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Basic Beat BBS8 8" Combination Rhythm Sticks

Brand: Basic Beat


MSRP: $4.99

Item: #201358
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As an early childhood teacher, the 8 inch rhythm sticks are perfect for my students little hands.  As an education consultant, I recommend the 12 inch as a better fit for elementary aged students.  Either size is the perfect tool for practicing many different rhythmic activities.  I also love that there is one ridged and one smooth stick per set making them easy for my young students to identify; we can also explore the different sounds that are made by the various textures.  -Jenny

By Basic Beat. Shorter length combination rhythm sticks, perfect for early childhood use. Includes one smooth and one ridged stick per pair.

Made of American hickory with a natural finish (no paint to chip); since the entire tree is used in the manufacturing process, color variations in the wood will occur.

Both sticks are approximately 8" long.


Please note: The musical instruments on our website and in our catalog are not toys. They are intended for use with adult supervision and are not for children under 3 years of age, unless otherwise indicated.


55.0 (based on 5 customer reviews)


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West Music Store
My old rhythm sticks (blue and red) were getting so old that the color was coming off when rubbing them together. I like the shorter size and slightly thicker diameter of these, and they have a better sound than my old ones.
Tasha B on Sep 15, 2014
Using these Rhythm Sticks in class since 2005 and they are still great! (just ordered more in 2012 so I could use in two classes at the same time).
Sonia F on Jul 22, 2014
Second time of buying these - not available in UK - very good quality and excellent price and brilliant service from West Music.
Lowell H on Sep 4, 2014
The perfect stick for preschool.
Amy Haywood on May 23, 2014
What is the age these are ok for?
A shopper on Feb 11, 2014
Best Answer: We regularly use them with kindergarteners.
Reply · Report · Kerri H on Feb 11, 2014
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Do you offer a discount for purchasing 60 pairs? I teach at two schools.
A shopper on Jul 31, 2012
Best Answer: I am sorry, but there is no additional price discount available on the rhythm sticks. If you have further questions, please contact us at
Reply · Report · Amy LStaff on Aug 2, 2012
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are these sold individually or is it a set?
A shopper on Mar 28, 2012
Best Answer: The rhythm sticks are sold in pairs - one smooth stick and one ridged stick per pair.
Reply · Report · Amy LStaff on Mar 28, 2012
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Can you sanitize these with a wipe? I had been considering the plastic kind by Rhythmix because you can put them in the dishwasher! But what about these?
A shopper on Dec 15, 2011
Best Answer: They can be wiped down. However, it is possible over time that the finish may start to come off depending on how often it is done. It’s just inherent in wood products.
Reply · Report · Amy LStaff on Dec 16, 2011
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