Ken Hulme

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Location: Fort Myers, FL
Country: US

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A retired Technical Writer, I live aboard a 26 ft sailboat (called ManCave)  in Fort Myers, Florida.  I'm a working Personal Chef and writer (these days) of historical fiction and general non-fiction.  

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Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • an hour ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Balalaika playing video":
"Interesting. Nice job!  I see your balalaika is a "modern" one with chromatic fretboard.  You do know that they were originally diatonic like the dulcimer,..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 11 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "15 string mini lap harp":
"OK... so we now know it was "hecho en Mexico" and that it originally came with a tuning wrench, tuning chart (which string is what note) and a 7/16" wrench..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Favorite Bridge and Nut Material?:
"Like John sez, be sure to wear a mask when working with bone as well as many woods -- the dust can be very hazardous to your health.  Nice job on the bone..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "15 string mini lap harp":
"Well, poop!  That helps -- and it doesn't.  Is there a maker's or brand name inside the sound hole or anywhere?  I've only been able to find one "lap harp"..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fun with new Cardboard dulcimer kit":
"IMHO, unless you've got really sensitive, perfect pitch type ears, I doubt you'll hear much if any difference between Delrin and horn, bone or wood for the..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "15 string mini lap harp":
"Do you mean like the instrument in the picture?  That is a Nepenenoyka -- a simple psaltery, not a harp. And they aren't at all easy to play when resting on..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Next Build - Not quite a dulcimer:
"I hope you didn't make each fret individually; but rather made a 'stick' and cut lengths off of it..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"We've been doing broccoli sprouts in a quart jar.    "
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 115
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"I've not seen them, but they certainly look good, and the price is right.  I like the fact that they build a 'not quite traditional but not quite modern'..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to ""Generations": Will Singleton replica dulcimore":
"Beautiful work, as always, John.  Is that from the instrument we saw -- and you measured -- two years ago in Lexington?"
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer String Anchor Pins":
"No reason you couldn't use guitar bridge pins; but they do take up more space than simple metal pins.  Make room for 4 pins though.  Two strings on a pen is..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Dusty -- your last paragraph sounds like the plot for the Brit TV series Fortitude which we watched on Amazon (and it's still there if you need something to..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Sound hole areas:
"There's a whole long mathematical equation for calculating it precisely.  Here's a decent description of the Helmholtz..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Creating a new group":
"I don't think the State groups here have ever had much activity; I've followed a couple of them.  Periodically someone will post a general Thread asking if..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Creating a new group":
"Whew!   I'm just a member here.  But with 54 Groups already, I thought dang near every subject was covered.  What Group are your interested in creating Don..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"I'm retired, but Lady Sally still works as a Clinical Pharmacist for our local VA.  Other than that we don't do a lot of going out.  As Hurricane Preppers..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's the deal with Aquavinas?":
"Heard of it in passing, on one of the Farcebook pages and thought it was a joke at first.  But someone thought it sounded neat.   Sounds just a bit too..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Lisa -- your salmon & egg tacos with salsa verde sound.  I make my own salsa verde too.  My trick is to include a whole lime -- skin, pith, seeds,..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The "I have small hands" idea":
"For decades many of us have used the phrase "There is no right way, or wrong way to play the dulcimer; there is just what works for you."  A statement..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Paste-on fretboard markers":
"I haven't used them, but a couple of my guitar player friends use them for marking certain chords in unusual tunings."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"Real comfort food!"
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Another "Not A Dulcimer" Build:
"I'm using an oil finish -- Tung oil, since Lady Sally said she won't allow raw lanolin from sheep in the house!I'm planning a small, tasteful kolrose-carved..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Another "Not A Dulcimer" Build:
"That's a hollow body "frame-built".  That is, a 3/4" plank sawn to shape then a thin back and soundboard added.  here you see the frame glued up to the..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"I made an upscale version of a British classic comfort food called Bubble & Squeak (from the sounds you get when cooking it).  The basic recipe is a bit..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hondo HD2 - peg problems, worn finish":
"Dusty is spot on about the string pop sound!Yes anyone who can use a screwdriver can change tuners -- especially a set on a bar.  You just need to make sure..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Created a new Group discussion "Another "Not A Dulcimer" Build":
"In collaboration with a Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland  professor of Musicology, I am re-creating a "lost" Celtic instrument, called a Tiompan, which was..."
Dulcimer Making
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Next Build - Not quite a dulcimer:
"Very interesting.  I've not seen a double headed Langeleik.  And it has a bottom too.  The ones I've seen and copied were bottomless, and had drone tuners,..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hondo HD2 - peg problems, worn finish":
"I would just replace the tuners.  You can get a pair of cheap 4x4 mandolin tuners (4 tuners on a plate) for $15-$25 on Ebay.  Make sure you use the 'stick'..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Where to Purchase Tablature Music for the Dulcimer":
"Literally hundreds, if not thousands of sources for FREE dulcimer tab in every genre you can think of.  Far too many to start listing.  I suggest you start..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hair line crack bottom back of walnut McSpadden":
"Glad Jim was able to put your mind at ease.  "
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "TAB for Mambo Italiano":
"If you are a Chord-Melody player, you can use the guitar SMN or Tab to give you the chords you need at which points in the song.  "
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "TAB for Mambo Italiano":
"That's still under copyright protection -- gonna be hard to find tab for that.  "
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Current build:
"Yeah.... January was so looong ago! "
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hair line crack bottom back of walnut McSpadden":
"As Bob says -- it "ain't broke" so don't try to fix it.    Especially since you don't know what Cyano Acrylate "superglue" is --  you'd be apt to glue your..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hair line crack bottom back of walnut McSpadden":
"Not much McSpadden can do:  replace the instrument is about it.  If they put  new back on it will probably wipe out the "unbelievable tone".    They could..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Ken Hulme

