Maracas are a hand percussion instruments which common in South American and Caribbean music. Maracas are traditionally made of dried calabash gourds or turtle shells filled with pebbles, beads or beans. Today maracas are made out of many different materials – you can find wood, fiber and plastic maracas. Maracas produce different sounds depending on the material, fillings, and size, and they are common in many musical genres. The Araucanian people, who live in what is now Chile, may have been the first to use the word maraca to describe a gourd rattle around 500 BC.
Shakers are a wonderful musical instruments that can be shaken, rattled, or tapped using the hand. Shakers add a little something extra to the sound and are incredibly easy to use. The stuffing are usually made from small pebbles, seeds, beads, and any other material that is small enough to fit inside. Plastic shakers offer classic, well-defined sounds, and the durable body helps amplify the instrument’s volume. Aluminum shakers give a brighter and louder sound which is often preferred in live situations. As an alternative to both, wooden shakers build on the classic, crisp sound of standard shakers and add a bit of warmth to the music.
Cabasas are popular hand percussion instruments with a wooden handle and a cylindrical body which covered in loops of steel ball chain. To play the cabasa, hold the handle in your hand, and shake it in a rhythmic pattern. Use your another hand to hover over the metal beads, to create more complex rhythms and timbre. The cabasa sound emphasizes upper-register pitches and can easily cut through a mix. Smaller cabasas tend to produce higher-pitched sounds, while larger ones are more resonant on account of their larger wood cylinders.
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