Boomwhackers BWDG 8-note C Major Diatonic Set

Brand: Boomwhackers

Item: #200346
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MSRP: $27.99


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Teachers and Students LOVE Boomwhackers! Every teacher I have ever talked to has included Boomwhackers in their classroom. They are colorful and add a unique sound to any ensemble. --Stephanie


Price drops when you purchase 6 or more sets!

This Boomwhackers BWDG diatonic set includes 8 tubes tuned to the notes of the C major scale. By gently striking nearly any surface (tables, chairs, floors, your thigh or hand, your shoe…whatever!) you can produce a full, audible tone. Different surface produce different sounds, but the pitch always remains the same. Tubes range in length from 12" - 24". Each Boomwhacker is tuned to a different pitch and has a unique color:

  • C1 (red)
  • D1 (orange)
  • E1 (yellow)
  • F1 (light green)
  • G1 (aqua)
  • A1 (violet)
  • B1 (fuchsia)
  • C2 (red)  

Then to extend the range of this Boomwhacker set, we recommend adding the Octavators for Boomwhackers (200403). By placing one of these caps on the end of any Boomwhackers tube, the pitch is automatically lowered by eight tones or one full octave.  It's a great way to extend the range of this standard stand of Boomwhackers economically.

  • Age: 3 years and older


5.0 (based on 11 customer reviews)


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Why did you choose this?
West Music Store
These are a great tool in helping student learn rhythm and standard notation
Michael T on Aug 28, 2014
I use the Boomwhackers in my general music classes and in my percussion club. I needed more to accommodate my class sizes.
International S on Oct 15, 2013
These are a great tool in helping student learn rhythm and standard notation
Michael T on Aug 28, 2014
To teach rhythm accuracy in a fun way.
Payson S on May 9, 2014
I use the Boomwhackers in my general music classes and in my percussion club. I needed more to accommodate my class sizes.
International S on Oct 15, 2013
Great for K class - something to keep steady beat with while singing
Kate L on Oct 7, 2013
This is what our music teacher wanted for her classes.
James S on Jul 31, 2013
"This is a gift for Sunshine Campus in Rush NY. A camp that host over 2500 children with special needs in a summer season....I want them to experience being a part of music! "
Peter S on Jun 5, 2013
Great for learning to read notes on a staff. Students love to play them.
Krista V on Jun 3, 2013
Hope to add variety & fun to our preschool music classes!
Sherry R on Apr 26, 2013
needed enough for all of the students to experience the boomwhackers
Gloria S on Apr 7, 2013
I already know this tubes, and I use them in a theater play, but I lost some of them. I need to replace them.
Juliana O on Feb 27, 2013
Boomwhackers provide an effective way to teach note reading skills to my music classes, and the kids are wild about them.
Julie L on Jan 10, 2013
They're excellent for young children and safe.
Barbara J. R on Jan 5, 2013
Saw them in 3rd grade Christmas show and thought they would make a nice Christmas gift.
Casey S on Dec 18, 2012
boomwackers are a great way for children to explore sound and the relationships intervals have to each other.
Elise P on Dec 12, 2012
It was recommended to me that this would be a good gift for a friend who is a music therapist.
Charles C on Nov 27, 2012
I'm a music teacher and want my toddler to be able to make music without breaking anything. :)
Jennifer D on Nov 27, 2012
I'm a 6th grade teacher, and I needed something to help my students not only learn musical notes but have a world of fun doing it!
Nadine S on Nov 26, 2012
I can introduce this instrument to young age children and it has a great potential with my network of schools, kindergartens and churches in Singapore
kay sum c on Nov 25, 2012
Boomwhackers are enormous fun! I have seen them (and played with them!) at conferences, and they are fantastic.
Joan Q on Nov 22, 2012
I already have a full set but needed extensions for larger group play.
Kathleen M on Nov 20, 2012
I'm a retired music teacher and own one set. These will have to suffice until I can afford a xylophone for home use.
Carolyn M on Oct 28, 2012
Great tool for teaching young students
Curtis C on Oct 18, 2012
My students enjoy whacking things!
Marcia M on Oct 17, 2012
they are made of good quality and sound great.
Jennie D on Oct 15, 2012
Recommended by the Music Therapist
Mary C on Sep 30, 2012
Easy to use harmonic and steady beat training manipulative for pre-school/special ed students
Marcia R on Sep 29, 2012
Music Therapy Session
Lydia S on Sep 27, 2012
To use to teach the diatonic scale and chords to 3rd graders
Jody H on Sep 19, 2012
I was given the order to place and the items when not local and your company was and the prices were just right. I got the whole order from West Music for the price of what 9 of these items were.
Robin M on Sep 12, 2012
good price
Cheryl K on Aug 28, 2012
Cheapest way to get a pitched instrument into my students hands, and it's fun!
Julia B on Aug 24, 2012
To teach beginning note reading to preschoolers
Laurie C on Aug 12, 2012
Very useful, pleasing and accessible for all ages!
Rachel B on Aug 8, 2012
easy to play, safe for kinders
Allegra B on Aug 1, 2012
They were way cheaper than I expected, and are an easy instrument to add melody to drum circles. You don't have to know how to technically play.
Crystal G on Jul 29, 2012
they are too fun!
Leslie H on Jul 26, 2012
Saw these used at a birthday party and the kids and adults had a great time playing "Happy Birthday". Now, I intend to use these at my church's VBS.
Barbara H on Jun 23, 2012
Great tool for Music Teachers!
David P on Jun 22, 2012
I always need more Boomwhackers..especially with my growing class sizes!
Lori V on Jun 20, 2012
really works for what we want
John B on Jun 12, 2012
Instant scales, take them anywhere, teach melody, rhythm, harmony, allows for exploration and creativity in every kind of music class, preschool class setting, musicals, you name it! Extremely versatile, very affordable, colorful and just plain fun!
Pamela W on Jun 4, 2012
I want to increase the use of boomwhackers in my music lessons. I already have 2 sets. I bought 2 additional sets to accomodate a class.
Rue L on May 30, 2012
Great for young children to start playing around with Music!
Aubrey C on May 30, 2012
using for a summer arts in the parks program that the university where I work is hosting. It will involve elementary age kiddos and music and dance interactive experiences where the kids will get to make and play their own instruments along with playing actual instruments.
Lydia G on May 30, 2012
Needed another octave
Karen R on Apr 25, 2012
Great Beginner Set
Crystal B on Apr 14, 2012
We are going to use them for library programs.
Dawn A on Mar 15, 2012
These boomwackers were in another music teacher's classroom
Daniel A on Mar 14, 2012
kids love them!
Scott I on Mar 8, 2012
Plan to use for preschool classes and comedy magic and entertainment.
Timothy S on Feb 28, 2012
To teach rhythm accuracy in a fun way.
Payson S on May 9, 2014
Great for K class - something to keep steady beat with while singing
Kate L on Oct 7, 2013
To practice rhythms with drum circles of 20 from ages 14 to 84 I want to get the best bang for the buck so I am thinking of Rhythm sticks or boomwackers. What do you think of these or other options that are easy to transport? Thank you, Carmen
A shopper on Mar 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: What a great question! For such a diverse ensemble, I would say that they are worth the investment. With drum circles there are many options. If you have a circle of beginners, I would recommend the rhythm sticks for a start. Once your ensemble is proficient in their rhythms and keeping steady beat pulses, you can graduate to other auxillery percussion instruments (claves, castanets, triangles, egg shakers, guiros, xylophones, hand drums, etc.). BoomWhackers are more for a tonal approach to music rahter than rhythmic. However many percussion ensembles make use of them because 1)They are a percussion instrument; and 2)They add that tonal element to the rhythms the ensemble creates.

