As a rhythm instrument, bones are one of the oldest instruments we know of. Its roots in African American music pre-date the banjo. This class will provide an assortment of different types of bones for you to sample in class, ranging from wood to real bones (for class practice only.) It is important to hear the sound and feel the difference between wood and bone. The size and shape of the bone material will also fit differently in your hands, which ultimately changes sound and playing technique.

Please feel free to bring what bones you have to share and discuss with others. We will focus on one- and two-hand playing techniques.