LP artist Stephen Perkins has walked the wild side in search of unusual .and effective percussion instruments. This time, collaboration with Latin Percussion has resulted in the introduction of the LP... Read More
LP artist Stephen Perkins has walked the wild side in search of unusual .and effective percussion instruments. This time, collaboration with Latin Percussion has resulted in the introduction of the LP Go-Jo Bag, a deceptively simple percussion device with a surprisingly wide range of uses.
The Go Jo Bag is a tough little sealed bag, filled with shot, which Stephen and fellow designer Joey Klaparda specially selected to suit the myriad of uses and sounds they envisioned. And while the LP Go-Jo Bag will fit most palms easily, it is equipped with an adjustable strap so that it will stay with the hand through some of its fancier maneuvers.
To give you an idea of the possibilities inherent in the Go-Jo Bag, let's examine a few available playing techniques. First, try grasping the bag, then simply open and close the hand. That's one undulating tone. Then roll the percussion bag in a circular motion to emulate a rain stick or ocean drum.
Or how about this one: Adjust the strap so the Go Jo bag sits on the back of your hand. Then play a drum-the congas, for example. Your conga slaps will be shadowed by a delightful shaking. And while we're in the business of shaking, play two Go-Jo Bags maracas style. When you're done, undo the straps and toss the bags and catch them in time with the music. Refine your juggling skills, while you're at it! Or smack two bags together for a pleasing, snappy sound, or smack one bag against--well, your imagination is your only barrier now! This is getting fun.
Durable and featuring intriguing potential from both sonic and mobility perspectives, the Latin Percusson Go-Jo Bag introduces new timbres and activities. For that reason, it is an ideal instrument for musical therapy. The adjustable hand strap provides security for those who've suffered problems with gripping. Meanwhile, the range of hand/arm movements and delightful sounds, produced with habitual arm movements, will surely be therapeutic.
It's quirky, fun, musical, and affordable. Smack and grab the new LP Go-Jo Bag. It is a perfect add-on for drummers and percussionist and children of all ages.
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