Dusty Turtle


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Black Hawk Waltz/Westphalia Waltz

musician/member name: Dusty T
Duration: 00:03:45
A medley of two waltzes: Black Hawk Waltz and Westphalia Waltz. I am playing a dulcimer made of cherry and redwood by Terry McCafferty and tuned C#G#c#.

For McCafferty Dulcimers: https://www.mccaffertydulcimers.com/

I learned Black Hawk from a video by Psalteryman available at
and a 1929 recording by the Kessinger Brothers.
Dusty Turtle
06/23/18 10:29:21PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks, @robert-l-parker-jr. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Robert L. Porter, Jr.
06/23/18 06:51:52PM @robert-l-porter-jr:

Very good, enjoyed it very much. 

Dusty Turtle
05/18/18 11:16:16AM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks for listening, @strumelia and @ron-zuckerman.

Ron Zuckerman
05/17/18 02:08:28PM @ron-zuckerman:

Very nice medley, Dusty!

05/17/18 09:57:21AM @strumelia:

I love waltzes. Sweet medley, Dusty!

Cindy Stammich
05/16/18 09:18:17PM @cindy-stammich:

Dusty - I did say your music made me "want" to dance - LOL!

Maybe I should try the merry-go-round!!!thumbsup

Dusty Turtle
05/16/18 12:20:48AM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks for listening, @terry-wilson, @robin-thompson, and @elvensong.  I appreciate your taking the time to comment.

05/15/18 11:43:01PM @elvensong:

Ah so sweet. Nice touch Dusty...worthy

Robin Thompson
05/15/18 10:10:15PM @robin-thompson:

Smooth, Dusty, so nice.  Your transition from one tune to the other really grabbed me.  

Terry Wilson
05/15/18 10:02:25PM @terry-wilson:

Dusty, I agree with Sam.  "You make it look so easy." I also agree with Cindy, "Makes you want to dance."

Enjoyed your music very much.

Dusty Turtle
05/15/18 10:40:32AM @dusty-turtle:

@ariane, @john-keane, @paula-brawdy, and @sam, thanks so much for your encouragement. It means a lot.

05/15/18 06:25:23AM @sam:

Looks so easy and sounds so good ... when YOU do it :)


Paula Brawdy
05/15/18 05:43:09AM @paula-brawdy:

Love it!!  Great playing!     and of course great dulcimer!   I have  a Mccafferty and love it!   They have a nice sound!

John Keane
05/15/18 05:37:47AM @john-keane:

Dusty, you did an outstanding job of styling this!  There are so many subtle things going on that fit waltzes perfectly.  Well done!

05/15/18 05:11:47AM @ariane:

Beautiful playing Dusty! flower

Dusty Turtle
05/15/18 04:45:53AM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks for taking the time to comment, @cindy-stammich and @val-hughes.  The tunes are nice by themselves; my job is just to stay out of the way.

Cindy, there are two kinds of people in the world: those who hear a waltz and want to dance, and those who hear a waltz and want to ride a merry-go-round.  I'm among the latter. Carousel Horse on Samsung Experience 9.1

Val Hughes
05/15/18 03:59:46AM @val-hughes:

Wonderful playing Dusty, beautiful tunes.

Cindy Stammich
05/14/18 07:26:43PM @cindy-stammich:

What fun music!  Makes me want to dance!  I love the dulcimer too!  Thank you for posting this!joyjoy

Dusty Turtle
05/14/18 05:58:29PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks, @wendi and @james-phillips.  I've played Westphalia for a while but just learned Blackhawk.  I think they work really well together.

And yes, the McCafferty dulcimer is really nice.  This one has a short (25") scale length, and there is one stretch here that I could not make on a longer dulcimer.

James Phillips
05/14/18 05:52:59PM @james-phillips:

Nice medley and nice dulcimer!