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Basic Beat BBS8 8" Combination Rhythm Sticks

Basic Beat

Item No. 201358
Alt. Part # BBS8
UPC Code 881970500758

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

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Introduce your music students to percussion with Basic Beat’s Rhythm Sticks. These 8"solid wood sticks are a great way to get kids to interact with songs. They can rub the smooth stick fast or slow up and down the ridged stick to create various sounds and rhythms. Their small size is perfect for small hands, and since they use a natural finish, you can see the true quality of the wood and there’s no need to worry about paint chipping.

Quantity Discount:

25 or more - $3.75 per pair

75 or more - $3.63 per pair

150 or more - $3.30 per pair




Included: 1 - Smooth Stick, 1 - Stick with Ridges

Material: American Hickory

Length: Approximately 8”

Color: Color Variations in the Wood Will Occur


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
Color Natural
Reviews (5)
  • Very good
    I bought 30 pairs for my toddler music class. I love that they are natural wood instead of painted; I felt like paint would easily chip and get into my students' mouths. All except for 3 of the sticks were perfect! I will be sanding down some splinters from the 3 slightly imperfect sticks.
  • Perfect for little hands - and big ones!
    I've used these in my Music Together classes for 8 years now. I love the size, the stoutness, the lack of paint. None have broken, only a couple have had any splintering (easily sanded out) - and they get chewed and used hard and frequently.
  • great quality and size
    Bought several to use with our 0-5 age playgroup. They are very sturdy. The finish is of great quality. They will last indefinitely.
  • Perfect for beginners
    My younger elementary students love this. Perfect for beginners as they figure out coordination and team building.
  • Really great rhythm sticks
    These rhythm sticks are great, especially for preschoolers. They seem to whack each other more with the longer ones, but these 8" ones are perfect. Also, they are durable and the finish is lovely. I get tired of techni-colored stuff for children. Highly recommended.
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