The tambourine you play with your foot!
music teachers * singer-songwriters * percussionists * music therapists * buskers * a cappella * accompanists * jazzers * fiddlers * jam sessions * practice * soloists
- Attractive - wood is beautiful, plastic is cheap.
- One size – fits ordinary adult shoes (except big boots or little sandals).
- Eco-friendly – made from reclaimed construction "cut offs."
- Unique – handcrafted in Appalachian Ohio so no two exactly alike.
- Great sound – made from the same high-quality jingles used in orchestral tambourines.
- Small - fits in your case or sheet music tote bag.
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.
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.
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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