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The Tonette Hey Baby Boomers! Remember tonette’s? Precursor of the recorder, which in itself. is a misnomer. (It doesn’t record anything.) I think I received mine in the 5th or 6th grade. We all had to buy our own and my parents bought me a fire engine red one. (My sister got a green one ‘cause she said it looked like a pickle.) I can remember playing ”Jolly Ol’ St. Nicholas” at a school Christmas concert one year. All the boys had to wear black pants, black shoes, white long-sleeved shirt and a black bowtie. (Older is better!)
Tags: tonette  recorder  instrument  classic  school 
Added: 20th August 2007
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Posted By: jimmyjet
Posted by: Marty6697 on 2007-08-20 
My youngest got a Black one in 5th Grade yup Still plays it now and then Took it to Camp this summer
Posted by: Naomi on 2007-08-20 
Is this what we also used to call a Kazoo? I remember that name, and I thought that it looked like this.
Posted by: Sissy on 2007-08-21 
i don't know how i missed these, but i did! thanks for the introduction!
Posted by: Dezurtdude on 2007-08-21 
J.J.
Our school called them recorders and we'd also do the shirt and tie routine and I remember playing Hot Cross Buns in concert
Posted by: Jimmyjet on 2007-08-21 
Hi Naomi,

No, a kazoo is a different instrument. Not nearly as versatile as the tonette or recorder. A kazoo is basically a glorified comb and tissue paper noise maker.

jj
Posted by: Naomi on 2007-08-21 
Oh, ok, thanks for that info jimmy, I just couldn't remember.
Posted by: Old Fart on 2007-08-21 
LOL I bet it was painted with lead paint!
Posted by: Dezurtdude on 2007-08-21 
Good One O.F. God, I really LOL'ed out loud on your comment! Were they made in China too?
Posted by: Jimmyjet on 2007-08-22 
You guys are probably right. No wonder I'm so screwed up!

jj
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