Kendra I told Anne that you had asked about her and sent you regards, she said to tell you thank you very much.:)
Just saw the Evart concert schedule....didn't see your name or Bob's on it. Also, didn't see either of you as instructors. Will you NOT be making it to Evart this year :( ? Will you be at Midland?
Are you any relation to Tab Ward or Rick Ward from Watauga County, NC?
Good to have the 'genuine article' in our midst Kendra. Are there any CD's /Videos of you which illustrate your backup techniques ? Although I have spent lots of time in English pub sessions using my HD as a back up tool, not once have I used MD for the same !
Wish I lived a bit nearer to you all, I would love to sit in and LEARN, even at the ripe old age of 78 ,lol
My very best wishes
Thank you so much for answering my questions and for the video link. That courting dulcimer looks and sounds wonderful. That use of 1-3-5 for back up sounds perfect - you must show us all that technique in a video sometime.
I hope that you get around to writing your book on your family's musical history someday
Thanks again - Robin
I've been watching your youtube clip of "Angeline the Baker" beautifully played on that lovely Galax dulcimer made by Bill Grueser and given to your father. You say in the video that your father showed Bill how to make dulcimers - is that Galax one of your family designs? And is there any chance that you could put up some photos of the instrument with a little about its history? It looks like a real "players" instrument.
Also, I see that you are usingall Asfor the tuning - Was that common in your family?
Finally, have you written any articles on your family's dulcimer playing history - I'd love to read about them.
Many thanks - Robin
Unichoi is November 16 thru 20.
If you go, maybe we can have a cup of coffee or tea and discuss noter playing.
I've got my fingers crossed that someday you'll put out recordings in which you play tunes on mountain dulcimer, tunes learned from your dad and grandmother.
Hi kendra - welcome. looking forward to seeing you play on the video clips!
Seems like we were a lot younger when we started on this journey. I think that the first time I saw you perform, was in Columbus at the old armory with your folks, for one of the music shindigs. I think you were 10-12 at the time. That makes me "real old". Have always enjoyed your music, and I'm grateful that you share the old styles of mountain dulcimer with us.