The last few weeks in the second year of Kindermusik for the Young Child (semester three) we have been taking a look at the Appalachian Mountain region of the United States and discovering how they make music with everyday kinds of objects like a saw, a washboard, or a couple of spoons. They also use fiddles, banjos, guitars, and such, but they are very resourceful in their instrumentation shall we say.
I want to share with you a link to a fantastic musician named David Holt. Found these on Youtube. Have a look and enjoy.
David Holt and the washboard
David Holt and the banjo
And then just for the fun of it, have a look at this great performance of playing your hands
Gather the family around and let them try!