thought up by Edoardo Fabbri

Description: it is a percussion instrument, idiophone, of wood. I sounds like "tic-tic" if struck at one part and at the other part it sounds like "toc-toc".


a piece of bamboo

two small sticks of bamboo

a piece of string:


a hand saw

some indelible paint

scotch tape


I took some bamboo cane and I cut it with a hand saw. I cut two small, thin bamboo sticks to make the beaters. I painted the bamboo with paint. I used scotch tape to fasten a piece of string just inside the largest piece of bamboo on both ends.

Thanks to John Lewis for translation from Italian to English!