Striking something is very simple and the percussion, because of its very simplicity, is  considered to be the first of the three most important families of instruments– wind, string and percussion- after the human voice. What began in its initial stages as simple friction or the striking together of bones, wood or stones has over time generated an almost limitless range of instruments. Any object can be struck and therefore could be considered to be a percussion instrument, although this does not mean that we cannot talk about a group of instruments considered to be recognised percussion instruments. Given that this family is very extensive, we will only talk about the instruments used in our group.

Our main percussion base consists of the timbal, a type of drum, which is combined with a series of metallic elements such as gongs, plates and bells. This drum has a wooden or metal shell which can have different widths and diameters: the wider and the larger the diameter, the bigger the sound box and, therefore, the lower the sound. A membrane, or drumhead, traditionally made of goat skin or the skin of another animal, is stretched over the shell.

Bearing these two parameters in mind, we use practically the entire range of existing drums, from the tambourine, the smallest, to a large bass drum.

Els Berros de la Cort has always used percussion instruments that create organic, natural and atavistic sounds: we use instruments made with wood, rope and skins rather than with new synthetic materials. This causes some complications regarding both how the membranes of the drums are made and how they are played, as humidity and the temperature make the skins highly unstable. This, however, takes nothing away from the force, character and energy of the group: on the contrary, these sonorities reach the ear organically and naturally. The result is total percussion, very compact and well-balanced.

Many of the traditional percussion instruments we use have been by made our musicians, who are also responsible for finding a final sound that adjusts to the musical requirements of the group.