Drums & Percussion/percusion


What are the most  popular percussion instruments?
what are the least popular?
Thank you so much.

The answer to this question is a very broad one. It depends on where you are living. In the United States for example the drum set is the most popular percussion instrument in high schools however in colleges it might be the marimba or timpani. It depends on the style of music that you are surrounded with.
in our country, eastern Indian and African instruments are perhaps the least popular because they are not directly involved in our culture.

Instruments like the tabla from East India or the djembe from Africa may not be very popular here but they would be in those cultures.  

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James Moyer


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30 years of professional playing and 25 years of teaching at all levels in percussion and drums. I taught middle school, high school and college students since 1978. I used to work for Apple. I know the computer line and operating system at expert level and teach music technology at my college.

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