Wood Block

FAMILY

Percussion


DESCRIPTION

A wood block is a small slit drum made from a single piece of wood and used as a percussion instrument.

The orchestral wood-block instrument is generally made from teak or another hardwood. The dimensions of this instrument vary, although it is either a rectangular or cylindrical block of wood with empty space inside for the sound to resonate. It is played by striking it with a stick, which produces a sharp crack.