Shaker is the name for a number of percussion musical instruments used to create rhythms as well as give music an original sound. It is a closed container made of solid material, partially filled with fine bulk content. Shakers come in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles, they can resemble a cocktail bar shaker, ball or egg shape, etc .; Rainstick can also be used as a shaker. In an amateur setting, the role of a container is often played by aluminum cans for carbonated drinks.
Shakers are often used in popular and traditional music styles.
The method of sound production at the shaker corresponds to the name: as a rule, they do not hit it, they shake it, moving it back and forth, up and down. At the same time, the filler particles collide with each other and with the inner surface, creating a specific sound of the instrument. Sharper, jerky movements provide a harder attack to the sound, emphasizing certain beats of the rhythm. Shakers, usually with a wooden body, can also have a corrugated surface for sound extraction with a stick. The sound is usually produced with the hands, but shakers can also be played with your feet, attaching them to pedals or directly to shoes so that the performer’s hands are free – for example, for other musical instruments.
- 9″ seamless tube shaker
- Internal dampening ridges
- Dry, crisp, controlled sound
- Recording studio favorite
- Most recorded shaker