The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report.
Hence: The effect of violent collision; vibratory shock; impression of sound on the ear.
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 is the most adaptable family of instruments. The biggest challenge is to project percussion in a lyrical way. Evelyn Glennie
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
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
My father moved to Hawaii from Brooklyn and my mother came there as a child from the Philippines. They met at a show where my dad was playing percussion. My mom was a hula dancer. Bruno Mars
I think I can only help to expose percussion to all sorts of people. The balance between the lighter and more serious side is important. Evelyn Glennie