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Ken Hulme

Museum Replica Bowed Zither


Back in 1865 or so, a fractur artist, schoolteacher, woodworker named Jacob Gross, a "Pennsylvania German" from Bucks County Pennsylvania, built...
@Ken Hulme started 3 months ago - replies: 7
Robin Thompson

bowed zither (pocket cello) in 'live' setting


This is YT's Master of Drones in a live setting with harp and oboe.  Lovely....
@Robin Thompson started 2 years ago - replies: 4
Robin Thompson

Bach on a pocket cello (a bowed zither)


I am impressed by the instrument, the playing, and the microphone!  The sound is so warm and balanced.  
@Robin Thompson started 2 years ago - replies: 0
Robin Thompson

pocket cello (a bowed zither)


I enjoyed seeing and hearing this cellist's take on his Ken Bloom built pocket cello!  
@Robin Thompson started 2 years ago - replies: 0
Robin Thompson

The Bowed Dulcimer Project trailer


I'm fortunate to have instruments built by Ken Bloom!  And, by coincidence, was in Pilot Mountain NC and interviewed by Ryan Koons back in '11....
@Robin Thompson started 6 years ago - replies: 0
Robin Thompson

The Moraharpa!


Keyed fiddle found in Mora Sweden.  Gee, I love the sound of this critter! 
@Robin Thompson started 4 years ago - replies: 7
Robin Thompson

What tunes are you bowing these days?


Hello to all--I'm noodling around on lots of tunes on bowed dulcimer, some of them fiddle tunes played at less than fiddle tune speed. :)...
@Robin Thompson started 13 years ago - replies: 9
tutaine

Bowed Dulcimer Cases?


Greetings, all. Has anyone found travel cases for bowed dulcimers that are not made by Blue Heron, Folkcraft, or TheDulcimerBagLady?  I've looked...
@tutaine started 4 years ago - replies: 2
tutaine

Marlin Style Bow?


Hi. Does anyone know anything about the history or characteristics of a "Marlin" bow? Is this a newer bow? Baroque? Transitional? Figment of my...
@tutaine started 4 years ago - replies: 6
Strumelia

Bows


I'd like to hear from people what kind of bows you are using on your bowed dulcimers, and why you prefer certain kinds of bows, lengths, type of...
@Strumelia started 14 years ago - replies: 43
Robin Thompson

videos - bowing a mountain dulcimer & playing with a noter


Friends, Dave Rogers has several excellent videos in which he's bowing a mountain dulcimer-- usually a Tennessee Music Box (TMB) built by John...
@Robin Thompson started 11 years ago - replies: 9
Strumelia

Rosin


Ok, Is there a reason I maybe should not be using my husband's old discarded double bass rosin on my bows for bowed psaltery playing? Is bass rosin...
@Strumelia started 14 years ago - replies: 5
Robin Thompson

Sylvan James of Gassaway WV


Some days ago, Rick Kennedy began a discussion about a dulcimer up for bid at Goodwill online. The entire discussion can be found here:...
@Robin Thompson started 9 years ago - replies: 4
jp

bowed dulcimer makers


just got really interested in Bowed Dulcimer (yes i lack focus) are there any other makers besides Ken Bloom? i am not looking to spend almost $1K...
@jp started 5 years ago - replies: 5
Strumelia

Bowed Psalteries


I thought perhaps I would start a specific discussion place for bowed psalteries here in Robin's "Rosin the Bow!" group, so we don't have to keep...
@Strumelia started 13 years ago - replies: 21
Strumelia

Playing a regular mtn dulcimer with a bow


Here are a couple of old photos showing people playing regular mtn dulcimers with a bow...scroll down on each page to see the bowed photos......
@Strumelia started 6 years ago - replies: 4
Robin Thompson

Ken Bloom's bowed dulcimer basics video


  Ken Bloom made a video in which he goes over the basics of the bowed dulcimer-- enjoy!    
@Robin Thompson started 13 years ago - replies: 4
James Swayne

New BD build


It's finally finished!!! A very challenging build, but it's done.
@James Swayne started 7 years ago - replies: 7
leslye

I finally ordered one


Yes, I am impulsive.  But i love the sound of a bowed dulcimer.  So that is where I am going to start!  I could not afford the one I wanted from...
@leslye started 7 years ago - replies: 2
Robin Thompson

Picture Gallery


Do you have a zitter you bow? If so, this is the place to show-off your instrument. (If you're holding or playing the instrument, so much the...
@Robin Thompson started 13 years ago - replies: 9
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