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Woodblock          Return to list of instruments

The Wood Block is sometimes, but rarely,  used in orchestral scores.  It has MIDI instrument number 115.

The castanets, archetypically employed by Spanish flamenco dancers, can be synthesised using MIDI, but only in GM2,  XG or  GS, as GM does not have such an instrument. It is found as a bank select variation on GM 115, the woodblock. When using GS, set LSB = 0 and MSB = 8..  When using GM2, set LSB = 1 and MSB = 0.  When using XG, set LSB = 96 and MSB = 0.



Music featuring the Woodblock. Audio is available for 2 tunes for this instrument.
No.Name of WorkCategoryComposer
1 Hickory Dickory Dock, the Mouse Ran up the ClockNursery RhymesVarious
2 Syncopated ClockShort PieceAnderson
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