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Sounds Good to Me exhibit logo Exhibit looks at music in the home
Home-made music

Do-it-yourself music in the home. This women's kitchen band, photographed in 1956, shows how people improvised with kettles and pans, among other things, to create fun sounds. Before the late 19th century, you had to make your own music if you wanted to hear music at home.

[Sounds Good to Me home page]
[Night at the ballroom]
[Mix your own "Funkytown"]
[Encounter some famous Minnesota musicians]
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