Percussion (disambiguation)

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Percussion may refer to:

  • Percussion instrument, a large group of musical instruments
    • Percussion idiophone, a percussion instrument which is beaten with a hand or with a dissimilar, non-sounding beater, as opposed to a concussion idiophone which is beaten against a second similar instrument
    • In the Hornbostel–Sachs classification system, percussion refers generally to any object that beats against a dissimilar, non-sounding object, so a clarinet reed is described as percussion while an oboe reed is concussion
  • Percussion (medicine), a method of clinical examination
  • Percussion cap, an ignition system in firearms