Category:Percussion instruments invented since 1800
This is a category for the many percussion instruments that are relatively new and novel developments or inventions. The date 1800 is somewhat arbitrary, and means the category overlaps both the classical and romantic periods of the common practice period; The idea is that these are modern percussion instruments, without belonging to any previous tradition. Instruments developed from older instruments by evolution rather than invention, such as the modern tom-tom drum, are not included, but new and novel types of tom-tom drum, such as the rototom, are. Similarly with cymbals, the hi-hat is a new invention, as is the swish cymbal, but the crash cymbal is merely a refinement of the existing suspended cymbal, and the china type is not so much a new instrument as a new way of mounting and playing an existing instrument.
The following 21 pages are in this category, out of 21 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).