[Dixielandjazz] FW: One for Brother Gunter

Jim Kashishian jim at kashprod.com
Mon Nov 6 13:48:21 PST 2006

In "American Style" the washboard is usually vertical and is held in place
with a sort of "guitar strap" - there are two variations on this. (1) the
washboard is flat against one's chest and the player reached around the
sides and scrapes the board with thimbles or whatever and (2) the washboard
is vertical in front of the "musician" but instead of flat against the chest
it juts straight out at a 90 degree angle and the player scrapes on both
sides of the board.
Respectfully submitted,

Remember discussion on DJML about Beryl Bryden?  She had her "minature"
washboard hung flat against her chest.  However, her chest was anything but
flat, so it sounded quite loud!  



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