Click Here to see a picture of a boomwhaker :DOriginally Posted by rita2004
Originally Posted by Science of Sound
Does anybody know what a boomwhaker is? Itīs got something to do with drumming. Thatīs all know.
Dear Casiopeia, thank you very much for that profound explanation. The difficulty for me is to translate boomwhacker into German. At the moment I canīt find a word that would fit. I never came across that kind of sound-making instrument, i.e. I hardly can imagine how it sounds. Nevertheless I appreciate your detailed answer.
My German is rusty. Hope the following info and sites help out. :DOriginally Posted by rita2004
boom! [interj.] -- bumm!
to boom (music, voice) -- droehnen (Musik, Stimme)
whack -- durchpruegeln
whack -- verhauen
German-English/English-German online dictionary
When you whack (strike or hit forcefully) these booming (deep resonating sound) percussion tubes on or against anything handy (floor, wall, table), it's music to your ears.
The eight color-coded plastic tubes are perfectly tuned (by length) to make precise musical tones in the diatonic scale of C major. Easy and fun to play, there's no skill required, only skills to be discovered - like rhythm, creativity, eye-hand coordination, teamwork, and color and tone recognition.
Now I can imagine what boomwhackers are. Good idea, but as I told you, I never saw one. Maybe they exist in Germany, too. Iīll find it out. So far thanks again. By the way, I find this website really wonderful, fantastic :D and I shall drop in as often as I can.