In a wonderfully musical episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, percussionist Bob Rawsthorne gleefully introduced the audience to his new stumpf fiddle. As he was playing jazz musician (and show regular) Joe Negri joined in on guitar while Mister Rogers tickled the keys on a tiny toy piano. The trio played a jaunty tune that included all the bells and whistles they could find.
Have you ever seen a stump fiddle? Bob Rawsthorne once played one during a visit to Joe Negri’s Music Shop. Joe jumped in to play guitar and Mister Rogers plunked the keys of a toy piano!