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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Today's Lesson

In my neverending quest to enlighten, I had this epitome: How many people know, really know how to play the tambourine?

I'm guessing there are a few who do. Especially if they've had any sort of formal music training. It is one of the most basic percussion instruments dating back to Beethoven's time. But with the advent of synthesizers and other electronic instruments and the evolution of music in general, the tambourine has sort of been relegated to performers who try to perpetuate their legacy or their history.

But it shouldn't be abandoned or forgotten. So today, I'll present a brief demonstration of how to play the tambourine. Just click on the line below to see it:




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6 comments:

Freddie said...

lol. Yep. I'd say that about covers it.

Susan as herself said...

I feel so smart. I remembered that from childhood. I used to study Tracy's technique on "The Partridge Family." Thank God for TV.

Kirsten N. Namskau said...

WOW...Now I know how to play tambourine.
I welcome you to visit my blogg too.

curmudgeon said...

freddie,
Being a former band geek too, I figgered you would have it dialed in.

susan,
Hmm. I was in love with her.

kirsten,
Glad I could help.
And I have already visited your blog. Good job!
That's quite the story about the lost woman you helped. That was a very good thing you did.

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Totally sweet!
I'm gonna be a rock star now!!

curmudgeon said...

uaw guy,
Don't forget your mentor when you become wealthy from it!