[Dixielandjazz] Percussion (was "Good Old days")

Bill Gunter jazzboard at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 23 11:57:12 PDT 2006


Speaking of percussion, Mason Williams (remember him?) wrote a song in which 
one of the verses went:

"knock, bang, beep beep, flick,
boom, chucky-yucky-yuck, whirr, tick-tick,
boing, buzz, honk-a, ding-ding,
rump-bump, rick-rack, ring-a-ling-a-ling!"

The preceding is an example of a linguistic formation known as 
"onomatopoeia" (look it up).


Bill "Just trying to raise the level of literacy around here" Gunter
jazzboard at hotmail.com

ps - Theoretically, one could provide rhythm for dancers merely by speaking. 
I don't want to get into the phenomenon of RAP music but . . .

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