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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Chris Knight... Musician?

So today I began taking dulcimer lessons.

How it came to be that I'm learning to play dulcimer, is a long story. But I think that I'm going to enjoy this.

And if y'all are good, I might eventually post video of me playing it.


Anonymous said...

A strumming dulcimer or a hammered dulcimer?

Love me some hammered dulcimer, and if the instrument wasn't such a bear to cart around, I'd love to learn it myself.

A Friend

Chris Knight said...

It's the strumming "mountain" dulcimer. It only has 3 strings (which is probably as much as someone who's all thumbs like me can handle) but it sure sounds purr-tee!!

Although having listened to a hammered dulcimer I'm wondering if I could learn to play that one too.

I've set a goal for myself, and it may or may not be a good thing: I want to play "Bohemian Rhapsody" on dulcimer while singing. It'll probably get more negative rankings on YouTube than anything in history!! :-P

Seriously though, I'm enjoying this quite much so far. We'll see where it goes.

Unknown said...

I would love to see a dulcimer video. They have a beautiful sound. I have never seen/heard Bohemian Rhapsody on one, but I bet it would be pretty cool.

Amber said...

Ooooooh I love dulcimer! It has so sweet and ethereal a sound. Please post some video soon :)

Penn said...

No Chris. This is what you should learn to do.

Doctor Who on dulcimer