There are two main styles of play on castanets - classical and folk.Playing in a classical style, musician secures the castanets to the thumbs of both hands by using lace, whom the two halves are held together by a musical instrument.The right hand should hold the castanets that sounds brighter and higher (it is called hembra).The second, which is held in the left hand is called macho.Right-handed play castanets made four fingers (index, middle, ring, little finger), which, like hammers recovered fast tr
ills (or carretillas) on the outer half castanets.Left hand emphasizes rhythm, using single notes (golpes).
Playing in the folk style, musician typically uses castanets lower sound and larger.These castanets are secured to one or more of the fingers using the laces.Under the action of the brush tool halves hit the palm and make a loud popping sound that is different from the sound when playing the classical way.
According to the classical school by playing the castanets can extract five different sounds (ta, pi, pan, chim, ria), which differ in tone.With their help with the skillful game you can create a variety of beautiful rhythmic patterns.
Pick up castanets and practice - strike the castanets each finger in turn (starting with the little finger) and gradually increase the rhythm.Try to keep each extracted sound was clear.Playing on the castanets with his left hand, at the same time strike an average, ring finger and little finger.The rhythm, on which you can start training, remove the fingers of his right hand, and completing his one note on the "left" castanets.Try to achieve a rapid pace, alternate play right and left hands.Castanets are sometimes allowed to hit each other.