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Brief: Regarding the Indefinite-pitched Percussion

Having only played instruments that center around melody and its harmonies, you can imagine my initial surprise when I saw the title of the first part of the course – the indefinite-pitched percussion[1].

Traditionally, percussion instruments are defined to be those that produce a sound by being struck or shaken. Over time, more and more special sound effects have been added in, such as whistling or breaking glass, making it now difficult to give an exact definition. (Blatter, 1997:191) Continue reading “Brief: Regarding the Indefinite-pitched Percussion”