Maker Camp: The Diddly Bow

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, 08/08/2013

Build your own elemental slide guitar, the Diddly Bow!

This handmade instrument has its origins in early African-American blues music, based on instruments from Africa often played by children. Diddly bows can be made very simply with a wooden board with a single wire string stretched between two screws,  played by plucking while varying the pitch with a metal or glass slide held in the other hand. A glass bottle is used as the bridge, which helps magnify the sound.  The deep twangy sound is full of soul, and it’s great for beginners.

August 8

10 spaces available


Bookings are closed for this event.

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