The Percussion Musical Instruments ClipArt gallery offers 51 illustrations of the bell, castanets, cymbals, drums, gong, piano, tambourine, triangle, xylophone, and other percussive instruments.

A hollow metal musical instrument, usually cup-shaped with a flared opening, that emits a metallic tone when struck.

Bell

A hollow metal musical instrument, usually cup-shaped with a flared opening, that emits a metallic tone…

A hollow metallic vessel which gives forth a clear, ringing sound on being struck.

Bell

A hollow metallic vessel which gives forth a clear, ringing sound on being struck.

The crotal is an ancient bell, a percussion instrument that is tuned and made of a bronze or brass sphere.

Ancient Crotal Bell

The crotal is an ancient bell, a percussion instrument that is tuned and made of a bronze or brass sphere.

Ancient chime of bells

Bells

Ancient chime of bells

Five bells on a ribbon.

Bells

Five bells on a ribbon.

An illustration of a little boy playing a drum.

Boy Playing Drum

An illustration of a little boy playing a drum.

Castanets

Castanets

Castanets

Castanets held in a hand.

Castanets

Castanets held in a hand.

An instrument composed of two concave shells of ivory or hardwood, shaped like spoons placed together, fastened to the thumb, and beat with the middle fingers.

Castanetes

An instrument composed of two concave shells of ivory or hardwood, shaped like spoons placed together,…

A musical instrument with a keyboard and metal plates struck by hammers that produce bell-like tones.

Celesta

A musical instrument with a keyboard and metal plates struck by hammers that produce bell-like tones.

A set of bells musically tuned to one another.

Chime

A set of bells musically tuned to one another.

Scene from the story, "On Comic Songs."

Comic Songs

Scene from the story, "On Comic Songs."

Thin plates, of a composition of cooper and tin, round in form, and slightly concave in the centre. They are clashed together producing various effects.

Cymbals

Thin plates, of a composition of cooper and tin, round in form, and slightly concave in the centre.…

Cymbals consist of thin, normally round plates which are crashed together in music.

Cymbals

Cymbals consist of thin, normally round plates which are crashed together in music.

An instrument of music, consisting of a hollow cylinder, upon which a piece of vellum is stretched, to be beating with a stick.

Drum

An instrument of music, consisting of a hollow cylinder, upon which a piece of vellum is stretched,…

A very old form of a drum.

Drum

A very old form of a drum.

A bass drum struck with a padded stick. It is more sonorous the larger it is.

Bass drum

A bass drum struck with a padded stick. It is more sonorous the larger it is.

A kettle-drum is a great hemispheric basin of copper, a sort of cauldron, covered with calfskin strained so tight to give it musical vibrations. It is usual to have two drums of unequal size.

Kettle Drum

A kettle-drum is a great hemispheric basin of copper, a sort of cauldron, covered with calfskin strained…

This is a military drum, and is used in all rhythmic figures by means of alternate od simultaneous beatings with two drumsticks.

Side Drum

This is a military drum, and is used in all rhythmic figures by means of alternate od simultaneous beatings…

"The snare drum, having two heads, the upper one only being played upon by two sticks of wood; strings or snares, are stretched across the lower one, giving a peculiar resonant tone." -Foster, 1921

Snare Drum

"The snare drum, having two heads, the upper one only being played upon by two sticks of wood; strings…

A disk of bronze, of peculiar composition and temper, the secret of which is only known to the Chinese. It is struck upon with a mallet covered with felt or rags

Chinese Gong

A disk of bronze, of peculiar composition and temper, the secret of which is only known to the Chinese.…

The harmonium is a free standing keyboard instrument, similar to a reed organ or a pipe organ.

Harmonium

The harmonium is a free standing keyboard instrument, similar to a reed organ or a pipe organ.

The harmonium is a type of keyboard instrument similar to an organ. The sound is produced by air using foot or hand operated bellows, producing a sound similar to an organ.

Harmonium

The harmonium is a type of keyboard instrument similar to an organ. The sound is produced by air using…

A drum made of a copper vessel, usually hemispherical, or shaped like a kettle, covered with parchment.

Kettle-drum

A drum made of a copper vessel, usually hemispherical, or shaped like a kettle, covered with parchment.

An illustration of a mechanical kettledrum showing the system of cords inside. Timpani (also known colloquially as kettledrums or kettle drums) are musical instruments in the percussion family. A type of drum, they consist of a skin called a head stretched over a large bowl commonly made of copper. They are played by striking the head with a specialized drum stick called a timpani stick or timpani mallet. Unlike most drums, they produce a definite pitch when struck, and can be tuned, often with the use of a pedal. Timpani evolved from military drums to become a staple of the classical orchestra by the last third of the 18th century. Today, they are used in many types of musical ensembles including concert, marching, and even some rock bands.

