The handheld percussion category encompasses a unique group of small percussion instruments ranging from the familiar sleigh bells and triangle to the lesser known agogo, kalimba and shakere. These small percussion instruments can be played to accompany music or just for fun. They make great gifts!


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Apple Jack Food Rap Book and CD
Apple Jack Food Rap Book and CD
Apple Jack Food Rap is a book and CD geared towards children ages 3 to 7. Though the book's illustrations and story is designed for the youngest of children, the rap can be adapted for children of all ages. This spiral-bound educational book and CD teaches children rhythm while reinforcing positive messages about eating healthy. Whether you are a parent sharing the story or a teacher using the supplement, you and your children are invited to add your own ideas as you share the story. Suggestions for use: Enjoy turning the story into a playful experience with your children. The natural expression of your words will form rhythm patterns and a favorite tempo over time. Before you begin the book, ask children to find the accented beat of their own name. Where are the accents in Apple Jack's name? (Beat and offbeat) Once you and your children know the poem, invite them to clap on the strongest syllable of each line; Hand out pitched percussion instruments: shakers, rattles, or rhythm sticks, a different one for each child or group of children to use when their assigned page is read. On repeated narrations, remain silent for the last phrase of every page and see if your children can fill in the final couple of words. Allow children to play different characters. Experiment with high and low pitches. Put on a show with narrators, actors and instrumentalists. Color-code each instrument's rhythm pattern for older children who read music. All join in to sing the final chorus.

Listen to a sample of the parent/teacher guide.
 
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Apple Jack Food Rap Book and CD and Apple Shaker Combo
Apple Jack Food Rap Book and CD and Apple Shaker Combo
Apple Jack Food Rap is a book and CD geared towards children ages 3 to 7 which comes with the Meinl Apple Shaker. Though the book's illustrations and story is designed for the youngest of children, the rap can be adapted for children of all ages. This spiral-bound educational book and CD teaches children rhythm while reinforcing positive messages about eating healthy. Whether you are a parent sharing the story or a teacher using the supplement, you and your children are invited to add your own ideas as you share the story. Suggestions for use: Enjoy turning the story into a playful experience with your children. The natural expression of your words will form rhythm patterns and a favorite tempo over time. Before you begin the book, ask children to find the accented beat of their own name. Where are the accents in Apple Jack's name? (Beat and offbeat) Once you and your children know the poem, invite them to clap on the strongest syllable of each line; Hand out pitched percussion instruments: shakers, rattles, or rhythm sticks, a different one for each child or group of children to use when their assigned page is read. On repeated narrations, remain silent for the last phrase of every page and see if your children can fill in the final couple of words. Allow children to play different characters. Experiment with high and low pitches. Put on a show with narrators, actors and instrumentalists. Color-code each instrument's rhythm pattern for older children who read music. All join in to sing the final chorus. The Meinl NINO Apple Shakers are made from a high quality plastic material filled with a specially nice sounding substance. These fruit and vegetable imitations look amazingly real and create a great variety of sounds.

Listen to a sample of the parent/teacher guide.
 
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Assorted Rosewood Shaker Set Rosewood shaker set, shapes are triangle, square and octagon. Made in India.
Assorted Rosewood Shaker Set
Rosewood shaker set. Set of three shapes are triangle, square and octagon. Made in India.
 
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Assorted Whitewood Shaker Set Whitewood shaker set. Set of three shapes are triangle, square and octagon. Made in India.
Assorted Whitewood Shaker Set
Whitewood shaker set. Set of three shapes are triangle, square and octagon. Made in India.
 
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Birds and Waterfall with Handle
Birds and Waterfall With Handle
The MEINL wooden Birds and Waterfall pod rattles are our popular sound effects now woven onto a handgrip. The result is a hand-held pod rattle with full control. Material: Rubber Wood (Hevea brasiliensis Muell.-Arg.) Natural color. Features handle made out of natural cord.
 
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Bones, Blackwood, Pair
Bones, Blackwood, Pair
Bones, Blackwood, Pair Smooth set of Blackwood bones: 7" long x 7/8" wide, with a slight curve. The thickness taperes over the length from 1/16" to 1/4". The dense hard Blackwood gives a clear tone when struck. Hold one between the thumb and index, or between the index and middle fingers, so the flat side is between the fingers and it curves toward you. This one should hang down along your inner wrist. This one is held so it does not swing freely. The second one is held between the middle and ring fingers with the flat side between the fingers and the convex curve facing the convex curve of the first bone. Let it hang down along your inner palm and swing freely. To play, shake your hand and swing your wrist. The bones will clap against each other in a variety of rhythms. Lots of fun. Made in Pakistan
 
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Cabasa, Coconut, Colorful
Cabasa, Coconut, Colorful
Cabasa, Coconut, Colorful Beaded coconut. By twisting, the beads roll back and forth over the rough coconut and produce a great shoop shoop sound. Lower in pitch than wood and metal cabasa. Brightly colored handles add to the fun. Originally of african origin, they were constructed from dried oval- or pear-shaped gourds with beads strung on the outer surface. The player places his non-dominant hand on the beads, to provide pressure, while holding the handle with the other hand and twisting the instrument back and forth as per the rhythmic pattern desired. Made In India WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts - Not for children under 3 years.
 
