Quirky Instruments

Quirky Instruments

The start of the Season is only 10 days away with A Taste of the CPO! We headed down to our storage room to check out some of our instruments. There were tonnes of neat instruments to choose from, but here are a few quirky ones:

 

Ratchet

 

Nope, it’s not a chiropractic tool! A ratchet is an instrument used by percussionists. When the musician swings the handle, it makes a clicking and rattling noise. Here’s what it sounds like:

 

 

African Gourd Shekere

 

A Shekere  is an instrument from West Africa consisting of a dried gourd (large fruit) with beads woven into a net covering the gourd. Check out this demo!

 

Castanets

 

Another percussion instrument! Castanets are two hollowed-out pear-shaped pieces of hardwood, ivory, or other substance hinged together by a cord. They’re held in the hands, and make a”clacking” sound.

 

By | 2017-09-26T09:18:02+00:00 September 4th, 2014|CPO Blog|0 Comments

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