Examples of percussion in a Sentence
He plays percussion for the band.
The marimba is a percussion instrument.
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It’s very much in Higdon’s usual pleasant voice, heavy on percussion, and using effects like the clarinetist who makes popping sounds by removing the mouthpiece and smacking the end of the instrument.
His compositions extend the legacies of Cuban composers Amadeo Roldán and Alejandro Garcia Caturla, who nearly a century ago pioneered the use of afro-cuban percussion in classical music.
Newer Ides of March members include Tim Bales (trumpet, vocals), Steve Eisen (saxophone, percussion, vocals), Scott May (keyboards, vocals) and Henry Salgado (trombone).
After dinner, there was a performance by Los Ninos du Brasil, a South American percussion duo that combines techno music with live drumming and a generous splattering of handheld graffiti canons.
Truly spare, though, is the music of another Norwegian, Paal Nilssen-Love, which can have thoughtful percussion flanked by saxophones seeming to flicker in the background.
The OpenICE season opener features new music performed by the duo of Katinka Kleijn, cello, and Ross Karre, percussion.
SambaDá, the Brazilian samba funk dance band, performs Thursday, Sept. 21, bringing its high-energy percussion to Woodland’s Plaza.
Lights stay dimmed, the music stays upbeat, and jarring percussion is avoided.
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