What Will You Play?

The Mysterious Blogger

A blog conversation with David Redpath, HCMorris77 & Me:

David Redpath: I’ll join the band 🎶😎

Thanks! What instrument? Thumbs, drums or just chewing bubblegum?

Washboard, of course!

“It’s a horse, of course!” Mr Ed. And as this talking horse would say:

The washboard and frottoir (from Cajun French “frotter”, to rub) are used as a percussion instrument, employing the ribbed metal surface of the cleaning device as a rhythm instrument. As traditionally used in jazz, zydeco, skiffle, jug band, and old-time music, the washboard remained in its wooden frame and is played primarily by tapping, but also scraping the washboard with thimbles.

I employ the thimble method, as it
ensures the washboard doesn’t get
in the family way 🤔

Good that you note the type of wooden frame and dutifully practice Birch Control!

Good that you note the type of wooden frame and dutifully practice Birch Control!

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