Rhythm Bones – Audio, and Video

The Upper Page has Audio/Video that is on this website

RBS has secured permission to include these works, but they are still copyrighted by their owners.

See also Workshops at ‘How to Play Rhythm Bones’ on Homepage

This  is Under Construction


It is followed by  Mike Passerotti’s YouTube Video Summary

that seems to be working.


NOTE:  Click the song to hear it – Click the name to go to their Profile


Mike Passerotti’s YouTube/Vimeo Videos

Greg AdamsBanks of the Ohio
Greg AdamsTeaches Novices at Banjo Camp
John Allin – Cass Country Historical Society
John Allin – Cass County Civil War Kids Club
John Allin – Southern Travelers
Gerard ArseneaultCanadian TV Talent Show
Sky BartlettAt Bones Fest in NH
Hillar Bergman  – Learn to Play Rhythm Bones
Hillar Bergman – Inexpensive rhythm bones for teaching
Guy Berniquez – Jitter Plateau Mont-Royal
Bones, Jugs and Harmony‏ – Wiggle Ya Bones
Bones, Jugs and Harmony – Battle of Jug Bands
Mitch BossBones for Donovan and family
Mitch BossBones 1
Mitch BossPhilidor Percussion Group with guest
Tom Breathe – History and how to play
Steve BrownAll Ireland Competition 1
Steve BrownAll Ireland Competition 2
Steve Brown Plays thr Bones
Steve BrownWith Raymond Henry in Tubbercurry
Steve BrownCajin two-step with Nashua Stroll
JC BurrisSmoke Filled Room
JC BurrisHighway Blues (good solo
Greg Burrows –
Bones Solo and Discussion
Greg Burrows –
Bones Solo #2
Jason Catron – Kickstarter Demo for Rhythm Bones
Roy Clarke –
A little history lesson)
Rowan Corbett and Dom – Carolina Chocolate Drops at IMT 
Rowan Corbett and Dom – Jam on Bones
Rowan Corbett – Pretty Little Indian / Ducks on the Millpond 
Rowan Corbett – Bones and Banjo Workshop Performance
Rowan Corbett – A Bones Happening with Greg Adams
Francis Craig – Play Them Bones
Jonathan DanforthJethros – Shake Your Bones
Percy DanforthWith David Holt
Percy DanforthWith Andy Cohen
Freeman DavisBrother Bones Sweet Georgia Brown
Freeman DavisYes Sir, Mr Bones Movie Clip
Freeman DavisBlack Eyed Susan Brown
Donny DeCamp – At BFXI with Ernie and Sky
Donny DeCamp – At Bones Fest XI
Ernie DuffyAt Lester Bradley’s with Sky Barlett
Abe Doron – Rhythm Bones Playing Solo
Abe Doran – Rhythm Bones Lesson
Brad Dutz – Bones & Bodhran for Black Sails
Clif ErwinTurkey in the Straw
Cliff ErwinAt IMC with Chris Coole
Dom FlemonsSnowdon’s Jig
Dom FlemonsSnowdon’s Jig in Alley
Dom FlemonsJammin On The Bones with Jerron Paxton 
Dom FlemonsAt the Rock an Roll Hall of Fame
Dom FlemonsCindy Gal with Bones Solo
Dom FlemonsHow to Play Rhythm Bones
Darrell Flanery – Rhythm Bones Explained
Skeff FlynnCornbread and Butterbeans
Anthony Gibson – (LimerickLad25)
Guy and Pip GilletteAt Bones Fest XI
Guy GilletteBanjo and Bones
George Gilmore – On Original Ameteur Hour
Ernie Gordon – Northhumbrian Moothie
Bob GouletPerforms at Woonsocket RI
Dave Hare – Arkansas Traveler/Turkey in the Straw Medley
Dave Hare – Boil em Cabbage Down
Dave Hare – Old Dan Tucker
Dave Hare – Racoon
Gil HibbenPlays the Rhythm Bones
David Holt – Learn to Play Folk Rhythms
David Holt – Georgia Buck with Rhiannon Giddens
Hubby Jenkins – Instrument Interview: Bones & Banjo
Gilles Lapierre – Performs
Jim Hess – How to Play Rhythm Bones
Gerry HinesSilver King Minstrels in Tombstone
Gerry HinesAt Bones Fest in Grand Rapids
Hoss – Rattle Bones 1
Hoss – Rattle Bones 2
Hoss – Rattle Bones 3
Wayne Jones – Swining rhythm bones & spoons
Kafari – How to Play a Triplethttp://youtu.be/FlRG0ANd2yQ
Yoppy Kyabetsu – Froggy went a Courtin
Yoppy Kyabetsu – Dem bones
Yoppy Kyabetsu – Making and playing bones
Yoppy Kyabetsu – Banjo Friday 15: Possum in a Well
Yoppy Kyabetsu – Save the Bones for Henry Jones
Jeff LeffertsUkulele & Bones Ragtime Duet
Jeff Lefferts – Guitar and Bones Duet
Jeff Lefferts – Bones Guy 
Jeff Lefferts – Ukulele & Bones
Jeff Lefferts – All-Ireland Bones Championship
Jes Lund – Bones Solo
Jes Lund – Bones Solo II
Jack FrostPlays the bones!
Steve Levitt – Hambone, Rhythm Bones, Flatfoot Dancing
Steve Listos – Shave Yo’ legs – Swamp Train
Markus Maggiori? – Chlefli making and playing
Grandad MacDonald – Playin’ the Bones