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Cabasa, Small Wooden with Metal Beads
Cabasa, Small Wooden with Metal Beads
Cabasa, Small Wooden with Metal Beads Wood wheel & steel beads. By twisting, the beads roll back and forth over the corrugated metal and produce a great shoop shoop sound, higher in pitch than the coconut Cabasa. Originally of african origin, they were constructed from dried oval- or pear-shaped gourds with beads strung on the outer surface. The player places his non-dominant hand on the beads, to provide pressure, while holding the handle with the other hand and twisting the instrument back and forth as per the rhythmic pattern desired. Made In India WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts - Not for children under 3 years.
 
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Cabasas, Coconut
Cabasas, Coconut
This cabasa is made by placing a beaded coconut on a holding stick. By twisting, the beads roll back and forth over the rough coconut and produce a great shoop shoop sound. Lower in pitch than wood and metal cabasa. Originally of African origin, cabasas were constructed from dried oval- or pear-shaped gourds with beads strung on the outer surface, like a shakere. The player places his non-dominant hand on the beads, to provide pressure, while holding the handle with the other hand and twisting the instrument back and forth as per the rhythmic pattern desired. Made in India. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts - Not for children under 3 years.
 
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Caxixis(3)
Caxixis, Large
The MEINL Caxixis/Ganza are woven by hand with a coconut bottom. Their sound is crystal clear, high pitched with a great projection. Material Rattan with coconut bottom.
 
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Chimtas
Chimtas
Chimtas (Item Code: CHMT) You may still see these being used as fire tongs, for cooking chapatti bread. In its original form it is found without the added jingles and with sharply pointed ends.As a percussion instrument, the Chimta are a traditionally part of South Asian music, and often used in popular Punjabi Bhangra music. Our chimta consists of a long, flat folded piece of Stainless Steel, with pairs of small stainless jingles. To play clap the steel tongs together with one hand, while the other hand manipulates the ring against the tongs.
 
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Crescent Clackers, Pair
Crescent Clackers, Pair
Clackers made from solid rosewood with 2 sets of cymbals on each piece. Made in Pakistan.
 
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Donkey Call
Donkey Call
The donkey call is a great noise maker. Made in India.
 
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Donkey Call, Metal
Donkey Call, Metal
The Vibraslap or Rattle Clap is also called a Donkey’s Call. It is meant to emulate the original sounds made by rattling the loose teeth in a dried out horse’s jawbone. Inside the wooden resonator are a number of metal teeth. By striking ball on palm of your hand, the teeth rattle against the metal creating a high pitched rolling rattle. Perfect for special effects; and so much cleaner than that old horse bone. Great noise maker. 11 x 6 inches.
 
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Double Bell Wooden Agogo w/ Mallet
Double Bell Wooden Agogo w/ Mallet
Double Bell Wooden Agogo w/ Mallet The wooden agogo is a modern take on the African agogo bells. The wooden agogo features the addition of a ridged surface that is perfect for scraping, as well as striking, to allow you to make more types of sound. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts - Not for children under 3 years. Made In India
 
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Fiddle Sticks, Pair
Fiddle Sticks, Pair
Fiddle Sticks, Pair 7 inch long and 1 inch in diameter, these Fiddle Sticks are a great addition to your percussion collection. Shake one for a softer sound, both for a louder sharper sound. They can double as rhythm sticks. Fun for beginners; take them to the next drum circle in your town. Made In India
 
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Flexitone Large
Flexitone Large
This is just too much fun! The simple design has a flexible metal flap secured to a metal handle. On the flap are two metal tongs that end in plastic balls. Shake it by the handle to slap the balls on the flap for a loud bell like ding-ding-ding-ding! Or flick the flap with your thumb for that vibrating sound you get from playing the saw. Then try holding your thumb on the flap and jiggling it back and forth for a really cool sound. A must have for any percussionist, for party noise makers, or just folks that love sound. 11.5 x 3 inches.
 
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Frog Rasp, Extra Large
Frog Rasp, Extra Large
Frog Rasp, Extra Large This frog is 8 inches along the ridges, from the tip of his chin to his tail; and 3.5 inches tall. Hold him in the palm of your hand, so he faces the same direction you do. To make hip chirp, rub the wooden plectrum over the ridges on his back. It’s important that you rub from tail to head. If you want to make him ribb-it, rub the plectrum from tail to head and then back down a couple ridges; all in one fluid motion. Now you can change the tone of the rib-it by covering and uncovering the holes at each side of his smile. Hold him nice, don’t let him hop away! Made In India
 
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Frog Rasp, Large
Frog Rasp, Large
Frog Rasp, Large This frog is 6.5 inches along the ridges, from the tip of his chin to his tail; and 3.25 inches tall. Hold him in the palm of your hand, so he faces the same direction you do. To make hip chirp, rub the wooden plectrum over the ridges on his back. It’s important that you rub from tail to head. If you want to make him ribb-it, rub the plectrum from tail to head and then back down a couple ridges; all in one fluid motion. Now you can change the tone of the rib-it by covering and uncovering the holes at each side of his smile. Hold him nice, don’t let him hop away! Made In India
 
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Frog Rasp, Medium
Frog Rasp, Medium
Frog Rasp, Medium This frog is 5.5 inches along the ridges, from the tip of his chin to his tail; and 3 inches tall. Hold him in the palm of your hand, so he faces the same direction you do. To make hip chirp, rub the wooden plectrum over the ridges on his back. It’s important that you rub from tail to head. If you want to make him ribb-it, rub the plectrum from tail to head and then back down a couple ridges; all in one fluid motion. Now you can change the tone of the rib-it by covering and uncovering the holes at each side of his smile. Hold him nice, don’t let him hop away! Made In India
 
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