Percussion instruments are a versatile and important part of any musical ensemble. They can range from drums and cymbals to woodblocks and clackers, adding a unique and dynamic texture to a piece of music. Woodblocks are a type of percussion instrument that is typically made from a single block of wood and struck with a beater. They have a hollow sound and are often used to provide a percussive accompaniment to other instruments. The kalimba is a type of African thumb piano that is made of metal tines and a wooden body. It is played by plucking the tines with the thumbs, producing a unique sound that resembles a harp. Clackers are a type of percussion instrument consisting of two wooden slats that are connected at one end. When clapped together, they create a loud and sharp sound.
Guiros are another type of percussion instrument that is made from a hollowed-out gourd and grooves carved along its surface. When rubbed or scraped with a stick, they make a sound similar to a rattlesnake. Rainsticks are a type of tube-shaped percussion instrument that is filled with small pebbles. When the stick is inverted, the pebbles fall through it and create a sound that resembles the sound of rain. Xylophones are a type of percussion instrument that consists of wooden bars of varying lengths that are arranged in a particular order. They are struck with mallets to produce tones of different pitches.