Grained Red Fibre nº5 - 2 soundboxes

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Description

Grained fiber castanets. "Castañuelas del Sur" Brand. Different color lines under order. Contact us to know the available color.

(9,3 cm x 7 cm)

Composed with wood sheets under a resin bath. With this termination we achieved that the wood is unaffected by weather changes, without losing his sound and beauty. This material has the charm of the sound of natural granadillo and the fiber consistency.

 
Size guide

In a general way we can resume castanets sizes like:

- Size 3: kids

- Size 4: kids and women with small hands.

- Size 5: most of women or men with small hands

- Size 7: generally recommended for men.


Spanish castanets size it is a quite personal decision and there is really not a defined way to chose the perfect size. As orientation we can chose our "correct" size depending on our hands measures:

Measuring from point A to B we can say that:

Less than 7 cm-> Size 3
Between 7 & 8.5 cm -> Sizes 4 y 5
more than 8,5 cm ->Size 7

Mano

 
How to play castanets

Practical video that shows the classical "RIA-PITÁ":

Filigrana castanets instructions: 

how to play flamenco castanets

From 7 sounds that can produce a castanet we will take 3: TA-RRI-PI and 1 called "posticeo" (fig.4) that produce the sound PAM.

FigA: thumb position to use the spanish castanets

Fig B: Sounds times.
Sound PI - hit with the right hand.
Sound TA - hit with the left hand
Sound RRI - when the right fingers rub the right castanet.

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how to play flamenco castanets 4

"Sevillanas touch"- when starting Sevillana dance we shoud do an starting beat:

First: complete beat like TA-RRI-TA-PAM-PAM (steps 1-5) and later and incomplet one with TA-RRI-TA-PI-TA sounds (steps 6 to 10).

Later we continue with the traditional: RRI-TA-RRI-TA-PI-TA-RRI-TA-RRI-TA-PI-TA (steps 11-16).



After that, we play: RRI-TA-RRI-TA-PI-TA-RRI-TA-RRI-TA-PI-TA (steps 11 to 16).

Instructions courtesy of Filigrana castanets. Translation: Tamara Flamenco

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