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Weird & Wonderful

This section is crammed with all our strangest instruments

 

Most of them are also in other sections but we thought we'd also bring them all together here in case you're looking for something out of the ordinary.

 

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Jaw Harp - bamboo Ocarina Bird - terracotta reducedKlik Klak Shell Pod Shaker

Jaw Harp - bamboo

Ocarina Bird - terracotta

Klik Klak Shell

Pod Shaker

This is a bamboo version of the folk instrument ‘Jaw Harp’. This has been around in Polynesia for a very long time. It is played by gently holding it between your upper and lower jaw and tweaking it for an amazing sound.   Chan ging the volume of the mouth ...
This is a beautifully painted terracotta Ocarina in the shape of a bird. It has two finger holes for changing the pitch and so produces three different notes. It is quieter than the plastic ocarinas and has a mellower tone.   Pleas e be aware that, being made of terrac...
A most unusual instrument made from two snail shells on bamboo sticks....
It grows on the Acacia tree; you can't get more natural than this. An oversized Acacia seed pod makes for a great shaker.   We have included the ‘Pod Shaker’ in our ‘Lots of Littles Kit - 60 instruments’ collection....
RRP: £4.29
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Buzzer - Small - 35cm, bamboo Buzzer - Medium - 40cm, bamboo Creaker Creature Thunder Drum - 30cm, painted

Buzzer - Small - 35cm, bamboo

Buzzer - Medium - 40cm, bamboo

Creaker Creature

Thunder Drum - 30cm, painted

This is the smallest and highest sounding of the three bamboo Buzzers, each beautifully decorated and each one producing a different tone - but not like anything you will have heard before!   The bamboo tubes are deliberately split most of the way down and the charact...
This is the medium size of the three bamboo Buzzers, each beautifully decorated and each one producing a different tone - but not like anything you will have heard before!   The bamboo tubes are deliberately split most of the way down and the characteristic sound is p...
This wonderful instrument is based on our popular ‘Frog Twirler – painted’ but using the big fruit husks also used in our ‘Agogo – natural’. &nb sp; As with the ‘Frog Twirler – painted’, just put some tension on the stri...
Thunder Drums are amazing instruments that produce fantastic, roaring, stormy thunder sounds.   The ‘Thunder Drum - 30cm, painted’ is suitable for older Early Years children from 3 upwards. Great fun for all ages, but as with all musical instruments, some ...
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Buzzer - Large - 45cm, bamboo Agogo - natural Kuika Friction Drum

Buzzer - Large - 45cm, bamboo

Agogo - natural

Kuika Friction Drum

Begijen Guitar - Small - 50cm

This is the biggest and deepest sounding of the three bamboo Buzzers, each beautifully decorated and each one producing a different tone - but not like anything you will have heard before!   The bamboo tubes are deliberately split most of the way down and the characte...
A natural version of the classic metal agogo. This one is made from sustainable wood and over-size fruit husks and, played with the hard wood stick that comes with it, it makes a beautiful two-tone sound, just like the metal agogo..   N.B . For Early Years settings please note:...
The ‘Kuika Friction Drum’ is another strange but wonderful instrument used in South American music. Technically it's a ‘membranophone’, which is an instrument which produces sounds from a vibrating skin. In this case the skin is made to vibrate by pulling on the wooden stick. It helps if your hands are dry and dusty (n...
A smaller version of the ‘Begijen Guitar - Medium - 60cm’. This isn’t a guitar as you know it, but one based upon the Indian single string guitar. In fact, it is a drum and a guitar, as hitting the drum skin in the centre makes the single string vibrate. You can then produce a ‘wow’ effect by squeezing the neck...
RRP: £7.14
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Begijen Guitar - Medium -  60cm Begijen Guitar - Large - 80cm Long Clacker Flexitone

Begijen Guitar - Medium - 60cm

Begijen Guitar - Large - 80cm

Long Clacker

Flexitone

This isn’t a guitar as you know it, but one based upon the Indian single string guitar. In fact, it is a drum and a guitar, as hitting the drum skin in the centre makes the single string vibrate. You can then produce a ‘wow’ effect by squeezing the neck of the instrument which will adjust the length (and pitch) ...
A longer and deeper sounding version of the ‘Begijen Guitar - Medium - 60cm’. This isn’t a guitar as you know it, but one based upon the Indian single string guitar. In fact, it is a drum anda guitar, as hitting the drum skin in the centre makes the single string vibrate. You can then produ...
This is a classic Indonesian instrument. It is a longer version of our ‘Animal Clacker’ and is a bit trickier to play. This one is made of pine wood and makes a lighter sound than the coconut one. This is a favourite with children because it is long, big and interesting. This i...
An instrument that needs to be heard to be believed. Beautifully made and painted by hand....
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Edu: £8.00
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Kolshi Terracotta Drum - 11in (27cm) Tongue Drum (Slit Drum) - 4 notes Belt Shaker - Pangi

Kolshi Terracotta Drum - 11in (27cm)

Tongue Drum (Slit Drum) - 4 notes

Belt Shaker - Pangi

This is an adaption of the Indian ‘Kolshi’ drum - made from a water pitcher. This one has an extra hole on the side as well as a well-stretched skin over one of the end holes.   Play ed with the fingers (on the pot and the skin) and the palm of the hand ove...
This is a simple, easy to play, multi-note Tongue Drum made of wood. Tongue drums are types of 'slit' drums and are designed for quick rhythmic patterns; ergo it is supplied with two beaters for faster playing. Experi mentation is encouraged and children as young as 3 can play t...
A big shaker with a big sound. The Pangi seeds are attached to a pad which can be worn as well as held. Fantastic for dance and movement.   T he belt is adjustable to all sizes of player thanks to the Velcro clasp, and great for players who can't easily hold a Shaker.
RRP: £23.00
Web: £19.55
Edu: £16.10
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