Redwood Clave

AU $33.00

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Pair of exquisite premium redwood claves, these are simple yet powerful percussive sticks with a delightful and melodic tone.
With their superior craftsmanship, they effortlessly cut through driving rhythms, allowing their sweet melodies to shine brightly in the upper-level frequency range.

Dimensions: 15 x 3cm

Available on backorder – back in stock early June 2024.

Available on backorder

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Claves are a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of short, wooden sticks about 20-25 centimeters (8-10 inches) long and about 2.5 centimeters (1 inch) in diameter. Although traditionally made out of wood (typically rosewood, ebony or grenadilla). When struck, claves produce a bright, penetrating clicking noise. This makes them useful when playing in large dance bands. Claves are sometimes hollow and carved in the middle to amplify the sound. The basic principle when playing claves is to allow at least one of them to resonate. The usual technique is to hold one lightly with the thumb and fingertips of the non-dominant hand, with the palm up. This forms the hand into a resonating chamber for the clave. Holding the clave on top of fingernails makes the sound clearer. The other is held by the dominant hand at one end with a firmer grip, much like how one normally holds a drumstick. With the end of this clave, the player strikes the resting clave in the center.


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