Castanets are a percussion instrument used in multiple cultures. The instrument consists of a pair of concave shells joined on one edge by a string. They are held in the hand and used to produce clicks for rhythmic accents or a ripping or rattling sound. These castanets provide a simplified twist, enabling very young to enjoy the feel and sound of the instrument.
Although the origins of the instrument are not known, the practice of clicking hand-held sticks together to accompany dancing is ancient, and was practiced by Australian Aboriginals, Greeks and Egyptians. In more modern times, the bones and spoons of the jug band music can also be considered forms of the castanet.
A great resource to encourage development of fine motor control as well as an understanding of musical concepts such as beat and rhythm. Made from wood.
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