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Percussion section

One of the main divisions of an orchestra / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The percussion section is one of the main divisions of the orchestra and the concert band. It includes most percussion instruments and all unpitched instruments.

A percussion section with pitched percussion (tubular bells, background), auxiliary percussion (crash cymbals, suspended cymbal, snare drum and bass drum) and timpani (foreground) in use

The percussion section is itself divided into three subsections:

These three subsections reflect the three main skill areas that a percussionist studies.

Percussion sections, consisting of similar instruments, may also be found in stage bands and other musical ensembles.[1]