Hammered Dulcimer Adventures

As Steve, Travis and I have been playing more in coffee shops and for church, we’ve decided that we really like the variety that using a bunch of different instruments introduces into the performance. To that end, I recently ordered a Masterworks 15/14 Hammered Dulcimer, which arrived yesterday. I’m having a ton of fun with it already, though it requires a kind of percussionist’s dexterity that I’m still a long way from having down. I’m getting the hang of where the notes lie quickly, though, and really like the tone of the beautifully crafted instrument. It’s going to be a lot of fun to work it into performances in a month or two! (If you’re curious about the tuning, you can see a chart here.)