horn from a vintage car, rather than a modern car horn. Beaters: Hand.
Handle cranked wooden ratchet. Beaters: Hand. Note: The 'over-the-head- ratchet favoured by football supporters is also usable, but difficult to control.
A plastic squeaker.
Kevin Hathway is not entirely serious!
A metal washboard.
Beater: Metal or hard wood.
A standard instrument in skiffle and folk music. Less common in orchestral music.
The orchestral whip comprises two hinged strips of wood with handles allopwing them to be slapped together. Beaters: Hand.
Made from various suspended materials (bamboo, metal, glass, shell, etc.) and designed to be sounded by the wind.
Beaters: Any hard or medium beaters.
The Orchestra: A User's Manual is a free
resource and will remain so. It still receives
between 8,000 and 16,000 unique visits
per month from all over the world. See
Thanks to all the donations, I have been able to create this responsive re-design.
But the movies and sound clips recorded in 2004 do show their age. I would
really like to re-record everything and add many more techniques, especially
for solo and ensemble writing. I estimate this will cost around £30,000.
If you know a source of such funds, please contact me: a.hugill [at] bathspa.ac.uk