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The cowbell is a percussion instrument used in both pop and Latin genres in contemporary music. The instrument is played by being struck on the exterior of the bell, often by a drumstick. The cowbell is capable of creating only one note, although the timbre varies. Though the cowbell can be played on its own, it is frequently used as part of a drum set.
The cowbell originated from the bell used traditionally by shepherds keeping tabs on their flocks. The bell was placed around the neck of the cow, which would cause sound. The cowbell made a movement toward American country music in the early twentieth century. The idiophone has recently gained popularity as a consequence of the Saturday Night Live skit, in which a producer urges the Blue Oyster Cult to use "More cowbell" when playing "(Don't Fear) The Reaper."