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Hi :)

I want to ask two questions regarding percussion instruments used in orchestra.

1. What are kind of practices to improve the skills of playing percussion instruments?
2. What are the functions of percussion instruments in orchestra, or any other events?

This is for my school project work. I hope you can help. Thanks!

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1--Because there are so many different types of percussion instruments,there are many skills involved in playing them.

Saying that, there are many different practices involved also, but it all comes down to taking lessons from a qualified teacher and practicing as much as possible.

The functions of percussion instruments in a band or orchestra are:
to provide the timing and pulse for the group.
to provide accents for the music.
And to provide the excitement, "flavor" & "spice" to the music.

Hope this helps.

Mike

Drums & Percussion

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