Drones, picks and Popsicle sticks: Notes on traditional styles of playing the mountain dulcimer and its European antecedents

Editor’s note – To see new posts on HOGFIDDLE, scroll down past this post. This article, “Drones, Picks and Popsicle Sticks,” appeared in Dulcimer Players News, _______ 2010. By Peter Ellertsen Sooner or later, anybody who plays the Appalachian dulcimer has the dulcimer conversation. [1] I first encountered it at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic … Continue reading Drones, picks and Popsicle sticks: Notes on traditional styles of playing the mountain dulcimer and its European antecedents

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Peace Lutheran, contemporary service road map, Pentecost VIII

Videos (and a 30-second preview sound file) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03PfIuDlJis "Come, Now is the Time to Worship" - Brian Doerksen [I don't know who the vocalist is, and she isn't identified on YouTube, but she has a wonderful voice.] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBS-yG8pDgk Israel & Gungor Perform "I Am A Friend Of God" Send Us Out -- by James Hersch … Continue reading Peace Lutheran, contemporary service road map, Pentecost VIII

Gracia Grindal on LBW, jazz arrangements of old hymns

Gracia Grindal "Treasured Hymns Unearthed or Buried," Lutheran Forum Spring 2015, pp. 24-27 https://www.lutheranforum.com/blog/2017/9/19/two-memoirs-of-making-the-lutheran-book-of-worship Leland Sateren and I talked about the LBW once, and for different reasons, I suspect, we agreed that it could be thought of as an “archive with an attitude.” He wanted more contemporary, difficult music. I wanted it to have been … Continue reading Gracia Grindal on LBW, jazz arrangements of old hymns

Miscellaneous psalmodikon clips

Posted here so I can study the bowing ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeNwQtv6Lhc Psalmodikon Étude no 1 Said GisliTheBuilder, on Dec. 4, 2008: Composed by Vidar Lundbaeck 2007/08. Here played by the psalmodikon group "Psalmodikonisterna" in Hallaryd, Smalandia, Sweden. The étude is played in 3-part, treble, melody and bass. For more information, and standard notation, with psalmodikon tablature, … Continue reading Miscellaneous psalmodikon clips

“Be Thou My Vision” (SLANE): Irish hymn tune for Clayville-Prairieland slow jam and tune learning sessions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE7SF3qE-PQ Paddy Callaghan & Danny Boyle - Be Thou My Vision/Reels With Adam Brown and Eamonn Nugent, video from Fleadh Live, Derry, 2013. Be Thou My Vision (Lord of All Hopefulness), followed by reels: The Mill House, Sporting Paddy, and Homage to Rooney. An Irish hymn tune we've played before. It's been suggested we take … Continue reading “Be Thou My Vision” (SLANE): Irish hymn tune for Clayville-Prairieland slow jam and tune learning sessions