Necessity is the mother of invention. As we are all grounded for the short term we are all finding ways to make our lives as normal as possible. Using a tool like “zoom” for meeting up with frends and having a music session is just one of the new tricks the Nonsuch Dulcimer Club, andRead More
Having spend years of fumbling in the dark at gigs and sessions trying to play my Hammered Dulcimer a friend suggested I get a music stand light. I had been put off the idea in the past as they all seemed to be mains powered and would add so much faff to the whole thing.Read More
News on updates to the music library, making it easier to maintain different lists of tunes.
So, I want to get a Hammered Dulcimer, what size do I need? The obvious answer is it depends…. Firstly there are practical considerations. Do you want to take the dulcimer out the house? If so, how big is the boot of your car, a monster dulcimer is great in the privacy of your ownRead More
So, three years after building the super elite dulcimer it’s still in good shape. It stays in tune with itself, generally heat and humidity will make it go flat and sharp according to your tuning meter. Anyone who says they have made a dulcimer that stays in concert pitch and can be moved about orRead More
I wanted to do away with using a microphone whenever I needed amplification. Lugging a mic and stand about is a pain and setting it up so it doesn’t droop at the wrong moment is an art I have yet to acquire. So I went for a K&K Sound Big Double, from the reviews andRead More
Here is the link to the Boat Building Academy web site showing the dulcimers made for my final project on the furniture building course at the beginning of 2015. Peter Bromwich at BBA And the Utube video I made of the Super Elite dulcimer.
I heard the sound of the dulcimer on Morris On, played by Sue Harris and loved the sound. I had never seen one but was determined to get one. So began the long journey of finding no-one made them in the UK, not off the shelf anyway. I found some plans for one in aRead More
I am reading some old notes I made 30 years ago about hammered dulcimer making and playing. I am going to college in a few weeks time to attend a 12 week woodworking skills residential course. It is a long time since I last built a musical instrument, and although my initial objective of goingRead More