Many newer Hammered Dulcimers have a D# as the top bass bridge note. Why you would want one is another topic, but having it opens up the possibility of a nice B or B7 chord to add colour to your arrangements, for instance. With smaller dulcimers (12/12’s and 15/14’s) this can be at the expenseRead More
I am afraid this is not going to be a short review, it is a big subject, and a big book. The title sounds very grand, but does it live up to its promise and give a complete guide? The short answer is yes, I believe it does, and for the long answer here isRead 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
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