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    Sorry for hogging up this board today.

    For those of you in drum groups, are any of your drums painted with something on them? If so, why or why not?

    CEM

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    no my drum group does not have painted drums,and im not sure if theres any more meaning behind it than this,but i have been told be several drum makers not to do it simply because it will dull the sound of the drum so thats why i dont do it
    john arkeketa

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    • #3
      I live in Stroud, America and my uncles said not to paint on the drums at all for what reason i don't no.

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      • #4
        I have numerous photos of old drum painted half blue and half red with a small yellow stripe down the center. Some of the drums have even got a "skirt" thing going around the drum hanging down. Does any body out there have in info on those type drums?
        Tha-ke'-tha-pi Wa-kon-ta

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tsi-tse Wa-tsi:
          <STRONG>I have numerous photos of old drum painted half blue and half red with a small yellow stripe down the center. Some of the drums have even got a "skirt" thing going around the drum hanging down. Does any body out there have in info on those type drums?</STRONG>
          That's the early Grass Dance Drum especially when it moved into the Great Lakes area. What else ya wanna know?
          Cat & Dog ...Another white meat.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wyat:
            <STRONG>Mr.R we want to know everything you know.</STRONG>
            Uh yeah....we'll begin with Quantum Theory / Planck's Constant and work our way down to Phrenology.
            Cat & Dog ...Another white meat.

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            • #7
              Hmmm--phrenology always left me with a bump on my head. :D
              Pony

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              • #8
                Really? Phrenology...that explains a lot.

                For more on the red and blue painted drums check out Thos. Venum book, "The Chippewa Dance Drum"

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                • #9
                  phre·nol·o·gy
                  Pronunciation: fri-'nä-l&-jE
                  Function: noun
                  Etymology: Greek phren-, phrEn
                  Date: 1805
                  : the study of the conformation of the skull based on the belief that it is indicative of mental faculties and character

                  Just thought you might like to know...... :)
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                  The responses are my own opinion and you know what they means.

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                  • #10
                    HAHA! Made ya look it up.

                    Now you're a better person!
                    Cat & Dog ...Another white meat.

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                    • #11
                      that's why he's a moderator...he can read!

                      Anyone have info on "BUMPS..The Journal of the Society of Ethnophrenology"

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                      • #12
                        Mr.R we want to know everything you know.
                        One thing at a time...

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