The Roots of the Percussion Family
Those who love to hear the sound of the percussion family may not realize that percussion instruments were one of the first musical devices created by mankind, and are now considered the backbone of a musical ensemble. The use of hands, feet, sticks, and rocks have been used to create unique sounds and beats before musical history was ever recorded.
With this wide variety of learning tools, your students can discover the root of how percussion was first discovered by the use of just their own hands and feet. Once they learn to appreciate the original sources, they can be introduced to the many percussion instruments we hear every day. No matter the genre, nearly every song will contain some form of percussive beat.