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Union Maid
11-07-2008, 01:15 AM
Howdy I play the Jaw Harp and was wondering was it around in those times? i have friends who play guitar and fiddle and sometimes play with them so would it be correct to play around the campfire with them?

MarkTK36thIL
11-07-2008, 01:26 AM
In short, yes.

Company Fiddler
11-07-2008, 10:03 AM
Do to their size & ease of playing, there were probably more of them around then fiddles & bajers. ;)

Union Maid
11-07-2008, 05:05 PM
I thought so thank you very much!

Danny
11-07-2008, 08:13 PM
I thought so thank you very much!

I know this is more a "mainstream" site, but if you care about absurd detail apparently the Jaw Harps of mid-19th century were not as large a diameter and were stouter in appearance...

Dan Wykes

dedogtent
11-08-2008, 07:26 PM
Sorry, but the thoughts of playing such an instrument makes my jaws hurt. I do know they were played back then and the sound is pretty cool, it's just not for me. I'll keep trying to play the banjo.