shakers (Latin-American tube rattle)

~ Percussion instrument


Tube made of metal or bamboo, it is filled with seeds, pebbles or sand. Especially used in Latin American music, it is shaken rhythmically to produce sound.


The word shaker describes various percussive musical instruments used for creating rhythm in music.

They are called shakers because the method of creating the sound involves shaking them – moving them back and forth in the air rather than striking them. Most may also be struck for a greater accent on certain beats. Shakers are often used in rock and other popular styles to provide the ride pattern along with or substituting for the ride cymbal.

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type of:shaken idiophone
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