13 Best Concert Percussion Instruments

List Updated May 2020

Bestselling Concert Percussion Instruments in 2020


Latin Percussion LP311H One Handed Triangle

Latin Percussion LP311H One Handed Triangle
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • What is the sound of one hand triangling?
  • This one-handed triangle from Latin Percussion makes it possible to play triangle rhythms-even rolls-with one hand
  • Its unique shape fits comfortably and securely in your grip

Hickory Slapstick - 18-inch (MADE IN U.S.A.) - Whip Cracking Effect for Leroy Anderson's Christmas tune "Sleigh Ride" (T3)

Hickory Slapstick - 18-inch  (MADE IN U.S.A.) - Whip Cracking Effect for Leroy Anderson's Christmas tune
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • PERFECT FOR USE DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON | With just a flick of the wrist you can replicate the sharp sound of a cracking whip to add an exciting impact to any musical piece. This sound is perfect for use in Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride", a standard piece played at Christmas concerts the world over.
  • PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA | Each Timber Drum Company product is made from Tennessee hardwood and is assembled in our workshop just north of Nashville, TN.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND EASY TO USE | Because this instrument only requires one hand to play, you can easily interact with other percussion accessories (like a shaker or tambourine) at the same time.
  • BUILT TO LAST | With its ergonomically-routed handle made of solid hickory and its nickel-finished steel hinge, this product is made to last year after year. Each T3 comes with an official two year warranty from Timber Drum Co.
  • DIMENSIONS | The T3 is 18 x 2.2 x 0.8 inches in dimension.

Innovative Percussion IPLD Lalo Davila Concert Snare Hickory Drumsticks

Innovative Percussion IPLD Lalo Davila Concert Snare Hickory Drumsticks
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Brand: Innovative Percussion
  • Product Code: IPLD
  • Made in the USA
  • Hickory

Meinl Maracas, Standard Concert Size with ABS Plastic Shells and Wooden Handles-NOT Made in China-for Live Performances and Recording Sessions, 2-Year Warranty, (PM2BK)

Meinl Maracas, Standard Concert Size with ABS Plastic Shells and Wooden Handles-NOT Made in China-for Live Performances and Recording Sessions, 2-Year Warranty, (PM2BK)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • CLASSIC MARACA SOUNDS: Sold in pairs, Meinl concert maracas produce classic maraca sounds with plenty of projection and clarity. Their smooth wooden handles are ergonomically curved for comfort and stained to create an elegant finish
  • PLENTY OF VOLUME: These maracas with sit comfortably in any mix of sound with minimal effort. Their durable plastic shells create plenty of volume along with the filling inside. Perfect for small acoustic sets or large venues
  • LAYER YOUR GROOVES: Useful in live or studio settings, maracas are a great way to add dimension to your music. Meinl concert maracas are ready to play right out of the box. Anyone on stage can pick up and play, regardless of skill level
  • FITS EASILY IN AN INSTRUMENT BAG OR CASE: Add all new dimensions of percussive rhythms to your acoustic set without taking up too much space in a gig bag. These maracas fit comfortably in any common instrument bag
  • OFFICIAL TWO YEAR WARRANTY: Meinl instruments carry a two year manufacturer's warranty when purchased from authorized retailers

Meinl Percussion Sleigh Bells for Christmas Caroling, Recording, Live Band or Choral Performances-Wooden Grip, (SLB25)

Meinl Percussion Sleigh Bells for Christmas Caroling, Recording, Live Band or Choral Performances-Wooden Grip, (SLB25)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Shimmering chorus effect: The Meinl sleigh bells are equipped with 25 steel bells that ring out with a full, rich sound. These sleigh bells may be used in any musical application from holiday band or choral performances to Christmas caroling. Their resounding tonal quality also works in the studio and for any live acoustic performance or orchestral setting in a large venue
  • Easy to play: an ergonomically shaped wooden handle allows for an easy grip. Simply shake the sleigh bells and let them ring out. These bells respond with a controlled sound and feel to any rhythm you wish to play. Their vibrant tones blend well without overpowering
  • Layer your grooves: percussionists and drummers alike will find these sleigh bells useful. Use them to layer grooves and add a glowing dynamic to your music. Singers/songwriters may also use them to bring in a different percussion Element to their performance
  • Durable with plenty of volume: these bells are securely mounted to a wooden base. They may be used for light or heavy playing in either small or large venues. They have a wide dynamic range so players can make them cut through or sit underneath the mix
  • Official two year Meinl Warranty: Meinl instruments carry a two year manufacturer warranty when purchased from authorized retailers

