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Monday, November 29

Feel happy, down-home music

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

Hambone kneeslap

Gather the family around and let them try!

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