Percussion - instruments types and percussionists in the USA.
Like how we can't even imagine an environment without air, we can't imagine a life without music even. No doubt, music is one of the most powerful and the important things in our life since it remains to be an excellent medium of communication and an exorbitant means of human expression. It engages, energizes and reduces stress and has been proven to help kids to grow smarter. Though there are a plenty of tools has been used by the to create music, they are mainly categorized under five distinctive heads, namely Percussion, Woodwind, Brass, String and Keyboard of which this article discusses on the percussion musical instruments, its types and some of the best percussionists in the USA.
Brass instruments which are called as Labrosones means lip vibrated instruments and include tuba, trumpet, French horn and trombone.Woodwind instruments are wind instruments that form a section of an orchestra other than the brass instruments and include flute, bassoons, clarinets and oboes. Those musical instruments like that of the guitar and violin produce sound using vibrated strings to fall under the category of string instruments and that uses its keys to make some pleasant sound like the piano are categorized under keyboard instruments. A percussion instrument is the one that is struck, shaken or scraped to make the music and takes a fine place in the orchestra.
The percussion instruments are further being classified into tuned and untuned percussion instruments. Those percussion instruments that could be tuned to play some musical notes are tuned percussion instruments and include xylophones, vibraphones, glockenspiel, timpani, marimba, etc., Some other percussion instruments that do not produce a definite pitch are untuned percussion instruments. Snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, castanets are all untuned percussion instruments Live session Musicians USA
. The percussion family is the largest and the most important in an orchestra to add a special color to the ensemble with its special effects to the musical notes.
Being a percussionist is not an easy task since it requires ample practice to hit the right instrument at the right time with the right amount of energy to go in line with the musical notes to add glory to the symphony. Some of the most popular percussionists in the USA are listed here as follows.
Clyde Stubblefield, one of the best percussionists in the USA, has been named as the second best drummer of all time by LA weekly during the year 2014. He is known for his biggest hits in the late 60's with Jabo Starks with James Brown. Some of the legendary beats of Stubblefield and James Brown includes "Cold Sweat," "Say It Loud," "I Feel Good," and "Funky Drummer" and such best composings has enabled him to earn an unofficial title " the World's Most Sampled Drummer".
Neil Peart, acclaimed to be the most popular drummer of the day is a continuous winner of numerous awards from a variety of drum magazines like that of the Drummerworld and the Modern Drummer Famous Jazz Musicians in USA
. He is well-known not only for his proven technical proficiency in many of his recorded works and live performances but also as a popular lyricist for the Rush and as a fabulous author writing non-fiction books too.
Sheila Escovedo, widely known by her stage name Sheila. E is from a musical background and a popular singer, drummer and a percussionist. Sheila released her debut album "the Glamorous Life" in the year 1984 which is written by Prince to be listed in the top ten hits of U.S. subsequently followed by her second single hit " The Belle of St. Mark".