Homegrown Music and Musical Instruments

Homesteaders can enjoy their own low-cost entertainment by creating homegrown music with second-hand and homemade musical instruments.


| May/June 1978



Homesteaders create their own homegrown music for an evening's entertainment.

Homesteaders create their own homegrown music for an evening's entertainment.


Photo By Fotolia/ahavelaar

Learn how homesteaders create homegrown music with second-hand and homemade musical instruments.

Even homesteaders need to relax and enjoy themselves from time to time, right? And almost everybody these days wants to cut his or her cost of living. So how about a little do-it-yourself entertainment?

And that's what this column is all about. Down-home music that you can make . . . and the instruments (which, in some cases, you can also make!) to play that homegrown music on.

We may also publish some songs, discuss music as a potential home business, run discographies, bibliographies, and/or include whatever other do-it-yourself music topics you'd like to see.

The important thing is that this is a new column. If you like it, write to me and let me know. If you have some ideas for this feature, let me know that. I'm open to any suggestions or information you care to contribute. I'll even try to answer your questions about down-home music . . . but — both for the benefit of all MOTHER's readers and to ease my correspondence load — I'll deal with those questions, whenever possible, here in this column . . . rather than in personal letters.

Address your correspondence — for this column and this column only — to Marc Bristol, Duvall, Washington.





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