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'Wlnre1e 1981

'VOL.7

¢2.00

no. 1.


DULCIMER MAYERS REWS

P. O.

Box

216"

Vinchelt.er. V1rs1nia

22601

(703) 667-3704 The DULClMER PIA'iERS NEWS 11 p.1blllbed tour t.au each year. l"l1el ue _.ll.ed to lub.cribe r. durJ.na; t.he rirlt week of J&IlII&T)', April, JIllT aDd October . fklblcrlpt.1onl are $8 per year. lnd.1rldual CWTflDt aDd bIIeJt b.uel are $2 each. For. lilt of n&11_

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Advertbins in the II1LCIMER PLA!IRS JDIS la sood buatne.I, for t.be DHI reacbel leyeral 1.bauAnd ~ .... ..:JWlt.ain dulc1ae.r follr.l - bull.derl. plaJer. and enttal.1aIt.I. Detalli and rates are , ..llible .taJ1l7 by ,"1ting and uUng ror theII. AD CU)8DKi DATZS Ire IU weeu

prior to p.lblJeatlon date, of t.he DULClMIB PlAYERS REWS .

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COli tell ts Vol. 7 . 110 . 1

RSSIBG BY arr. Jane H. Jonel........ .... ... .................. HARGARft MacAJmllR : An Int.errlev Madelilte HacNeU, Doug Berch, lArkin Bryant. .. ...... . . .

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PAVARD Jeanne A. Landi •••••.••••••.•.• . • .. • . •• . •.••.•.••••.•• WHAT ' S III Ii KAM!' Denis Murphy . • . •• . • . .•••••••••••••.• . •• . • .• • WHAT ' S NKWT • • •••• • • •• • • • • •••••••••••••••• • • ••• •• • •••••• • ••••••• orr 8UYIIIG A MCllJ'TAIlf DlJLC])(!R Dick Tracy •• • ••.• . • .• • . •..• . • .. •

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A HAMMER DULCIMER TABLATURI

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DOUBLE arr. R. P. Hale . •. • • . •.••••.•..• . • . .• . • . . •

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PEtROft!LtA arr. Fran Browne •.••.•.•.•••• .••• • . ••••.•••..••••. • 26 CHJJU)r.i AND KMMOJfY OW THI H.UMER DULClMER John MCCUtcheon • •• 28

FlSTIVALS AND GATHKRIIGS 1980 ..•.•...••.•.•• . . .... . . . . .. . . . •. . . 32 DEAR READERS..... • . • . • . . • . • . • • • • . • . • • . • . • • . • • • • • • • • • • . . • . • . • • . • 35 CLASSIFIED ADS •••••••••••.•.•••• . •••. . • . •• • • .•• .•••••.••••.••.• 36 WHO ' S WJI)........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. )6 TOOL TALI: FOR THB IJJI'HDR-TO-BE Doug Berch •.•. . • . • • •• . •.•.•..• p EASY ME'l'fI)[) 10ft MAJI:ING KERP'IMG 0If A BANJ)SAW Jten Rublln . .... . . 38

Looldng toward t.he Spt"ine; 19l1l DlJLClMER PlAYERS NEWS •••• an interview

ot Leo

Kr-ehtler, .are covert.ge or the 1960 relUnll plul into.... tion about thla

year ' l evenll, reviewl ot DeY beJou and record •• Mountain Dulc_r play1n,g: technique. by Len Maclachron bel Jerry RockweU •••.••• and . . ch DIOre.

mAR SUBSCRIBER.

KELP: The DP!f delperately needl to locate II copy ot Vol. 2. 110. 2 Spr1n6 1976 (Ifolly Tannen 11 on the cover). It you hue one and. vUl llbare it lone; enough to be photolltated, we ' ll be very g r ateful . Let. III!! know i t )'OU have one and I'll _end you an envelope and POlt.age tOT .Uine; ttrst clus. !banII. you.

IF SO. PIV.SI TIll. US.

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Henry Puree!! (16,,-16,,)

Arr: by Jane H.Jorw.s~

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C C C (Do Sol Sol) KEY OF C Ionian

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There h • lady .veet. and kind , Dever face 10 ple••ed II;)' .1nd; I did b!.lt ue her pa"1n& by. And yet I love her till I die.

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HENRY F'URCEIJ. (1.6o;9-169"!-) loin COIIIpoter to

Her ge.turel, .01.1001 and her tmUe', ~ wit, her voice, II)' heart begullu, Beguile. "1 heart., I know not why, And yet I love her 1.111 I dte.

the lUng', vioUn. trOll 1671 and orpnht. at. Wutainlt.er Abbe-y trOll 1679. Ht! e«-

posed

.~ge

workl, inc:lu4ing the opera

"Dido and Aene.... and "The fairy ~Hn" af't.er Shakelpeere " "Mid.u_r Ifight ' ,

Cupid 11 winged .and doth range Her country . 10 rq love dotl1 change: But. change t.he ell r th , or change the sky,

Drellll, along with other Inlt.rumental and voCilI vorkl. In 1683 Playfor.1 publhhed h1a treatlse. "The Art or De-Icant.'·.

Yet. will I love he r till I die. J

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In Sept._bel', 1960. aft.er tM INlc1_r Gat.bu1rl& In Bur11l!lt.on, VetwOat., Douc Be.rct:. Lukin B,.,.ant. and I lpent a day vit.h Margaret. MaeArtbw' at. t.r ho.e outtide of M&rlboro, VefWll1t.. Arter clr1z1k1nc alnt. tea and 1oolL1nc at. t.he old inatM.1_nt. very IIolch • S-.rt. of Hll.rpret ' s country bae. v. drev clo., to t.he f"1re and talked awhile • • ••

Mll.rpret. f played 1t. JUIt. Uke the Ii t.hler. It._1 110 ...y to PoIt. 1 t. in t.he Ionian tu.n1nc and not worry about. t.he ctu-c-t.lc seal. . . I did with t.ba lit.her. The dulc:J...r tad t'l"et.s onl.7 UDder t.he ftrat. It.r1nc. Vhfn John _de -:J current. du.lclale.r, vhich 11 a copy of the fir.t. one, he put fret. under the rint. two .t.rines .

•m Whln 414 )'OU .tart. to play vlth mt.

aU t.he _y aacM' the fretboard!

.fW

iiiiV did )'gu dulc1_ _r!

Mll.rpret Arter a fev yean, t.he fret.board wa.rPtd and John t.d t.o put. on a neY one. I do not. r_ber t.he )'Ur, but. I did atk h1a to put. the fret. all the va)' ec:roe. t.he frat.bo&rd.

be~ WeH.ted In t.1'II

I Vat int.roduced to -:J tint. at.r1Dged 1n.t.r'UMnt., a lit.her. It. ~ out of a chicken .hed, and va. COftred vith chicken amre. It w, nt.her hittoric, becau.e .o.t of II)' 1n,t..l'Il8enti CUI8 out. ot old barn•• £nn II)' nr.t one va, Ju.t. a .... . I ha4 no idea it. would be .0 beautitul vhen [ got. it. aU cmned up. At t.he I _I a .tlldent. at. the Uniwrlity ot Cbicaco. An artiat. he4 bolIeht. it. rra. a ct-.1eken .heeI tor a doUar and he va, uling it tor .t.iU lita. Ke .. id I COIlld he.,. it tor a dollar af"t.er he vas Nniahed, but I bid to prca1 .. hill that I would never .ell it.. I t.old hill I di.d not. want. to ..U it, I _nted to pay it. I payed t.he CUit.... a bit. but. I did not ovn one. When I IIIOYed t.o Verw::lnt. in 1948, I fouod anot.her old haJ'p lither, a ~ American type Mrp. I t hal a eouple of octave. and a couple of Chordl. A tev yeara after t.tat., I wa loaned a n..al dulet.er rro. ':'nt.uck)'. The sillpllNed zither and t.he dulct.er vere 110 "'Y to play tMt. I abandooed t.he concert. sither. I did not. M.,. lnJOfta to .how _ or elve me pointers on hoY to play the concert. t1 t.her. I had Iddh DarT ' , book, bUt. I think you need to ... or hear body playin& it.. The concert :r.ither it vaU Dbed.

.FW When I tint. ,t.art.ed pla)'11lc tM clulciller, I heard )'0\1 dOlm on Sout.h Street. It. WIll the fir.t tiae I had seen ~body play. ine t.he _lody on .ere than t.he t.op .trina:, and workin, ritb chord.. Sc:.evbue 1n t.he .... )'011 .topped playi", .u.ply and

tt_.

,...ll,y took oN.

