Whether you're trying to spice up your percussion sound in the studio or nurturing a young child's interest in music, today's line of shakers and rattles is jam-packed full of unique instruments for every taste. This section boasts one example after another of just how innovative percussion companies are when it comes to bringing out the rhythm in all walks of life. From egg, twist and wah shakers to crickets, foot rattles and much more, everything here is proof that anyone can make music if they have the passion to do so.
Right off the bat, you'll notice just how many best sellers make up this catalog. As always, starting with the most popular items is a safe bet and the LP Chick-itas Shakers are ideal for children and veteran percussionists alike. In fact, LP has many choices to pick from: there's the LP442 One Shot Shakers (ideal for producing multiple, complex rhythms), the Plastic 36-Piece Egg Shakers (great for on-stage use and drum circles) - the list goes on.
Meinl is another percussion manufacturer dedicated to designing top-notch shakers and rattles. For example, their Artist Series Luis Conte Stadium Shakers are 2 individual shakers that are connected to make one instrument. From the lips of Luis himself, "My shaker sound is as smooth as silk", and these ones in particular are full of punch and precision. Now, for all you experienced drummers who want to expand on their performance, check out the PROMARK Cymbal Rattler. Easy to install and remove, this rattler delivers a sound that's similar to sizzle cymbals but louder and with more sustain. Perfect for any style, the PROMARK Cymbal Rattler will liven up any drummer's routine.
As you can see, shakers and rattles are for all skill levels and ages. Adding them to your percussion repertoire can make the difference between a good percussion performance and a great one, which is why even veteran players will benefit from owning a wide variety of them. Along with the items mentioned, try to spend some time in this selection and explore your other options - in the end, you'll be glad you did.
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