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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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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.
The author chose to organize the organology section by first addressing general, historical, and regional studies of Spanish instruments, followed with the organological divisions of aerophones, chordophones, idiophones, and membranophones.
This does not apply, however, to the last six membranophones in the collection, tympani (kettle drums) that have been preserved in the castle not as separate pieces, but in pairs, with one pair still on its original base in the form of a high tripod.
xxviii-xxxi), which lists the number of instrument types (aerophones, chordophones, membranophones, and idiophones) and subtypes found in each of the chronological periods.