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Definition of Percussion

Percussion

  1. The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report.
  2. Hence: The effect of violent collision; vibratory shock; impression of sound on the ear.
  3. The act of tapping or striking the surface of the body in order to learn the condition of the parts beneath by the sound emitted or the sensation imparted to the fingers. Percussion is said to be immediate if the blow is directly upon the body; if some interventing substance, as a pleximeter, is, used, it is called mediate.

Percussion Quotations

Heaven to me is percussion and bass, a screaming guitar and a burbling Hammond B-3 organ. It's a soup I love being immersed in.
Dan Aykroyd

For me, the most difficult thing is that I am learning melodies on guitar from some songs whose melodies were not meant to be played on guitar. Ever. They were intended mostly for keyboards or melodic percussion.
Dweezil Zappa

I identify more as a musician than as a singer, because I play piano and percussion, and I engineer and produce everything that I do.
Janina Gavankar

The thing about playing percussion is that you can create all these emotions that can be sometimes beautiful, sometimes really ugly, or sometimes sweet, sometimes as big as King Kong and so on. And so there can be a real riot out there, or it can be so refined.
Evelyn Glennie

Percussion is the most adaptable family of instruments. The biggest challenge is to project percussion in a lyrical way.
Evelyn Glennie
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Percussion Translations

percussion in German is Aufschlag {m}, Schlag
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