rain stick


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Noun1.rain stick - a percussion instrument that is made from a dried cactus branch that is hollowed out and filled with small pebbles and capped at both ends; makes the sound of falling rain when tilted; origin was in Chile where tribesmen used it in ceremonies to bring rain
percussion instrument, percussive instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
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Translations
bâton de pluie
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"It is going to rain sticks"; and she rushed into the water.
There will be opportunities for audience participation, including an invitation into a drum and rain stick circle.
But then the camera cuts to a concert where the Stones perform in driving rain, and Richards drily notes: "The rain stick is not infallible."
The strength of the poems in this second volume generally matches that of the first, with certain poems such as "The Rain Stick" and "Postscript" equaling anything in his entire body of work.
You can add an introduction and/or coda by beginning and ending with the sound of a rain stick or a thunder tube.
Members of his band include Ermelinda Thataone, backing vocals, rain stick and shakers, Sam Batola, Lead Guitar, Manda Saize, Percussionis and Polina Loubnina on the flute.
Homework includes making recycled garden wind chimes or a small rain stick to listen to the natural music of the rain, or investigating bird songs in their backyard.
Some of the songs are a bit faster, a bit slower, & "Na stop" opens with a fine Rain Stick, and "Sing it to me", has a jaunty Calypso feel, but there's a clear continuity to all of them.
One Longwood student stated--"In performing our rain stick dance routine, we were using our non-locomotor skills because we were standing in place bending, shaking and spinning our rainsticks, among other movements." This activity allowed students the opportunity to experience and apply non-locomotor skills in a non-traditional learning venue.
On stage, in her role as an "eco-edu-tainer," Magic Mama plays beat-box, harmonium, vibra-slap, wooden frogs, washboard, cheese puff bags, an earth drum made of paper, a rain stick made from a dried cactus, a mason jar full of sea water and a Tibetan singing bowl.
For example, give a 13-year-old whose developmental skills are those of an infant a rain stick rather than a rattle.
The completed result is Shadow over Parinacota (the so-called 'Christmas Pudding' mountain rising 21,000 feet in the desert in full view of all who witnessed the event) for orchestra, which includes in its instrumentation pan pipes and a rain stick, bought in Cuzco during the holiday.