The Percussion family family is an interesting case, because every member of the percussion section in band must play every instrument in the section. In elementary band, there are usually only two instruments played; the Bells and the Snare Drum. Percussion instruments are heard in nearly every type of instrumental music group. They are a vital part of bands, symphony orchestras, jazz groups and rock groups. Many percussion instruments can even be great solo instruments.
Percussion rentals and accessories
Rental instruments can be picked up at our store or delivered to you. We offer only top quality, name brand, director approved instruments.
Required accessories includes a method book (Check with your teacher for which one) and Music Stand, which can be purchased on our site below or in the store.
Uncle Jon's Music and Rentfromhome is the easiest way to get your student started on percussion. Select your instrument, choose your FREE delivery option (to your home of office) or pick up here at Uncle Jon's in Westmont, checkout, and you are done! We offer only quality brand names (and even ask if you or your student's teacher have any brand preferences when choosing your instrument), a quick & easy checkout process, online account management (payment history, online payments and more), easy returns & exchanges, and upgrade/purchase opportunities at any time while renting. You may also return your instrument and cancel your rental agreement at any time with no penalties or further obligation.
Martin Grubinger - An incredibly talented multi-percussionist, the Austrian Martin Grubinger possesses an unusually broad repertoire ranging from solo works to chamber music to percussion concertos. Some even call him the Wizard of Percussion. His technical perfection, enthusiasm and musical versatility make his performances must-see events.
Neil Peart of Rush was one of rock’s greatest drummers, with a flamboyant yet precise style while expanding the technical and imaginative possibilities of his instrument. His drumming was renowned for its technical proficiency and his live performances for their exacting nature and stamina.
Buddy Rich - Born in 1917 in Brooklyn, Buddy Rich was a gifted musician, a bandleader, a fine singer, a skilled tap dancer and a story teller. While he was known as a jazz musician, many of rock’s most famous drummers, like John Bonham, Phil Collins and Travis Barker, cited Rich as a primary influence. He was known for his virtuoso technique, power, and speed. He performed with Tommy Dorsey, Harry James and Count Basie, and led a big band.
GETTING STARTED WITH PERCUSSION
You can rent a snare/bell combo kit or a bell kit with practice pad. The latter is a lighter option and a good choice if there is a snare drum for you to use at school, as you can practice on the pad.
The Bells are a percussion instrument. Sound is created by striking pieces of metal with a plastic or wood mallet. The notes are configured like a piano keyboard and usually have the names of the notes printed on each bar.
The Snare Drum is the smallest drum in the percussion section. This is the most popular drum and is used in nearly all styles of music. For beginners, practice pads are often used to dampen the offensive sound.
Taking care of percussion instruments is easier than most others. Since percussion instruments don’t come in contact with the player’s mouth, cleaning is not as much of an issue. They all need occasional adjustments but day to day maintenance is not a big issue. A regular expense will be drum sticks and bell mallets since they tend to wear or get lost.