In summation: They are worth the purchase, but you have to know how you would like to implement them for your ensemble. They are not the best option for teaching rhythms/beat patterns.

Hope this helps!
Which sets would you suggest if I am just starting my supply of Boomwhackers? I have about $150 that I can spend. My classes are no bigger than 24.
Jordan W on Aug 9, 2012
BEST ANSWER: I would take into consideration the age/size of your students. The largest boom whackers can be difficult, if not impossible for small students. I had to have my tallest 6th graders play the lowest/longest Boomwhackers. For primary/elementary, I would start with the C1 to C2 set. I would recommend the end caps for changing octaves - especially if you are purchasing more than one set. I'd also leave some money in your budget to purchase boomwhacker books/cds. At least for when you are first starting them with the students. With a class of up to 24, remember you are usually only using one or two chords (so you might need 3 or 4 sets if you want every student to be playing all the time). You can also have students clap or play other percussion instruments on the rhythm if you don't want to purchase that many sets. Example: If you purchase one set, that means 3-4 students will have C Major and 3 Students will have F or G major triads - if you are playing a piece that even has chord changes. A lot of the beginning boomwhacker material focuses on 1 chord and rhythm. Overall, I recommend them, they can be a lot of fun. Hope some of this helps!
Are Boomwhackers appropriate for 3-5 yr olds? I teach music in preschools.
A shopper on Jan 9, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Boomwhackers can be appropriate for preschoolers, depending on how you use them. I have used them before in preschool for things such as tapping steady beat and pentatonic ostinatos. I suggest using the caps though, that way kids tap them on the floor.
What ages are these good for? Will they work with a circle of toddlers?
Dana C on Jan 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: These are recommended for ages 3 and up.
When will more become available?
Matthew T on Aug 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We expect to have these back in stock before the end of the month.
I want to buy 25 sets and ship to Singapore as soon as possible, can you take this order?
kay sum c on Nov 23, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we can ship to Singapore. You can place an order anytime on the website, and our customer service department will e-mail you quotes for the shipping cost. You can also e-mail us at for other international ordering questions.
I am missing the blue tube from my set I just received. What chord is it? It might be another color in past sets.
Debaree P on Mar 19, 2014

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