Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the drums, or any percussion instrument? Find out what classical pieces they are featured in, and how they add excitement to the music.
Episode 5 playlist
Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra There are two notes played back and forth on timpani. It's a pitched, percussion instrument. Can you hear the two different pitches on the timpani?
LISTEN Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
Maurice Ravel: Bolero One of the most famous pieces in classical music featuring the snare drum.
LISTEN Maurice Ravel: Bolero
Aaron Copland: "Hoe Down" from Rodeo This is a really fun piece of ballet music featuring the xylophone. The xylophone almost looks like a keyboard, but you strike the wooden bars with mallets.
LISTEN Aaron Copland: Hoe Down from Rodeo
What are you curious about?