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The tambourine you play with your foot!

music teachers * singer-songwriters * percussionists * music therapists * buskers * a cappella * accompanists * jazzers * fiddlers * jam sessions * practice * soloists

How to choose jingle type

  • Premium ($24.95) These high-quality jingles, which are the same as those used to make orchestral tambourines, produce a clear, sharp, and satisfying sound. I tested many different jingles from American and Middle East makers on both musicians and listeners and all agreed that these sounded the best.
  • Economy ($19.95) These low-grade jingles make a quieter "tinny" sound and are, therefore, unsuitable for solo use. However, economy jingles can be right for group teaching or ensembles where keeping loudness in check and/or budget are considerations.
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Put a little backbeat in your case.

I made the first Toebourine™ for myself so I could provide a beat while teaching music. When my colleagues asked about it, I decided to make up a bunch in my workshop and offer them for sale at conferences where I speak about musical creativity. They have become quite popular, in part, because they are handmade and wooden, which is just cooler than mass-manufactured cheap plastic.

Best on the Market
Besides the fact that wood is beautiful and plastic is cheap, the important difference is that the jingles in Toebourines™ are vertically-stacked to produce a staccato "snap" (like a high-hat in a drumset) as opposed to competitor's horizontal jingles that rattle too long for precise timekeeping.

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Practical and priced fairly.

If your Toebourine™ becomes damaged for any reason within one year of date of purchase, we’ll replace your instrument for free. Simply return the broken instrument (especially all six jingles) along with $5.95 by check or PayPal to cover shipping and we’ll take care of the rest.

Simply slide a Toebourine™ onto either foot and start jamming. Go easy. Keep your heel on the floor and slightly raise your toe. Then allow your foot to drop back to the floor. The resonant, high-quality jingles make it unnecessary to raise your foot high or stomp down hard. If your leg gets tired, you are probably overdoing it.

Playing Tips
You can wear a Toebourine™ on either (or both) feet but most players prefer to tap the backbeats on 2 and 4 with their Toebourine™ on their left foot. Try varying your rhythms such as playing backbeats for the verses and quarter notes on choruses. Play them on a board or hardwood floor for a clear, accented sound or on carpet for a quieter blending sound. You can also play them with your hands like a traditional tambourine including shaking for a tremolo effect. Be ready to answer questions as fans ask about this unique instrument.


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