Pair of maracas with varnished, stitched-skin shells and wooden handle (suitable for children). Faithfully rendering the original Latin ...
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Pair of maracas with varnished, stitched-skin shells and wooden handle (suitable for children).
Faithfully rendering the original Latin sound, these maracas boast a bright, full sound quality. The seeds inside their shells are pretty thin and make this model quite polyvalent: it can be used to accompany various musical styles.
These sturdy maracas can very easily fit in with a standard percussion set.
Good value for its cost, this model will give full satisfaction to anyone who intend to learn maracas playing.
A percussion instrument related to the idiophone group, the pair of maracas is a very popular instrument al over the Caribbean region. Maracas exist in a variety of forms and are played in many different ways, from Maracas de Barro (baked clay) to Maracas de Hoja de lata (tinplate, in Mexico) or Venezuelan Maracas…
Originally, they were made out of a dried gourd filled with sand, shell fragments or dried seeds.
Maracas are likely to be native to Central America for its presence on this continent before the arrival of African slaves is an attested fact.
In modern, Latin-American music, the Maracas player (Maraquero in Spanish) is generally the lead singer. Typically, the right hand holds the lower-pitched maraca and plays the main beat while the left maraca plays patterns and variations.
This model should satisfy children, beginners and Latin music enthusists alike.
Length: about 11 in.
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