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These percussion instruments became an integral part of minstrel shows. They derived their shape for the rib bones of large cows or pigs. However, these are now made of wood and, because they are relatively flat compared to actual ribs, possibly easier to hold.

Describing how they are played is difficult. A better method is to find a bones player and get him or her to show how to do single "clacks" and how to do "rattles." Then you set aboout learning to play with your dominant hand. After you have mastered that hand and can clack or rattle at will, learn how to do the same thing with the other hand (don't forget to purchase a second set of bones). After you can clack and rattle with both hands, you will be ready to join a show!

A pair of Bones is $ 10.75

If you want to look at the previous toy alphabetically in the list,
the Bilbo Catcher,
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If you want to look at the next toy alphabetically in the list,
the Bull Roarer,
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