How to Play Spoons 3 – taping the handles (Spoon Lady)

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– [Woman] Okay folks. Bunch of folks have asked me about how it is I tape my spoons, meaning what I use to put on the handles. And so here’s a one of my spoons that I play often and the reason that there is two colors on this is because I got lazy and instead of replacing all the tape I just kinda put this piece of tape right here and saved me in the middle of recording something or a show or whatever it was I was doing last. But yeah, I’ll show ya how I tape spoons.

And I don’t do it for cushion, you don’t wanna a lot of tape on it, and the reason you don’t is because it’ll dampen the sound if you have too much cushion. So here we go, I’ll show you. (upbeat country spoon music) All right, so I got the old tape off of my spoons. They’re pretty bare, normal. And the tape I use is pretty simple to find. You find if on Amazon, this is just Mueller tape, it comes in lots of different colors, I have a description, there’s a link to it in the description so if you wanna do this at home for yourself, this is just athletic kinda tape, also sometimes use rifle tape. And this is rifle tape. See I got some pink camouflage here, I got some USA here and I think we’re gonna use the USA today because we’re feelin’ a little patriotic.

And I’ll put some links to this down there too if you’re interested in checking it out. So it’s pretty simple, taping the spoons. (grunts) So. Little bit towards the end here. And a very thin layer all the way up. Pretty simple. I do this because it helps with my grip. Makes it easier for me to hold onto them, not because of the way it makes my hand feel necessarily. And so what I do at this point is I take this tape out a little bit like this, and wrap little bit past the handle, you see I’m going past the handle. See? I got this floppy piece now and I take this floppy piece and I fold it like this and I kinda create this little, tiny bulb here at the end and then I wrap it around.

See? Nice and basic. See? Now I’ve got this little bulb at the end and I’ll show you why here in a second, let me go ahead and tape the next one. (upbeat country spoon music) See? Now I have my new tape on my spoons, red, white and blue. Now, when I hold ’em, look, see, this little bump and this little bump, keeps ’em in my fingers a little bit. It’s a little bit of extra grip.

‘Kay we use this as a little bit of a hinge. My finger can kinda hold onto that. So it’s just a little helpful. (spoons clank together) (spoons clanking rhythmically) Pretty simple huh? Anyway again, lots of different kinds of tape. You find all over the place, lots of different colors, I’ve even heard some people use handlebar tape for bicycles before. But, I have links to this stuff in the description, I hope you get a little helpful help outta this and what not, now make sure to subscribe. I’m gonna be making some hummingbird cake later and maybe I’ll post something about that, maybe an Instagram too, you can follow us on Instagram, you can follow us on Twitter all of that kinda stuff. Cool Thanks folks. (upbeat county spoon music).

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