Another "Not A Dulcimer" Build


In collaboration with a Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland  professor of...
@Ken Hulme 4 weeks ago - Comments: 4
Ken Hulme

Unison and Bagpipe Tunings


You may find these two tunings more useful for your "no 6+ fret"...
@Ken Hulme 7 months ago - Comments: 6
Ken Hulme

NC Holly Leaf Pattern circa 1860s


Here's my almost finished latest build.  This is based on the...
@Ken Hulme 8 months ago - Comments: 9
Ken Hulme

Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering!! 2019


A great time was had by all at the first annual Berea Traditional...
@Ken Hulme 11 months ago - Comments: 10
Ken Hulme

New Body


Here's a new body I made for a student's cardboard dulcimer.  Butternut...
@Ken Hulme 2 years ago - Comments: 7
Ken Hulme

Mercer Museum Zither Replica


So... awhile back I was looking at pix of 'transitional' dulcimers' on...
@Ken Hulme 2 years ago - Comments: 49
Ken Hulme

Home-Made Peg Shaper


I have only built a couple instruments with wooden pegs because...
@Ken Hulme 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Ken Hulme

Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering


You've read about our adventures in the posts here called Hindman in...
@Ken Hulme 2 years ago - Comments: 14
Ken Hulme

Hindman in Exile Gathering


  We were NOT about to let the cancellation of the Hindman...
@Ken Hulme 2 years ago - Comments: 7
Ken Hulme

New Wood Seller with Gorgeous Wood


Early this month, I received a blind e-mail from a pre-cut wood seller...
@Ken Hulme 3 years ago - Comments: 2
Ken Hulme

First Build in Years....


Awhile back I got the urge to build a dulcimer -- first time in years....
@Ken Hulme 4 years ago - Comments: 13
Ken Hulme

Latest JI Calculator?


(repost because I got silly and hit the wrong button.  Got your...
@Ken Hulme 5 years ago - Comments: 22
Ken Hulme

Size of Music Wire?


