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A little tune played by Bigfoot to get the foot tappin'

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I tapped my foot all the way through this one. It is so hot and humid here today, I worked up a sweat. The "real feel" temp today is supposed to go up to 105-110, and the humidity is so thick you can cut it with a knife. Going to be like this the next three days. AC is pumping!

Just added this tune to my "Have to learn" list! Thanks @GregW for this fine tune!

And, got to get me one of these Toebourines! https://bradleysowash.com/teac.....toebourine

Jim

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Same here on the temp.  Keep water on you

I immediately thought of this tune when I heard the toe rapper.  Now if only to get the fiddle part down one day!

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I just ordered one of those Toebourines. At least that's one instrument I can play with some competency! You learn the fiddle part to Seven Nights in Eire and I'll play the toe tapper part! 🙂

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Haha..it's on then..you better be practicing that tap.

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Good stuff. I actually ordered a similar foot tambourine after seeing that video. 🙂

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Which one did you order @Fiddlerman ?

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I didn't want to say, since I didn't get the one on the video. I only didn't get it because it seems a bit too big and I'm not sure I want to hear the wood hitting the floor. It seems like a nice one though.

I got this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod.....#038;psc=1

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Nice one, and the price is considerably cheaper than the Toebourine™ in the video I posted.

I looked at several before I went with this one because on his website he explains how he purposely positioned the jingles vertically instead of horizontally. The important difference being that the jingles then produce a staccato "snap" (like a high-hat in a drum set) as opposed to horizontal jingles that rattle too long for precise timekeeping...at least he claims.

And, as far as the wood, since I'm an old time fan, I figured the wood hitting the floor will only add to the tune.

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I'll get one too then. Are you happy with it?

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I just bought it the other day. I haven't received it yet. If you want to hold off, I'll let you know once I receive it.

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Cool. I'll wait then. Thanks!

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Sounds like a plan. I'll let you know.

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@Fiddlerman My Toebourine arrived in the mail yesterday. I like it, but the wood bottom on a hard floor is a bit harsh. I solved that easily by applying a thin strip of rubber to the bottom, and that softened it quite a bit with out affecting the jingles. Having the jingles in a vertical position does produce a clean staccato "snap".

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Very cool. And great idea with the rubber. I was a bit afraid of that myself.

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