Monthly Archives: January 2016

Porteña Jazz Band’s Norberto Mendez

Well, this dude’s not afraid to get in your face. The Porteña Jazz Band (from Argentina, I think) gives Norberto Mendez an extended tabla de lavar feature, and he makes the most of it. I’d be terrified to put myself out there … Continue reading

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A Lesson With Washboard Chaz

It doesn’t get any better than this. Washboard Chaz, the King of the Blues Washboard, gives us a tour of his board and teaches a first lesson for beginning washboardistes. This is must-watch stuff!

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I don’t know who this German dude is, but his board (played à la française) is loaded up with every conceivable gadget and accessory: a splash cymbal, a tiny little china cymbal, an afuche, a ratchet, a slapstick, and a variety of other devices–and … Continue reading

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How To Make a Waschbrett

I want to do this. I love the old-timey corrugating machine!

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