Bolero nº 5 - 4 soundboxes

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Manufacturing time: 20-30 days

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Description

Our Bolero model 5 with 4 soundboxes is the most sold castanet in intermediate or semiproffesional level. If the castanets have a lot of soundboxes, it will offer us a better sound and resonance. This model of castanet is made of high quality matt fiber in Andalucía and its sound is close to the professional one.

Thanks to its different levels of quality, Bolero is the perfect model to go forward in higher quality and sound because you won’t have to change of model in the future. Maybe you will only want a greater number of soundboxes or a better fiber.  This detail is much appreciated by musicians.

If you prefer something even more professional, you can find the Bolero model with 5 soundboxes made of fiberglass (the highest quality fiber and the best material for castanets) in our catalogue. This castanet is usually used by teachers and great professionals.

Professional castanets made of fiber

4 soundboxes

Filigrana brand

Measures:6,9 x 8,9 cm / 2,7 x 3,5 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

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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.

how to play flamenco castanets 3
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

how to play flamenco castanets 5

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