., W. Yen lit.t.le. I .t.a.rted to pla,. tiddle t.une .. or vt.t I caU tlorled t)'pel about t'1tt.een year. 810, when Mepn wat rive. She and Kerry wer. taU", tldd.le ie.eon. rro. 8 lIlY who oe.. t.hrou,gb bue abou.t every t.w weeki. They vere playlna: tiddle tunes by plaY1n& on aU t.he dltfuent .tri"". 8ecau'e .he 10 Ut.tu. I us.ct to have to lit. rit.h Hepn when .he practiced. The "Sva;llowt.all Ji.a;." whlch I arranged tor the dulciller, waa t.he tir.t fidelle tune .he lMrned on her t1d41e. Vh1le _t.c~­ ina; her plaJ' It., I real.1:r.ed I could play it., and ot.he.r t.une., too, by u'inc t.he other .tr1nc.,

we.

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SO"you

ne"er re&ll,y played the clulc1aer with t.he not.er and futher!

Marearet No, t rll'ller·pidted and ~recl..gn end PlUed-ott .trina' b.edirot.aly becau .. I Md been do1nc tMt. OD the &tt.be.r.

.PI wt-.en you tint. ,01. t.he dule1aer, I cue.. you bad 00 one to .boW you t~t. either. Vea it. Juat t.rial and error!

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YO;r 1nt'luence in t..radlt,lone.l _de - w. . it taailJ or .a.eth1nc el•• '

va;

Ml.rpt'!t !bat. ~.

MarP"'t It va. ~ll.J bard for _ &lid I .Ull t..'I'e terrible .t&letr~t. H:f be.t. help va. Barbara. I had t.o be the .trona: one . liere I _', }'an1eklD« aDd perllh1.ns. but I had t.o pre tend it va.n ' t ha ppenlnl . n. t.'. "hit. t. PTe _ the training. She and I "1'18 duet. at ladte. ' cab. and other ~ity event•.

thll _UW~ JOU vere persuine or fell lntof

back. lot. rutbe-r too vhe.o 1 va.

• Ut.U.e kid. Vhen I 11..-1 1D Mh.OIIrl, • 'I'.r)'OM. Mill 1m even tart.her baek tMn that, IQ' .ot.her N.nI mu-.e.ry r~. to • • I cUcl not. know tohat. nun..,,)' r~. vere

auppo.ed: t.o be redt.ed . My .t.epr.Uler uaed t.o .1nI cowboy temp and ..,., aU "111 ill tohll car. In Mh.ourl. there vere , l.Qt.

lid. pl.,ed su1t.a!'. . There boy. in IQ' da.. vho played sui uri ,Dd we \I.,eeI to a1Di: clur1n& NIce ... or _delant.

DFW

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DFW Viien JiJU were '1ns1n& t.rad1tlond 'ons' It

Margaret Ita, I didn ' t ha .... t.he dulcia.er; I va_ ph~ the I1tbeT and .be played the SU1t&r . '!'ben, I .t.art.ed '1nIinI around IOUtbern Ve~t and northern Ma..acbuaett. at ~n ' . club.. t..ter, No A.c:b of Poll: .,..,.. Mecord. bea.rd about _ t1u'ough • 1011l.o- t..v of a neipbor of our.. He vrote and .aid be vouJ.d be intere.ted in he&r1ns vt1at. I d14 beoauae he didn ' t hn. 8117 tolk of Verwont. !b1. . . . ill the late ftrL!e.. In the 60' . , I.ad. a ,..cord for hia vitll foU: I Md eol..leeted _bout. Ve.fWXIt.

t.be UniYerlity ot Chloaco ..... it. • bla th1nc or .:Jre underp"CJWld!

Marprflt. It .... YerJ' under-ground, I think. There ~ .are or 1 ••• wrre:nt. tradlt.lonal tlI1nc8 l..1ke "Down in the Vdl.e)''' and "On Top Or Ole BIIokef' &DI1 "there ' . In Old Apple ~ in the OrebUd." &ecau .. I attudtld • bll un-built,. with. b1l Ubn,·

'ons'

f"J. I learned .c:.e be.llad. fro. t.he Cee1l Sharp Colleet.lotl aDd f"l'o. carl BandberS "

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"A8arlc.1 Sor'ibaa. " I u.o ...... lot of ~ 101II" CowboJ.ansa were ree..l.l.J an ... rlJ" iAtl.UfJ'Ooe on • • DW

When :rou

~ed here, d14

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HOW

'-Sin pertor.-

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Marpret The rir.e. pertorain6 Job tt.t. 1 _d va. 1D 1951 when I had • radio _how on WTSA 1n Bntt.l.eboro v1t.b another &1r1 na.ed .... ..,.. Drets.1n. She _ • • • t.Uidut It. Wulboro aM I \ta. Urine here. We d14n ' t play reeord., but Ana in.te.d. a ban beea an earl¥ U .. folk ptop_. We did the .bow tOT a couple of year •• -)'be • 11 ttle I.e.. .

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DR<

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at tM. tiM, the..re'll" a beainnins of IJ'OWth of intere.t. in tradition -.1l1e and • • ldana .ud:! a. o.c:ar !rand and Pete 8eep.r.

Mll.rpret 1b.'e bad been "bile I va. at adeago, I think, because I n tu Pete Seeser aM Woodie Guthrie cue aM &ana there. It badn ' t t11~ed down to Ver.ont yet.

thtnp

r

had leemad • • • Ir.1d.

DFW Do )'OU bave a eoll.ect.ion of .torte. alon& vit.h the lOnS.f

DAI When did :you beain traveiln& a lot f

un«

did you col..l.eet )'OUr

Mllrpret I uked around. '!be fir.t one c:a.. when I Val a t a ""Tty . A _n naaed. Tony Brovn said be 'AlIted to p .. .e a -ons tt.t he had M:..-er no to &Il)'body be tore. on..e _re t.he cWJ'a before tape "corder., 10 I t.d to learn it rn. hla. That prGq)t.ed _ to ull. other people if they Ir.Dev any toll: 1OII,p. ADothar th1n& that t.tellUd • va. t.he "Marlboro Medley" wblc:b JOU alpt bave heard _ I1ne. It va. aU about t.he t.h1n&. happellins 111 .... lboro 1n 1787 and tbat. va. ah.. n to . . in the M rly 50 ' •• The .nu.c:rlpt. vaa about the pedd.lerl in Ha.rlboro. In thoa. 4IoY', Ma.rlboro _ . laraer than Bratt.leboro. Peddlera 01._ t'Nla Brat.tlaboro br1nciftl .uch h .... a. jeva h&rpI to trade for thinla 11" 'WOOden bowl. and ot.he.r wooden va.re. 'ftda ll.1nd of local lore '1.&r'Led _ on a vbole ille ' . int.ere.t. in local .torie. am ~.. Up untU then, I had Ju.t. been int.erellt.ed in popular SOCCI of the folk -.-eDt and

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you were pla.J1nc the s.ither and dul.e1-

MIlrsaret. Ita. it 11 W')8t.ly .o~.. A fev )'MoTa before I -.de t.he riu:ord for No A.ell, I _t Helen

around Ve.r.:Jnt. a lot.

Ha.rtnell Plander., vho .tart.ed eolleeUna

and PTe concert. in _.tern kenwcQ', becau. ~ parenti bad .and to Mad,lIon-

Verwont '018' in the 30' .. I hue uaed a lot. of t.hl~. rro. her collection. She va. a .....t l.IIdy and va. very helpl"Ul t.o • •

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I d14n ' t. ,et. to know ber until allout. t~ tiM I..se the FolklnlYI record. I vallO lucQ' that Ihe had preserved a lot of' !fev Enclanct _t.erial that othervile would be deu. When people tb.1.nk of' Aawric:an f'olk lallic, they think of' t.he Sout.hern Appalad:ianl. The northern Appalachianl have been very .uch neglected in the ovenll think1~ of AlDeriean folk IllUdc. I a .. convinced that there were a l .any SOngl 1n t.he northern Appalachian 8.& there vere in t.he lout.hern .aunt.ainl, but. for lome realon., they never c::auaht the popular t"ancy, and t.he old I.1naUI hav. died out. her.. That 11 why I have de.oted II;Y Ufe to lIeot Itn&land .ulic, even thou&h I . . DOt • nati"" ... ZDsland.er.

lout.h, in COIIIIWli tiel l1ke Berea.. Kentucky, t.here are people vbo band toget.her to prelenoe the traditional th1ng1 like craft. and .usic . Is there a liailar ..:we.ent in Ve:.ont' Marga r et no, not. a. IaIch. I ..n ' t explain it, I don ' t. knOW' why. All of New England 11 rapidly lolins: it.1 rural flavor bec.aUI. of' t.he proJt1a1ty of' the bi g dtiel.

