The castanets are a kind of body-sounding instruments, which are popular among Spanish folks. They are mainly used for accompaniment of song and dance. Later, they are also used in European art music, and they are pronounced by two ebony shells.
In 1807, the Spanish Academy of Music, Dance and Drama proposed to protect the traditional Spanish dance art, maintain its pure dance style, and emphasized that it must be accompanied by "cannon" when jumping such traditional dance. It can be seen that the castanets are the rhythm of Spanish dance. As long as the castanets scream between the dancers' fingers, the passion that erupts from each blood vessel is unacceptable: the dancer's heel, dance The upper and lower ends of the person simultaneously emit a strong rhythm unique to Spain.
The Spanish castanets are very particular. Each pair of "sounding boards" has a common distinction. The pitch of the mother is slightly higher than that of the public. The difference in sound is determined by the gap between the two pieces. The dance group is also very particular about the use and preservation of their beloved "sounding board". After each use, the "sounding board" must be placed in the cover, stored very carefully, and more because it is wooden, so the weather Dry and wet have a great influence on the "sounding board", and some may cause breakage. Representative dance music: "Spanish castanets", "Spanish inspiration" and "Matadores march".
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