Is the trombone a percussion instrument?
No, a trombone a brass instrument along with trumpets, tubas, and French Horns that are played by buzzing your lips into a cup shaped mouthpiece. A percussion instrument is an instrument that is played striking it with your hand, a stick, a mallet, or a beater. Some examples of percussion instruments are snare drums, bass drums, cymbals, timpani, and xylophones.
A percussion instrument is an instrument that requires the player to hit it rather then say blow into it for example. An example of a percussion instrument would be a drum or a xylophone or the cymbals or a gong. An example of a non percussion instrument would be a trumpet or a violin or a trombone or a cello.
A percussion instrument is any medium that makes a noise when beaten upon. As such everything can be regarded as a percussion instrument. Most probably in the prehistory the first percussion instrument was two rocks being beaten together, thus making a noise and a rhythm. The first "real" percussion instrument would be a drums as this is easy to do, extending a pig skin onto a hollow cylinder. So first percussion: Stones First "real" percussion…
String Family -Violin -Viola -Cello -Double Bass Woodwind Family -Flute -Piccolo -Alto Flute -Oboe -Clarinet -Bass Clarinet -Bassoon -Contrabassoon -English Horn -Saxophone Brass Family -Trumpet -Piccolo Trumpet -Cornet -Flugelhorn -French Horn -Trombone -Bass Trombone -Valve Trombone -Tuba -Sousaphone -Wagner Tuba Percussion Family -Timpani -Piano -Drumset -Xylophone -Auxiliary Percussion