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Boomwhackers BWDG 8-note C Major Diatonic Set

Brand: Boomwhackers

$21.50

MSRP: $27.99

Item: #200346
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Boomwhackers were invented in 1994 and in that short time they have truly become a timeless classic! Who can resist the idea of making music and hitting tubes on surfaces at the same time?—not us and not your children or students either! The C diatonic 8 piece set is our best-selling Boomwhacker set and is the perfect foundation for starting your collection, as it includes the most commonly used pitches and will blend with your other pitched and unpitched percussion.  Just getting started with music? This set will send you on your way.  -Melissa

Price drops when you purchase 6 or more sets!

This Boomwhackers BWDG diatonic set includes 8 tubes tuned to the notes of the C major scale. By gently striking nearly any surface (tables, chairs, floors, your thigh or hand, your shoe…whatever!) you can produce a full, audible tone. Different surface produce different sounds, but the pitch always remains the same. Tubes range in length from 12" - 24". Each Boomwhacker is tuned to a different pitch and has a unique color:

  • C1 (red)
  • D1 (orange)
  • E1 (yellow)
  • F1 (light green)
  • G1 (aqua)
  • A1 (violet)
  • B1 (fuchsia)
  • C2 (red)  

Then to extend the range of this Boomwhacker set, we recommend adding the Octavators for Boomwhackers (200403). By placing one of these caps on the end of any Boomwhackers tube, the pitch is automatically lowered by eight tones or one full octave.  It's a great way to extend the range of this standard stand of Boomwhackers economically.

  • Age: 3 years and older

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55.0 (based on 8 customer reviews)

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These are a great tool in helping student learn rhythm and standard notation
Michael T on Aug 28, 2014
I use the Boomwhackers in my general music classes and in my percussion club. I needed more to accommodate my class sizes.
International S on Oct 15, 2013
To teach rhythm accuracy in a fun way.
Payson S on May 9, 2014
Great for K class - something to keep steady beat with while singing
Kate L on Oct 7, 2013
To practice rhythms with drum circles of 20 from ages 14 to 84 I want to get the best bang for the buck so I am thinking of Rhythm sticks or boomwackers. What do you think of these or other options that are easy to transport? Thank you, Carmen
A shopper on Mar 4, 2014
Best Answer: What a great question! For such a diverse ensemble, I would say that they are worth the investment. With drum circles there are many options. If you have a circle of beginners, I would recommend the rhythm sticks for a start. Once your ensemble is proficient in their rhythms and keeping steady beat pulses, you can graduate to other auxillery percussion instruments (claves, castanets, triangles, egg shakers, guiros, xylophones, hand drums, etc.). BoomWhackers are more for a tonal approach to music rahter than rhythmic. However many percussion ensembles make use of them because 1)They are a percussion instrument; and 2)They add that tonal element to the rhythms the ensemble creates.

In summation: They are worth the purchase, but you have to know how you would like to implement them for your ensemble. They are not the best option for teaching rhythms/beat patterns.

Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · James L on Mar 4, 2014
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Are Boomwhackers appropriate for 3-5 yr olds? I teach music in preschools.
A shopper on Jan 9, 2013
Best Answer: Boomwhackers can be appropriate for preschoolers, depending on how you use them. I have used them before in preschool for things such as tapping steady beat and pentatonic ostinatos. I suggest using the caps though, that way kids tap them on the floor.
Reply · Report · Adriana R on Jan 10, 2013
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I want to buy 25 sets and ship to Singapore as soon as possible, can you take this order?
kay sum c on Nov 23, 2012
Best Answer: Yes, we can ship to Singapore. You can place an order anytime on the website, and our customer service department will e-mail you quotes for the shipping cost. You can also e-mail us at service@westmusic.com for other international ordering questions.
Reply · Report · Melinda PStaff on Nov 24, 2012
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I am missing the blue tube from my set I just received. What chord is it? It might be another color in past sets.
Debaree P on Mar 19, 2014
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Which sets would you suggest if I am just starting my supply of Boomwhackers? I have about $150 that I can spend. My classes are no bigger than 24.
Jordan W on Aug 9, 2012
Best Answer: I would take into consideration the age/size of your students. The largest boom whackers can be difficult, if not impossible for small students. I had to have my tallest 6th graders play the lowest/longest Boomwhackers. For primary/elementary, I would start with the C1 to C2 set. I would recommend the end caps for changing octaves - especially if you are purchasing more than one set. I'd also leave some money in your budget to purchase boomwhacker books/cds. At least for when you are first starting them with the students. With a class of up to 24, remember you are usually only using one or two chords (so you might need 3 or 4 sets if you want every student to be playing all the time). You can also have students clap or play other percussion instruments on the rhythm if you don't want to purchase that many sets. Example: If you purchase one set, that means 3-4 students will have C Major and 3 Students will have F or G major triads - if you are playing a piece that even has chord changes. A lot of the beginning boomwhacker material focuses on 1 chord and rhythm. Overall, I recommend them, they can be a lot of fun. Hope some of this helps!
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