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Country danc1nc .ee.u to be real. bi& here.

Marsaret Inltru.ental .... lic . 1110 . Inatru.antal .... l1c 11 beins _11 doc:t8llented because of the tre_ndoul Canadian influence at. the border. For a long time VenllOnt hal had II Fiddler ' l Allociation prelerved by 80me old tillle VenDDnt fiddlerl .

om Ii'""there a t r end nov toward a prnervaUon of New England and Ve.l'WInt lenal'

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Cettlns baa to t.he dulcimer, when you ltarted playins here. did you find -.ny who played thlt inat.rwDent or related on.. ' Y.are;ar~t

'lber e vel loti of evideoce of the ~re4 dulcimerl, but. DO evideoce of .aunta1n dul· cblera in l'Iev England.

Margaret. MacArt.hur Albums : FOLKSCIfGS or VEJI«)Hl' - Folkwa.yl (l'H- 5314) Oll THE MOUJf'T.AlXS HIGH - Livins Folk (r1l1l- 1OO) THE OID SOMiS (JUlt reissued) Philo (41001) A nev albua for Front. Hall hal bHn record~.

H£R£,r"c , PLlJ.rKED Dt/I.CIM£RS Hits &. I~st~C(,.".",ts EiceU••t met feri,.j~ (j::,.d!:~ asked ... aboUt t1ndin& Imle of' the old Songl . Since he val born in VeJ1lDQt, he vanted to lina lonal of h1l herit.aae. That made _ feel good, to know that younger mud ciani ue th inki ns: they lhould lins: them . It 11 loing to take lOIIIe york on their part, bec.aU18 you can ' t ling vith a Southern Appalachian accent. A lot of lCev England kidl do , beeaul. they lilten to ~rican fOlk Mllic record l and. let innueneed by t.he accent., ~ich doe., of courae, have great appeal. But t.hey have to concentrate and lilt.en to t.heir grand.tllthera to be&r how they tIolJl and t.hen try to preaerve t.hat. Kev Encland accent .

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A JiAMMEQ DULCIMEQ TA5LATUQE Repr1n~ fro. ~JCWUMPS Vol. e. 10. ~ Yall 197 Witr. their I<iIJ:l pend .. ion

The

&am Qizzetta .....

t.--r~

dulc1.. r h. . a1Wo,., • e~ to defl at-tapti to develop a u.ef"l,1 tablature ror 11. . Unlike ~t.

other Itrinsed in'lru.entl , there t. no univerlal •• tandard tunin& ror the varlou. rOMl. ot the dulclDt r .

ranae and IrT_nee.. nt or not•• variea wH.ly t'ra:D on. country or area to anott.er ud even t'l'os one local pla~r to anot er. Hera 111 tor. U.S . the dlollcber ~nb

t ... , • t1tl.h

1nLernl aero ..

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The

tbe

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o

"Jor leale in the key ot G II vritten:

Thu' •

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On

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the t.reble brida' of • 5th in-

larval lnlt.ru.ent, t.hll l.oou 11ke:

t.Table brU., but othn c:onrlcurationl are not Wl~n. IYen a-. fifth In-

ternl dulet.erl thera ar. dirterent tunlnl. tor not•• 00 UA ball br1dce .

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"-erlean INle!.-,. an ulua117 o1iat.cv\lc in .everal kal' but the:)' otl.en dbap"H on vh1cb bf" Ma"¥ 19th century dulcleer. vere atrune to live major

.eale. 1n D, G, anj C.

~'YI

T

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dulct.erl

I.

Ire ott.en ..de to Inelu1e A in order to play tbe -1\1 fid4l.e and Janee tune. in A alone with t1..14hrl and at.r1nl; band,. Sc.e pl.aJ'er., u ..d to play1nc with ot.t.e.r ccabinatl«1. or inat.r.-nt.I, t.W\e for lcaUI in C, P, Ind Ill . I t.ve .110 IMn Plrt.1aUy and t\lllT et:n.at.le verdoni. My own d\ll.c.t.ara. Yh.11e pla,ab1e '1 firth inU'nal lnltMlMntl, hl;ve t'Illl

NI

F'

A.Blt t.hia eont'U.!n« dive-rait,. no univerul tA.blat.un b. . blerged . Pan tlblature., lnelu~lna the onel I ' ve vrltten, have relied on n~er1na the eour'eI of .tr~. ( ... Tt.(O :~red tlll d

r ('<"Ill'!n:H'~)'

'nib al UII'!"I tn.t ~ talllatlO~

vill hl;Te • -J\llc- l8er tuned pnlp="J'1I' for the tablatlOn. nole- V.D J 't are t'aeeJ wlt.b • eoa.r",l1.nc t.ran'poIlna chore. For tAOle Y ht.'I"eft't \be oppor1.l.1 it)' to learn. til .. r or w!1o y1It: t4 play fro. WTit.ten.,... .. I, 1t 11 bLrd to ~t .t.t.ndarj auiClll. Dtlt.l.t1OG. Hoveftr, a tAblat.lll"e can bdp one pct lta.rt.N tW -

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Hotu in the octave above thh lIIidrange octave vill have a duh above the number:

Now, if your dulcimer doel n:lt have a goo.:l key of G, or if it 11 an inconvenient key to .tart wi th, or if you JUlt want to play in another key, merely ignore the letter key I1gnsture that precedel the numbers and use the do, re. lIIi lcale (I, 2, 3, etc.) In the key o;-tnthe por tion of your dulc1.JDer tha t you wllh. So, we now have a tablature which ca.n aglly to all dulciJDerl and .... kel it ealY to read in Whatever key ve choole t.c play . You must, however, get ta.m1liar with how to tune your dulcimer and with the various lcalel and their locations on your particular instrument. When a minor lcale uses the same prosrenion of note. as • particular II1II. Jor .cale, it 11 aaid to be the relative minor of that _jor scale. E alnor is the r elative ainor of G lIIBjor, ao an Em lcale 11 written thua:

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r ,.d never 'Milo' ce,u.aur in • vw • parLlNr betore. Maybe TV ' , St.on Twaplar, hh lIIIlo ruffling at.t.rlct.1vely in the wind II he d.,hed .round ~1tL1n& blooJy, 1t S.lnt.~. "J~ . but never • ftnt.lur , &.It. elr .~1'Iow' tit M" .. cc.torUibly .. bel" J"n' tit. her II,' or her dulct..er fit. ber lap. So • then on that au-r dey v. . thil • • 11 cent.lur perlon c:laaborina OUt of her oU W, half in and halt out. or the c.r, nlck,hitt end PIne locked in -ar l.lll • :o.bat.; ~red dule'-.. Ilnd .hoe It odJ, an;! boLl'. aboat to ec.e uaatnlllC; ."'\IeT hat onT her no. . II lbe IU.. .pt.ed U IU e<lata to Juule her beloved lap

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IIhen to thole cretlture. of Intiquity _ CUron "illl tt.e na.e of the . c i t nnovMd - vho were prl_rily i.nltructorl in hUntina , healing Mdtc:1ne., Ind the artl or prophecy and _dc. 'l'ro wo.n rro. .... rate In.. c:ontA.cted M .!t'r tt.-t 111U., elch ,urltt'lI.-d t.hAt. there vere dulciller playen out t..n in tha boond~kI aDd . . eh try1ne to lurprlH thoe otMr by vrrU'ylnc tnat raet dnee t.hey ktw:v Nch otJ:er. Md.o SuI c:a. to IU&l.t in our hau •• for a Iltt.le vhUe wttt; hat , '-*e' , l!llt~nta, Vllt re_1 of lheetalde Ind. In inllttabl. pa .. ion for _l1e - PT'-rl17 tMI. of tt,e dulc:1_r. ]4

