Sunday, 31 January 2010 How to make a shekere. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Search This Blog. Repeat this around the bottle until you have attached four beads. The new keyboard.
Make sure you have the same length of string either side of the plastic bottle and then fix it in place by taping it to the handle.
Post Comments Atom. A shekere is a West African percussion instrument made from a dried gourd. A net is emerging with a bead at each interstice.
To make a slip knot, put the folded string under the collar with the fold on top and then bring the ends through the loop of the fold and collar and tighten.
Negotiating the ends of the bottle, especially the end nearest the mouth, requires a compromise and you will need to allow a larger gap between beads.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Amazing addition to your percussion collection. The net can also be moved across the surface of the gourd in the manner of a cabassa, producing a sound somewhere between a scrape and a rattle. Now secure it in place with a second loop.
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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Since cotton twine will stretch, nylon or hemp is a better choice for creating a working shekere. Post to Cancel.
Subscribe to: The first is to have another loop similar to the collar braided if you used braided and the same size.