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How to Play the Bones with Percy Danforth, tutorial DVD

How to Play the Bones with Percy Danforth, tutorial DVD
This is the benchmark "how to play the bones" video.

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Learn how to play the bones from the legendary Percy Danforth, the man who made bone-playing popular again.
  • Benchmark how-to instructional video
  • Packed with insider tips and extensive tutorials
  • More than 1 hour and 20 minutes of personal instruction with play-along music
  • Classic vintage recording
  • Most sought after instructional bones recording ever made
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How to Play the Bones Instructional Video with Percy Danforth
Learn to play the bones with the legendary Percy Danforth

Video dvd by Percy Danforth

This is my hands-down favorite video for a beginning player. Experienced players could learn a few tricks too.

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View a short video excerpt of How to Play the Bones with Percy Danforth at the Rhythm Bones Society website.

Benchmark Bones Video
Recorded in 1989 this recording is more than 25 years old, yet it still remains the benchmark how-to bones video. The video is clearly "dated," but a more comprehensive introduction to playing the bones has yet to be produced.

Percy First Began Teaching Bones in the 1970s
"Percy Danforth is a name familiar to most people in the bones-playing community worldwide," reports Sandor Slomovits in a story about Ray Shairer. Ray is the master woodcrafter who began making Danforth Bones after a phone call and visit from Percy in 1976. "Percy, who learned to play the bones as a young child in the early 1900s," writes Sandor, "began teaching them to others in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the mid 1970s and went on to play and teach the bones throughout the United States and even in Great Britain right up until his death in 1992."

Old School Production
If you own a copy of the original VHS version like I do, then you know the video quality stands at the lower end by today's standards. Like other vintage videos transferred from magnetic tape, this recording faced enormous reproduction challenges. "There are a few sound drop outs (not the music but Percy's voice) in a few spots," says Mickie Zekley who produced this DVD, as well as the original recording. "We have done the best job we could restoring this old footage," Mickie tells me. "I am glad that lots of folks will be watching Percy. I enjoyed all my times with him."

A Must-have Recording for Every Bones Player at Any Skill Level
This classic "how-to" video was the most sought after instructional bones recording for over 20 years. It is among the first "how to play the bones" videos ever made. The original vintage VHS version disappeared from the marketplace, but is now back again in DVD.

Why Choose this Video?
No other video offers such an extensive combination of insider tips, in-depth instruction on how to play various musical styles, plus first-hand commentary on the history of rhythm bones. This video has clearly withstood the test of time and belongs in your personal collection. If you do not own a copy of this important DVD, then you need to get one.

  • Media Type: Video dvd. Watch disc on dvd player or your computer.
  • Perfect for beginning players: Gets you up to speed and jamming with the band fast!

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