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Pitchy

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Hillbilly music
« on: September 16, 2019, 11:13:46 am »
There`s been a special on PBS of late about country music including Hillbilly music.
I n part one there`s a guy holding a rectangular wood box and he called it a hillbilly river boat whistle.
I`ve searched everywhere and can`t find one, i`d like to make one has anyone ever heard of such a thing.

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Re: Hillbilly music
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 11:25:13 am »
Nope .... but I do know how to make a Knob Noster Gut Bucket Bass, that is suitable for Hill Folk to make music with.
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Re: Hillbilly music
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 10:57:17 am »
I found out more about it, it wasn`t really whistle per say but a sounding box for sounds the person made.
There was a guy that would blow one at the Grand ol opry that went by the name Solemn Old Judge.
There`s a picture of him holding one about half way down this page.
http://www.hillbilly-music.com/programs/story/index.php?prog=200

We are making one as we speak waiting for the glue to dry now.

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Re: Hillbilly music
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 02:18:46 pm »
Harder than ya think, working on getting a betier sound.
It does blow like a whistle.


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Re: Hillbilly music
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2019, 03:18:29 am »
An interesting looking gizmo that one, never seen anything like it before.

Looking forward to the demonstration Lenn  :)
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Re: Hillbilly music
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2019, 06:18:02 am »
Thanks Jan, it takes more air to make sound than i have, think i need to block off about half the chamber.
We`re making a a three tone riverboat whistle now.

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Re: Hillbilly music
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2019, 02:54:20 pm »
Made this riverboat whistle today.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9xxWy71j8c

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Re: Hillbilly music
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2019, 03:27:58 pm »
How can ya not like that.  :o

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Re: Hillbilly music
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2019, 06:02:54 pm »
Well all rightly then.  8)

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Re: Hillbilly music
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2019, 09:06:06 pm »
Sounds like a big sidewheeler comin' around the bend!

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