Maracas, like the Egg Shakers, are part of the idiophone family. They have handles where you hold them, with a rounded hollow top filled with small beads that make a noise when shaken. They are typically played using 2 (two) Maracas.
These Maracas have a handle with a round head in either Natural or Patterned colour. There is one size. Prices are for 1 (one) Maraca.
Round Shaped 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 come in both Small and Large in either Natural or Patterned. They can be played in pairs or singular depending on the rhythm or sound required. The larger the Maraca, the deeper the sound.
Our Maracas come in different shapes, colours and sizes.