Block of wood

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Block of wood

The block of wood is a percussion instrument belonging to the log drums , which is used in Asian , Latin American and some compositions of New Music . A hollow, cuboid block of hardwood with a slot on the side is beaten with a wooden stick. The sound produced by the percussion instrument is higher and clearer than that of a temple block .

Plastic versions of wooden blocks are called jamblocks , they are often used in Guggenmusiken , usually in five differently tuned versions.

The wooden block is a serve idiophone , while the claves, consisting of two wooden sticks, are counted as counter-strike idiophones.

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