A Dulcimer

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The mountain dulcimer is an Appalachian tradition in old-time folk music. One of our Thanksgiving guests brought one and played for us!


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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on November 27, 2009  

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  1. 11-27
    5:29
    am

    Love the sound of the dulcimer. sounds like a great Thanksgiving day for you.

  2. 11-27
    6:29
    am

    Suzanne,
    Now you’re talkin’!

    Is this goin’ to be a Dare Debbie? To learn to play the instrument?

    When we travel thru the high mountains, we play a traditional music CD..The beauty of the mountains and the music combined takes you into another time…Reminds us of how much our forefathers learned and gave and passed on to us…Less not forget them…and keep alive the traditional dialect, music, home and family preservation….

  3. 11-27
    7:18
    am

    :snoopy: HOW COOL!! A mountain dulcimer!! I would have loved to be there..I love that kind of wonderful beautiful music..It truly touches me. What a great day for you and your family!! :snoopy:
    Hugs Granny Trace’

  4. 11-27
    7:52
    am

    Oh man, how lucky for ya’ll…I love dulcimer’s and remember the Christmas that my friend played while the rest of us sang Christmas carols!

  5. 11-27
    8:17
    am

    Oh I love the dulcimer! I have one and have been “wood shedding ” since January of this year. What a wonderful addition to the day!
    Sara

  6. 11-27
    9:11
    am

    That looks like a beautiful dulcimer. I have two and my best friend has one that we got on a trip to Kentucy. We “diddle” on it sometimes although I have not seriously learned how to play it. I absolutely love the simplicity of this instrament!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. 11-27
    9:14
    am

    What a wonderful treat! The song of a dulcimer cannot be matched by anything :)

    Dede

  8. 11-27
    9:17
    am

    Love this picture. I’ve read so much about them – this is the first one I’ve seen. Thanks!

  9. 11-27
    9:52
    am

    I’d love to have a dulcimer! Bet that was pleasant entertainment for your Thanksgiving day.

  10. 11-27
    10:28
    am

    Beautiful picture – beautiful music. My husband is giving me a dulcimer for Christmas!

    Beth aka oneoldgoat

  11. 11-27
    10:55
    am

    Very interesting. I love bluegrass music. :eating: :eating: :eating:

  12. 11-27
    10:56
    am

    :duck: Oh my-the best music ever-well-there are several other bests-:snoopy: but you know what:heart I mean-sometimes you just can’t choose the best! :sun: rain

  13. 11-27
    11:24
    am

    Hey Suzanne!

    You have such interesting friends! I’m sure everyone had a wonderful time at your house yesterday!

    I’m doing my best to try to get the vote for you! :heart:

    Angela :wave:

  14. 11-27
    11:51
    am

    Hey, I´m from Argentina, I’ve never even heard of a dulcimer, let alone hear one. How about a little video of someone playing it. Please?? It sure seems to be loved, it must sound beautiful!

  15. 11-27
    12:59
    pm

    That’s one of my dreams – to learn to play a dulcimer! Such beautiful music, and so very mobile!!!

  16. 11-27
    1:01
    pm

    NorthCountryGirl
    They are not hard to play if you can count to ten you can play,the from there you can learn chords or learn to play as the woman in the photo with a noter. But it does become a bit more involed as you learn to play but it is not hard
    Sara

  17. 11-27
    1:54
    pm

    That sounds like an absolutely great way to have music at home. Dulcimers have a unique sound that is not heard with any other instrument. When my uncle was pastor of a Quaker church in the Smokies years ago they had a group of players in the church. Beautiful. I agree that it would be nice to see/hear a video of someone playing the dulcimer.

  18. 11-27
    1:56
    pm

    I think I’ll have another opportunity in a few weeks and I’ll take some video then!

  19. 11-27
    2:08
    pm

    Now that is what I call “really special”!

  20. 11-27
    2:39
    pm

    I’ve only ever seen hammered dulcimers played. I’ve heard mountain dulcimer music before but I’ll look forward to seeing someone actually playing one. Thank you Suzanne!

  21. 11-27
    5:47
    pm

    What a wonderful gift…to be able to play one and to know someone that does!

  22. 12-10
    5:34
    am

    what a beautiful gift of music to share with you all

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