For tho. . of IU proulc noc-eealAur people, eca1nc lnto a nx- C\'InIA1nlnc tvo or .ore dulc:!.er playerl il I bit. ltke wUr.lnc in Otl • &rOup of Theoretlcal Mathc-. . t.h·unl a~ with cM.l1l brovr.- t.1I1nc lunch bel1:1. I IoO-fool. blaclltKMrd. I t.Ye a vaCU. ld .. or vhI I. Pi 11, lAd I know • minor .cale wlMn I hear one, but I wouldn ' t reCOlnh:. a .hoiydun ir one ca. up to me Ind blt. . . Oft the toe, or kMe , or but.L _ however hle!. the thlng vould r_cb . &.etiM. r.ul, aaoLhe.r non- playar, would eo.e up with Saa. Arter lied anJ Ba. t.d ".uIed into and cato.ott. of t.Le rloor lad l . . t1nc .,.ce IDd hI.:1 ¥andend oN 1n I elatter of hoovel and I IquuUI18 o f tun1ne pea' into their OV'Q vorld w!ere nothil'll 11 .pelten elt~apt ln lIOdel, hul Ind I would SO off Ind do la.ethinc hopeleilly practlcal. Lllu' thllvtnc rl~ •• 1n'\l1..llnc _nl, nr roaa1na .round tovn It. a l~ MPH ellp. Then ~ could t"o-e back Ind enjoy the rrult. or thei r lntln'. and obliviou' .e •• ionl vit.hou~ hui", l.o bave the tathnc:. re qulrad to lI"rk, Itudy , or to at.tespt to underttand t.he 1IOd1l opeNl:ndt at bolt to .rrlWl _l1cal1,y at. wbere t.hey -.cited to 10. A very weabll Irrana-nt. for UI nOIl .... depu . Short.ly aner we ..tie our Close Incounter. of t.he SuI Itind, we 1110 Mt. t>l!r dule~r pirt.ner Jenft¥, and Jenny ' . .. renu Ind trwlr COIIbinaUon NeDA&"rt" and Mu.lie1an ' . Iveev.. And .hortl,y .!'ter THAT, quit.. a IOOd .lzed nUilber or IlUlle lovert becaM lhe lnfol'llll.l Ball.boM' ar.. Dulc1e. r Club - a ~oup lao•• orsanized around t.he _tical intention to piek on Inythlna wtt.h Itrlna', pla,. dule1_rt in t.he raee or Dileo and Devo, and to ta<:U" -11¥ pl.e. other tb&n a Baeb oant.lta in n .. Phryaun 1IOd1. Eftn tho.e or UI "itbout. dulet.ert IIUI llele<llled. It beca.e a kind or IIOVlbl.e re.. t; a eelebration Itllnderlna around t~ ealandar datel to re-appelr, .t.ill .Ihed Ind intact, It. YWorloul t.t.el Ind placel. Slender .trandl of veb vent. out. of tMir own .ecord to COMeCt aQ,JOne llhe Joined U~f! &TOJp in ,ona. AI IIIn,)' hand I vere extended a. ,onel traiJed. Mulie ..,.. happe,nina .omellhere behind lhe ludible. The la.t. It _ .,. went. to a :lulc t.er ... t.lne, _ rat.tc r potcnant. and lentle ran ta" .. lIltrJ... 11111 .iUlrIC in _ lI&.h ot ilot. lWll1&t t in !.he euet. aidUe of a \feb of iii p-;.oUps or centaur. encro ..1d in "' tepar_le rou.. The effeet. ..,.. _ tanele;! taputry or .ound . but. ta.et1OW' coarortinl. or hll cnm .udden.... Chtron wllr.ed out. fro. anc:1ent. Greece, Ih~rina craduall,. lnto .lell tro. behind • .lender t.ree. He dOPl*d .oundlellly over t.o peer o..er Bllrry ' • • houlder, nodd1n& l1. t.t.. lo the _l1e. In t.he haty helt, r II&tcn.j t.~ phant.oll cenlAur cont.inue on arou!ld the p thforina, tau'ina. Ippred.-tina, relhhinc. It. ...ad to _ tt.t thll t.t.l" .. ChlT'Oll approYed of hll t _ l... pupll.. He enn pall •• d brtet1.7 to nod at _ .1 I lit VO'IrIn in tha IlUtiC. iW bad no need to Ipuk: hil voice 1I1U ..... ryvbere.

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Thrre val a arle _pt.y lpace allOC\l .." Uat U)'. Ma.)'be tr.t.'1 v~o¥ I DH-Je1 to ... Ch1ron; vhy I 1\Iee'd.ct to feel llnll..ed rit.t. I put vhich bBJ woven t.hf' COMectlonl t.hat t • .:I broUfht III aU tosether that Jay. s.. left III on Ju_ :<'f,th of thh ),•• r; nco: 111 I VV aden vith dllle1aerl Ind untU)' pileI of folk JlLlaic, but vithin t.he Hgnity of her very pri".U delth in I hOlpital. We knoW nov tbB t her every lana hed been auna on borrowed t1ae tor _I\)' ),elrs. But IWl1c IUelf 11 the l"lt Inchored in T1ae of IU the Aru. The In('lent. Chlrcn UlUSht thet t~.t _de Mulic IU the .ore precious. In • ;;Y; It llao _bl _lidlnl Weltl"ll cUI ble . TodIY 11111 one of UIOII crylUllUr}II! .. r1y FaU dayl vt.en even the lunlieht ..... to 1.11 of vood- a.oke Ind there ' l a pl. . .urable eMU hldlA6 In l\'Itry lhedow. W.n..Iert.nc down our Main Stf'ftt and through our Art'l '.IUnl, we caUCt-.t a fev bars of ha_red dulc1.ller, bree"- borne, brulhll16 our larl. Terrific: The centaur on the Other end of the .ana llal none ot.her than Roll, bei", eloquent .1 UJM,l, and ('aIpt.i Vlt1nc nu.-eroul folk VhO Md nlnr _to luch an lnltru.ent race- to - Itr1ne:l. Naturally, we parked ourlel. . 1 bellde t.ia .nd settled 1JI for the relt of the dlY. A M1chbor dri n..d down the Itreet. vi th I ap dulct..er in h&nd and lone' and tun1ne:1 vere traded Ind _lic lettled llU Iwruona around U..Madl of the crowd. Kov .peal: Thil lpecial being I.CII. in t.he aiddle of town lntroduc1n& people to t.heir palt. What ' l .ore , "111 people eacerl)' bousht Ron ' s recont 10 they eould take the _eic of the ."ic helle vith t.tIes. One of the bigplt tanl llal the . .ililt - I chlld of lbout one yelr vtIO bpt. ret.u.rn1nc, parent in low. to poin deUghtedl,r and booste Ilone riUI the -anal. Arter I t.t..e, wrapped vant in the old tunel de.pile the I~ov., I thou&ht I I.V I IhldOW)' Chiron again, Itepp1nc out tro. behind tt.e ltand of the pott.ery _ken. I r1CUred It. HAD t.o be Chiron vt.en be valkM rt,ht tt-.rouSh I ~1r of a.ourOUI teenaaers vit hout rufflinc their elut.ch on each ot.r.er . He le...d to It.op , .id_Itreet., liltening. I think t.he only ot.ber perlGn to not.ice val tt.e one- year-old. hither of UI val at. .11 rri,ht.ened by the pt.enc-.na. It. llal just. • brief v1l1t tro. Chiron/Saa. She hid alVI),' e.ll.ed her own tt.a Ind It.e never allied I beat. of ~ dlffe"nt :i~r. And without. re.l1t.1.J!c 1t. , lbe Ul.UCM her rrl.ndl II IlUch II tt.. hhtorie centaur _ lbout. courace, ee.pa"lon. ::Ucnlty, det.er aitlatlon Ind the r&TIp of t.he hu..n Ipirit.

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THE RIGHTS OF MAN ARTIST: Mark NellOn lABEL: JIM- 218 Utah Ill.lsic1an Mark NellOn play" IJIIOng other inltruments, the mountain dulelmer, a tllngar1ao dulcimer, snd a Svediah hwrael on The Rishtl of Man. The album reatures the dulcimer as an integral part of a string band sound. Selections: Sourree, Hewlett , The Huntsman ' s Chorus, West Fork Ciirls, Duck. on the Pond, Rock the Cradle, Joe, Midoi&ht on the Water, Farwell to Whiskey , orr to california, Crosby ' " Barney Brallaghan, Paddy 00 the Railroad, Tbe Gravel Walk, The Cork March , The Road to Lisdoonvama, campbell'. Farewell to Red.gIlp, TM Duke of Fife, Puppy Eating Biscuits, Cherokee Shurrle, Prince Will.iAll, Petronella , The Rights of Man , I.e Chat Va La, Branle. DON ' T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORI

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It aeeaa a new decade u.ually br ings about certain changes in attitudes, intereats and trends . Don't Get Around Much Atly1Dore i, a new direction for the ~red dulcbler - jazz . '!'he longl on the alblD! a re all cludcs h"0III the awing era. Other inatrulllenta include guitar, bau, vibrahArp, drUIDS and alto lax. Selections: Oon ' t Get Around Much An,yJDore, Hilty, In the Mood, Satin Doll, Chattanooga ChooChao, SUllDertilDe, Night and r.y , Take the A-Tra.1n, Stardust .

