Prime Music
Qty:1

Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.00
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • DVD-Folk Rhythms-Learn To Play Spoons,Bones,Washboard,Hambone and the Paper Bag
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

DVD-Folk Rhythms-Learn To Play Spoons,Bones,Washboard,Hambone and the Paper Bag


List Price: $19.95
Price: $12.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $6.96 (35%)
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
17 new from $8.73 4 used from $17.14
Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$12.99
$8.73 $17.14

Deal of the Week: 56% The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Limited Collector's Edition
This week only, save 56 % on "The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Limited Collector's Edition" in 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD with an Amazon-exclusive flash drive. This offer ends December 27, 2014, 11:59 pm PST. Shop now


Frequently Bought Together

DVD-Folk Rhythms-Learn To Play Spoons,Bones,Washboard,Hambone and the Paper Bag + Bones, Rosewood, Pair - DOBANI
Price for both: $33.94

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Actors: David Holt
  • Directors: Happy Traum
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Homespun Tapes
  • DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002DVBL2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,774 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

This unique and highly entertaining lesson will teach you to make complex rhythms using the simplest of materials, some right out of your kitchen drawer. It's fun, and anyone can do it -- no music lessons, note-reading or expensive instruments are needed to join in with the band!

David Holt1s infectious enthusiasm and clear instructions will have you playing fascinating rhythms in no time. You'll develop coordination and physical dexterity, while attaining a deeper understanding of traditional American music.

Learning the proper way to play rolls, accents, fills, and a variety of sounds on these easy instruments will teach you the basics of percussion so you can contribute to jam sessions and other musical events.

You don1t even need an instrument! In addition to learning to play metal and wooden spoons, bones, washboard and even the paper bag, David passes on the traditional art of hambone, using nothing but his own body to create fabulous sounds and rhythms. Mastering the series of moves that have been handed down for generations will enable you to create your own show-stopping routines, and entertain family and friends.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
13
4 star
2
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 16 customer reviews
Great fun to watch and to play along with.
leith stewart
If you're interested in traditional American folk music, this DVD will help you learn by doing.
fiber farmer
It is very obvious that David Holt enjoys performing.
Rasputiin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By fiber farmer VINE VOICE on January 1, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
My children and I are studying early America and this DVD has been a wonderful addition to our understanding of early American music. Mr. Holt's teaching is descriptive, simple, clear and entertaining. He goes through a logical teaching progression both in the order of instruments taught, and in the way he teaches the techniques. My 9-year-old is playing the spoons after only a week of practice and my 11-year-old was playing the washboard in just a few hours.

We were introduced to David Holt through the "Live and Kickin'" storytelling CD just a few weeks ago and fell in love with his style and sense of humor. His personality on this DVD is just as comfortable and friendly as his storytelling style, and his sense of humor comes through nicely without being overbearing. He seemed as if he were a neighbor of friend. That was a great motivator to my children to continue with the instruments after the first viewing.

The supplies needed are inexpensive and easily found--most people have spoons, thimbles, paper bags, tin cups, etc. around the house. You are encouraged to improvise if you don't have something called for on the DVD. Anyone with musical aspirations, regardless of previous experience or exposure, can find a fine beginning here with little to no investment. We actually found the best price for a washboard on Amazon, and opted for that, rather than rummage through thrift stores and relatives' basements.

I can't recommend this DVD more highly. If you're interested in traditional American folk music, this DVD will help you learn by doing. You'll gain a great appreciation for our American musical history through playing these simple, improvised instruments. If you're interested in rhythm instruments and don't have a lot of money to spend in order to find out if you're any good, this DVD fills the bill.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Ian J. Aldridge on February 21, 2006
Format: DVD
The DVD is short at only about 50mins and it covers a lot of topics: Spoons, Bones, Washboard, Hambone and Paper Bag. Therefore, it can only be regarded as introductory. However, it does it quite well and David presents the material in a easy-to-understand and affable manner.

I bought it because it was the only DVD (or book) that I could find on washboards and it served its purpose well.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By oddtime on December 8, 2010
Format: DVD
I got this video for a bluegrass thing I'm starting, and it really fits what I need. I want to be able to introduce music to some people very green to music and as I was sampling it my kids started to join in with the techniques as they watched. This is really a great way to get involved with that hootenanny feel and not get overloaded. Thanks Homespun for producing such great stuff.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jo Hoopes on April 9, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This was a gift for my Dad, so he could learn to play some Folk instruments. I bought this along with the spoons and a kazoo.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Kading on September 6, 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is great fun! David Holt is an engaging and talented instructor. I'm an adult with no musical training or background, currently trying to learn how to play the bones and the washboard just for fun. I learned a lot about rhythm from all the sections in the dvd--they are all worth watching. I watched the entire dvd twice through when I first got it; now I'm working through it at a slower pace. The lessons are short, but Holt gives you enough instruction to keep you busy mastering the basics. In addition, he demonstrates the potential of each folk instrument--which gives you something to aim for! He's a very talented guy who truly appreciates the history of folk music and folk instruments. Watching this video makes me smile even as I struggle to get the hang of things. This little dvd is keeping me motivated to practice, practice, practice!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Rasputiin on April 11, 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Even if it wasn't used for learning purposes, the video was fun to watch. It is very obvious that David Holt enjoys performing. It has historical value and can be used as a social studies supplement.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is an excellent DVD by someone who is personable, experienced, and obviously thoroughly enjoys what he's doing. The instructions are very clear and the examples he shows are inspiring. Great fun to watch and to play along with.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is an excellent DVD. Not only does it show that David Holt is a consummate musician, but he is also a fine teacher. You will have to go back and repeat sections to truly learn these techniques, but David gives you the building blocks and then shows you how to expand on them to get great rhythms. I also think it's nice to know that you don't have to have a lot of traditional percussion instruments in order to create rhythm in your home. This is a DVD that would be useful to a non-professional curious about folk rhythms or a professional musician who is interested in adding folk rhythms to his or her performances. Highly Recommended. I think that this would also be a great DVD for homeschool families who want to bring rhythm into their music lessons. David shows much respect for his elders and teachers in this DVD which sets a great example for children.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in