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When people see the strummer for the first time, they often ask, "Is that some kind of ukulele?" and I say, "No, it's not a ukulele, it's a strummer." A ukelele has four strings. A strummer has three. The frets on a ukulele are laid out to play the twelve-tone scale. The strummer only plays the notes of the G scale like a dulcimer, which means you'll be playing tunes easily with few mistakes....
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Is a six-day celebration of the Mountain Dulcimer, the sweet stringed instrument developed in the 1800s in our Southern Appalachian mountains. Our ongoing goal is to offer you the most exciting and high-quality dulcimer learning vacation anywhere! Our management has 27 years of experience producing dulcimer events and more years loving and playing the instrument. We hire great player-teachers...
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Bill Robinson is a 3rd generation hammered dulcimer player living in St. Charles, Illinois. Known for his upbeat playing style, and unique dulcimer traditions handed down from generation to generation, Robinson is a master of the instrument.. The hammered dulcimer, not to be confused with the...
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If you want to add a bass voice to your jam, or want to start playing backup to those guitar players in your group, this is your instrument. Featuring 1+ 6+ 7+ 13+ frets, this instrument is built with no internal bracing to be as light as possible. Although the upper bout is larger on one side...
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The Appalachian dulcimer (or mountain dulcimer) is a fretted string instrument of the zither family, typically with three or four strings. It is native to the Appalachian region of the United States. The body extends the length of the fingerboard, and its fretting is generally diatonic. Although...
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The Walnut Valley Festival is held the third weekend of September every year. Bluegrass, folk, arts+crafts and more. Home to 8 premier instrumental contests and a whole lot of campground pickin. Winfield, Kansas… The 2015 edition of the Walnut Valley Festival wrapped up Sunday evening, after a great festival filled with lots of music, food, arts and craft and numerous hours of national and...
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We are Mississippi's source for Dulcimers, hand crafted instrument stands and accessories. Authorized dealer for McSpadden and TK O'Brian dulcimers. McSpadden’s specialty is the mountain dulcimer; their five full-time craftsmen have 142 years of experience among them. The experience they have gained gives us the confidence to offer you a high-quality dulcimer at an affordable price, covered...
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The Dulcimer Shop in Blowing Rock NC carrys North Carolina Appalachian and Hammered Dulcimers, McSpadden Dulcimers, and Dulcimer Kits. The Mountain Dulcimer originated in the Southern Appalachian Mountains some 200 years ago. It is about the easiest stringed instrument to learn to play. Bill and Jewel can have you playing a simple tune in just 5 minutes. The Dulcimer Shop in Blowing Rock, North...
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The Appalachian mountain dulcimer is a true American instrument dating back to the early 1800s in southwestern Virginia. The Gardners invite you to visit them at their shop in Sutlers Row during their upcoming Civil War Reenactments and/or Music Festivals and judge the pleasing sound of this down-home instrument for yourself. Please click on the video below for an introduction to our dulcimers....
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High Country Dulcimers with MAC McKinney and CE McKinney in Boone, North Carolina make the world's best hammered dulcimers, mountain dulcimers and bowed psalteries for the United States. A reminder - every instrument is made using time-proven techniques and only the best materials. There is no such thing as "good-better-best" here at High Country Dulcimers. What is possible to find, however is...
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Enjoy the simple, sweet tones of these finely manufactured instruments.The Mountain or Appalachian dulcimer is one of the easiest of all stringed instruments to play.The Dulcimer is in the midst of a great revival. People around the world are buying, building and playing this unique and historic musical instrument! I hand craft each of my dulcimers in my woodshop, located in beautiful Elliott...
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Handcrafted Mountain Dulcimers in the beautiful foothills of Eastern Kentucky! Enjoy the simple, sweet tones of these finely manufactured instruments.The Mountain or Appalachian dulcimer is one of the easiest of all stringed instruments to play.The Dulcimer is in the midst of a great revival. People around the world are buying, building and playing this unique and historic musical instrument! I...
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Dulcimers provide a beautiful, soothing sound but if you do not have the right one then you may sound like you’re in the wrong kind of band. Enjoy smoother, softer sounds with the right pitches through the highest quality dulcimer that you can find on the market. If you’re newer to the dulcimer aspect, then considering different brands might be ideal, however how others have found them can also...
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Notice that there are two main bridges: a bass bridge (on the right) and a treble bridge (on the left). The bass strings are struck just to the left of the bass bridge, while the treble strings can be struck either to the right or the left of the treble bridge. There are 16 pairs of treble strings and 15 pairs of bass strings (hence it is known as a 16/15 instrument -- hammered dulcimers come...
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Guitar building: online discussions and interactive courses on acoustic guitar building, electric guitar making, archtop guitar building, bass guitar building, guitar repair, violin making, dulcimer making, mandolin building and all other types of lutherie; pickup winding; flute making; brass instrument repair; drum making and all other types of musical instrument construction and repair. Is an...
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Play along hymns for autoharp, guitar, banjo, ukulele, etc. Free sheet music with easy chords, guitar, mandolin, & ukulele tab, and play-along videos provide fun for new and experienced pickers! These videos are performed by amateur musicians on acoustic folk instruments and include the lyrics and rhythm chords for guitar, autoharp, or other instrument accompaniment. All songs are presented in...
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Whistles are a folk instrument---an instrument of the people, the common man. They are not orchestral perfection....they will change pitch with the change of blowing strength---up to 30 cents. I have tuned them with care and they will sound fine with other instruments. I play my own whistles all the time with the folk jam and church band and they work great. James Becker B.M.E., M.A. taught...
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The store for people to learn about and purchase ethnic instruments. We feature instruments and items like dulcimers music stands bagpipes, sitar, shofars, and djembes. Welcome! You can easily find a dulcimer, bagpipe, sitar or any instrument you desire in our shop. You can navigate our site by instrument type on the left hand menu. Enter your email address to get special offers for all your...
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Celtic-Instruments.com, a resource for those seeking to learn about instruments featured in traditional Irish & Scottish music; the fiddle, Irish flute, Great Highland Bagpipes, Uilleann pipes, Bodhran, Harp, Tin whistle, Dulcimer, Concertina & more. The goal of this site is to be a one-stop resource for anyone seeking to learn more about the instruments most commonly featured in traditional...
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