Wes Linenkugel (hammered dulct..er and bal.) began playing the piano at age 6, then IIOVed to e;uitar, drUlD8, ba . . , alto sax , tenor lax and French horn. In 1977, he began playing hammered dulc1eer and sharing that .... sic with festival and eon~ cert audiences througrout Ohio. He is joined by leu Linenkusel on rhythm guitar end by Jack Levis on lead guita.r. Selectiona: The National Anthelll, Flop Eared Mule, Red River Valley, Li ' l Lha Jane/ Old Joe Clark Medley, Bile them cabbage Down, Ragt1llle Annie, Anglevo.t1ll Wiggle , Down in the Valley. Mil8i .. ipp! Sawyer, Bank. of the Ohio, Golden Slippera, Grandt'llther ' s Clock .

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Marsaret plays lap Ilarp and mountain dw.cbler and Binga. tier raa11y and home and loving nature shine through her .... alc and through thb album. Select.1ons : Haste to the Wedding and Speed the Plough, The Ballad of Robban ' a first Ride, Bonnie Black Be .. , Grovling Old Man and cackUng Old Wccan/Pis Town rllng, D1aa:lnds of Derry, Hills of Dover, The Fair Maid by the Shore, BoaiIer Johnson, Dewdrop, Bualller ' s Reel/Hou.e ot Gray, ~ Dearest Dear, 014 Songs.

SOUTHWINDS - A Collection of' Finge r-Style Guitar Solos ARTIST : Seth Austen CASSETTE tAPE - 45 lIIinutes It 18 not unusual to see lII\lalc1an. uking Seth to back them in concert and durins

open .tage le.sions . Hia invent.iveneaa and akill on finger-style suitar are veUknown . Here he is joined on three selections by Madeline MacNeil playtna Mlllle:red and. IDOuntain dulc1mera . Selectiona: Banish Mlatortunej'Merrlly Kill the Quaker ' s Wife, Breena'. Ballad, Star ot the County Dovn/AlJIIan, Thalal Leixl1p the Proud, }{a ..... iun Serenade, Guitar Boogie, Ain't M1abehllvin ' , CincifUl.!lti Flov Rag, Pipe on the filb/Martin " Jig, Staten lllAnd HornpipejWhiskey Before Brelkt'llst. Elizabethan Circle OIInce , The Broadway Shuffle. If' I Only Had a Brain . Fanta':r, Lydia ' , Lament., Moroing Meditation in the Marahes, Upon Waking Up and Finding the Refrigerator Erltpty, Sweet Gearsia Brown, Southvinds/KathLeen Tyrell .

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KI'I'l'Y ALONE ARTISTS : Bill and Carlotta Wellington LABEL: Homesp.m Records B111 (banjo, fiddle, guitar) and Car-

lotta (hammered and IIIO\Intoin dulcimers) !!lOved from Vermont to Upper Tract, West

Virginia in 1976. They have spent t.he past four years exploring t.he mountains and valleys around them - an area ric h in t r aditional music. This album shares some of the ~aic they have learned . Selections : Little Liza Jane, Bull at the Wagon, Tell Old Bill, Joe Brown Tune, Mason ' s Apron, HOllie S....eet HOtne , I ' ve Been to the East and I' ve Been to the West/Cufly/Si lly 8ill, Fr ed Wi lson ' s Clog, Roving Sambler , Banks of Molina , Plains of Boyle , Candyman , The Old Countr y Church , Planxty I rvin, Kitty Alone.

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THE MANY- COLOURED HARPSICHORD ARTIST: R. P. Hale This 9O- minute cassett.e tape features R. P. Hale from ?augonia , Arizona per fonnina on a harpsichord he built. R. P. 1oI8.S a familiar sight. in the East during la te SWlllDcr and Fall as he perfo~d solo and with Sam Moffatt. It Y8S also fam:il1ar to see a team of inter ested folks carr ying a harpsichord in and out of concert halls . . . . a litt le trickier than carrying a harmonica in one ' s pocket ~ Selections include traditional mus i c such as Morgan Me~n/Molly - St. George , Gentle Maid/The Boys of Wexfor d, Liberty/Flaw rs of FAinburgh , and Baroque and Medieval music such as O' Connell ' s Lrunent , Les Bar icsdes Mysterieuses, Suite in E- mino r f or Har psichord .

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sc- _ura C1lt. coa:" D7 udna plJ'IIOOd and Yen-r produeu In Udr Juld-

'Ifheon Maddie .aked lie to write al .rtitle tor DI'If on t~1.t ur.Jecl, I _ . a bil IUrpri.t!d. "Wouldn't it be belter to ~ .. r trc. • builder abollt. thlt' " I wondered, It. .ee_. htlvever, that a non- builder _. JUlt what .he t'1ad in III1nd. Although I hlIve built. t.wo fOr lI,Yaelt (wHh help f'rOIl Bill Bil'lllng_ ••• ). II.Y level ot craft...n.h1p definitely ~u.llf1ea lilt! . . . "non-builder : ~ Tto.re .e_ to be very ~ factor. "~leh arreet one ' . eventual deciaion .bout. Y'icb dlilct..er to bu¥. The.. tactora rill n.ry in '-Port.anee depe:ndire on V!'Ietht!.r the pla~r 11 a 00IIplet.. belinner, inter-.diat.., or a perro~r. So apply each of the follovin& a. I\. be.t llI.1t. you:

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or much debate a.veral yee.ra 8ao. Without. aotna into the proa and eona of t.he aultt.b.l.lit.y or pl)'Yood for dulcilDen. I vould oN'~r t.hb one opinion: • _kar (or kit) cutting coata oy UM or plyvood viU proMoly cut. cornerl In ot.her vayl, 10 . . ke your In.pect.lon of lila product thllt. aleh .are Icrut.inoul. r". fiuhh of a dulc1..er can .dd a lot. to iu bHUt.7 aDd l.on&eylt)", . . _11 .. ot.her thingl, including ita pri~. It. h po.. lblJo to bIoI7 I cc.pleted dulciMr and finhl, it yourlelf, t.houch I ' . not lure I ' d re~nd it. So.e _ken UI. JUlt llnaeed 011 . In vhich cal. another application will be naedN every 10 ott.en. U.e ot • aleple wood preurvatlve luch .a 'lIATOO 11 IUrrieient. However, it 11 po.. ible to have. "ruit.ar" tinbh on your dulc1_r. Thla takaa a lot ot work tor the till! lder and coata • lot .aTe, and 1a pI"OMbl,y not. rea.Uy nee.... ry. I think the choice or a "au1t.ar- fulll voul.d be conddered to be one of ae.t.hetic•• ~ere .re other t.hing. to con.lder vhich can add beauty (am prIce) to your dulc1.er without CMl'I8ltl& ita lound or playab111ty . "Book- lI&tchine" the top and bot.tCllll 11 one exallple . Other exa.. plea are rlncy lound hole •• carved peg boxel, fi1l1 lTefl "ood, inlay •• and. .tain •. For a sood craftl. . n, tbe _t~r of t,1&ht .e. . . . hould be •• cond nature. But. )'Ou .hould inapeet every .... ot )'OUr dulcUlC'r all)'VlY. bcept for noti¢eable et-.neel In wood crain or color, ..... atGuld be no IIOre vldble than • ttr.in pencil line. A bulldH can be rea.onably expected to IU'Mln~e h18 lnatr~nt ' ........ A.II. t er. DulcL.era .. de rro. thin . . terial. appraxt.tel)" 1/6" - can benefit rro. brac1l'18. Since a dulcilDer hat relatively little .trell due t.o Itrine tenllon, not. au:h brac111C 11 n"lN, but. look. tor racel around .~. aound hole. ot tn. tor and at t' wldeat point(.) Oft tMo bottc::.. I\1tt.ine; in bncea 1In't. u .. t. t.ard or eon.uaing tpr t.e _ker, _0 It there are not 'ny, .111; WI:7.

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I vould r!rat ra~nd tha t you rrc:. a buUder wm To _, there are two very sood reuonl tor th1l. Fir.t, and .a.t. bportant, thil will virtually en.ura t.hat the Iubtl•• un.e~n thins' "ill have to be ot le .. worry for you . Bocauae your builder play. well, he h. . l.arned rro. experience what Yill IMke )'Our dule1eer aound better, play IIOre ... Illy, tune IIOre e .. lly, and. live to aitll to you torever. Tbt .. co~ 11 tNt )'OIl ,,11.1 U~n have • aourc. tor oU... r Inl"o~t1on. and . .)'tie ev n lelaona it )'011 .0 de.ire. ADd ldn ' t 1'01.1 nther .ef' your dules..r bf.tore you buy it' You ~ld .ven ctoo'f' your own '01'(l0(I • • A ~l - built dulct..er i . . .de troa quellt.,., dried hardwood I auch II cherry, .ple, . . I".ocan..Y, _!.nut. and. rolf'wood. UlOlllly, the top (aounJboar1) 11 _de fro. • IOrtYOOd .ueh aa apruee, oednr or n<lwood. But tt"~ key factor h how 11 ....oned tl".e .·erl.1a ara. 30 a.k )'Our builJer Yi .. rt! he P " th _terlala. 3athtactory voo:1. U~ aftUable fn. aJ.oat. any guitar tactory aM -.o.a _11 ordl"r hou. ..5, ot II lah CMart_n ' • ~_ Sf'rvlce in Ct ieago it the beat known to buy )'OUr du.lc1aer playa and playa: well.

