Boomwhackers in short.
Boomwhackers are colored tubes. But that does not say everything. Because you can always make a colored tube. No, boomwhackers are made just the right thickness and length to give a clean tone. You generate that tone by hitting on or against an object. You have different types of boomwhackers sets. You have the diatonic set, the chromatic set, the bass set and as an extra the octave keys. In addition to these sets, they have a number of other products. We will explore this a little further below.
Diatonic and Chromatic boomwhackers set.
We will not go for the very complicated explanation in this part. We just go a little further than the simplest explanation. It would be that the diatonic set equals the white keys of a piano. Where the chromatic equals the black keys. But we go a little further by mentioning that the diatonic set is sold as an octave. This means that the root c appears twice in it. The sequence herein is C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C. A diatonic scale therefore has 5 major and 2 smaller intervals. Intervals are also called pitch distances. The chromatic set, also called the black keys of a piano, is less. These are only 5 notes. These are the notes between the “major intervals”. And thus raises some of the notes by a semitone. Namely the C # -D # -F # -G # -A #. If you pay attention to this, and you put the two sets together. With the letters with a # just above. Then a known shape will pass by. Namely the division of an octave on the piano. If you have this you can play practically any song in the world with boomwhackers.
We can be a bit easier about the diatonic basses. So it is a diatonic set. But each note is an octave lower than with the regular boomwhackers set. Except the highest C from the normal diatonic set. That lower octave has been omitted. The basses are an extension of the normal set. The octave of that highest C is therefore already in the normal set.
The octavators are proof that boomwhackers are more thought out than the simplicity it conveys. What these simple yet ingenious caps do is lower the tone by an octave. You do this by simply sliding the caps onto the boomwhackers. The nice thing is that you can, for example, put felt or rubber on the bottom of the cap. This way you can bounce the boomwhackers to the ground. This way you can make playing with boomwhackers even more mobile.
Extras and accessories.
Boomwhackers makes a few things besides these colorful musical tubes. This concerns, for example, sound bars, storage materials and xylophones. They even have a tube set with a higher octave. Everything for the young and old music lover. Children's music for groups or the individual. Group activities for young and old. Good quality and solid products to have the greatest fun for everyone.
Octave: The pitch distance between two of the same notes. Example C-d-e-f-g-a-b-C
Diatonic: The white keys of a piano.
Chromatic: The black keys of a piano.
Scale: A line of consecutive notes from high to low or from low to high.