Mechanical Kettledrum

An illustration of a mechanical kettledrum showing the system of cords inside. Timpani (also known colloquially…

An illustration of medieval kettledrums in the 14th century. Timpani (also known colloquially as kettledrums or kettle drums) are musical instruments in the percussion family. A type of drum, they consist of a skin called a head stretched over a large bowl commonly made of copper. They are played by striking the head with a specialized drum stick called a timpani stick or timpani mallet. Unlike most drums, they produce a definite pitch when struck, and can be tuned, often with the use of a pedal. Timpani evolved from military drums to become a staple of the classical orchestra by the last third of the 18th century. Today, they are used in many types of musical ensembles including concert, marching, and even some rock bands.

Medieval Kettledrum

An illustration of medieval kettledrums in the 14th century. Timpani (also known colloquially as kettledrums…

Enriches the piano with special effects, but necessarily deprives the player of the use of the ordinary pedals of the instrument

Piano with Pedal Key board

Enriches the piano with special effects, but necessarily deprives the player of the use of the ordinary…

Hand cymbals, finger cymbals, and a tambourine.

Musical Instruments

Hand cymbals, finger cymbals, and a tambourine.

A musical instrument with a manual keyboard actuating hammers that strike wire strings, producing sounds that may be softened or sustained by means of pedals.

Piano

A musical instrument with a manual keyboard actuating hammers that strike wire strings, producing sounds…

A musical instrument, consisting of a series of wires of graduated length, thickness and tension, struck by hammers moved by keys.

Piano

A musical instrument, consisting of a series of wires of graduated length, thickness and tension, struck…

A girl playing the piano.

Piano

A girl playing the piano.

An illustration of a piano.

Piano

An illustration of a piano.

This piano is made of Amboyna wood in an Italian design.

Piano

This piano is made of Amboyna wood in an Italian design.

This piano is made out of dark rosewood. It is inlaid with gold, silver and copper tints.

Piano

This piano is made out of dark rosewood. It is inlaid with gold, silver and copper tints.

This piano can be used by four performers. It has a piano keys on each end.

Piano

This piano can be used by four performers. It has a piano keys on each end.

This piano ha a simple design and is made out of solid wood.

Piano

This piano ha a simple design and is made out of solid wood.

This piano is made to serve as a table when closed. It is designed with two figures of reptiles at the base.

Piano

This piano is made to serve as a table when closed. It is designed with two figures of reptiles at the…

This grand piano is designed with inlaid ebony and ornamented in gold relief scrolls.

Grand Piano

This grand piano is designed with inlaid ebony and ornamented in gold relief scrolls.

A piano having the strings mounted vertically in a rectangular case with the keyboard at a right angle to the case.

Upright Piano

A piano having the strings mounted vertically in a rectangular case with the keyboard at a right angle…

A long and slender drum, which is beaten with one stick; it produces therefore only isolated sounds which have a certain rhythm but never a roll

Tambourin Provencal

A long and slender drum, which is beaten with one stick; it produces therefore only isolated sounds…

"The sistrum was an Egyptian instrument of music, used in certain ceremonies by that people, and especially in the worship of Isis." — Anthon, 1891

Sistrum

"The sistrum was an Egyptian instrument of music, used in certain ceremonies by that people, and especially…

A sacred instrument in ancient Egypt used in dances and religious ceremonies.

Sistrum

A sacred instrument in ancient Egypt used in dances and religious ceremonies.

"The spinet had only one string to a note, plucked by means of a quill or a plectrum of leather."—Webster, 1920

Mozart's Spinet

"The spinet had only one string to a note, plucked by means of a quill or a plectrum of leather."—Webster,…

A percussion instrument consisting of a hollow cylinder or hemisphere with a membrane stretched tightly over one or both ends, played by beating with the hands or sticks.

Drum Support

A percussion instrument consisting of a hollow cylinder or hemisphere with a membrane stretched tightly…

A wooden ring, over which parchment is stretched and around which are hung little disks of metal in pairs jingles

Tambourine

A wooden ring, over which parchment is stretched and around which are hung little disks of metal in…

A shallow drum, with only one skin, and played on with the hand, and having bells at the sides.

Tambourine

A shallow drum, with only one skin, and played on with the hand, and having bells at the sides.

Triangle with metal rings

Triangle

Triangle with metal rings

A cylindrical steel bar, bent into a equilateral triangle. It is struck with a small bar of the same metal.

Triangle

A cylindrical steel bar, bent into a equilateral triangle. It is struck with a small bar of the same…

A bar of steel bent into the form of a triangle, and struck with a small rod.

Triangle

A bar of steel bent into the form of a triangle, and struck with a small rod.

A percussion instrument consisting of a mounted row of wooden bars graduated in length to sound a chromatic scale, played with two small mallets.

Xylophone

A percussion instrument consisting of a mounted row of wooden bars graduated in length to sound a chromatic…

A percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played with small mallets

Musical Xylophone

A percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played…