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Castanets

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Types of Percussion Instruments : Percussion Instruments: Castanets

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How to Play Castanets : What are Castanets?

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John Parks: Castanet Performance Tips

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Castanet sound - sound effect

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Flamenco: Last of the castanet makers? BBC News

Castanets are a percussion instrument (idiophone), used in Kalo, Moorish, Ottoman, ancient Roman, Italian, Spanish, Sephardic, Swiss, and Portuguese music. 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 consisting of a rapid series of clicks. They are traditionally made of hardwood, although fibreglass is becoming increasingly popular.
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    • Castanets in Spain