1) Someone who plays percussion instruments (i.e. Keyboards, snare, bass, tenors, timpani). Not someone who plays drumset (that is a drummer). A percussionist is well versed in all percussion instruments.
I'm a percussionist so I don't just play wannbe drumset for some rock band.
A person that plays percussion. Percussion is a section of a band that that keeps time or beat, but can also help carry the melody. A percussion instrument is defined as any instrument that is striked or hit. A percussionist is a drummer in a band that can play many different striking and hitting instruments of rhythmic and melodic natures proficiently. A percussionist does not have to be able to play every instrument available all over the world or be perfect at each instrument, but should be proficient enough in a good number of isntruments. How good a percussionist is is not measured by how many instruments they can name or play with mediocracy but by how many instruments they can play well. Most importantly, a percussionist not only can read the beats as most percussionists and drummers are stereotypically said to read, but a true percussionist also reads music. Such as scales and triads and notations and octaves. No percussion can name all of the percussion instruments out in the world because the numbers are exceedingly high. Some examples of percussion instruments are as follows but are definately not limited to the following. Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylaphone, Bells, Chimes, Wind Chimes, Snare Drum, Bass, Drum, Tenor drums, Timpanis, Cymbals, Temple Blocks, Guiros, Gongs, Congas, Bongos, Timbales, Toms, Cabasas(Also known as Afuches), Ching Choks, Claves, Caxixis, Rain Sticks, Shakers, Maracas, Ganzas, Kokirikos, Shekeres, Acheres, Guatacas, Barbells, Tambourines, Cui...more...
a person who is well rounded in playing various percussion instruments that include: Marimba, timpani, cymbals, snare, bass drum, Piano, synthesizer, bell tree, chimes, tom toms, tenors, gong, slap stick, maracas, etc. They should be skilled in all of these, for example: being able to play an awsome snare duet while running back to your vibes to play a 4 mallet solo. They also have to be able to read music, wether in bass or treble cleff.
Ana: So you're a drummer?
Mike: No! I'm a percussionist.
A more technical name for 'the person who plays percussion'. Stereotypically male, but the females shud never b underestimated. Percussion instruments include (but are not limited to) Glockenspiel, Marimba, Xylophone, timbalis, kettle drums, timpanis, crashed cymbals, tambourine, bongos, congas, granite blocks, drum kit. Although some people think that guitars and keyboards are percussion, they are NOT. Keyboards, guitars, and bass are part of the rhythm section of a band, but not part of the percussion section. Drum kit is counted as a percussion instrument. The percussionist(s) is/are usually the coolest section in the band.
Flortist: Hey look at that percussionist, he's very rhythmic isn't he?
Pianist: You just think he's fit/
Male Flortist: Oh yeth darling, he's truly marvellous
Pianist: He is good though. What would we do without him?
Percussionist: Well if I left, there's always the hot female percussionist who could take my place
Note: Female percussionists although rarer than male, are always hot. And when I say always, I pretty much mean, always.
sex obsessed perverts
You stupid percussionists, stop touching my ass
A guy who pretends to be a musician, and always wants to jam with them, but who can't be bothered to really learn to play anything real.
What do you call a guy who hangs around with musicians? A percussionist.