Type: Idiophones > Percussion > Bells > Clapperless >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 111.242
Country: Europe, Many.
Description: The Cowbell [in German: almglocken – a word meaning meadow – Alm – and – glocken – meaning bell ; in Italian: cencerro in Spanish: cencerro ; In Portuguese: chocalho]. As an idiophone it is played as an externally struck percussion instrument. The use of the cowbell is found in many genres including pop, rock, jazz, and Cuban Son. Often this instrument is attached to drum kits as additional percussion.
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