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What are castanets?

Castanets are a type of percussion instrument consisting of a pair of shells that are connected by a string. They are clapped together rapidly to make rhythmic accents. See th (MORE)

History of castanets?

The castanets are a centuries-old, percussion instrument whose earliest recorded history dates to over 1000 B.C. and whose origin is attributed to the Phoenicians, a culture i (MORE)
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When and where were castanets founded?

It is unknown when these incredible hard woods which some instruments are made from were founded, but we do know that they come from Spain.
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Is the castanets tuned?

Castanets are a handheld percussion instrument of Spanish origin.  Sounds is made by clapping two wooden plates together. It does not  require tuning.

What country do the musical instrument castanets come from?

The castenets are associated with Spain in most people's minds, but the attached Wikipedia article gives equal billing to many countries with Islamic origins or Spanish influ (MORE)

Do castanets play in an orchestra?

Certainly ... that is, if the score calls for them to be played. The composer of the work is the one who determines which and how many of any particular instruments are to be (MORE)

How do you spell castanet?

That is the correct spelling of the term "castanet" (a small handheld percussion instrument normally used in pairs by Spanish dancers).
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