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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Chordophones"
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Bill Dillon interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Bill Dillon interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1986-10-17
Description
One audio cassette. The autoharp, a patented name, is also called a chorded zither. A lifelong musician, Dillon did not begin to play the autoharp until 1982 -- on a bet. He usually played songs made famous by Maybelle Carter. In the interview, he discusses growing up in West Virginia; learning to play the guitar at 12; performing as a professional country musician in the 1930s; playing for a Boston radio station (WCOP); learning the chorded zither/autoharp in 1982; learning songs; and performing. He also played four songs.
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Jack Piccalo interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project

Jack Piccalo interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1988-07-29
Description
One audio cassette. Piccalo is a self-taught bluegrass fiddler and banjo player. In the interview he discusses his start in West Virginia; his job as a hardware salesman; learning bluegrass banjo playing styles; bluegrass music; old time music vs. bluegrass music; various bands he has played with; the Jacksonville music scene; the hillbilly image of the music; and local musicians.
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Jesús Rodríguez & apprentice Cecilia Santos interview for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Jesús Rodríguez & apprentice Cecilia Santos interview for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Date
1991-02-05
Description
One audio cassette. Santos and Rodriguez discuss the purpose and goals of their apprenticeship.
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Manuel Fraguela interview

Manuel Fraguela interview

Date
1984-07-29
Description
One audio cassette. Fraguela was a guitar maker (luthier) from Cuba. By the time of the interview, Fraguela owned a guitar shop and taught classical guitar at Florida Junior College (now Florida Community College of Jacksonville). In the interview, he discusses life in Cuba; moving to the US in 1962; education in Havana (studied architecture); learning the luthier trade by observation; describes his first guitar; types of guitars he made: flaminco, classical guitar, and electric guitars; other woodwork: chess boards, violins, dulcimers, cabinets; history of the guitar; teaching guitar playing; and his philosophy of teaching. NOTE: According the original interview release, Fraguela stressed the interview could only be used for educational/academic purposes. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Richard Seaman interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project

Richard Seaman interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1988-08-10
Description
One audio cassette. Seaman, an old-time fiddle player who grew up in Kissimmee, playing at square dances. He moved to Jacksonville in 1922, and spent his life working for the railroads. He discusses learning how to play the fiddle; playing for square dances; earning a living through music in the Depression; memorizing tunes; working for the railroads; dance tunes; beaters; local musicians; dance traditions in North Florida; German music in area; fiddle contests; playing in Jacksonville; and various tall tales.
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Washboard Bill Cooke interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Washboard Bill Cooke interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1987-07-30
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at his home. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida. In the interviews, he discusses jook joints; writing songs; working in New York; playing the washboard and the ukulele; and plays various songs, some wellknown, others his own compositions. This interview was an exploratory interview for the Florida Folk Festival, and was expanded by Jan Rosenberg the following month. The tape speed is a little fast, noticeable in the higher pitch of their voices approximately half way through the tape. Side two is blank. In 1956, he made a recording with Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry called Washboard Country Band. In 1992, he won the Florida Folk Heritage Award. 
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1685_05_tape17Bill Dillon interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Chordophones
Zithers
Musical instruments
Interviews
Fiddle tunes
Bluegrass music
Old time music
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a_s1618_04_tape13Jack Piccalo interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundMusic
Banjos
Field recordings
Italian Americans
Interviews
Chordophones
Fiddles
Oral narratives
Fiddle tunes
Music industry
Bands (music)
Old time music
String band music
Bluegrass music
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a_s1640_22_tape24Jesús Rodríguez & apprentice Cecilia Santos interview for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship ProgramSoundField recordings
Venezuelan Americans
Apprentices
Hispanic Americans
Framed harps
Chordophones
Interviews
Oral narratives
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a_s1576_22_c86-177Manuel Fraguela interviewSoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral narratives
Luthiers
Guitar makers
Chordophones
Musical instruments
Artisans
Woodworkers
Cuban Americans
Hispanic Americans
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a_s1618_05_tape06Richard Seaman interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundFiddle tunes
Field recordings
Interviews
Oral narratives
Chordophones
Fiddles
Square dance
Old time music
Banjos
Great Depression
String band music
Storytelling
Tall tales
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a_s1685_05_tape27Washboard Bill Cooke interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundSinging
Storytelling
Field recordings
Interviews
African Americans
Oral narratives
Juke joints
Music industry
Music composition
Washboards (musical instruments)
Chordophones
Ukuleles
Rural blues
Blues (music)
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