Category Archives: Quirky Percussion

Quirky Percussion

Plenty to do, but there’s always time for some quirky fun, especially with all the toys at my disposal at Hands-On Music. Here’s a little sonic adventure using Hammerax effects stacks, gongs and cymbals. Featured instruments are the Slap, Bash, … Continue reading

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Quirky Percussion

  This week features the Chinese Opera Gong, a true Jekyll-Hyde instrument and ever popular on our Sound Tree (which we’ll feature as a single instrument one of these weeks). Just think, if you were in China walking down the … Continue reading

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Quirky percussion

Here is a donkey’s jawbone from Peru. You play it by striking the side of the jaw and it sounds like a vibra-slap. Ironically,the vibra-slap was created to mimic a jawbone. Obviously donkey jawbones aren’t necessarily obtainable, so the vibra-slap … Continue reading

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Quirky percussion

Here’s the Boomywhang, by Hammerax. No longer in production, this is a real attention getter. Perhaps Hammerax founder, John Stannard, will start making them again if enough people like it.

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