Music Literature/AppreciationThe sound of the snare changes significantly if you disengage the set of metal strings. The TambourineThe tambourine is another popular instrument that is part of the percussion section of the symphony orchestra. When the tambourine is shaken or stricken, it jingles to add a glittery or cheerful atmosphere tothe music being played.The CymbalsThere are two types of cymbals, the handheld and the suspended cymbals.The handheld cymbals are played by hands, while the suspended cymbals are stricken with soft mallets. The cymbals have the most striking appeal within the percussion family, and perhaps, the entireorchestra. Their characteristic sound color creates excitement every time that they are played.Wood BlockThe wood block is a small, partially hollow piece of wood that produces a tick-tock sound like a big clock when tapped with a hard stick or mallet. The Chinese Temple BlockThe Chinese temple blocks could sound like running horses. Of course, the bigger blocks produce a sound that is deeper than the smallest block.The Gong (Tam Tam)The gong is of Chinese origin.The Gong is also known as the tam-tam. This instrument is made of a bronze alloy that can be flat-shaped or saucer-shaped.When a musician strikes as tam-tam or a gong, the resulting sound is like an atomic bomb.At first, the sounds quiet, and then it opens and expand to a loud crashing sound.It sizes vary, and it can be very expensive.The TriangleThe triangle is one of the smallest instruments of the percussion family.