In the 1920s, Carl Orff (of Carmina Burana fame) developed a method of teaching children about music that focuses on treating music just like the spoken word - starting with just a few notes and continually adding complexity as time passes. The Orff method necessitated a collection of simple, non-intimidating musical instruments to teach the foundations of western melody and harmony in a group setting - what is more well suited for the job than drums and rudimentary keyboard percussion instruments?
The Shekere is a popular instrument in African and Caribbean music. Sonor's FS Shekere is made of fiberglass and has adjustable tension of the beads in order to get a clear and defined tone with a high level of projection. The Sonor FS Shekere is available in Soft Black and Natural Finishes.