membranophone


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Noun1.membranophone - a musical percussion instrumentmembranophone - a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
bass drum, gran casa - a large drum with two heads; makes a sound of indefinite but very low pitch
bongo, bongo drum - a small drum; played with the hands
drumhead, head - a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
percussion instrument, percussive instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
side drum, snare drum, snare - a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head
tabor, tabour - a small drum with one head of soft calfskin
tambour - a drum
tambourine - a shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sides
tenor drum, tom-tom - any of various drums with small heads
timbrel - small hand drum similar to a tambourine; formerly carried by itinerant jugglers
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Regarded as the king of percussion instruments, this membranophone percussion instrument consists of a pair of drums, and has long been used in traditional, classical, popular and Indian folk music.
Membranophone percussion instruments are popular, and many drum-like membranophones are used widely across the world.
For instance: the saitar is not sitar, but a tribal chordophone, gowri kalam ("kalam" means pen in Hindi) is actually a trumpet and davandi, a membranophone, is an hour-glass shaped small drum of brass.
The dundun is an all drum ensemble that comprises different sizes, types and makes of the hourglass drum family, belonging to the membranophone instruments.
Kundu: hourglass-shaped membranophone common to many parts of Papua New Guinea, with one drumhead.
This percussion instrument (of the membranophone family) consists of a pair of hand drums of contrasting sizes and timbres.
Before they invented membranophone percussion instruments, Africans used tree trunks as drums.
The depositary also contains several rare instruments in the membranophone category.
On traitera ici de questions tres clairement exprimees par certains musiciens de steelband, ces orchestres de metallophones et membranophones emblematiques de Trinidad et Tobago: <<Pourquoi tu joues du double tenor (1) ?
To categorize instruments, I employ the modern classification system (Hornbostel and Sachs), which classifies all instruments into four main categories according to the way in which sound is produced: aerophones, idiophones, membranophones and chordophones.