May 06, 2005

If you like old timey music... might want to visit this event.

I sure wish the online edition of the paper would be more efficient in putting in some related links, such as this one to Tannehill, or maybe this one from a dulcimer maker.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at May 6, 2005 09:56 AM

I do like mountain dulcimer music. Its the instrument I would love to learn to play but I'm afraid if I did it would be a solitary effort. I don't know where I might find folks out here in Zion that play mountain music, and especially gospel music that's not specific to the local predominant religious group.

Posted by: Nate at May 6, 2005 11:00 AM

Well, you might not be able to find a teacher, but there are online lessons, and from what I hear, it's a relatively easy instrument to learn. (And there's plenty of places to find dulcimer kits, too.)

Spare time, on the other hand...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 6, 2005 11:15 AM

The dulcimer is easy to play if you have any feeling for music. Three strings are drones tuned to an open chord(think bagpipes)and you play the melody on the fourth. I get mine out occasionally for a rousing rendition of "Coming Through the Rye" or maybe that was "Amazing Grace". It is a little hard to tell with all the noise from those drones.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at May 6, 2005 12:07 PM