Just For Fun - sayings regarding the dulcimer or music

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
3 years ago
37 posts
It is normal to get butterflies when performing.The trick is to get them all to fly in formation!
Carrie Barnes
@carrie-barnes
3 years ago
125 posts
Experience, like a pale musician, holdsA dulcimer of patience in his hand.Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
3 years ago
492 posts

Thanks Dusty and Maryann.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Maryann Lang
@maryann-lang
3 years ago
57 posts

I play the notes as they are written but it is God who makes the music - JS Bach

Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
3 years ago
859 posts

Q: How many dulcimer players does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

A: We'll never know; they keep arguing about modes even in the dark.24.gif24.gif24.gif

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When tyrants tremble thick with fear

And hear their death knells ringing

When friends rejoice both far and near

How can I keep from singing?

-- traditional American hymn

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"And when one person taps out a beat, while another leads into the melody, or when three people discover a harmony they never knew existed, or a crowd joins in on a chorus as though to raise the ceiling a few feet higher, then they also know there is hope for the world.

-- Pete Seeger

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And I have this one on my home page:

New arts shall bloom of loftier mould,

And mightier music thrill the skies,

And every life shall be a song,

When all the earth is paradise.

-- John Addington Symonds from "These Things Shall Be"




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Dusty T., Northern California
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"A good song makes you laugh, it makes you cry, it makes you think."
-- Pete Seeger
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
3 years ago
492 posts

Reply byCindy StammichonMarch 1, 2014 at 11:09pm

How many dulcimers does a dulcimer player need???

Just one moreGrin.gif

Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
3 years ago
492 posts

Reply byRegina BartlettonFebruary 28, 2014 at 11:03pm

Pluck it and strum sing and hum it's all good!

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
3 years ago
37 posts
Thank you Ken!!!
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
3 years ago
492 posts

It has been said "We may live without music, but not so well"
There is so much truth in this!

Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
3 years ago
492 posts

Chris Stammich posted this in the Drifting Thread:

Just for fun.....

Once upon a time I wanted to start a collection of "favorite sayings" regarding the dulcimer, or music in general.

Tull Glazener was gracious enough to get me started with "String Side Up".

I loved it! However, I didn't keep at it, so I thought now would be a good time to see if anyone here has something fun to addSmile.gif

So, I decided to create a discussion just for this topic.

My favorite saying: "The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Another one I've seen on a poster is: "There ain't no notes on a dulcimer. You just play it."

I'll try to copy the other responses for the Drifting Thread and post them here.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


updated by @ken-longfield: 06/11/15 07:40:25AM