10 inch Steel Cowbell with Handle Cheering Bell for Sports Events Large Solid School Bells & Chimes Percussion Musical Instruments Call Bell Alarm(Copper)

10 inch Steel Cowbell with Handle Cheering Bell for Sports Events Large Solid School Bells & Chimes Percussion Musical Instruments Call Bell Alarm(Copper)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

Giantex Percussion Glockenspiel Bell Kit 30 Notes w/Practice Pad +Mallets+sticks+stand

Giantex Percussion Glockenspiel Bell Kit 30 Notes w/Practice Pad +Mallets+sticks+stand
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

Meditation Chime, Ehome Solo Percussion Instrument with Mallet for Prayer, Yoga, Eastern Energies, Musical Chime Toys for Children, Teachers' Classroom Reminder Bell…

Meditation Chime, Ehome Solo Percussion Instrument with Mallet for Prayer, Yoga, Eastern Energies, Musical Chime Toys for Children, Teachers' Classroom Reminder Bell…
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Handled Iron Cow-bell Percussion Instrument Black Finish, Wood Stick (6inch)

Handled Iron Cow-bell Percussion Instrument Black Finish, Wood Stick (6inch)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Durable and Pleased sound with material of Iron
  • Professional percussion musical instruments for music hobby
  • Package including a cowbell and a stick

Innovative Percussion F13 Fundamental Concert Bass Drum Mallet

Innovative Percussion F13 Fundamental Concert Bass Drum Mallet
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Brand: Innovative Percussion
  • Product Code: F13
  • Made in the USA
  • Premium Innovative Percussion Quality

Innovative Percussion IP1 General Concert Snare CM Drumsticks

Innovative Percussion IP1 General Concert Snare CM Drumsticks
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Brand: Innovative Percussion
  • Product Code: IP1
  • Made in the USA
  • Concert Snare Sticks

Innovative Percussion CL1 Christopher Lamb Concert Snare Maple CM Drumsticks

Innovative Percussion CL1 Christopher Lamb Concert Snare Maple CM Drumsticks
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Brand: Innovative Percussion
  • Product Code: CL1
  • Made in the USA
  • Maple

Latin Percussion LP513 Double Row Bar Chimes 72

Latin Percussion LP513 Double Row Bar Chimes 72
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

Things to Consider when Setting Up a Band

For those who play instruments, sing, or both, you have probably considered setting up a band either to jam on the weekends or to play local venues.

Advertising

Before you can expect musicians to show up at your door for an audition, they have to hear that you are looking first. Putting up fliers at local music stores is a great way to get the word out. Craigslist is also a wonderful medium in which to reach potential band members. Make sure you post it in the correct section, though, so your ad is easy to find and effective. Put down exactly what you are looking for in a band as far as genre and gigs go, and which type of people should apply. For example, are drug or alcohol use acceptable to you? Is it okay if the musician is out of work? Are you specifically looking for Christians or atheists?

Practice

Most bands have anywhere from three to five members, and that can really complicate things. Setting up a day of the week where all the band members can practice is sometimes very difficult. Deciding where to practice can be a problem, as well. If nobody's house is an option, some bands rent studio or storage unit time in order to rehearse.

Gigging

It is a good practice to be up front with the band about possible gigs and playing venues. If the band performs original songs, for instance, paying gigs can be hard to come by. Let everyone in the band know that money is not your top priority, and make sure all the members feel the same way. Conversely, if yours is a cover band who plans to make people dance the night away in bars or nightclubs, then decide on a dollar amount the entire band can be happy with, and strive to earn that when playing out. Sometimes, the band has no say in what they make, and simply receives either a pre-determined flat fee or a percentage of the door price. Either way, it is important that potential members know your intentions from the start, so they do not get disappointed and leave the band just when it gets off the ground.

Most importantly, HAVE FUN! Nothing is worse than dreading each and every time the band practices or plays a gig. Try not to stress out over every little detail, and instead enjoy the project as a whole. It is one thing to voice concerns or opinions and contribute ideas, but quite another to be a constant complainer. Remember, music is supposed to be an outlet, not a source of aggravation.

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