Blocks

Blocks

Boredom died the day humankind discovered it had a “beat”. Prehistoric pagans hammered on hollow logs in 4/4 rhythm, Chinese temples rang with the tones of sacred stone blocks, and far-flung African tribes communicated with indigenous beats on slit drums.

Throughout history, different forms of this age-old block beating have driven the tempo that makes us all move. It’s a universal toy and tool of the musical world, both subtly sustaining and uniquely accenting a wide variety of music. There are many types of blocks, and in the right hands this priceless percussion can keep a beat like it’s nobody’s business.

In the modern drum kit, blocks are most often mounted on an auxiliary boom attached to a cymbal stand. Latin, gypsy and jazz singers are often seen with handheld wood blocks, adding energy to the rhythm and compelling the crowd to dance. And, down in New Orleans, you can find temple blocks mounted to marching drums to create a particularly multifaceted parade companion.

  • X8 Dolphin Wooden Clacker

    X8 Drums

    X8 Dolphin Wooden Clacker

    MSRP: $36.00
    $14.99
    Great sound effects are right at hand when you make our Dolphin Wood Clacker part of your hand percussion collection. You can control variances in tempo and tone of this clacker simply by adjusting the speed of the handle movement. Loose pieces of...
    X8-CKL-D
    MSRP: $36.00
    $14.99
  • LP Blast Block, Low Pitch, Green (LP1307)

    Latin Percussion

    LP Blast Block, Low Pitch, Green (LP1307)

    MSRP: $53.99
    $42.72
    LP Blast Blocks add loud and explosive accents to any performance. Blast Blocks are available in high and low pitched versions and are made with LP’s indestructible Jenigor material. A heavy duty mounting bracket that fits 3/8" diameter rods is...
    LP1307
    MSRP: $53.99
    $42.72