Although native to Brazilian and samba rhythms, agogo bells can be adapted to virtually all styles of contemporary music. If you come across a set that does not have a wing nut for mounting, chances are it is a hand held design in which the handle can be squeezed so that both bells hit together.
Start with the bells in one hand and a stick in another. On the first of four beats, hit the high-pitched bell with the stick (A). On beat 2, squeeze the bells together (B). On beat 3 and 4 hit the low bell then repeat (C). Try different combos of grooves utilizing this infectious squeeze technique, and nothing will stop your “go-go” anytime soon.A