I have to say that fruit shakers just might be my very favorite of all the instruments in my collection. Even though there is nothing unique about their sound when compared to other shakers and maracas, their realistic appearance makes them so darn appealing.
I wrote a little tune dedicated especially to fruit shakers, cleverly and creatively titled “Shaky Fruit” (well, maybe predictably and unoriginally is more like it). Either way, it’s a fun song. I apologize in advance if you find yourself humming it over and over all day, as I’ve been doing for the last week or so!