Monday, January 27, 2014


A single toned woodblock is essentially a small piece of slit drum (or a cuboid-shaped block of hard wood) made from a single piece of wood and used as a percussion instrument. It is held in one hand struck with a beater stick, making a characteristically percussive sound.It is very effective when it is played with a pair of drumsticks.

The wood block, or two-tone wood block, is a percussion instrument that creates sound when hit together due to a resonating chamber.

Two-Tone Wood Block

As the name suggests, this instrument can produce two different tones. 
It is held by the handle and each side is struck with a wooden beater.

The Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Percussion in 2006 
performing visual drumming using woodblocks and black light.