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ChaoticDrums

Cas Cas shaker (asalato shaker)

by ChaoticDrums Oct 26, 2016
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I like your Asalato!
You mentioned in your video that you made the string a little too short - How long should the string be? Could you measure the distance on your gourd set? Thanks! Psyched to print these when I get home.

cedwards, first -- thanks! On my gourd asalatos the string is about 4 and a half inches or 114.3 mm depending on what you use. However -- I think it is more personal preference rather than an exact thing. At minimum you need to swing them around the back of your hand so they can strike each other where you hold them in order to create the polyrhythms. Incase you are new to the Asalato shakers here is the video series that helped me the most:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4wA4nv-8oo&index=35&list=PL090611A8B1EAA382

The guy doesn't even talk which actually helps because it breaks language barriers.

Also I have seen at least 4 or 5 different names for these shakers.