Repurposing bamboo things for noters
General mountain dulcimer or music discussions
Great idea, but those bamboo crochet hooks may be too small of diameter to make a good noter. Worth the try anyway.
Where do you live with no bamboo? Alaska? Almost every other state but Maine has some native or introduced bamboo. Want some, I'll send it to you.
Repurposed noters -- the malachite pestle of a mortar & pestle set that I picked up in Mexico many years ago; ball point pens, of course; 1/4" Delrin dowel; glass swizzle stick; 3/8" brass tubing; a test tube; sea shell (worthless); shaft butt of a goose quill.
Too bad you didn't make it to our Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering back in May. Next year's Gathering will be in Berea, KY May 14-17, so mark your calendar. LOTS of noter & drone players, no Festival fee, tons of hands-on, one-on-one playing, learning, and all around fun!! Check out the flyer here from this year's Gathering. To be put on our mailing list, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org