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  Coleman Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The klonton is a rattle drum with external percussion.
Percussion is by impact of the wax balls.
Rattle drums with external percussion are found chiefly in Asia, Arabia, and Egypt.
www.uoguelph.ca /music/coleman/klonton.html   (82 words)

 Spirit of Percussion Rattles
Rattles are used to heal, to speak as the voice of a deity, and to activate the properties of magickal objects such as herbs, beads, stones, etc. by sounding them.
Rattles form one of the instrument types on the "high end" of the percussion ensemble we usually use (the others being the bell and clapping sticks or claves).
Rattles also give an individual a non-athletic way to stay engaged at the fire, and is just as important as drumming or dancing.
vgdrum.org /index_files/rattle.html   (1358 words)

 Tortoise rattle of the Ojibway people
The most interesting of these is that the rattle traditionally contained the beaks of one hundred birds, and when played, the player could make a wish and their wish would travel on the souls of the birds to come true.
The rattle is made from the body of the tortoise, complete with neck and head which from the handle.
The underside of the rattle is the sown belly of the tortoise.
www.asza.com /itortoiser.shtml   (145 words)

 NPR: Performance Today -- Simon Rattles Beethoven
Sir Simon Rattle brings PT listeners on an exclusive travelogue through his remarkable EMI set of live recordings with the Vienna Philharmonic of all nine of the Symphonies by Beethoven.
With Beethoven as the central figure of the work, Rattle suggests that the second movement is a "funeral march for all his hopes of how his life would be." But, after the first two vast movements of struggle and pain, the symphony becomes lighter and returns to joy, wit and humour.
Beethoven himself called it his "little Symph." Sir Simon Rattle is leading us through the complete cycle of Beethoven symphonies, and we're hearing his vision of these works, in concert perfs by the Vienna Phil from the spring of 2002.
www.npr.org /programs/pt/features/2003/apr/rattle_beethoven.html   (1439 words)

 Maggie Cotton - Percussion Work Book & Agogo Bells to Xylophone
Percussion Work Book was started in 1956, born of necessity and experience: now used world-wide as an invaluable reference book.
Throughout her forty years as a member of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra she kept a notebook, in which she duly recorded the number of players and the percussion instruments required for each of those works.
There are clear instructions and diagrams on holding and playing the instruments, their pronunciations and origins, interesting effects to try out, tricks of the percussionist's trade, advice on special needs, notes on the best use of available resources and rescue remedies for broken instruments.
www.percussionworkbook.com   (617 words)

 HyperMusic -- Musical Instruments: Percussion
The xylophone, glockenspiel, marimba, vibraphone,and timpani are all tuned percussion instruments.
Other percussion instruments that do not produce a definite pitch are generally termed unpitched percussion.
Some of these instruments which add colour to an ensemble are the triangle, gong, castanets, rattle, cowbell, woodblock, tambourine, maracas, claves, and whistles.
www.hypermusic.ca /inst/perc.html   (130 words)

 iClassics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sir Simon Rattle is the ideal conductor for this project, delicately wrapping Kožená’s voice in the most vivid and sensitive orchestral sound imaginable.
Rattle conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the period ensemble with which he has been working for more than a decade.
The Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená was born in Brno in 1973.
www.iclassics.com /featureArticle?contentId=3465   (566 words)

 Rattles, Shakers, and Bells
And when the dancers or players get out the rattles and shakers then a wonderful shimmering texture is added to the music which can't be made with any other instrument.
It is a loud and bright rattle, able to cut through drumming and be heard.
These rattles from Nigeria are made from woven split cane with a disk of hard calabash gourd woven into the bottom.
www.bongocentral.com /rattles.htm   (431 words)

 Shakers and rattles, percussion to move by.
This is a beautifully made bamboo jingle rattle.
It is made from small wood pieces and reeds, with small pebbles inside that gently brush against the sides of the rattle as it is shaken and moved.
A metal rattle that attaches to the side of a drum and vibrates when the drum is played.
www.thedrummerslounge.com /Storefront_Shakers_Rattles_1.htm   (375 words)

 Percussion instruments
Percussion instruments may be further divided into those instruments that produce a definite pitch and those that do not.
Some whistles (aerophones) are also included in this category of instruments because they tend to be considered sound effects rather than serious instruments.
Also [Fr.] batterie; [Fr.] instruments à percussion; [Ger.] Schlagzeug; [Ger.] Schlaginstrumente; [It.] percussione; [It.] batteria; [It.] stromenti a percossa; [Sp.] percusión; [Sp.] batería.
www.music.vt.edu /musicdictionary/textp/Percussioninstruments.html   (86 words)

