Other types of claves occasionally available; please contact us for current selection.
A folk instrument of uncertain age and origin, already well known during the European Middle Ages. The instrument is widespread throughout the world in various forms. It has been known in Western Europe probably since Gallo-Roman times. The dimension of the vibrating tongue determines the pitch of the fundamental note.
Article: How to Play the Jaw Harp
Whitlow TM professionally-tuned jawharps
Made by Robbie Clement for Tomorrow River Music of Madison, Wisconsin.
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Jew's Harp Congress in Iowa City, Iowa based on sound quality,
playability and appearance. Whitlow Jawharps are the instrument
of choice among many of the world's top players including John
McCutcheon, Mike Seeger, David Holt and Grandpa Jones.
Whitlow Jawharps are hand-crafted from the finest materials
following the method invented by Fred Whitlow. Each harp is carefully
tuned to standard pitch, enabling it to be played with other
in-tune instruments. Whitlow Jawharps are available in all 12
keys and come with a no-gimmick lifetime guarantee to the original
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Dried, hollowed gourds covered with a string web, laced with seeds, beads or shells. The stem portion of the gourd forms a hand grip. Found all over West Africa. Ours are made in Ghana, with multicolored plastic beads.
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Miscellaneous African instruments
Assorted fork rattles, dancers rattles and anklebells, seed pod rattles, spider eggcase rattles, cowbells, stick drums, agogo bells, shakers and many more.
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