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.

  • Toca Soprano Wood Block

    Toca

    Toca Soprano Wood Block

    $15.99
    The Toca Soprano Wood Block is made in the USA of North American hardwood. This instrument produces a wide variety of sizes and pitch options. Beater included. Crafted from North American hardwood Wide variety of sizes and pitch options Made in the USA
    T-3505
    $15.99
  • Two Tone Block with Beater

    Toca

    Two Tone Block with Beater

    $20.99
    Note: This item requires additional processing time, typically 3-4 business days. The Toca Percussion Two Tone Block with Beater is crafted from North American hardwood and produces a wide variety of tones. Crafted from North American hardwood Wide...
    T-2111
    $20.99
  • Toca Percussion 3/2 Clave Block Toca Percussion 3/2 Clave Block

    Toca

    Toca Percussion 3/2 Clave Block

    $35.03
    Note: This item requires additional processing time, typically 3-4 business days.   Watch a video demonstration of the Clave Block Toca's new 3/2 Clave Block (T32BY) is a combination of many influences. It gets its name from the "3/2 clave" that's...
    T32BY
    $35.03
  • Tycoon Percussion Beat Block Set

    Tycoon Percussion

    Tycoon Percussion Beat Block Set

    MSRP: $349.00
    $256.31
    Tycoon Percussion Beat Block Set is crafted from specially formulated plastic to make a modern, durable version of ancient Chinese blocks. The set of five blocks are finely-tuned to match the pitch of traditional blocks.
    TBBK-S
    MSRP: $349.00
    $256.31