Claves

Claves

Claves are a traditional Afro-Cuban percussive instrument, and have been used in the son and the guaguanco. The instrument provides repeating timing in many different kinds of cultural music.

Claves are traditionally made of wood, like ebony or rosewood, but wood has often been replaced by manmade materials like plastic and fiberglass.

This instrument is played by striking the two pieces of wood together, in order to create a sharp cracking sound. Modern claves are amplified as a consequence of their hollowness. One clave strikes the other, causing the stick to create a resonance.

  • LP Aspire Clave

    Latin Percussion

    LP Aspire Clave

    MSRP: $15.99
    $11.19
    Clave (pronounced clah' vay) is the rhythmic pattern that forms the basis of Latin music. Clave is phrased in what is known as a 3⁄2 (forward clave) or 2⁄3 (backward clave) feel. That is, three beats then two beats or, two beats then three...
    LPA165
    MSRP: $15.99
    $11.19
  • LP King Klave

    Latin Percussion

    LP King Klave

    MSRP: $46.99
    $33.59
    Listen to this instrument: LP King Klave The LP King Klave is the Loudest clave available and is made of specially formulated fiberglass. This indestructible construction yields an incredibly loud "cutting"’‘΂’ÇΝ that can be heard on recordings...
    LP597
    MSRP: $46.99
    $33.59
  • Tycoon 10" Professional Level Makah Claves

    Tycoon Percussion

    Tycoon 10" Professional Level Makah Claves

    MSRP: $55.00
    $41.20
    The Tycoon Percussion Makah Claves are hand crafted from exotic Makah. These are larger traditional African style claves with a striker. To play, the clave lays in one hand between the fingertips and heel, and the space between the clave and the palm...
    TVW-P
    MSRP: $55.00
    $41.20
  • LP African Clave

    Latin Percussion

    LP African Clave

    MSRP: $69.99
    $50.39
    Listen to this instrument: LP African Clave Clave (pronounced clah' vay) is the rhythmic pattern that forms the basis of Latin music. Clave is phrased in what is known as a 3⁄2 (forward clave) or 2⁄3 (backward clave) feel. That is,...
    LP212R
    MSRP: $69.99
    $50.39