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A Vibraslap manufactured by LP
A Vibraslap manufactured by LP
LP Vibraslap showing metal teeth
LP Vibraslap showing metal teeth

A vibraslap (also known as a Mandible) is a percussion instrument consisting of a piece of stiff wire (bent in a handle-like shape) connecting a wood ball to a block of wood with metal "teeth" inside. When the percussionist holds the handle in one hand and strikes the ball (usually against the palm of their other hand), the metal teeth vibrate against the wood block, causing a distinctive rattling sound. The instrument is the modern descendant of the jawbone. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The term Latin percussion refers to any member of a large family of musical percussion instruments used in Latin music, which in turn is a very loosy related group of musical styles, mainly from the Latin American region, and ultimately having roots or influences in African tribal music. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... “Percussion” redirects here. ... The jawbone of a donkey or zebra has been used as a primitive percussion instrument. ...


The instrument is frequently used in Latin American music. The vibraslap was an ubiquoitous part of jazz or pop-based film scores, primarily action films and television series, in the 1970's and early 1980's. It can also be heard in the music of alternative rock band Cake (the instrument is used extensively in "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Close But No Cigar," which is a parody of Cake's style), Black Lips "Veni Vidi Vici", R.E.M.'s anti-war anthem "Orange Crush," Jethro Tull's Velvet Green, Amon Tobin's "Four Ton Mantis," Dr. Dre's "Nuthin' But a "G" Thang", Them Terribles "Bullets and Guns", during the guitar lead on Rush's song Closer to the Heart and at the beginning of Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train and Aerosmith's Sweet Emotion." A vibraslap is used in Blue Man Group's "How to Be a Megastar 2.0 Tour", not for real music production, but for a humorous skit. Latin American music, sometimes simply called Latin music, includes the music of all countries in Latin America and comes in many varieties, from the simple, rural conjunto music of northern Mexico to the sophisticated habanera of Cuba, from the symphonies of Heitor Villa-Lobos to the simple and moving Andean... Alternative music redirects here. ... Cake (often written as CAKE) is a band from Sacramento, California, formed in 1991. ... This article is about the musician himself. ... The Black Lips are a self-described flower punk band from Atlanta, Georgia. ... R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia in 1980 by Bill Berry (drums), Peter Buck (guitar), Mike Mills (bass guitar), and Michael Stipe (vocals). ... Orange Crush was the second single from R.E.M.s sixth studio album Green in 1989. ... For the 18th-century agriculturist for whom the band was named, see Jethro Tull (agriculturist). ... Amon Tobin performing live. ... For the New York radio and television presenter, see Doctor Dre. ... Nuthin but a G Thang is a 1993 hit song by American gangsta rapper Dr. Dre, from his debut solo album, The Chronic. ... Look up Rush in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Closer to The Heart is a single by Rush, released 1977. ... Ozzy redirects here. ... Crazy Train is a heavy metal song written by Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads and Bob Daisley. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... Sweet Emotion is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. ... Blue Man Group (Blue Man, BMG) is a creative organization founded by Phil Stanton, Chris Wink, and Matt Goldman; it is centered on a trio of mute performers, called Blue Men, who present themselves in blue grease paint, latex bald caps, and black clothing. ...


Vibraslaps come in a variety of sizes and materials.

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'The Vibraslaps' were a New Zealand acoustic-rock band of the 1980s.


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Vibraslap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (193 words)
A vibraslap is a percussion instrument consisting of a piece of stiff wire (bent in a handle-like shape) connecting a wood ball to a block of wood with metal "teeth" inside.
When the percussionist holds the handle in one hand and strikes the ball (usually against the palm of their other hand), the metal teeth vibrate against the wood block, causing a distinctive rattling sound.
Vibraslaps come in a variety of sizes and materials.
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