Wood Block

Wood Block

$20.00

  • African clave
  • nice hollow wood tone
  • played with a stick, included
  • choose from two wood types
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Description

A simple and indispensable time keeper for any drum ensemble, including drum circles. Carved from a solid piece of either Padauk (red)  or Oma (brown) hardwood, the “Okpokolo,” as its called in it’s native Ibo part of Nigeria, produces a fat, hollow, and sweet woody clave-like tonality that is easily heard over even the loudest of other instruments. The wood block is hollow with a deep slit along one edge for a striking area. The red wood block generally has a sharper pitch than brown wood but sounds do vary, no exact standard. Wood blocks are hand made, approximate sizes are; 9″ long, 4″ wide, 1.5″ tall.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 5 × 1.5 in
WOOD NAME

Oma

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Nigeria

WOOD FINISH

Natural Finish

INSTRUMENT TYPE

Wood Block