(If you choose to make your own awesome shaker, send me a pic at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Some instruments are played by hitting, shaking, or pressing. They are percussion instruments.
The word shaker describes various percussive musical instruments used for creating rhythm in music.
They are called shakers because the method of creating the sound involves shaking them – moving them back and forth in the air rather than striking them.
If you wanted to make a shaker, how would you do it?
1. Would you use: a can, bottle, box, or container?
2. What would you shake: rice, beans, coins, buttons, or caps?
3. How would you decorate: wrapping paper, duct tape, colored drawing, or paint?