Learn Hand Percussion

Hand percussion, also known as la percusion menor, is a term used to indicate a percussion instrument of any type from any culture that is held in the hand. They can be made from wood, metal or plastic and are usually either shaken, scraped or tapped with fingers or a stick. It is a useful category in terms of a large percussion orchestra in that it identifies all instruments that are not drums or pitched percussion such as marimba and xylophone. Dance Papi covers a range of instruments such as the guiro, maracas and claves.


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