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- n. Plural form of idiophone.
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The use of percussion instruments, such as the drum and iron idiophones, antiphony, polyrhythm, the pentatonic scale, and the poly - movement of the dance, are all African in origin.
(through the vibration of a stretched membrane), and idiophones (which are made of naturally sonorous materials that require no additional tension to produce sound).