10 Best Percussion Instruments


The Top Ten

1 Piano 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.

its a fantastic instrument it shows passion and anger so vote NOW

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

Not exactly percussion is it? But I do love it, it's awesome


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2 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!

So true...

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3 Drum Set

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

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

Makes the song/ important instrument

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4 Bass Drum

Has a good sound


love it

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

5 Cowbell

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

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

6 Xylophone

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

They are so cool and have a nice peaceful sound

7 Glass Harmonica

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

So call tripple poo

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

8 Steel Drums

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

9 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!

It's so simple but the sound is cool. - booklover1

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

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?! "

10 Gong

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

piff ting

The Contenders

11 Tambourine

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

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12 Thundersheet
13 Marimba

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

Marimbas are awesome. Make a great noise!

You said they're awesome. AWESOME!

14 Cajon Drums

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

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15 Glass Harp
16 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...

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

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

Such a lovely sound

17 Bass Drum
18 Crash Cymbal

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

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19 Timpani

The most powerful, booming percussion instrument.

Different sounds make a unique instrument!

Going to learn soon, can't wait!

20 Conga

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

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21 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.

22 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

23 Temple Blocks

A variety of woodblocks. They have a great sound.

It has an amazing sound!

24 Maraca
25 Vibraphone

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

26 Wind Chimes
27 Suspended Cymbal

The suspended cymbal can be used in classical or jazz music. The hi-hat keeps the drum set moving.

This sounds pretty cool but only in the right spots, I love playing this!

28 Bongos

Sounds pretty cool, but when it gets played it has to really be hit. Perfect for jungle dances!

29 Djembe

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

30 Cabasa
31 Woodblock
32 Tubular Bells
33 Hi-Hat
34 Bell
35 Taiko Drum

Makes the Bass Drum look like a small child's toy.

36 Cymbals
37 Castanets

Are these percussion

38 Toubeleki
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