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percussion (noun) the sound of two things hitting each other with great force; musical instruments like drums which you play by hitting them with your hands or a stick.

Percussion is striking one object against another with great force to produce sound. Percussion instruments are instruments which are played by our hitting with sticks or hands. Drums, brass, string, etc., are examples of percussion instruments.

  • Percussion instruments are the ones which provide music with rhythm and therefore form an important part of an orchestra.
  • Pop music is too loud with too much of sound made by percussion instruments drowning the lyric.
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