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Whamola

Whamola

The whamola, used in jazz, rock, and funk, is a rare one-string bass resembling an upright double bass. It is played by hitting the string to create sound, while a pulley system changes pitch.

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Woodblock

Woodblock

The woodblock, a simple percussion instrument, is made from a single piece of wood with a slit. It creates various sounds when struck and has origins in Asia, often used in popular music recordings.

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