This would have to be the world’s cheapest musical instrument. It costs nothing. It’s a gum leaf. Just listen to what this man can do with it.
Herb Patten is from the Gunai nation of the Brabralung grouping in Victoria. He is widely known throughout Australia as a professional gum leaf player and has released two CD’s, How to Play the Gumleaf and Born an Aussie Son. Patten has a Diploma in Visual Art and his painting, Five Shields , which consists of five separate objects, is in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.