Rhythm Bones History
Jonathan Danforth’s Virtual Bones Fest XXIV workshop titled ‘Bones through Space and Time’ presents a unique view of the history of rhythm bones. He shows how ideas, like rhythm bones, spread around the world and through time. Worth a little time to read – click HERE (starts about half way down the middle column).
This Page is not a comprehensive historical work, and is based primarily on articles from the Rhythm Bones Player newsletter.
Rhythm Bones Player
The Rhythm Bones Player Newsletter has been published four times a year since 2000 with one issue in 1999, and contains a wide variety of current and historical information. There are quarterly columns from the Executive Director and Editor, Letters to the Editor, Recording of the Quarter, Website of the Quarter, and a Calendar. The feature article begins on Page 1 and there are many smaller articles in each issue.
The newsletters are in PDF format, and that file is rather large which takes some time to download. Click to view the newsletters
Being in PDF format, you can search the newsletters using the Find command of the free Adobe Reader. This is a powerful feature over searching the paper versions. Note that the newsletter file loads into a new browser window so that you can switch back and forth to it without having to reload it.
Finally, this little newsletter is fully cataloged by and stored in the Library of Congress making this information available to current and future researchers.