Talk:Classification of percussion instruments

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Merge from sections of Percussion instrument[edit]

Ultimately, most of the material from Percussion Instrument#Classifications should come here, leaving jsut an outline there, and merging the section currently [1] at Percussion Instrument#Classification.

The mess is partly my fault, but the existing material was unreferenced, confusing, and arguably POV in places. But, there is also good material in the article still to rescue. A work in progress. Andrewa (talk) 00:19, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Hornbostel-Sachs classification for a suspended cymbal[edit]

All I can find on the web is 111.24, which includes 111.241 Gongs, 111.242 Bells. 111.243 Slit Drums and 111.244 Percusion Troughs. 111.245 seems to be unallocated, but there must surely be a specific code for suspended cymbal.

Or is it just that those who administer the scheme haven't yet realised that jazz and rock are music? Surely not, even Trinity College teaches kit drumming these days. Andrewa (talk) 08:33, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Classification by region of origin[edit]

As many percussion instruments are used in multiple genres and traditions, I wonder whether it might be an idea to have a section on classification by region of origin, at least in addition to the other classifications. An idea floated on Talk:Percussion_instrument. It would be in a tree system as such:

continent/global regions (europe africa middle east east asia south asia americas etc)

instruments which originated in that global region but for which a specific site of origin is unknown
regions (mediterranean, carribean/cerntral america, indian subcontinent, north africa etc.)
instruments which originated in that region but for which a specific country of origin is unknown
countries - although as borders can sometimes shift this could get tricky
instruments which originated in that country
locales/regions within countries
instruments which are known to have originated in a particular locality

Examples: Americas-Central America/Carribean-Trinidad and Tobago-Steel Pan

There would also need to be a section for instruments of an unknown region of origin, such as castanets, which could have originated in europe or north africa

Obviously more recently developed instruments would be easier to place, such as:

Europe - British isles - England - Sussex - Electronic Drum (although the reference seems like it may be self published)

I suppose this discussion would also need to be had on the category talk page to ensure consistencyGudzwabofer (talk) 06:49, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

I've also noticed there is a Wikipedia:WikiProject Music/Regional and national music taskforce but the last post on their talk page is a few months ago.Gudzwabofer (talk) 07:06, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Classification by Tradition[edit]

Another way of looking at this is classification by genre. Links to existing genre articles with substantial percussion sections can be used, such as Reggae#Drums_and_other_percussion although that section has no references, despite the fact that it seems to know what it's talking about.Gudzwabofer (talk) 07:12, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

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