Some Instruments

I was catching some YouTube videos tonight, including this one of Andreas Vollenweider. One of his musicians is playing a bass flute. Any musician friends out there ever see one, play one?

dulcimer.jpgThen there’s our good friend the mountain dulcimer, accompanying one of the great pop songs of the 80’s, played by the original artist. The image is my own dulcimer, made almost a quarter-century ago by the luthier Bernie Lehmann. The walnut he used for the body shades perfectly from the pine top to the darker rear. I love the classical look he gave it, though violin tuning pegs are a bear compared to guitar machines. This is just a brilliant work of instrument-making. My only regret is that he finished it a week ahead of time so I never got to see it as a work in progress.dulcimer1.jpg

If you pay attention carefully to the heading, you’ll see my hammer dulcimer up there. This is a rough image, but nice African mahogany, extra strings at the top and bottom.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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2 Responses to Some Instruments

  1. Jeff Pinyan says:

    I own a Hammered Dulcimer as well; it has not gotten much use in the past several years, though. :(

  2. Jimmy Mac says:

    When played well, dulcimer music is quite fantastic.

    But, then, that caveat applies to all instruments, I guess.

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