Alegria nº7 FG - Filigrana

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Manufacturing time: 20-30 days

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  • Description
  • Size guide
  • How to play castanets
  • Reviews
  • Customer Questions

Alegría FV The Alegría fiberglass model is an advanced or professional model. It is perfect both for those who want to start with an instrument of high quality and sound from the beginning and for the student who wants to upgrade and dare with high quality materials and more professional and with an excellent finish. Castañuela made in Andalusia with professional fiberglass material in black. Its durability, resistance and sonority are excellent.

Professional castanets made of FIBERGLASS
Filigrana brand
Measures: 7,5  x 10 cm / 2,9  x 3,92 inches

Includes one Bag for castanets as gift

Guide for choosing your size in castanets Filigranas:

Size 3: for girls until the age of 5 years approximately.

Size 4: for girls until the age of 11 years approximately.

Size 5: for any girl or woman since the age of 12 years.

Size 6: for men with a normal or medium size of hand.

Size 7: for men with big size of hands.

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


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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"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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