Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


help me name this wooden percussion inst

GUEST,Susan-Marie minus my cookie 21 Mar 13 - 09:42 PM
GUEST,Nobody 21 Mar 13 - 09:50 PM
GUEST 21 Mar 13 - 10:00 PM
Manitas_at_home 22 Mar 13 - 04:13 AM
Roger the Skiffler 22 Mar 13 - 06:33 AM
Dead Horse 22 Mar 13 - 06:34 AM
GUEST,Lavengro 22 Mar 13 - 06:42 AM
GUEST 22 Mar 13 - 07:48 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 22 Mar 13 - 07:55 AM
Marc Bernier 22 Mar 13 - 08:01 AM
GUEST,Lavengro 22 Mar 13 - 03:25 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: help me name this wooden percussion inst
From: GUEST,Susan-Marie minus my cookie
Date: 21 Mar 13 - 09:42 PM

A few years ago I bought a small wooden percussion instrument that I need to replace, but I don't know what it's called.

It was about 9 inches long, a hollow wooden tube with ridges cut into its outer surface. I slid a wooden stick across the ridges to produce a sound like a small washboard (I used it in Cajun music).

I've found carved wooden toads and crickets but their sound isn't as much like a washboard.

Thoughts?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: help me name this wooden percussion inst
From: GUEST,Nobody
Date: 21 Mar 13 - 09:50 PM

Guiro shaker?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: help me name this wooden percussion inst
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Mar 13 - 10:00 PM

I think that might be it! Maybe one of the bamboo versions. Thanks!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: help me name this wooden percussion inst
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 04:13 AM

I used to have one of these and it was, indeed, a guiro. I believe it was supposed to symbolise a fish.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: help me name this wooden percussion inst
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 06:33 AM

I've got one too for when I can't take the Washboard of Mass Destruction (eg to Greece). It is indeed a guiro.

RtS


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: help me name this wooden percussion inst
From: Dead Horse
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 06:34 AM

The washboard is not used in any cajun music that I have heard. You must mean zydeco.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: help me name this wooden percussion inst
From: GUEST,Lavengro
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 06:42 AM

@Roger the Skiffler

You ought to invest in one of those zydeco washboard ties as your travelling instrument? Spiffy too :)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: help me name this wooden percussion inst
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 07:48 AM

Go to Google images and enter the word guiro


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: help me name this wooden percussion inst
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 07:55 AM

Kindling ?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: help me name this wooden percussion inst
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 08:01 AM

@ Dead Horse; To most average white Americans, Cajun and Zydeco are the samething.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: help me name this wooden percussion inst
From: GUEST,Lavengro
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 03:25 PM

@Raggyarse

Why put effort into commenting if you are not even going to try and help someone making a sincere request?

Any musician who has a cheap shot at someone based on what instrument that person plays rather than the skill they bring to playing it needs to take a look in the mirror. Clearly whatever instrument you play is further up your own imaginary instrument hierarchy. Good for you. I hope you get similar help when you ask for it next.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 21 November 3:03 AM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.