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A sunny day today which actually makes it feel like Spring is settling in.
A Jenny Wiley dulcimer we got for the family to learn. I played trumpet and a little piano years ago and my wife played guitar. We haven't taught the kids either but we way this at a festival and figured it would work well in the homeschooling curriculum. My son is playing it now.
That was really interesting. I'm too old to have much hope of reaching that level but maybe my kids could approach it with a lot of practice.
In this day and age when people are easily offended knockers, . Stick would be about as bland and non-offensive as you could get and somebody would still probably be offended.
To new to call it a game changer, but I took my son to the Perry County Dulcimer Club and he got to hear good players. All were very encouraging to him and I think it really helped him see that people can make good music with one of these unlike what I make while trying to help him.
I have a chance to get a beginer Jenny Wiley Dulcimer by Jeffrey Lambert and wondered what anyone thought of his instruments. Same price as one of David Lynch's Sweet Woods, but it is local (no shipping) and available today.
Went ahead and got it. Walnut peghead, poplar fretboard, birch veneer soundboard and back and red oak sides. Wife, son and daughter are all picking out a tune on it so I think it was a good investment.