Scratch & Dent Percussion
Hold one between the index and middle fingers, so the flat side is between the fingers and the concave curve is toward you. This one should hang down along your inner wrist. The second one is held between the middle and ring fingers with the flat side between the fingers and the convex curve facing the convex curve of the first bone. Let it hang down along your inner palm and swing freely. Now curl your middle finger so that it lays on the edge of the first bone (the one between your index and middle fingers).
The first bone should be held so it will not move. Curl your ring finger so it lays on the edge of the second bone. This should be held, but allowed to move. The second bone will move and slap into the first. Now hold your hand so your thumb is pointing at your chest. Then, twist your wrist away from you, once; as if cranking. This is the basic slap. The bones will clap against each other in a variety of rhythms. Lots of fun.
To play, hang one set from each of your thumbs so they rest in the palm of your hands. Then drum your fingers on the shell. The ebony produces a slightly louder and crisper sound than castanets made of sheesham. The ebony is stained black for consistent appearance.
We do not recommend them for beginners, who should build up their finger strength and dexterity on smaller sets. 2 5/8 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches long (6.75 x 9 cm). Storage bag included.
Inside the singing bowl it has an etched relief design. Colors may vary. Your singing bowl is unique and small irregularities in the finish should just be considered birth marks. This in no way affects the beautiful sound of your singing bowl. Designs may vary.
An objet d'art, it also has artistic merit and can be proudly displayed in your home, classroom, studio, or the workplace for decorative purpose.
Inspired by percussion instruments used in Ancient Egyptian culture, the Tahya Ceremonial Systrum is designed to be used in a variety of ways adding a wonderful new texture to chanting, dancing and/or drumming experiences.
To learn more, visit: hathorsystrum.com
Mahogany thumb piano, 4.9" x 6.9", 17 steel keys.
The thumb piano originates in Africa. It is also known as the mbira, kalimba or likembe. The metal keys are mounted on a wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber.
To play, rest the thumb piano on the fingers of both hands and hold it between your palms. Then pluck the keys with your thumbs.
The longer keys have lower pitches and shorter keys have higher pitches. The keys can be adjusted by tapping them in or out to adjust their length, and therefore their pitch.