Friday, January 7, 2011

T.P. Blog- Lesson 5- Toys in the Orchestral Percussion Section

Today, we discuss some accessories in the orchestral percussion section, specifically: finger cymbals, triangle, and castanets. There are many different techniques to play these instruments, and I am going to detail the ones that work for me.

I would love to hear your comments about the lesson, and if you have any suggestions about what you would like me to cover next! Thanks for tuning in!

(I apologize for some of the sound distorting in a few places!)


  1. Great explaination! Loved the section on the finger made me giggle! Although the title of the Lesson - Toys in the Orchestral Percussion - is a little misleading. I was expecting you to be grooving down with some Hot Wheels cars or maybe a rubber duck. lol Have you ever explored non-traditional "instruments" or "found sound"?

  2. @Molly- Hey! thanks for the comments!!!! "Toys" are slang in the percussion world for these instruments :) But, the term 'non-traditional' is a little broad... and as you mention 'found sound' I assume you are referring to items such as the kitchen sink or random pieces of metal, etc? In reference to these types of instruments, there is nothing specific that I could talk about, but I could totally mention a bunch!!!!!!!

    Thanks again for your comments!!!!! :)