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Rowing out a rhythm

posted Nov 20, 2014, 12:54 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 20, 2014, 12:54 PM ]
From Ros Barnett:

'There is always a musical moment on tawe nunnugah. The first night at Southport has a guest musician or twenty, and often someone hauls out a guitar around the campfire for a singalong. Songs help rowers keep rhythm, and a drum can do the same. For tawe nunnugah 2015 we are trying something a little different. We are taking along a box full of ukuleles and a cajón

You don’t know what a cajón is? It is a box drum (pronounced ca-hon), usually with an adjustable snare inside, that you sit on while you beat out a rhythm. . The internet has a mountain of material on how to make one.

Gary Mac, who purchased a fine ukulele made from best Tasmanian timber at the last Australian Wooden Boat Fetsival, has offered to compile a song book of three chord songs so that by the time we get to Sullivans Cove we will all be ukulele virtuosi.'