Important Update: Due to the extreme weather, the DSO has not yet started rehearsing this week’s program. Therefore, we are very sorry to announce the cancellation of our Thursday performance of Beethoven's "Pastoral".

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Percussion

Description

A wood block is a small slit drum made from a single piece of wood and used as a percussion instrument.

The orchestral wood-block instrument is generally made from teak or another hardwood. The dimensions of this instrument vary, although it is either a rectangular or cylindrical block of wood with empty space inside for the sound to resonate. It is played by striking it with a stick, which produces a sharp crack.