Bolero nº 5 - Filigrana

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Bolero Nº 5 is a model of castanet that is very used in intermediate level and it has medium- high quality fiber. This is our castanet more recommended to any girl or woman since the age of 12 years who start this beautiful art because it has a good sound and fiber for someone who wants to start with intermediate model. This product is neither too basic nor professional. It has a very good quality and price. If you buy basic castanets, probably in few months you will buy a better ones because most people want a better and more beautiful sound. You won’t need other castanets with Bolero model.

Bolero is handmade in Andalucía with black matt fiber.  It has an excellent sound and durability. You can perfectly go forward in this art with this model of castanets without changing the model in the future. 

Professional castanets made of fiber

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


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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castanuelas bolero n°5
julia e. on 10/13/2016envio rapido y conforme con el encargo rapidité dans l'envoi reçu en France 4 jours après ma commande- articles conformes à mon attente - conseille ce site - un très bon suivi de la commande et expédition par mail-
Laura C. on 10/20/2016Relación calidad/precio insuperable.
Calidad precio genial
Laura C. on 05/22/2017Muy buen producto y muy buena atención al cliente.
Paloma V. on 11/05/2017Geniales para nosotras q estamos iniciándonos.
Mari B. on 12/17/2017preciosas y eficaz

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