What number of "music wire" are you buying to make strings the...
@Ken Hulme 5 years ago - Comments: 5
Ken Hulme

Sherrie's Broken Dulcimer


On the Care & Maintenance Wall, Sherrie H wrote: I purchased a...
@Ken Hulme 5 years ago - Comments: 17
Ken Hulme

Tribute Album Announcement


Got this from the Compass Records website. To be released in...
@Ken Hulme 6 years ago - Comments: 7
Ken Hulme

Effects of Fretboard Arches


Anyone interested in the effects of various kinds and sizes of arches...
@Ken Hulme 7 years ago - Comments: 1
Ken Hulme

Beginner Instrument?


by Roger Goode Hi all.. I am starting the methodical process of...
@Ken Hulme 7 years ago - Comments: 10
Ken Hulme

O, I'm A Good Old Rebel


...well, not me personally, although I do live in The South. This tune...
@Ken Hulme 7 years ago - Comments: 11
Ken Hulme

Recycled Dresser Drawer


Here's a "scrap" dulcimer I built when I lived on Kwajalein Atoll from...
@Ken Hulme 9 years ago - Comments: 3
Ken Hulme

$25 Box Dulcimer For First Time Builders


Here's a link to an article written by Dave-M from Phoenix, AZ several...
@Ken Hulme 9 years ago - Comments: 31

Latest Audio

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Old Joe Clark

Old Joe Clark


@Ken Hulme
7 months ago - Comments: 3
Lay the Bent To The Bonnie Broom

Lay the Bent To The Bonnie Broom


@Ken Hulme
7 months ago - Comments: 2
Fretted Zither Sample -- Amazing Grace

Fretted Zither Sample --...


@Ken Hulme
2 years ago - Comments: 3

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Hindman Exiles Playing Together

Hindman Exiles Playing Together


@Ken Hulme
2 years ago - Comments: 11
RosintheBeau

RosintheBeau


@Ken Hulme
9 years ago - Comments: 12
BanksoftheBann

BanksoftheBann


@Ken Hulme
9 years ago - Comments: 12

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Lois 1.JPG
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Oberflacht 84 Lyre.JPG
Gusli.JPG
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Latest Forum Discussions

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Berea 2020 Traditional Gathering...

Posted: Thursday January 16 2020, 4:44 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Rebec

Posted: Saturday December 21 2019, 12:31 PM
By: @Hobbyhorse

Group Contents Re-ordered???

Posted: Sunday October 27 2019, 7:08 PM
By: @Strumelia

McSpadden --- wax

Posted: Thursday September 19 2019, 1:44 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Great Lyric/Chord Find

Posted: Monday August 5 2019, 6:20 PM
By: @Lois Sprengnether Keel

Visit With Kusani

Posted: Saturday May 25 2019, 9:23 PM
By: @hugssandi

Berea Gathering Attendees

Posted: Thursday May 23 2019, 6:23 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering Update

Posted: Tuesday April 16 2019, 6:47 AM
By: @Dan

Dulcimer Players News 1975-2012 Searchable...

Posted: Sunday December 2 2018, 6:25 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Oberflacht Lyre Finished

Posted: Thursday January 18 2018, 12:37 PM
By: @IRENE

Capo? False Nuts?

Posted: Tuesday November 28 2017, 8:55 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Oberflacht Lyre started

Posted: Thursday October 26 2017, 3:39 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Recognize this?

Posted: Saturday August 12 2017, 9:21 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Happy Anniversary!!

Posted: Saturday July 8 2017, 9:25 AM
By: @Ken Longfield

Stand-Up Stands

Posted: Thursday March 16 2017, 8:51 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Rabel & Gusli

Posted: Thursday August 11 2016, 2:50 PM
By: @Strumelia

Dr. Ralph Stanley Passes

Posted: Friday June 24 2016, 12:25 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Grace Notes

Posted: Friday March 4 2016, 4:54 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

I Just Got A Dulcimer, Now What? (Article)

Posted: Wednesday August 19 2015, 10:05 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

New Noters Coming

Posted: Wednesday August 19 2015, 9:44 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Get Noterized! (article)

Posted: Thursday June 25 2015, 10:56 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Florida Old Time Music Championship

Posted: Monday April 27 2015, 11:03 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Reading DA AD Tab

Posted: Sunday September 28 2014, 5:53 PM
By: @Steve Smith

American Folk Song Collection

Posted: Wednesday September 24 2014, 10:46 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Dulcimer Challenge

Posted: Thursday February 6 2014, 5:58 PM
By: @John Henry

This Little Piggy (Sow model by Bobby...