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YOt; It.ould c~~ck your t'r~tII rig • avay. Your ear _)I' not be aensiLIv" eno\alh t.o f.t"ar imltcunct~. In t.he rr~t I*tt.ern, but. you Ihould give eac~ ItriM a lllL~n at. MCI" t'ret.. Even if you ::-an " . hear incorrecL tones, you lhould be able to !lear any buzzes. Buzz1n8 t.arpenl v, en Lhe act,lon is t.oo lov or vhen I fret. geta too high if It ltart.s La creep up out. of il.l SloL, Also, lamet.iaes t.he endl of fret.1 Ire a lit.tle ragged, 1n which case you are apt. t.o cat.ct. your f1ngt'rl or not.er on t.h_.

IlUCt\ a. a half-tone. I feel t s· ,,-00:1. CUSLo.t-~ke fric-'ien pelS coa In.'' vi" w"U-Jeaig.ne.d fine '.uners will r. nC'ion al vt'U al any gear pegs. !lear '.unera Ire pop.llar. ct ie!'l , I tr.ink, bec::auae tr.ey are ealier to use, They are not. a panacea for aU t.uning voel, thougl.. They still DJIt. be proper ly installed and my require 110 ... lDIint.eMnce. I have observed only one or t.vo players l.avlnl problems wit t: tt.eir gear tunerl. Moat wt'll - knovn duld.ller playerl favor sear tuners. Tr~ DOlt. ... t'il- known br and aeeIU 1.0 be Grover. I knov of ~ _Iter wr.o ule. z.it.lt'r pinl I I peSI for t:ia dulct.era. Tt:il lII!!anl, of courle, t.het you will net'd to carry a tuning vrench afOlOM witt. yoU, but. t.hey t.o vork veil, and I SUlpect would help t.o keep purehase price dovn.

'n\ere are a few lit.tle t.hing. vhich add to a dulcimer'. va.lue. ~e playerl prefer fret.boar13s wUch have ro.evood laa1nat.ed onto t.he lurface becaule t.hey f_l t.hat. it. is easier to .ave quickly on. Ule of ivory or bone for t.he nut. and bridge 11 aupe rior to ulins any "OOd becaule of reault.ina iIIprovement.. in tone. However, ivory and bone are harder to work on your.elf, Ro.elfOOd 11 probably the best _terial for vooden bridgel. Some .akerl glue 11t.tle piecel of ro.evood onto the back of their in• truantl which serve .1 "reet.." "Peon" otter ao.e protection to t.he back of the dulclar vhen it is placed on a table or chair . A dulcliler with "feet." alao prodUcel Ie- intereatLng variAUOOI 1n t.one vhen it 11 played on a tabletop o r piano bench .

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To _ , t.hll t.erm refer l to t.he Inate charact.er1lt.icl of a dulcilaer vh1d: do or do not _ke it. easy t.o play. The IIIC/it. crudal it.ea here 11 tl".e freLboard . 00 NOT ACCEPT ANY lEiS THAI A1f ABSOLlTrELY

STRAIGtn' FRETBOARD :: Why1 When a fretbOllrd 11 hilher (bow.) in t.he alddle t.han at t,t.e bridse and nut., t.he st.ringll have to be relied h18her above the fretboard to lvoid bun in& around the fret.s at. tr.e peak of the bow. If t,he fret.board 11 lover in tt.e ~iddle (. dip), it. 11 not. posl1ble t.o pla ce t.he strinSI l.ow enoush too _ke ~he IrIiddle fret.a .. easy to play .. tt:ey oouH be . Bot.h of t.!'of'.e tactor& affect the "act.ion" of I dulci~. Dependinc on how you play. low Iction, I.e. atring. I' cio.e I. poat1ble to the !'ret.a wlt.t.OU~ any buzzing . 11 very desirable. When t.he action 11 10"" you will ::oe Ible to prt'u t.i'.ol' at.ringa to t.!:e !retboard wit.h tI.t' least alllOUllt of ertort., _king it euier to play. High action will IIIIlke your fincer - tips sore , your hand t i red, and ean IIIIke sane t.unel virt.ut.lly impouiblt' to play. HiSh act.lon 11 In unnecel.ary ocstlcle which il t.o be avoided ~ Lov act ion 11 best, actieved bv a nu t. vi til t. t' grooves one to one and a' half lIIil.l.1.Lert abo~ ~!:t' rUtboarJ ani! the tridge ftvt' to six m1~ter., a.· .um.1ng t.te frt'tMllrd 11 aClOlI.lI.ely straigr.t.. You can test for I Itni~~,t. f'retboer.:! wil.l a T- square. You am 11.0 get I prett: gooJ Ut'a :lY polntin& • e instrUlDent. tovar.:l some brio::tt liS!:t In.:! lookirld Jovn tl.t' It'ngt! of t.r.t' f'retloarJ, o.Jdl·,· t"nol.lg • you ma:: ¥snt ';.0 • 1nk about !.I,t' .he of t,;.e Julciraer r"la·.ivt' to >,,-'ur lap, SOlIII!' po!oplt' IVt' inltr1.lraen·.s t . .at Irt> ult plain t.oo ~t.r fC'r eir liN: . . ~nJ t e ovulI!1 ai-co . . ir,k ltoo... 'Olr llnjs arU rt!1.t;~rt in rela'lon to ""r fro:!t.c>ard. FC'r Pf'C'rle vi" ar,j, IInj j ,cr' f"il\ifOrl. I s'or'er strl~ :t>~: can e·lGir.s·", ~O!III!' Jiff1 I In learr.ln··o pIs. "«::mon

'MfABILITY Difficulty wi th get.tins in and lltay-

ing 10 tune ae_s to be t.he _ja r ob• tacle for lICat bel1nn1ngduldmer playtrl . It le~ to _ that people who sive

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up before they get atart.ed do '0 becau.e they can ' t. let. 10 tune . So t.e.t. your Here we touch on anot.her area of pot.ent,ial diap.lte: the pro. and oonl of frict10n pega veraul leu Luner •. I do have a perianal preference but., for nov, au rtice it to aay that. poor qualit.y pe,1 of either kin:! are big trouble, especially for the novice. f'rict.ion pell should be _de t.o tit the hole . There ahould be vil1blt' contact. of t.he peg on both lid .. of each hole. Rarely have I leen people having soo.1 luck with pre- t'llb.ric:::aLed violin pe,a. Friction pell oucht to be !lade fro. a den.. hardvood luch aa ~ple or roaevood. Larger frict.lon pell have &enerall.y worked better for lie, due in parL to the bigger hendle • • n:! Jlftrtly to Lhe increased lurtace/oontact. area. I use rosevood peSI in a rOI .....ood PC'gbox vhich vork fine. My dulcimer 18 also equipped viti fiOf' tunf'rll, which vt're a blelaine: w~en I firlt came acrosl tt._. Fint' tunerl are UauIU.'I juat Se.! _lUler of ,td.\lll v~.ic.tl are wedged under t.tt' Itring. t.wen t.t e bridle and t,t-e po1nt VI ere' ir Itdnll ar~ anc~.ored. "S Ut' rine t.unera are PU' f'd avay frc:. the bridgt'. I irY gradllall..... c~nge Lt:e t,enaion on n" It.ring which can changt' tIt' plt.cl as

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il ", ..... t..;(IUg! variation. 30" .. rl' not unU,Il.l. I'vl' also rounJ tie wldtt. of the fretbosr;:i to be a ~nl1dl'rati(ln. A narI'OW' fql'rlXlerd coulJ PIlt. t .e a'ring' too clo'e to eac. ot.~r in tte eVl'nt. you want tOllr Itring. placed eqllll11tant trom .aCh ott,er, part1cularly if" you have t.hick tingl'r-tlp. or wear your tincl'rnall. long. In any c .... have t.he .ker notch the nut .nd bridge for you 10 you can change Itrilll let- up. vith ease . Get. four-string. You can 1.1vay. leave I .tr1na orr i t you want. One la.t tH", here : I .ua;ell )'ou be lure to gct. thl' ao-call«l "extraW or "6- 1/2" h'et. In particlar, this fret _kel ..ny Ionian '0",' playable in Mixol)'dian tuning', a. vell a. expand ina t~.. po.. ibi11t1u of every luning. I 11ke to hlive it run the tuU ",Wtt. of the fincerbcMl.rd .0 it expandl chord1.nc opportunities bllt. i t is OOIIlIIIOn to it I.lIlder Just. the .dody .trlng. l'rOIII 23'"

