Q:How do you make music using Boomwhackers?
A: Although the instruments can be played by an individual, it is recommended that the tubes are played as a group. Sound is created by whacking the tube against any number of surfaces. The harder the surface, the stronger and brighter the attack will be. The “truest” sound is produced when striking the surface of the tubes about a 1/4 of the way down from the top of the tube and being careful not to cover the open end of the tube with your gripping hand.
Q:What is Chroma Notes?
Chroma Notes is the color system that Boomwhackers uses to designate the notation of each tube and serves as a visual reference for those who are learning music and music theory. Chroma Notes are available as “stick-ons” and may be placed on existing instruments such as pianos, xylophones, melodicas, etc.,to enable the instruments to be played using any current notation for Boomwhackers, or played from the Whacky Chroma-Notes Composer software or other commercial music notation programs such as Finale® and Sibelius®. The stickers are reusable and leave no residue on the instrument and may be purchased here
through the Rhythm Band Website. There are also instruments in the Chroma Notes line pre-colored to match the Boomwhackers color theme such as these Resonator Bells