Posted: Tuesday April 9 2013, 12:55 AM
By: @Strumelia

Beginner? Intermediate? Expert?

Posted: Thursday March 21 2013, 10:01 PM
By: @Kristi Keller

He's baaaackkk!

Posted: Friday October 19 2012, 1:08 PM
By: @john p

Hughes Mountain Dulcimers

Posted: Tuesday May 29 2012, 7:49 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Howie Mitchell Dulcimer Building Book and...

Posted: Friday April 13 2012, 1:52 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Comments

Lois Sprengnether Keel
02/23/19 11:33:45AM @lois-sprengnether-keel:

Ken, somehow I don't think of using an "@" when replying, but my two comments were especially for you. 

In case you don't drift back to the "spooky, mournful, lonesome" discussion, I said:

     WOW!  I just went to YouTube and caught Nic Jones's fingerstyle guitar version.  Oh Ken, that's one heck of a rockin' Child's ballad.  I know for a fact they plan to bring the theme of Child's Ballads back next year and I was dreading a real downer of an evening.  The librarian in me will research the heck out of this song, but I'd thank ye kindly for any arrangement, or whatever you might be willing to send my way.  I know I could probably manage it on guitar, but I'd love to do it on the dulcimer.

     Bit of a postscript here.  I had heard of the title "Little Musgrave", but that's about it.  This is one wicked little song.  Yes, it ends as unhappily as Child Ballads have a nasty tendency to do (are there any happy ones?), but the action is far from slow and I think our Strumelia would agree this one ought to hold the audience's interest.  I'll prowl the verses to get it as lean as possible. 

Since I wrote that I've prowled a bit and have a melody and think Nic Jones kept the verse "as lean as possible."  I know it also became the probably better known "Matty Groves", but I won't have time to get too detailed in my intro since the song is so long.  I would be very interested in whatever you may care to share about "Little Musgrave."  If it's easier, right now I'm hoping to attend the Berea event (subject to change if work conflicts).


Ken Longfield
09/03/18 06:22:24PM @ken-longfield:

Ken, I received this message today and replied with a general comment about Berea College probably being ADA compliant.

09/03/18 05:31:24PM  @Sbarnett524 :

Would this event and housing be ADA accessible as per wheelchair use?

I also mentioned that some field trips might not be. Do you know anymore?

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Jim Phillips
06/01/18 10:21:53PM @jim-at-gcreek:

Ken,

i have used quite a bit of sassafras for soundboards.  Wood is available here in Ohio.  Sassafras also resembles chestnut.  Most of sassafras wood I have used has a slight olive hue when finished.  Usually I combine sassafras soundboard with a walnut body.  This combination has been very popular.

 

JimP


Jim Phillips
06/01/18 09:40:35PM @jim-at-gcreek:

Ken,

i do not have any Catalpa.

i do have several nice pieces of "Wenge" (Africa) that are cut to proper

size for dulcimer fretboard overlays.  Provides a slicker surface for fingering

and material's hardness reduces pick marking.  (Kind of a replacement for ebony).  I can provide size of these overlay blanks, if anyone is interested.

JimP


marg
09/08/17 10:42:40PM @marg:

Worry about you & all of Fla. Could you move your boat & go to Ala or someplace? Be safe & let us know how you are.

 


marg
09/07/17 07:39:57PM @marg:

Do you have plans for yourself & your boat? Let us know how you are & how you make out after the hurricane comes through


marg
09/05/17 12:31:11AM @marg:

Not knowing where this next hurricane is going, along the coast or right up the middle - do be safe & let us know how you make out if it comes your way.


marg
06/28/17 06:27:05PM @marg:

Well ' I just start adding '3' to my DAd tabs' & some songs worked out better than others. Mostly I ran into trouble when trying to figure the middle string, even with it already an A - I started thinking maybe I should just keep it as is & pick it. 

