Wikipedia:WikiProject Percussion

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The current WikiProject Percussion Collaboration of the Month is
List of percussion instruments
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A Santal drummer playing a tumdak'

Welcome to WikiProject Percussion, a WikiProject dedicated to creating and improving all percussion-related articles.

About WikiProject Percussion[edit]


  • To improve percussion-related articles to good or featured standard. (Timpani had for a long time been our flagship article, but it is now a delisted FA.)
  • To improve categorization of percussion related articles.
  • To rate and review percussion related articles.
  • To compile a list of useful resources on percussion to use in article referencing and writing.



  • We are a rather small project, so having directors and coordinators seems like overkill. Unless our membership expands greatly, we are just a discussion and article improvement center.
  • Just like the sounds our instruments produce, many contributors give a short intense burst of activity, some give occasional, almost subliminal but important transients, and a few just keep pounding away. We welcome all.

Terminology: See Wikipedia:WikiProject Percussion/Glossary which is a local work in progress.

Latest articles[edit]

Latest additions[edit]

Common images and additions to: huehuetl, pambai, barriles de bomba, bar chimes, pakhawaj, naqareh, goblet drum

Infoboxes: Add one to huehuetl

Suggested articles and additions[edit]


Feel free to add yourself to the list, and to add {{WikiProject Percussion userbox}} to your user page. You might like to add both this page and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Percussion/In progress to your watchlist as well.

  • Kakofonous—mainly a drum set player, novice at marimba, experience with a wide range of orchestral percussion instruments and some hand drums as well.
  • EvanSeeds—plays drum set (four years) and all orchestral percussion (seven years).
  • Badagnani—percussion music enthusiast, into contemporary classical music, world music, and all forms of the avant-garde.
  • Qzply— kit drummer, orchestral percussion, latin percussion, mallet percussion, marching percussion.
  • Andrewa—kit drummer (since 1974), jazz, rock and gospel, world music, cymbal enthusiast, interested in all genres
  • Brad Halls—rudimental drummer, member/instructor/arranger of marching bands & drum corps
  • Rm w a vu—classically trained A-muss player, now plays rock (quite a quantum leap). Also plays Jazz, Funk and teaches style extensively (I only teach experienced players, not beginners, any more).
  • Barkjon —mainly drum kit player, some djembe, plays some other percussion, loves Christian Rock and Alternative Rock, loves drums!
  • Philip.t.dayOrchestral Percussionist, and Drum Kit player. If you hit it, I like it! 12 years of experience as a Drummer, 7 years as an orchestral percusinist. I teach Drum Kit for pocket money to take to Uni.
  • Tpvibes — Jazz vibraphonist.
  • Mike — Rock, Jazz drummer, some guitar playing. Four years of experience.
  • Steveclassical percussion, specializing in battery; also jazz, rock, and funk drumset (8 years of experience)
  • Callum — Rock, Funk, and a little bit of Jazz. Interested in Electric Kits. Two years of experience
  • Opus88888 (talk) 15:20, 23 November 2009 (UTC) — rhythmic percussion aficionado
  • Tim (talk) 21:50, 6 January 2010 (UTC) — Multi-Percussionist from St. Louis, Missouri in the United States.
  • Timpguy22 (talk) 14:03, 28 January 2010 (UTC) — Orchestral percussion and timpani, jazz
  • Frederick Arciniegas (talk) Drummer with 18 years' experience. Attended Berklee College of Music. Also appears as Prince Frederick in the band The Charms. Afro-cuban and afro-venezuelan percussion studies at the Bigott Foundation.
  • MichiHenning (talk) Passionate djembe and dunun player and teacher.
  • yutsi (talk) — Concert percussionist, jazz drummer, and drumline enthusiast since 2010.
  • Smuckola Rudimental snare player, student of Mitch Markovich, authoring various percussion articles (Mitch Markovich, Frank Arsenault) and editing various others.
  • Pollack man34 Basic drum kit (plus another crash and second floor tom), 9 years' experience, specialize in rock, specifically AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, and the Beatles. Helped expand articles John Bonham, Phil Rudd, Neil Peart, Ringo Starr and many more!
  • Dobbyelf62 - drum kit, cajon, hand drums, and assorted percussion
  • NorthAmerica1000 00:08, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Dpepper73 - Started with piano lessons in 1981; Drummer/percussionist since 1984; started concentrating on the drumset in 1987; I still play piano but mainly for fun. I still play the drumset, sometimes professionally, sometimes not. And I still use the knowledge that I gained way back in 1984 when I practice and perform with my local community band.
  • Gudzwabofer (talk) - Piano for a while in primary school. Joined a brass band in high school and settled on percussion, have since played in a few rock bands and collected a few percussion instruments, most sadly in storage interstate at my parent's place, so I can't record them all for Wikimedia
  • tcxspears - Jazz drum set and percussion, as well as fife and drum, specializing in music from 1760s-1950s, attended New England Conservatory of Music
  • FiendYT - Intermediate pianist for more than 5 years. Have a collection of music theory books to use.


Articles to create[edit]

See also:

Pictures required[edit]

The following articles still need copyright free pictures. So if any of you percussionists happen to have one lying around at home, please upload a photo to wikimedia and add it to both the article page and List of percussion instruments.


See: Wikipedia:WikiProject Percussion/Assessment

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Expand by clicking the relevant arrow, or see Wikipedia:WikiProject Percussion/Category tree for a more complete listing and description.

Percussion(11 C, 8 P)
Body percussion(1 C, 7 P)
Drumming(6 C, 29 P)
Percussion instruments(8 C, 116 P)
Percussion music(5 C, 27 P)
Percussionists(27 C, 64 P)
Vocal percussion(1 C, 7 P)

Collaboration of the Month[edit]

The collaboration of the month for September 2015 is List of percussion instruments. Feel free to nominate an article to replace it at Wikipedia:WikiProject Percussion/Collaboration of the Month

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