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Basic Beat BB201 Egg Shaker

Basic Beat

Item No. 202376
Alt. Part # BB201
UPC Code 881970005697

Simple in design, these Basic Beat egg shakers can produce a myriad of sounds. Cup one in the palm of one hand and use one in the finger tips of your other and you get two distinct sounds that complement each other. Cup in one hand with fingers closed around the egg for beats one and two then open your fingers for beats three and four to get two totally different sounds for a unique shake rhythm! -- Randy

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Start children off early learning rhythms and identifying percussive sounds with the Basic Beat Egg Shaker. The rounded shape is the perfect size for little hands to grasp. Buy two, to increase the fun by having one for each hand or being able to share with a friend or family member. When shaken, the pellets on the inside shake similar to a maraca. Change its placement in the hand or vary how many fingers surround it to manipulate the sounds it produces.

Color: colors, sound, and logo will vary
Size: 2" (h)
Ages: 3+

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Basic Beat Guarantee: West Music is proud to back Basic Beat products with a 1-year satisfaction guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied with your Basic Beat purchase within the first year, we will be happy to exchange it for a replacement item or credit your account.
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.

Brand Name Basic Beat
Ages 3 Years+
Color Various
Reviews (16)
  • Quality Change to this product
    While I still purchase these shakers, I would like to note that they are now sealed at the small end with a cap and glue. The glue does not always hold. Six shakers in my last order have failed due to this defect. I use them with very young children (2-5) and consider this a serious problem. I would gladly pay more not to have this happen. Also it was not a problem with previous designs.
  • Awesome for littles!
    I love using egg shakers for littles, and these are an affordable option that come in fun colors. The sound of these egg shakers is very good--they don't "sound cheap" like some brands do. Thanks for having quality instruments for all ages!
  • Music Therapy Must
    Perfect instrument for CP Music Therapy. Giving them as gifts to each of my son's classmates.
  • Shaker Eggs
    Good price, right size, sent in the bright colors I asked for....children loved using them... couldn't be better
  • The best shakers!
    This brand is incredibly sturdy, and they have a great sound! The colors are vibrant, and the weight feels good in your hand when making music.
  • Perfect for my class
    These shakers are just the right size for my toddler class. They have a great sound and come in a variety of wonderful colors!
  • Good Shaker
    My elementary students loved the shakers. The colors were a big hit, and the egg was just the right size for my 5th and 6th graders to hold. (I have not used them with my younger students yet.) They have a good sound and volume for classroom use.
  • Egg-cellent
    Purchased 22 of the eggshakers for my storytime group ages 0-2 years-old. They are perfect for little hands, not too heavy or light, great sound to shake along with songs may it while singing or playing CD-player. Very sturdy for children with tamper tantrums as well. Highly recommended!
  • Great value for the price
    Durable. Loud enough! Small enough!
  • Great item
    These are a great quality! I would highly recommend.
  • Egg shakers
    Sturdy & reliable -- great sound!
  • Fun Colors!
    I love the colors of these eggs--very fun and a good variety! They have a nice sound and seem very solid for use in my Kindermusik class.
  • Perfect for Everyone!
    Who doesn't love an egg shaker? These are a must-have for anyone leading music groups! Their shape makes them easy to hold, the colors are fun, and they are very durable! They work for all ages, and they sound great!
  • Who doesn't love an egg shaker?
    I mean, really-- can you find someone who doesn't love an egg shaker? These are great- and West was great about sending an assortment of colors: I got five of each when I ordered 25! I have some LP eggs that my daughter received in an instrument set that I prefer since I can control the sound a bit better, but for an everyday, general music setting with the "under 8" crowd, these are just right!
  • Yay!
    My students love it when I bring out the bucket of our egg shakers. As much as my students love tossing them, or beating them on the floor (that they're told NOT to do!) I've never had one break. And I agree with the other review--these don't sound like a cheap toy at all! My son has some from a drum instrument kit he got for Christmas, and these sound 100 times better. They are one of my Kindergarten and 1st graders favorites!
  • perfect!
    Perfect sound, perfect weight! I have tried numerous other brands for my preschool music classes. Other brands have cracked or discolored, or sound "toy-ish" and really rattly, or the beads inside are so light that you cannot get much sound variation other than rattle-rattle-rattle. BASIC BEAT EGGS sound great and feel great, and hold up to lots of use!
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