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Cowbell (instrument)

Cowbell (instrument)
Instrument information
Classificationhand percussion
Hornbostel-Sachs classification111.242.111
Playing rangeSingle note with timbral variations
Related instrumentsAgogô

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The cowbell is an idiophone hand percussion instrument used in various styles of music including salsa and infrequently in popular music. It is named after the similar bell historically used by herdsmen to keep track of the whereabouts of cows.

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