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Percuforum was born as a community of batucadas created as a forum for fans of Brazilian music. After years of evolution, it has become a percussion instrument sales platform that works mostly with batucada groups. We are great fans of musical instruments and we believe in social transformation through music. We have specialized in the sale of surdos, peals, timbaus and other percussion band instruments. We are sure we can help you with the purchase of your instrument.

Featured Instruments

Gift a percussion instrument

If you want to give a musical instrument and make an unforgettable gift to a person who loves music, we recommend you visit our section of Offers. In it you will find several selected instruments with which to make a perfect gift.

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Batucada instrument packs

In the section Batucada instrument packs, you will find a selection of instruments geared towards groups, percussion schools and various amounts of musicians. If you do not find the pack you need, you can write to us at info@percuforum.com indicating the number of musicians and we will advise you with a balanced purchase of instruments with which to start playing Brazilian percussion.

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What are percussion instruments?

Percussion instruments are those musical instruments that need to be struck or percussed on some part of their surface to reproduce a sound. For example, the Timbales are percussion instruments with a membrane whose box is made of wood, steel or metal and the upper skin patch on which the sticks or drumsticks strike to make them sound.

The timpani, although they can be played alone, are usually part of a drum kit along with the cymbals, bass drum, etc. They are in charge of keeping the rhythm of the music.

Percussion instruments have been around for thousands of years. From the first handmade with animal skins and bones, to the present made with perfect acoustics and a very well achieved tuning. Any of these instruments can manage to reproduce certain notes of the musical scale.

Classification of percussion instruments

Most percussion instruments are called idiophones, which means that they use their own body to produce sound.

They may be:

Percussed
such as the bass drum, the tuntaina or the triangle, whose vibration produces the sound
Shaken
like the bells or the maracas
Dotted
like the Kalimba
Rubbed
like the ratchet
Swing
like maracas.

Percussive percussion instruments use their bodies as a sounding board to produce music when sticks, mallets or hands are struck on them. The surdo, the cowbell or the bell are struck percussion instruments because they are based on this principle, although they are very different. By changing the frequency in which they are struck, different melodies can be obtained.

The xylophone is another percussion instrument made up of ordered and tuned plates to produce the different tonalities of the musical scale.

There are countless percussion instruments throughout the five continents. At Percuforum we have all the Brazilian percussion instruments for Batucada.

Batucada instruments

Agogôs: 
The agogô is a small percussion instrument built as a double or triple bell with which to keep the rhythm in many Latin and African musical styles.
Alfaias:
The alfaia is a traditional percussion instrument for playing maracatu and coco.
Apito:
The apito or whistle is the tool for the person in charge of the direction to communicate with his batucada.
Snare:
Percussion snare drums can be divided into drum snare drums and band snare drums. They are drums with a metallic sound caused by a snare drum. In Portuguese it is calledCaixa.
Berimbau:
The berimbau or birimbao is a percussion box made up of very flexible wood, a wire rope, a caxixi (a wicker or straw basket filled with seeds) and a gourd that provides resonance to the instrument.
Cuicas:
The cuica is a fictional membranophone instrument that produces its sound by pulling and pushing a bamboo stick attached to the head with a damp cloth.
Pandeiros:
The Brazilian pandeiro is a hand percussion instrument very representative of the culture of Brazil and used in many rhythms of capoeira, samba, choro, coco, etc.
Rebolos:
The tantan or rebolo is a cylindrical percussion instrument with a patch on only one side, widely used for samba and pagode.
Reco Reco:
The reco reco is an idiophone percussion instrument that is played as a scraper. It is also known as caracaxá and its touch is very similar to that of the güiro or the güira.
Repeniques:
The repenique is a percussion instrument with a very high-pitched sound and is used in both samba enredo and samba reggae.
Shakers:
This category includes ganzás, agbês or xequerês, chocalhos or rocares, eggs, rattles, etc. In general, any type of instrument that has to be shaken to get its sound.
Surdos:
The surdo instrument is a cylindrical drum used in Brazilian percussion.
Tamborim:
The tamborim is a small percussion instrument usually made in 6" and widely used in samba, pagode, choro or bossanova. Its sound is very high-pitched and it is played with a flexible drumstick.
Timbaus:
The Timbau is a conical drum made of wood or metal. Long timbaus usually measure 90cm. tall while the short ones are usually 70cm. Recently they have begun to manufacture 80cm high timbaus that maintain a similar resonance to those of 90cm and the comfort of a short timbau. These instruments are also called Bahian timbale or simply timba.
Zabumba:
The zabumba is a low-pitched percussion instrument widely used in styles such as forró, coco and baião. It is a kind of bass drum that hangs from the shoulder and is played with a padded drumstick on the upper part and with a thinner drumstick called bacalhau on the lower part.

Drums

Acoustic drums:
Acoustic drums are made up of bass drum, snare, toms, etc. They are used in all musical styles and can be expanded as needed.
Electronic drums:
Electronic drums are perfect for playing at home with headphones and connecting them to a computer.

Traditional percussion

Bass drum:
The bass drum is a very low pitched percussion instrument generally used to support and maintain the rhythm during a performance.
Boomwhackers:
Musical tubes (Boomwhackers) consist of colored tubes that emit a certain note when struck. You can hit them against each other or against any surface.
Cowbell:
Small percussion instrument very popular in Latin American music.
Chinese box:
The Chinese box is a small idiophone percussion instrument with a groove that creates a resonance box.
Flamenco Cajon:
The flamenco cajon is a Peruvian percussion instrument popularized throughout the world thanks to its use in flamenco, Afro-Latin music, jazz, etc.
Ethnic percussion:
Ethnic percussion includes various instruments such as the handpan, darbukas, djembê, shamanic drum, Peruvian kettledrum, etc.
Latin percussion:
Congas, agogos, guiro, bongos, maracas and other instruments belong to the Latin percussion instruments..
Trommus:
Trommus educational drums. These types of drums are suitable for children and therefore are often used in nursery schools.
Little percussion:
In the category of small percussion instruments you will find cabasa, maracas, rattles, musical bells and other instruments.
Military drum:
War drums or military march drums are instruments related to martial music.
Temple Block:
The temple blocks are solid blocks with a groove that gives greater sound when struck. It is ideal for both drummers and percussionists.
Timpani:
Timbales are single-headed cylindrical drums for Latin music practice. Also known as pailas or tropical tarolas.
Triangles:
Idiophone instrument that produces a sound due to the vibration of the beat of the drumstick.
Xylophones:
Percussion instrument created by tuned plates in a similar way to the keys of a piano.
Holy Week Drum:
They are percussion instruments typically used in the Holy Week festivities. Most of these drums are made to order and can be customized in terms of colors and finish..
Regional spanish drums:
Regional drums for the practice of traditional music from different regions, such as the Asturian Bombo, the Valencian Bajón, the Basque Atabal, etc.
Tambourines:
Tambourines and tambourines of different models. Here you will find all kinds of leather and synthetic head tambourines.
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