Bamboo Maracas are a simple instrument, but require modest skill to play in time to music. When the player changes the direction of motion to produce the sound, the seeds or dried beans must travel some distance before they hit the hard outer surface. This creates a slight delay that requires that the player anticipate the rhythm. Players also strike maracas against their hand or leg to get a different sound. They can be played in pairs or singular depending on the rhythm or sound required. The larger the maraca, the deeper the sound.
They come in a Single Round head or Double Egg Shape head with a handle.