 Rattle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Look up rattle in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Bird-scaring rattle, a Slovene device used to drive birds off vineyards and a folk instrument
Football rattle, a noisy version of the ratchet for showing approval, used by sports fans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rattle   (101 words)

 "Speak" Percussion - about
Speak Percussion is Melbourne's most diverse percussion arts enterprise, it's activities span a wide variety of contexts and genres ranging from regular music festival concerts to experimental hybrid-arts events.
The Glass Percussion Project is a collaborative initiative between Glass Artist Elaine Miles and percussionist and composer Eugene Ughetti.
Elaine Miles's experience in creating glass percussion instruments stems from Fine Arts at a PhD level and she has handblown a very large collection of glass that is resonant and both harmonically complex and pure.
www.speakpercussion.com   (476 words)

 Milestones of the Millennium: Percussion
On this edition of Milestones of the Millennium we explore the history of percussion and its role in the orchestra.
As central as percussion is in music, the percussion section was the last to take shape in the orchestra.
Later, American George Hamilton Green would be one of the first western musicians to demonstrate the full melodic potential of such percussion with his popular recordings in the 1920s.
www.npr.org /programs/specials/milestones/990428.motm.percussion.html   (458 words)

 Whirling Rainbow Foundation - Online Store - Drum Making Kits
Known to cleanse and purify, the rattle was used to call back parts of the soul lost in the past or in an old relationship.
Perhaps human beings carry a subliminal recognition of the rattle as the primal source of comfort, revitalization and power that is still present in contemporary times to remind us to reclaim and remember all parts of who we are.
Whether you have purchased your rattle kit for musical enjoyment or spiritual healing, you are now connecting to an instrument as old as time itself.
www.whirlingrainbow.com /store_drum_making_kits.html   (535 words)

 Custom Rattles by Josselyne - Musical Tools for Magical Work   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The fillings are pre-chosen for rattles unless special contents are desired.
Pine dowels -- the standard used for rattles unless another type is specified.
Rattle heads can be left without decoration or can be painted with any kind of design.
www.heartmagic.com /Rattleweb.html   (282 words)

 Instrument Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rattles are found in almost every musical culture, in almost every era throughout human history.
Technically, they are classified as "idiophones", but that simple label doesn't convey the almost overwhelming variety of materials from which they are made or performance contexts where they are used.
They can be filled with shell, stone, corn kernels, beads or other sound-producers; some, like the shekere gourd rattle illustrated here have beads attached to a net on the outer surface of the instrument.
www.si.umich.edu /chico/instrument/pages/rattle_gnrl.html   (235 words)

 various artists, Native Worlds: Tribal Meetings, Cultural World Music of the Americas
He ends the piece with the flute, chanting and percussion slowing and fading to a wolf howl.
This is a peaceful, tranquil tune with intriguing percussion.
His guitar is echoed by a synthesizer and supported by upbeat percussion.
www.rambles.net /va_nworlds01.html   (733 words)

 Balaphone, Rattles, Shakers, Bells and even Flutes
The Straw Rattles are made in Ghana, filled with small pebbles and finshed with a piece of gourd or the bottom from a recycled milk can.
The 3-Seed Rattle is made of three large seed pods filled with pebbles and glued on a stick.
The Cane Rattle is made of two small gourds filled with pebbles and woven together with rattan.
www.asylumdown.com /pages/percussion.html   (331 words)

 Shake Rattle and Roll - A Percussion Extravaganza! (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Shake Rattle and Roll encompasses all of their collective experience and training, resulting in a stimulating, dynamic, funny and quite unique musical package for Schools, Companies and Special Events.
Mark's most recent work has been to tour with the Alvin Stardust band and now, in addition to working with Shake, Rattle and Roll he continues to be in very high demand as a kit player and percussionist.
Having recently joined 'Shake, Rattle and Roll' he has shown his ability to communicate clearly with his audience, as well as encouraging and inspiring children of all ages.
www.shakerattleandroll.biz.cob-web.org:8888 /Musicians.htm   (332 words)

 Percussion instruments from Africa and beyond.
These percussion crickets are made from one solid piece of Monkey Pod wood.
These percussion fish are made from one solid piece of Monkey Pod wood.
The sound produced is similar to the original sound effect of a horse jaw bone.
www.thedrummerslounge.com /Storefront_Percussion_2.htm   (341 words)

 Musical Instruments, Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Percussion instrument, makes rattling sound, uses wood stick to scratch on teeth, Peru.
Dried seed pod adorned with traditional woven strap, used as percussion rattle, Peru.
Percussion instrument, makes ribbit sound when stick is rubbed on back, Thailand.
www.andeanshowcase.com /page4.html   (242 words)

