McNeela Tigerwood Bones
Discover exciting new sounds with our brand new Tigerwood Bones. Tiger wood is a durable and water-resistant wood species known for its beautiful deep burnt-orange colour with dark vein stripes.
These robust percussive bones have been polished to give a smooth, marble finish and produce a strong, clear, resonant tone.
McNeela Tigerwood Bones are supplied with an adjustable O ring for ease of playing.
Features of the McNeela TIgerwood Tipper:
- Polished tiger wood
- Length: 195mm
- Width: 25mm
- Free O ring included for improved grip, comfort and ease of play.
What Are Irish Percussion Bones?
The bones, also known as rhythm bones, are a percussive folk instrument used to the same effect as the spoons. Historically, they consisted of a pair of animal bones but today they are far more frequently made of wood.
The bones as played in the Irish musical tradition are unique both in terms of the technique used to play them and the range of rhythms and sounds they provide to the player. The single handed playing style is most popular in traditional Irish music.
How to Play the Bones
Form a loose fist with the heel of your hand facing the ground. You can then hold the first bone between either your thumb and forefinger, or forefinger and index finger. Make sure to grip the bone close to the top, leaving the rest to hang down from your first. Then, place the second bone between your index finger and ring finger in a similar fashion.
Bend your elbow and, keeping your wrist nice and loose, move it from side to side, shaking the bones. (Attaching an O ring will help to keep the bones secure.) This movement causes the bones to strike against each other, creating their distinctive percussive tone.
Tightening or loosening your grip allows you to achieve different tones.
Good to Know:
ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES
All orders placed before 12pm are shipped the same day.
IRELAND (Next Day)
UK (5 - 7 days)
EUROPE (7 days)
USA and CANADA (7 - 10) days)
REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)