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    Marimba and snare drum are my favorites.
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    Marimba for me too, also like Tom toms
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    Good ol' timpani for me. And bass drum. I can't stand the triangle. Sorry triangle fans.

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    Proper percussion: metals (bells, gongs, etc) but not the glockenspiel or the chime tree.

    Instruments usually asigned to percussionists: Rain Stick

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    Timpani for me, although I like bass drums and snare/side drums also (and the bells!).
    Nielsen's employment of the side drums in his Fifth Symphony may likely win many converts. The genius of this man.
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    My favorite percussion instrument has and always will be the piano.
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    Timpani and marimba. Love those things.

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    First, the timpani. The percussion's soul

    Also celesta, tam-tam (for shocking moments), vibraphone, tubular bells (for great and solemn sections)

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    this really must be a classical music crowd if after 5 pages no one has even mentioned the cow bell

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    Marimba, great when you have to play a lot on notes.

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    I honestly love the crotales. They are interesting- especially how they are used with a string bow. However, I love the timpani- I love the intensity of the instrument. Even better, put all of those together! Place the crotale on a timpani and I think you move the tuning pedal to make the sound. By doing so you get this eerie, wind-like, empty sound. Truly wicked. It is used in this piece me and my band our playing called "Gone" by Scott McAllister, part of a clarinet concerto he wrote.

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    My favorite percussion instrument is probably the marimba. I love the low notes and the resonance it has. It creates a beautiful tone.
    I recently started renting one made of rosewood and it has such a deep, beautiful sound. I'm so in love.

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    My wife's rolling pin. Concussion from percussion.
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