu immaculate S. Godongwana1

9 Cowbell

I got a fever... and the only prescription... is more cowbell.

It needs more cowbell. even the reaper can't hear it.

10 Tambourine

Great instrument.. When u know how to use it!

You are the best peope thet play the trombone and mathew streton hats musik

The Contenders

11 Marimba

They make a great sound, and I prefer their warmer tones to a piano

Has a great sound. Makes music sound fun and uplifting.

Marimbas are awesome. Make a great noise!

You said they're awesome. AWESOME!

12 Xylophone

I have played xylophone. My introduction to percussion. Combination of a piano and drum.

Has a nice, moving sound. The starting mallet instruments.

They are so cool and have a nice peaceful sound

I love this instrument!

13 Mridangam

The best instrument you can use for Carnatic Music. After you hear to it in a perfect tone you'll get to know the real meaning of elixir. You can hear it's peculiar rhythm only from the hands which is dedicated to it and love to do it! And the sounds from it are really hard to get with a professional touch...

The best percussion instrument on this planet. Listen to an expert and you will know why.

Indian classical drum. Mirthangam is known as "The king of Percussions".

Such a lovely sound

14 Bass Drum

I’m playing bass drum for the song Bugler’s Dream in my school band concert, and I LOVE playing it! It so fun to hear the vibrations when you hit it. Bass drum is probably the most important instrument in a band because without it, the whole band will mess up! Bass drum is like the leader of the band!

Has a good sound

It has a good sound ( Miyuli or Meow or Miyu)

love it

15 Glass Harp
16 Cajon Drums

It's so nice to use in jamming with acoustic guitar specially the mienl brand of cajon...

Great sound and fun to play

17 Timpani

The most powerful, booming percussion instrument.

Different sounds make a unique instrument!

Going to learn soon, can't wait!

18 Crash Cymbal

Just love playing it, and when I play it I know that everyone else can hear me - makes me feel Good!

A great addition to concert band pieces.

19 Conga

The more the merry. They come in 3 basic sizes Tumba Conga and Quinto. Get all 3 on stage and discover the world of rhythm.

The basis of many Latin songs. These drums make dance music.

Bongos sound better

20 Cannon
21 Snare Drum

One of the first instruments you learn on. Many percussionist learn rhythms on the snare.

Ha Ha, know 'bout 15 percussion instruments, but not this one!

I love the snare because to me it's the heart of the band

22 Glockenspiel

Prefer the xylophone, although I can play this and not the xylophone, weird, Right?

No surprises by Radiohead shows how beautiful a glockenspiel can be.

23 Vibraphone

If only I could get my hands on one of these...

24 Djembe

A go to instrument if you want to have fun but is also capable producing dynamic sounds in the studio or on stage

25 Temple Blocks

A variety of woodblocks. They have a great sound.

It has an amazing sound!

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