This pair of Rhythm Sticks are a classic rhythm instrument. Each pair has two wooden dowels approximately 14 inches in length. One dowel is smooth and one dowel is fluted (has grooves).
The Rhythm Sticks can be tapped together to keep the beat. Or the two dowels are slid across one another to give a different sound. A combination of banging and sliding gives an interesting effect. Rhythm Sticks are found in most music classrooms and are among the easiest instruments to play.