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'nle traditiondly low cost. of the IIOUflt-.in dulc1.er la, I think • • • tn rea.on -n.v people buy one to begin vi tho They can aftord it, although ideall,y, price Ihould ~ a las t concern when buying any -.!lical inatruunt. SiDCf' this h obViously not the case, I have presented an •••e .... nt. ot 1IIO.t. ot the sible options that can COIDII vith a dlll_ ciller. It h up to YO" to decide how t.portant eact. ot t~ 11 to you. CUlto. __ de, single- curve. cherry dulcimer • • re available tor as little as $100.00. AI you start. adding extras , the price aeep8 up. It is pouible to PlY u II1ch . . $500.00 plul or as little . . $35 . 00 tor. klt. '10 PlY between $150.00 and $:200. 00 tor a dulc1Aer h not unreasoDllble . With dulcimer', like anyt.h1nc elle, you get vtll. t you JIIIy tor. In SUtUDI thh tOiether, I ' ve tried to include .s II&nY .lpeCt. a. ~Iible. HopefUl.ly, the infor-.tlon is objective enough to be ot value. I ' d like this article to be • Jumping oN point for inp.l.t t'rOID III.ken and players f&r and vide. Let ' l hear rr-o. you ! Dick Tracy Woodstock, YT

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You probably hive some idea of what you vant your new in.tl'Uall!'nt to .oun;:! 11kI'. Perfect carpentry doe. not M'ce ....rily rellli t iD wt.. t 11, for your e.rl, tt<f! perfect sound. So play t.he prospective dulc1Aer. if you can, or have tt.e IDIlker play it for you and liateD. Thf" only tt.1nc thllt really _lter. nov 11 i f you like what you hear. Different wood. and coclIinatlonl of '«>04s can result. in a vide range of. voice., .. s can t~ dze of the sow box, cridge .... terial. relief cutl. string leneth and .tring gauge, .calloped fl"etboard., an;t veight. of III.te r1a13. For eUlllp1.e, III.ple 11 kncntn t.o produce a very brict:t., clear bu.t. aharp tone. vher... cherry hal &11 .arn.-d reputat.ion for ~et.ne .. of sound. A bic sound box, tt.t. 11, one with IIOre cubic Il*ce, vill produce a louder voice, .s vill the ule ot • 'banjo sty:'" brid,e . Us ot hee.Y1er ,auge str1nca relative to Itring length re .ultl in IIIOre volu.e. too. Relief cuts are made in t~ .ound board (top) of sa. du1c1Aer. in aD effort. to increa.e volu.e . The cub .re _de along the 1enath ot the lover end of the fretboard for about two TiiC~u. Structl1l'Slly, the etfect is • "floatltl& fretboard," one vtUct is no loDger attac~.ed to U.e tailpiece. Thh con.truction tec~njque 11 .enli t.ive and extra bracinc 11 u.ually • good idea. ScaI.lDped fretboardl are co.on. TJ-.• ".rch.I" help to reduce the _iaht of tr.e inatrument .nd are hand1 if you like to ule a capo on your dulcl.aer. Molt builder. vill hoUov out t~.e1r fre:boards .s a matter of routine, mostly to reduce ve1gr.t. IJ.&hter 1n-

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OLD TIME FIDDLE TUNES FOR THE APPALACHIAN DULC IMER , by Jean Schi ZZi~ CHORDAL EXPLORAT IONS FOR 3-STRING OULCIMER , ION IAN TUNING: G-G-C, by Jerry Rockwe Zl TWELVE TRADITIONAL TUNES FOR 3-STRIHG DULCI ME R, TUNING A-A -D, by Jer ry Rockwel l

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OULCIMER AND PSALTERY INSTRUMENTALS, by Je l'l'/I RO<. ' lc.Jell

PORCHE S OF THE POOR, by Jean al1d Lee Schilling (albulII dh,)

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DULCIMER FAIR,

by [,go KJ'et :mBI" and Jay Leibovit1! ( album di s, )

Our CRYING CREEK PUBLlSIlERS book s and TRAOITIONAL RECOROS albu.s and tapes raay beavailable frOIll your loca l .usic stor e, reco rd dealer , or dulci. er aaker. For aail-order service fn)lll J EAN ' S DUI.CIMER SIIOP , s end pu r ,ha s e price plus s hipping and hand) ing charges of 7St for the first title, 2St for eac h additional title.

JEAN'S DULC IMER SIIOP serves both the retail and the wholesale JlUsic trades. Oealer inquiries are inv it ed.

Du l cimer People Serving The Needs Of Du l ci.e r Peop l e Retail Ca t alog $1.00, Refundable With Or der

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A Rlgaudon ("R1gadoon") 11 a Provenc:al dance of the sevent.eent.h c:entury. The French word. "double" 11 a 17th and 18th c:entury tena for a silllple type of variat.ion, conaiating c:hiefly of the addition of embe1l1~hmenta - ln thI. ease the use of tw1c:e al _ny notea vithin the lame framework and beat. The lnr:lieated c:oording lhould be playe1 as a drone, preferably by a second halllDered duldmer. The musi c: should NOT be played too fast ~ The pattern for these two dances 11: AABBC.

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) vas a Frenc:h organht. and harpsicho r dist vho bec:alDe the Cotnposer of the King'a Challlber Music in 1745. He published several illportant treathel on IlUsic: theory, and vas a prolific COlllposer of works for t.he harpsic:hord, c:burc:h 1llU8ic:, chamber IllUsic: and oper a. R. P. Hale PI!. Lagona, AZ

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CASSETTE TAPES MOUNTAIN DULCIMER AND PSALTERY MUSIC by Jerry Rockwell and Mary Ann Samuels - 20 instrumentals featuring the solo and duet capabil1tIes of the 3-string dulcimer as well as its blend with the ethereal , magical sounds of the plucked psaltery ...... . ..•..................... . .................... $6.75 SONGS FOR CHILDREN by Sara Melton Keller and Mary Ann Samuels - Sara and Mary Ann are on the touring artists regiater of the Vermont Council on the Arts , and in their travel s throughout the state they ' ve shared their Joyful songs and high spirits with children In many schools . This IS an interesting , diverse collection of some of their favorite songs . accompanied with guitar , autoharp , fretless banjo , mountain dulCimer , re - corder , pennywhistle. and limberJack . GREAT Sing-a-Iongs ..... . . . ... $6.75

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Susie Petersen of Louisville, ICY stopped by the drive- in vindow of a bank to deposi t s c:heck one day on her vay to vidt.e . Alongside her vere two duJ.ct.ers ..,.,.spped snuggly in quilted duldmer bags. Returning the depoait slip, the OIshier said, nHave a good day and here are tvo lollypops; for the babies . .. Sally Geo r ge

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Thou&ht I ' d pess on to your readers that after an eJ(haustive searc:h I ' ve found a sourc:e for these German-Mde "Herd illl" pic:ks. They ' re great on fretted d\llc:l mel's, and their lII!lin feature 11 that t.hey ' re 3 picks in one. Each of the 3 point.s 11 of a different. th1cknees: thin for fast. atrullllling , hea¥)' for flat picking, and 1I!edium for whatever. I al110 11ke them because they ' re of a plas tic blend IMte rial that c:uts dOlin on pick flap nohe that ' s not always de sirable, and they 1leet11- to last. long tble . Walton ' s Music: Gallery, 2/5 Nort.h Fredcric:k Street , Dublin, Ireland sella them for 20 Irhh pence eac:h (current U. S. equivalent about 5ot).

