The monks use a large, exagerated, single-sound clap to emphasize their points during philosophical conversations about Buddhism, life, and anything else on the table for discussion. The emphatic gestures — the gesticulating and whip-like hand clap is unique to Tibetan monks and was unexpected when I went for a wander through the monasteries around McLeod Ganj.
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In music, a whip or slapstick is a clapper (percussion instrument) consisting of two wooden boards joined by a hinge at one end. When the boards are brought together rapidly, the sound produces a sound reminiscent of the crack of a whip. It is often used in modern orchestras, bands, and percussion ensembles. There are two types of whips.
To do this game with a friend do this exact thing but when you clap, clap your hand to your friend's hand! Thanks! To shake things up a bit, you can replace the "Shh!" the second time round with waving your hands in the air, while shouting, "Yay!", or making guns with both your hands and saying, "Check it!".
Typically you could use something like a small whip (two boards hinged together), or large castanets to provide a similar effect. SONOR apparently makes a 'hand clap box' that is supposed to sound like hand clapping and would be playable by a single musician (Although personally I think it sounds too close to a woodblock):
1- to make something small and light go through the air with a quick movement of your hand ,a whip atc.(.flick.)..... 2- to hit your hand together several times to show you enjoyed something or approve of something (.clap)..... 3-to hit a door or window with your hand in order to attract someone's attention....(knock.).....
by Serge Kahili King. There is a famous Zen koan (philosophical riddle) which asks, "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" The student of Zen is supposed to meditate on this riddle until some degree of insight or enlightenment occurs.
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