Latin percussion

DEFINITION

A common sub-classification of percussion instruments that is comprised of percussion instruments that are used in popular Latin music. Some of these instruments are tuned (able to produce a specific pitch) and others are untuned (unable to produce a specific pitch), but all of them are notated without specific pitches. Their main function is to provide a solid foundation to the rhythmic character of the composition. Latin percussion instruments include: Agogo Bells, Bongo Drums, Cabaca, Castanets, Claves, Conga, Cowbell, Gueiro, Maracas, Scraper, Timbales.

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