Music Bones or Spoons

The bones are a musical instrument (more specifically, a folk instrument) which, at the simplest, consists of a pair of animal bones, or pieces of wood or a similar material. Sections of large rib bones and lower leg bones are the most commonly used   Bones are typically about 5   to 7   (15 - 21 cm) in length, but can be much longer, and they are often curved, roughly resembling miniature barrel staves. Bones can also be flat, for example by the cutting of a yardstick. They are played by holding them between one s fingers, convex surfaces facing one another, and moving one s wrist in such a way that they knock against each other. A player may use a pair of bones in each hand, or just a single pair in one hand. The bones may be replaced by spoons which are played in the same manner.