CastanetsCastanets are a Spanish percussion instrument, which consist of two small hollowed-out wooden cups, which are played by clapping them together with the fingers. Castanets are used primarily by Spanish dancers. Castanets are occasionally used in an orchestra, where the castanets are mounted on a small stick to facilitate playing.
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