Hannes Coetzee

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Hannes Coetzee
Birth name Hannes Coetzee
Born 1944
South Africa
Genres Blues
Occupations Aloe Tapper
Instruments Guitar

Hannes Coetzee (born 1944) is a guitarist from the Karoo region in South Africa. Born in 1944, he is mainly known for his unique playing technique using a spoon in his mouth to play slide guitar.[1] This playing technique is called 'optel and knyp'. Coetzee reached a broader audience when David Kramer's documentary Karoo Kitaar Blues was released in 2003.


  1. ^ Stuijt, Adriana (6 December 2008). "Think you can play the guitar? Try a spoon...". DigitalJournal.com. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 

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