H, I, J, K and L from A to Z of percussion


Hammer (World).

Handbells (Europe) Pitched bells with internal clapper.

Hembra (Cuba) Larger timbale drum.

Hyoshigi (Japan) Wooden blocks struck together.


Iba see Sistrum.

Itótele & Iyá (Cuba) Bata drums.

Iyesá Drums (Africa) Cylindrical double headed drums.


Japanese Temple Bell  Very large single bells often struck with a log for the most resonance.

Japanese Wood Block Circular block with resonating chamber underneath.

Jingling Johnny also Turkish crescent or schellenbaum Bells on a stand, often used in military/ceremonial occasions.


Kalimba or Thumb Piano (Africa) see Marimbula.

Kanjira (India) Tambourine.

Karkabas (Morocco) metal castanets.

Khanjari (India) Tambourine.

Kokoriko (Japan) Wooden slats strung together.

Kpanlogo (Africa) peg drum, similar to small conga.


Leaf Whistle (Aboriginal/ Australia)- Folded leaf.

Lions Roar (Western) See Cuica.

Log Drum (Africa) carved out of a large log.

Lujon (USA) Pitched metal plates with resonating tubes.

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About derangeddrums

Composer, percussionist, musical director, teacher and educator. My music has been written for audiences in palaces and in the street. Music is my vocation and my passion and I hope you enjoy it too.
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1 Response to H, I, J, K and L from A to Z of percussion

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