Music Term: Concussion idiophone
Definition and background:
A formal sub-classification of idiophones that are comprised of two similar objects that are struck together to create sound. Most of these instruments have no discernible pitch, but better quality cymbals can produce overtones with a fundamental. Concussion Idiophones instruments include:ClavesSlapstickCastanetsCymbals See also idiophone; percussion instruments.Alsoconcussion idiophone; friction idiophone; percussion idiophone; plucked idiophone; scraped idiophone; shaken idiophone; rattle idiophone; stamped idiophone; stamping idiophone.
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