Gene MacGillicuddy – On The Bones
Gene MacGillicuddy – More Bone Action
Yirdy MacharPlaying 8 bones
Yirdy MacharPerforming Live with Neil Stanford
Jean MehaffeyDemonstrates her Skill
Mel MercierMícheál Ó Súilleabháin and Mel
Mel MercierGerry Murray playing a polka
Mel MercierCork Folk Festival
Mel Mercier At Aula Max University
Michael Metzler – Playing medieval castagnettes
Jerry Mescher TrioAt Bones Fest XI
Jerry Mescher Trio  – At Bones Fest XVI
Jerry Mescher & Bernic worrellAt Bones Fest VII
Jerry Mescher  – On Original Amateur Hour
Scott MillerArkansas Traveller
Scott MillerOld Dan Tucker
Scott MillerAl Simms’ Tune
Scott MillerHinton WV Bones Workshop Intro
Scott MillerBones Workshop One Hand Style
Scott MilerReel de Montebello
Scott MillerThe Zipper
Scott MilerSweet Georgia Brown with Jan Marra
Scott MillerScott’s Youtube Channel
Scott MillerGet Up In The Morning/Circus Jig 
Scott MillerWith the Carolina Chocolate Drops
Spike Bones Muhrer – Bones Fest XII – Playing the Bones
Scott Miller and Dom – Unrehearsed
Scott Miller and Dom – Performance
Ana Mitchel – Rhythm Bones – El Choclo
Paddy “Sport” Murphy – Breandan O Beaglaioch – Hornpipe
Mike PasserottiBlue Rhythm And Bones Patriotic
Mike PasserottiHarp and Bones – Hen’s Cackle
Mike PasserottiNacogdoches Front Porch Jam Session
Mike Passerotti8 Bar Blue Jam
Mike PasserottiDan and Mike Passerotti
Barry PattonWorld Class Player
Barry PattonLearning The Bones
Barry PattonBones Player
Barry PattonPlaying the ‘Bones’ – Winfield, KS
Aaron Plunket – Instruction DVD Excerpt
Aaron PlunkettWorld Beat Sample 
Kyle Pretzl – Wood Stove Walk ‘Round 
Kyle Pretzl – Jammin’ with Clarke! 
Kyle Pretzl – Buffalo Gals
Kyle Pretzl – Old Dan Tucker 
Kyle Pretzl –Where Did You Come From 
Kyle Pretzl – Circus Jig
Kyle Pretzl – Lucy Neal
Kyle Pretzl – Mississippi Rag, early banjo film (1897)
Kyle Pretzl – Rare footage of forgotten Blues duo
Kyle Pretzl – Old Cremona
Kyle Pretzl – The Unique Mazurka, 1892
Alan Gunga Purves – Plays the bones
Raquy – “The Wish” Music Video
Bill Raies – Plays the Bones
Richard Schaffert – Mosibuebä – Muotathaler-Gäuerler = clapperle
Rob SchneiderTechnical Rudiments Tutorial 1
Rob SchneiderTechnical Rudiments Tutorial 2
Rob SchneiderTechnical Rudiments Tutorial 3
Rob SchneiderRhythm Bones Hemiola
Rob SchneiderButter Shakin’ Bones
Rob SchneiderRhythm Bones: A-One, and A-Two
Rob SchneiderRhythm Bones Progress Report 2
Rob Schneiderhttp://youtu.be/0qGKZIGnpgU
Rob SchneiderRhythm Bones Progress Report 6
Borus SichonDueling Percussion
Nicolas Spicer – Don’t Let Go with Michael Baytop
Ken Sweeney – At Portsmouth NH Maritime Festival
Russ MyersAt Bones Fest VII
Dennis RiedeselAt Bones Fest XI
Ryan Thomson – Rhythm Bones percussion workshop
VashBasics of playing the bones
James Thorpe – On the bones
Richard Troon – RTROON – Music Man
Richard Troon – Troon & Carr thanksgiving ’10
Richard Troon – Troon, Carr & Buster
Unknown – Red-Hair Boy
Unknown – Esther clase castanuelas
Unknown – Oficina de trancanholas, castanholas ou tabuinhas
Bill Vits – Bones & Drum Kit Workshop
Jack Wardrop – Rhythm bones and clawhammer banjo
Walt WatkinsBFVII Pass-Off
Kenny WolinPerformance at Bonesfest X
Kenny WolinPerformance at Bones Fest XI
Kenny Wolin & Tim ReillyBones Duet – Buffalo Whore
Kenny Wolin & Tim ReillyMystic Sea Music Festival
Bernie WorrellOctoberfest 2011 – Miami
James YoshizawaIrish Bones Lesson
Martin Zak – Old Time Music – Haste to the Wedding
Mickie ZekleyBones & Skin

Other Interesting Videos


Klepperle is German for rhythm bones. The Klepperle.de website is in German with no English. Jonathan Danforth wrote an article on ‘klepperle’ and you can read it in on-line newsletter, RBP, Vol 7, No 2. The Webmaster is Dr. Joachim Schuhmacher. The following videos links speak for themselves.
klepperle.de/kurse/filme.htm – How to Play Klepperle
klepperle.de/fotogalerie/filme/filmgalerie.htm – Videos of 2009 Contest

The Travel Channel played a video about Klepperle. It was directed by Reinhard Enderle from Gengenbach, Germany, and he gave us permission to add it to our website. It also is in German, but the music is universal.