shaken idiophone


A formal sub-classification of idiophones that are comprised of an object that produces sound by shaking or rattling small particles contained within the instrument or objects that jingle. Primarily rattles, these instruments have no discernible pitch and are typically used for rhythmic interest. Shaken Idiophones instruments include:

See also idiophone; percussion instruments.

Also concussion idiophone; friction idiophone; percussion idiophone; plucked idiophone; scraped idiophone; shaken idiophone; rattle idiophone; stamped idiophone; stamping idiophone.

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