Synonyms for castanets or Related words with castanets
Examples of "castanets"
- Natural and hollowed-out vessel clappers
"Still Life with
", "Presence III", PeP, 2002.
- Natural and hollowed-out vessel clappers
Player 1: marimba, vibraphone,
, three cowbells, four bongos, bells, snare drum, guiro
In the other islands there are similar smaller instruments, but they are called "castañuelas" (
Also in 2005, Escovedo's song "
" appeared on the iPod playlist of George W. Bush. Upon learning of "
" being there, Escovedo announced that he would not play the song again as long it was on Bush's iPod or until he was out of office. After two "
"-free years, as Bush was winding down his term, Escovedo lifted the moratorium and began performing the song again.
were used to evoke a Spanish atmosphere in Georges Bizet's opera, "Carmen". They are also found in the "Dance of the Seven Veils" from Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" and in Richard Wagner's "Tannhäuser". An unusual variation on the standard
can be found in Darius Milhaud's "Les Choëphores", which calls for
made of metal. Other uses include Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio espagnol", Ravel's "Rapsodie espagnole", Francis Poulenc's "Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in D minor" and Karl Jenkins's "Tangollen".
she said:As a little girl ( I was three or four perhaps), I used to hear the insistent, percussive sound of the big
when my parents gave lessons. The unmusical noise irritated me so much that I would go and hide in the furthest part of the apartment so as not to hear its reverberation. There I would practice my tiny hands on a pair of
my father had given me, and more or less unconsciously - one hardly uses reason at that age - I sought to draw sounds from my instrument that did not hurt my ears. Such were my beginnings and I can only say that my liking for
came from the disgust that other’s
inspired in me".
When used in an orchestral or jug band setting,
are sometimes attached to a handle, or mounted to a base to form a pair of machine
. This makes them easier to play, but also alters the sound, particularly for the machine
. It is possible to produce a roll on a pair of
in any of the three ways in which they are held. When held in the hand, they are bounced against the fingers and palm of the hand; on sticks, bouncing between fingers and the player's thigh is one accepted method. For a machine castanet, a less satisfactory roll is obtained by rapid alternation of the two
with the fingers.
Stuart can also play bass guitar, guitar and piano, triangle, simmons, tambourine, xylophone, guiro, wind-chimes, keyboards,
Juvenal makes specific mention of the "testarum crepitus" (clicking of
). In the earlier Greek form, finger cymbals were used.
In practice a player usually uses two pairs of
. One pair is held in each hand, with the string hooked over the thumb and the
resting on the palm with the fingers bent over to support the other side. Each pair will make a sound of a slightly different pitch.
were developed for use in orchestral music. A pair of
are fitted onto the end of a straight piece of wood allowing them to be played with a technique similar to that of the snare drum. They are also very useful for producing a sustained roll, especially loud rolls, on the instrument.
are often played by singers or dancers. Contrary to popular belief,
are not commonly used in the flamenco dance, except for two specific forms: zambra and siguiriyas. In fact, Spanish folk dance "Sevillanas" is the style typically performed using castanet. Escuela bolera, a balletic dance form, is also accompanied by
. The name (Spanish: "castañuelas") is derived from the diminutive form of "castaña", the Spanish word for chestnut, which they resemble. In Andalusia they are usually referred to as "palillos" (little sticks) instead, and this is the name by which they are known in flamenco.
Additional instruments: grill, birdcage, double-bass, fire extinguisher + hammer, bamboos, piano, electric razor, dobro, spoons, human beatbox, wire, glass,
, bow, cracklebox, cowbells, cabasa.
Her recitals featured arias from the standard operatic repertoire by Mozart, Verdi, and Johann Strauss; lieder by Brahms; Valverde's Spanish waltz "Clavelitos" ("Little Carnations"); and songs composed by herself and McMoon. As in her "tableaux", she complemented her performances with elaborate costumes of her own design, often involving wings, tinsel, and flowers. She would perform "Clavelitos" dressed as Carmen, complete with
and a wicker basket of flowers, clicking the
and tossing the flowers one by one. When she ran out of flowers, she flung the basket too—and then the
. Her fans, aware that "Clavelitos" was her favorite song, would usually demand an encore, prompting her to send McMoon into the audience to retrieve flowers, basket, and
so that she could sing the number again.
Chácaras are a type of
from the Canary Islands. They are an idiophonic and chattering instrument, with an interior cavity.
This line alludes to the dance with crotala (similar to
), for which we have the additional testimony of Macrobius ("Saturnalia" III.14.4‑8).
NB: three percussion instruments - namely
, maracas and tambourine - are audible, possibly overdubs from Jeff Porcaro or perhaps an uncredited percussionist.
Neighboring Samal and Bajau peoples call this type of dance, "Umaral" or "Igal", and they sometimes use bamboo
as substitutes for long fingernails.
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