rhythmic instruments like claves or rattles, jew harps and other rare instruments


Percussion is used to describe various rhythm instruments, especially rattles with many different sounds, but also tonewoods, small drums, or jew's harps

What is music without the diverse sounds of percussion.
Percussion instruments are often very simple instruments, ultimately just everyday objects that are used to beat the rhythm. As simple as these instruments are, there are many variations, especially when it comes to the materials, which then repeatedly create new sound images.

Then there are simple rhythm instruments like claves.
Rattles can be made from many objects. Rattles are often used for rites and have a protective character. Ultimately also in toddler hands in the cradle.
But more elaborate instruments such as the kalimba or thetambourine also belong to the rhythm instruments.
Some instruments imitate animal voices like the sound frog or the owl.
And last but not least, the folk instrument the jew's harp should be mentioned here.
We have also sorted the curiosity of the nose flute or the shrutibox here with the percussions.

Persusion instruments are often very old, come from different cultures and still accompany modern music today.


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Appalachian Dulcimer

The Apalachian Dulcimer developed in North America from the European Scheitholt or the North German Hummel and is used in folk music there.

The Appalachian Dulcimer has 4 strings. The two high strings are tuned the same, the others in a fifth to the root note.

A common mood is d - a - d '- d'

The frets are set diatonic.

Like a zither lying on the table or on the player's lap, the strings can be plucked or struck. At the neck you either grab a single string or all three at the same time with your finger or a bamboo stick. The effect of playing with a bottleneck is particularly typical, so that you can quickly slide over the strings between the frets. The fifth tuning enables open play with drone notes or chords.

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Gaita Gallega

The gaita are bagpipes which are traditionally played in spain. They are mostly made with one Bordun, sometimes with two. The pipes give a loud, relatively warm, pleasing sound.
The instruments we offer have one Bordun, a pipe in Do (C) and a 'goretex' bag covered in velvet in traditional Basque colours. The pipe is played using a wooden reed, and is very easy to master, making these bagpipes ideal for beginners.
We also offer the gaita with two borduns. They are made from strong wood. In case of interest please contact us. fingering chart
Also we are offering only the chanter of the Gaita called punteira. It is to play like a shalmei.

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psaltery alto

The alto psaltery has 2 Octaves from sol (G) to sol (G), ca. 57 cm lang.

It starts a little lower than the soprano string psaltery but also ends on the high sol (G). The lower strings also make the resonance of the instrument deeper and richer.

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