Sunday, November 29, 2020

The Percussion Section: Musical Jokers

This percussion article got obsoleted by a percussion joker article written in July of 2021.

In an orchestra, there are a few big categories of musicians and instruments: the string instruments, the wind (and brass) instruments, and the percussion. 

The percussion is built around the drums but it includes bells and oddly, the piano. Should the piano forte really be considered a string instrument since after all, there are strings? That’s a question beyond my pay grade but it’s been explained to me that pianos, because you strike the strings rather than stroke or pluck them, counts as a percussion instrument.

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