The thunder shaker is played by holding the tube section and allowing the metal spring to dangle freely, the instrument is then gently shaken from side to side. This creates a fantastically realistic thunder sound which must be heard to be believed! The more vigorously the instrument is shaken, the more of a booming thunderclap the player is able to produce.
When using this instrument it is possible to produce a wealth of other interesting noises with experimentation. One staff favourite is to tap the spring with a pencil whilst it is reverberating to create a sound uncannily like a tube train rattling through the underground. Try it yourself and see what other atmospheric sound effects you can create with your thunder shaker!
This Fair Trade instrument is handcrafted in Bali and is hand-decorated with beautiful and colourful dot painting. Each shaker will has its own uniquely handsome design because of this careful process of embellishment. The pictures shown, therefore, are for illustration purposes only. The one you receive may be a different colour and the embellishments will be different to the ones pictured.
Size: Approx: 10″ (25cm)
Credentials: Fairly traded, ethical
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We are based in Trinity Market Arcade, Trinity House Lane, Hull, HU1 2JH. (We are nearest the Market Place/Lowgate entrance which is opposite Liberty Lane. The nearest carpark is King William House multi-storey.)