Jug Player by © Joe  Beasley IPA

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The jug as a musical instrument reached its height of popularity in the 1920s, when jug bands, such as Cannon’s Jug Stompers were popular.

The eponymous jug is just that: a jug (usually made of glass or stoneware) played with the mouth. With an embouchure like that used for a brass instrument, the musician holds the mouth of the jug about an inch from his or her mouth and emits a blast of sound, made by a “buzzing” of the lips, directly into it. The jug does not touch the musician’s mouth, but serves as a resonating chamber to amplify and enrich the sound made by the musician’s lips. Changes in pitch are controlled by loosening or tightening the lips, and an accomplished jugplayer might have a two octave range. Some players augment this sound with vocalizations, didgeridoo style, and even circular breathing. In performance, the jug sound is enhanced if the player stands with his back to a wall, which will reflect the sound toward the audience


Photographed at “Main Street Live”, McMinnville Tennessee

Featured in BEST OF REDBUBBLE (6/27/2010)

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A photographer since 1960, I was a photographer for the award winning student newspaper at the University of Miami. While there I was influenced by Wilson Hicks, former Picture Editor of Life Magazine After serving in the Army as a photographer, I returned to McMinnville and worked as a technical photographer

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  • Ellen  Price - Greenwald
    Ellen Price -...almost 6 years ago

    Wonderful capture..Joe:-)

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenalmost 6 years ago

    You captured the small town feel of the south! It’s wonderful! This is one reason I love living in Tennessee…there are still towns down here in which time has stood still.

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your June 28, 2010 feature in The Best of RedBubble…Digital Art and Photography!”:http://www.redbubble.com/groups/best-of-red-bubble

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