Do you think something like this could be a discussion some of the members could used - learning how to tab from/to DAd to/from DAA & the other way around?


marg
06/28/17 12:38:23PM @marg:

ken,

Since I have the Carrell dulcimer tuned to DAA but most of my tabs are in DAdd, what is the best site to find many DAA tabs or should I just start adding '3' to my DAd tabs? I get a little confused (trying to update) when a DAd tab has some #'s on the middle string.

thanks


hugssandi
05/11/17 09:45:31AM @hugssandi:

YOUR PICTURES ARE AMAZING!  They make me 1.) Hungry, 2.) Want to live a FULL day, and 3.)  Visit Florida!!!!!


Laurel K Scott
03/01/17 02:02:39PM @laurel-k-scott:

Thank you, Ken --  I already know it's currently strung left handed because of the position of the bass string. What I *meant* to ask was whether the wrapping on the tuning pegs looks correct in that photo.

My inclination would be to wrap the strings in either ascending or descending order from left to right, but as you can tell, I have no knowledge of stringed instruments! This dulcimer came to me with the bass string (which is currently on the bottom rather than the top) strung on the lowest peg, the middle string strung on the highest peg and the end melody string (this is only a 3-stringer) wrapped on the middle peg. All are wrapped overhand rather than underhand.


Sheryl St. Clare
04/19/16 12:03:19PM @sheryl-st-clare:

Hi Ken, 

Your document  I Just Got A Dulcimer, Now What??? -- A Beginner’s Guide -- by Ken Hulme shows a John Stockard adjustable dulcimer stand. I searched for it on the "Interweb" eyeroll  but can't find it anywhere. 

 

I had a class with Joe Collins Saturday. He used one, and I really liked the setup better than the laptop desk I currently play my dulcimer on, which allows me to play while standing. 

 

Can you point me in a direction where I might find this stand?

 

Thanks,

Sheryl


Sheryl St. Clare
01/25/16 06:47:33PM @sheryl-st-clare:

Ken, I recently picked up a BD built by Ken Bloom. I have restrung it, and I am trying to tune it. I recall you had a link to a piano tune site, but can't find the discussion. Please let me know what that site was. 

Sheryl St. Clare

 


Salt Springs
01/17/16 09:28:26AM @salt-springs:

Mancave fared OK during last nights nasty weather, I presume?


Annie Deeley
09/29/15 08:35:49PM @annie-deeley:

Hi again, Ken. Thanks again, I just realized that the string guages you listed did say the G's would be 15's. The penny finally dropped, duh. Found some 15's in a drawer, just haven't worked up the courage t switch 'em yet...

I am a writer, too, but a poet.


marg
08/01/15 04:50:33PM @marg:

Seems attached files don't get posted with the comments. The image was just the site you sent for the banjo pegs, just checking that these are the ones I need to order. Non of the guitar stores carry anything like banjo pegs or buttons.

marg.


marg
08/01/15 04:45:40PM @marg:

Ken,

       Since you have gotten some knobs before, many years ago  -  are we sure these are the right ones to fit the red dulcimer I have?    I  would need 4 to replace all now, should I also have 4 as a back up? Elderly also makes banjo tuner buttons, are they the same or just go with the ones you sent the site for?

 

Thanks for your help, see photos

marg.

ps: Thinking, I should just go with your site, just tell me they seem right or the ones you would order. I can not delete the attached file of the one from elderly. Is there a way to delete files once they're attached? No worries.

 


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Ken Longfield
06/10/15 08:51:38PM @ken-longfield:

Hi Ken. Retirement is treating me well. How about you. You working on another book? I enjoyed the first one. I'm working on rebuilding my workshop after a water leak back in March. Haven't had much time with all the yard work and some work at our daughter's house.


Cecilia Schermaul
05/31/15 10:47:06PM @cecilia-schermaul:

Hello to you Ken, Celia here... After the remarks on my dulcimer last year I put it away until I could see a Luthier. The Luthier lowered the frets and told me everything was fine. Started back on the dulcimer around Oct. 2014.

I am back at beginner lessons and improving all the time but, a long way to go. One song I love to play is Carolina Waltz. Thank you for the encourgement.

All the Best to you and yours, Celia S.Grin.gif


Strumelia
02/25/15 10:11:28PM @strumelia:

Ken i posted the answer to your blog image problem, but you'll need to 'approve' it before it appears.