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Boomwhackers are tuned percussion tubes that provide a wonderfully unique musical experience. They are lightweight, so perfect for children or those less able to lift heavier items. They are also colour coded using Boomwhackers' universal notation system and precisely tuned to exact musical pitches by length.
Boomwhackers are great for use by individuals but they really come into their own when used by an ensemble or group. Sound is created by whacking the tube against different surfaces. The harder the surface, the stronger and brighter the sound. The "truest" sound is produced when striking the surface of the tubes about a 1/4 of the way down and keeping the end of the tube open and uncovered by your hand. However, the beauty of the Boomwhacker is creativity so go ahead and experiment!
Boomwhackers use the Chroma Notes system which is a series of colours which indicate the notation of each tube. Whilst it is perfectly possible to have fun and make music with Boomwhackers without being aware of the notation the colours provide a handy visual reference for those wishing to learn more of music and music theory. Many teachers use the same colour code to mark other instruments in the classroom allowing students to repeat tunes learned with Boomwhackers on other instruments and learn a universal musical language.
These fun percussion instruments have won numerous awards including Parents' Choice 'Best 25 of 25 years' and are used worldwide in many different settings. Boomwhackers are perfect for use in music wellness therapy, youth programs, schools, workshops, sporting events, corporate team building, family play, music lessons, stage performances, ensembles, choirs, science classes and more. Your imagination is the only barrier!
Click the links below to download the Boomwhackers Colour Signal Chord Chart and the Boomwhackers Notation Chart for use with this percussion set.
Boomwhacker Colour Signal Chord Chart
Boomwhacker Notation Chart
- Notes: C#, Eb, F#, G#, Bb
- Scale: Tubes range in length from about 13" to 23"