Ancient music makers who would bang spare sticks together for rhythmic accents probably inspired the use and design of castanets. As their popularity grew among musicians, castanets spread throughout the Moorish, Ottoman and ancient Roman empires and into present day Europe.
Modern Zildjian castanets are concave-looking cymbals joined together with a metal arm that you hold and play with your hand. The distinct sound colors they make help expand your signature sound and add imaginative character and variety to your musical expression.
As your percussion skills advance and you’re off looking for new and creative ways to embellish your music, try adding Zildjian FX castanets to your kit. Sometimes called clackers here in the United States, castanets are heavy weight metal finger cymbals mounted in pairs and are ideal for inventive effects in contemporary percussion, Latin and Afro-Cuban music, even larger orchestral and concert band settings.
Zildjian high-pitched metal castanets are made in the USA using centuries-old Turkish crafting techniques. They also feature a small bell, balanced cut, short sustain and a traditional finish with a darker, richer hue. Great for transitioning and accenting, FX castanets produce rhythmic clicks or ratting sounds that the percussionist can use to add interest and creativity to the music.
- Model: Zildjian FX Metal Castanets
- Category: FX Series
- SKU: P0775
- Type: Percussion
- Skill level: Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate, Professional
- Genre(s): Alternative, Country, Fusion, Hard Rock, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Metal, Other, Percussion, Pop, Punk, Rock, World