TUNED PERCUSSION TUBES
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TEACHERS:  We have a full line of Educational Materials developed specifically for teaching music with the Tubes.

Check out the online MusicMaker and play some songs with the sound of the Tubes!

 

 

Our Boomwhackers Tuned Percussion Tubes are brightly colored plastic tubes that are tuned by length to musical notes.  They are affordably priced, easy to play and lots of fun! (Click on link for more info, including suggested retail pricing.)

We have 6 different sets of our musical tubes available.  Five of the 6 sets combine to create 2½ chromatic octaves.  The sixth set, the C Major Pentatonic Scale, is a subset of our C Major Diatonic Scale.

The standard or higher octave ranges in length from about 1 to 2 feet.  The bass octave ranges from about 2 to 4 feet.  The Treble Extension Set ranges from less than a foot to about 8 inches long. The 1 3/4" diameter is a comfortable size to hold for young children and up through adult.

Everyone can play them - and pro musicians think they're a blast!  Whack just about anything and - boom! - you're making music!

But don't just take our word for it.  Check out the testimonials appearing in Quotes.

Each of the 6 sets comes with simple instructions.  On this website we also provide additional playing suggestions for Working with Groups.  You can hear the tubes and see them in action at the Sights & Sounds page.  Or get an idea how they sound and play your own song with our MusicMaker

 
   
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C

Do

Root

D

Re

Major
Second

E

Mi

Major
Third

F

Fa

Perfect
Fourth

G

Sol

Perfect
Fifth

A

La

Major
Sixth

B

Ti / Si *

Major
Seventh

C

Do

Perfect
Octave

* While "Ti" is appropriate and familiar for many countries, "Si" is used in many other countries, such as France.  So our "B" labels show both.

Additional information on solfege is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solfege.

 

   
 
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