 Rattle - Contemporary Music from the Pacific
We are unapologetic in calling this 'art music' (even if in lower case) This is music created not only to enrich the aural fabric of our lives, but that will most reward listening with intent.
Big respect to Rattle, a record company which has been releasing New Zealand recordings...beyond the regimented lines of classical and contemporary boxes for some years now.
Rattle releases contemporary New Zealand recordings from classical, jazz, and indigenous world sources in the Pacific
www.rattle.co.nz   (441 words)

 Rattle (percussion) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rhythmical shaking of this instrument produces repetitive, rather dry timbre noises.
In some kinds of music, a rattle assumes the role of the metronome, as an alternative to the drum.
This instrument was used in the ancient world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rattle_(percussion)   (107 words)

 Rattle and Drum - Drum Retailer in Derby, Manchester, Stoke | Drum Specialist
Rattle and Drum - Drum Retailer in Derby, Manchester, Stoke
We are delighted to announce that on Thursday the 29th of June 2006 Grammy-award winning Percussionist Luis Conte will be performing at the Waterfall, Railway Terrace, Derby (opposite the railway s.....
In the 4 months since it was introduced the number of members has been steadily increasing and the i hope people have found the informat.....
www.rattleanddrum.com   (249 words)

 Traditional Instruments and Music of the Mongolia people - text in English
Percussion instruments, though, were only played in connection with Shamanism and Buddhism, the origins of which can be found in Tibetan Lamaism, as well as with the "Tsam dance", which was performed in Mongolia for the first time in the 8th century.
Nowadays, a Jew's harp is made of brass or steel, but in earlier days it was made of wood or bamboo.
It is made from a cow horn, with the pointed end being carved into the shape of a raven's head.
www.face-music.ch /instrum/mongolia_instrum.html   (2761 words)

 Concerts Reviews
Aryeh turns to violin mid-song, leaving the lead to his second harp and accenting its sound with a foot rattle percussion on the next song, a lively Swedish tune which sounds somewhat like a cross between a Celtic jig and a classical piece.
Reyes' group is the perfect concluding act: his harp is loud and vibrant, his act and approach flamboyant in strong contrast to the delicate precision of some of the preceding acts.
When six percussion instruments get going, the beat is irresistible: by then the entire front of the stage fills with dancers young and old.
www.worlddiscoveries.net /Concert%20Reviews%202005.htm   (6551 words)

 freesound :: view pack :: Lint Percussion Pack 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
gourd_rattle_palm_hit.wav :: (0:00) :: Striking a gourd rattle into the palm of the hand added by medialint
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 License.
This site is licensed under a Creative Commons License by MTG (UPF).
freesound.iua.upf.edu /packsViewSingle.php?id=637   (260 words)

 LP African Rattle :: Manufacturers/Latin Percussion - Percussion Instruments and Drums at The Drum Works
The shekere's history begins in Africa where this unique instrument serves as a shaker, a rattle, and a drum.
Traditionally made from hollowed gourds wrapped in a lattice of stones, the instrument was, and is, played by shaking or twisting it to get shaker and rattle sounds or by hitting the bottom of the body with the palm of the hand to get drum like bass notes.
LP has created a number of different versions of the shekere all with excellent durability and a variety of sounds.
www.thedrumworks.com /LP_African_Rattle.html   (235 words)

 African Drums and Percussion including: Djembe, Talking Drum, Thumb Piano and more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Branch Rattle is a tree branch threaded with gourd discs.
Face Rattle is a humorous looking gourd with a face carved in it, complete with white teeth and rattling shells.
The head and body are gourds (maracas) and the rattling arms are wood.
www.carousel-music.com /nf/africanf.html   (1422 words)

 Simon Rattle - Free Music Downloads, Videos, Lyrics, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
Sir Simon (Denis) Rattle became one of the world's leading conductors at an unusually early age.
As a boy, Rattle studied percussion; at the age of eleven, he appeared as a percussionist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
He joined the National Youth Orchestra, again as a percussionist, and began conducting when he was a teenager.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/music/artist/card/0,,648055,00.html   (130 words)

 Musical Instruments: Percussion_at_Sound_Travels_online_store
Our Musical Instruments: Percussion section contains a Chilean Rainstick, a Peruvian Gourd, Huiro and Shaker, a Lizard Clacker from Indonesia, a Shaky Egg from Indonesia, a Thumb Piano or Mbira from Indonesia, hardwood claves and a Seed Shaker from South America, and beaded Maracas from India.
Approx Diameter: 8 cm.~~Coco ShakerMIP045~1460~8354~coco shaker, rattle, ghana, percussion~
Wooden Percussion Kit~These high-quality percussion kits are used in orchestras as well as traditional bands in Vietnam.
www.soundtravels.co.uk /x1460.html   (2211 words)

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