A chocalho consists of a series of parallel rows of hanging jingles resting on an axle or held together in a metal frame that the ...
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A chocalho consists of a series of parallel rows of hanging jingles resting on an axle or held together in a metal frame that the player shakes in rhythm.
Chocalhos are very loud shakers, particularly adapted to large percussion ensembles such as the baterias that parade during the Carnival.
The rhythmical part they play in the ensemble is that of a “continuum”, a constant outflow pattern that underlines all other high-pitched instruments and emphasizes the main beat for others to pick out easily.
This professional chocalho is sturdy, entirely made of aluminium, perfectly suitable for outdoor playing, parades etc. Its two side handles allow firm grip and gret playing precision.
Weight: about 1 kg
NB: It is highly recommended to use ear protection to play chocalho safely.