Wayne Jiang

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Hector the Hero on the Mini Jumbo Dulcimer I build


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My dulcimer arrangement of Hector the Hero, the famous Scottish fiddle tune by James Scott Skinner. The tune written in 1903 as a tribute to Skinner’s friend Major General Hector MacDonald, a distinguished Scottish general around the turn of the century. Played here on the mini jumbo dulcimer i recently build.
Mary Z. Cox
01/28/22 03:06:15PM @mary-z-cox:

Love this ! Played this tune several years ago with the FSU Irish Ensemble--but on guitar and always loved it.  Have never tried it on MD--but love the way you play it with so many open chords--thanks for the inspiration :)

And thanks for the history of the tune.  I knew of the author--but not the history. :)

Thanks for a really lovely tune,

Mary Z. Cox

www.maryzcox.com


steve c.
01/26/22 02:24:45PM @steve-c:

I just love this Wayne!  I've heard this tune a few times over the years but never knew the title or story behind it.  Thanks so much.  I will add this one to my dulcimer playing.


MacAodha
08/07/18 06:53:04AM @macaodha:

Very nice Wayne.


Steve Battarbee
08/07/18 01:25:29AM @steve-battarbee:

What a lovely sound and great playing too


Wayne Jiang
08/06/18 08:44:13PM @wayne-jiang:

Elvensong:

Hey Wayne,, good to "see" you again. Great job on the dulcimer and the tune. Wow the dulcimer has a really rich resonance. Looks like cedar?

I thought I might see you at KG?

Hi Dean, good to hear from you.  The dulcimer is made with 100 years old first growth redwood top.  The redwood is from an old fence post from the Santa Cruz mountains, given to me by a good musician friend of mine.  Those old wood is magical stuff for building instruments. Luckily I have enough to build a few more dulcimers like this one.  Had to missed KG again this year. busy with work.  If you are in the Portland area, we should meet up.


Elvensong
08/06/18 08:00:29PM @elvensong:

Hey Wayne,, good to "see" you again. Great job on the dulcimer and the tune. Wow the dulcimer has a really rich resonance. Looks like cedar?

I thought I might see you at KG?


John C. Knopf
08/06/18 05:33:21PM @john-c-knopf:

Wondrous music!  Love that dulcimer itself, too.


Wayne Jiang
08/06/18 12:30:20PM @wayne-jiang:

Thanks everyone.  Here's the tab is you want to play it


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Hector The Hero .pdf  •  540KB

BJ Jordan
08/06/18 11:21:17AM @betty-bj-jordan:

This is one of my favorite tunes and you did it beautifully. I really enjoyed it.


Gordon Hardy
08/06/18 10:21:47AM @gordon-hardy:

I really enjoyed this Wayne. A beautiful instrument, lovely tune and great playing. Thank you.


John Gribble
08/06/18 08:53:53AM @john-gribble:

Lovely in every direction.


Robin Thompson
08/06/18 08:18:08AM @robin-thompson:

Your mountain dulcimer is lovely both in looks and sound, Wayne. And your play of the tune is wonderful, too. 


Ariane
08/06/18 06:32:50AM @ariane:

Very beautiful - your playing and the instrument! clapper