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the weekend or Ju17 17. 1990. the .:eeP7 liLLie t.oItD or Enrt, Mlehip n • • lnnded by eo_ 10,000 peopu over • COW'u or rOW' day.. The tHnt. H1nc On

the 8th Non-El ectrifi ed Mu.1011 Pun- "'1. .ponaor w! by Lbe Or1c1n al Dulci_ r Playan ebb. Aeoord 1nc to lU&ene Co., Ident. or the O. D. P. C. , the club, whicb ~t. tour t.~ • • ,Mr. va_ first. tor.ed to Pl'C*>te and prt',rT , t.he '1'1. or pUylne the ~red d\lI(1_ r, provldi nl; an organh aUon where dulct.e r playen could udaQ p lntor.. tlon and. lmoIIl.e dp rela.rdtn l t.he In.1L~AL and ..... tM in.t.ruMn L _t.te r knOlftl t.o tbe p.lblie by M&Jl.I of yorlub o... s81.na r. and pubUe eonout .a . '!bill year's Pull-Fel t. was I perfect . exaaple o f t.heir lehiev e_nt.1 towards t.Mt. 1O&l. Por _. t.nere ware t.hree llpeet.1 of the Pull-Pu t wh1eh ItaJd out II podtive ehlreet .e riat1e l 10 typica l of t.he O.D. P. t . Pirlt of all, t.lIe open ltap lhoWl aaeh dly (twice on Saturda y) aivel attend i", _deia nl I dance t.o perfor a before an appre ciati" U'OIfd. Por ao.e people , it _7 be tM onl,)' t1ae all 7e&r that tMy han I ebanoe t.o do tMtr t.b1.ni whila ltar1n& tM ltap with luch oot.&bl.el . . Jay Round, t.he Sinc:J.a 1r Lilah GUlet t. the W•• 1<,. Unenku gel and

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t.he Ruftva ter St.rlnl; Band. Thel. are only a f_ of tohe -.ny who apPM.n d. Michig an il rich in ~red dule~r plI.yer l and builde r. which br 1nc1 _ t.o the second intere ltinc alpeet. of tbe waakem . on Saturda y, leve r al vorklho~ wre hotld rancinc rn. dulcl_ r buUd 1n& and play1nc t.o _nJo, lap dulciM r , 1m evan I tarp worklho p liven by not. cae, buL two. folk ha.rp -.Idcla na. I It.tende d, I PlaP-n l worksh op ,hen by Ceceli l Horodk o, I friend or .tne, and. vallO pleaaan t..ly wrpril ed at. t.he 11ap11clt.y vitb vhlcb lhe ezplAl1De4 ber ulage of ehord1DC . AI I looked around t.be lfOrub op I could see ~ people plek1DC up on vhl.t. she val tel.l1tlc t.heIl. Anot.he r worklh op which I val unable to atLend val a COMU uction lfOrklb op ,hen by aeYera. l ltleMp n buIlde r.. headed up by Bill Veblte r who 11 t.ba viee- pru1de nt. of the O. D.P. C. In rq t.r. ."lI , I ban DOtleed • d1lt1.n et d.1tference betv.an Mtch1g an . .d. dulet.e r l and thol • .ade 11'1 other partl or t.he eountry . GeDlI' Ill¥, a heavie r puge vire 11 uaed in lP'Ht.e r rumher per courle ud t'teq\1ln~ bl'lll v1.re il uled on the ba . . courle l, resultL ng in I depth of tone ud 'IOJ..u.e tmt doeln ' t. require OUt.IW , -.p11_ r1c.tlo n. Of courl" t.hel, 11" rq own oblerv atlons fro. a player ' l point. of

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rlew alId, of couue, ~Judlced by II)' own Mietdpn .:ie inltru.nt . The harp workahop vaa heav1l¥ at.t.endeel a.nd vaa lead by Vd.,. BourdeaWl ••n

The 7t.h Annual Guild ct "'rlcan Luthier.· ConventlonjE.h1btt.ian (July 1820) 11 now histery, and i t val indeed hhterlc. One hundred lut.hierl dhplayed 360 In.tru_nu to _ throng or 2,000 pay inc vhltcrs. Guitar WI ap.1n the d~­ nant. inat.~nt.. but. dulc1alers vtre VIIU repre.ent.ed, notably by dulci.r eMlIBd era Bob ~BruteR Force and A1 D' Olache, vno alac d~l1vered • roul1na COfI(:ert (July 18) en their c~t1OGa. The next. nat.1onal GuUtt ConYentlOG vl11 be In t.he .u..er et 1982 In lVanaton, Illinoh. There vill, howaver, be a nuder ef "'llonal conferencaa dur1n& 1961. ~t.h¥ L. Olaen Guild ct AoIerican Lout.hiers 'h.~, WA

.eU.,., _~r in thol O. D. P. C. She ..... ll)' doel _ "",ut.U'v.l JIl.aT1lII vith different. c!ulc1.e.r playua alId vhen It. ~ya pamtya you would t.hlnk you ¥ere In henen. I rill be aurprtaed it there aren ' t. IIIOre hoa r pt: at. tM' run - Feat. MXt. YN.r v ith t.he Ultere_t t.hh vwbhop ,enouat.ed. I va. . . ked to a lap c!ul~r vork.hop and vaa lurpriaed vna. I handed out. all 30 et the han.c!-<lUU I had pr e»>red. Tlw.t. val quite a turnout and we all had qu1\.e a t.iM vith "!'verythinB You !'wI' Wanted Te Do '1'0 SUipla G1tU. R Not Itnowlnc vhat klnd et t.urnout I vould h...... I had s-'epared tablature tel' "Slapa Gitu" UI Ionian, K1.xelJ'dt.n, Aeolla.n and Dorian Model . The !vart veekend 11 rea~ dltt_ l cult te tlllcr l b1! becaul • .10 Mny baJlPen.1na:- u. 101nc on at. once. Thi. ,..,., t.here vue 'Z79 ~it.el \XI the felU .. l groutlla (alae known . . t.he Oacecla County t.H &0 rPA Fairgr oundl) . nua br1Da:1 . . t.o the t.h1rl1 and, I teel, .olt ialportant aapect. ot the run - Pelt. . Around - the-clock J...unc. The h.c111 Un a r . left open all n1&ht .nd there 11 UNall1 ~l'Ie Jua1nc at .ny ,iven hour. !'be duldar players hay• • lpecltll1d ca.p1nc arM vhicb al.lQv1 ter Miler acee .. to Mch ot.ber tel' tune fVB PPinB · You COJld vall:. in any du--cUon and ocaa IIJ1(1n a J...... loa of UI""~ ODe or t.vo cld t.l-ua lba.r1a& t.unel vith leYeral JOWIgf!r pla~rl vit.h tape recorders. What. t..~ ..e. _ .oat. is t.he ... _pan et t.he dulcl.aler pla¥ers. t1ddle.ra aDd ether alalc1&na vho _eee to ba.,.. an endla .. IUppl,y ot cld t.unel t.hey are vllJ.1n& to lhare. 1'. told t.hat. ene ct tbe Oldelt _bers 11 93 and that. · a lOt. to be a lot. of tuDea .tored up tn CDe

Reviev: The Pourt.h Cranberry "--red Dule1aler Gat.heriOC 1960 Pina111, t.he Annual "'_red Dule.r GIot.herlng in B1n&h&aton ha • • topped add1nc "and bopefull)' not. 1. . t" att.er t.he year tn tt.a tit.le . It. · a a .earJrB ct the ltabillt.y and queltty ct lea:le.rIbip that. in four lhort yeara thia eyent., held July 25-27, 1960 at. the U,ita.rian Unhernlllt. Chu.rch In B~t.on, t . Y. , baa beec.e , peranent. t1xture on the expendinl )'Nrl,y calendar cf dulc1-e.r eventl. Por three d.y •• tva hundred bird-core .ountaln and ~reel duld _r players abared t.halr alate in lIeUpllMed work.hop' arlt t.vo eyenl,. proar.... Thh y"r, the ptherln& dte'V pt:rt.idpenu fro. lterth CaroUna, Te .. I, Ml.aouri, Mich1i&n. Maine. Ven.ont., Mallachlllet.t.I. PennsylvanIa .nd lev York . There VIII even one person rn:J ... n ~ Orpniteu ct t.be event are Bob anti Louise '"7 et Plaln'l'1lle. Ma"Iuaet.t.., John Ilelke ef Bln&h&-too, and Ben St.one ef Mont.reae, ~Mayh.nta. Everyt.hlng ran en t1m~: A I . .pllni ot t.he lttlea or vorkanopt: &lid n.ir ~ead­ ~l'I ahovs tie dinuit.y ottem: Irtat ttudc and ti. ~red Dulet.er: Jia COIlUOi Phyll~a and thl' HaauDered Dulct.er: Rl~k 'osel; Laprovialt.lon and Variatlona: s.a IoIofh.t.j Repertoire and Arn.n&eaoent.: Mlt.de Collinl; An,yUlng But. ,Udb TUnea: llick Xruk.o .... ~; !klthif18 aUtP'1t101le TUnea: Bob Wey; Slnglns and the Mountain !lu.lc~r: ""Jdle NlcKeil; Mountain Duld_r autld1n&: Brn Zt.one and Jolin In.ake. '!'beae IIOrl.... hopt: r •• 11y _r~ vcrkahopa. and not. perfor.an~a: t.lll' gener;I Hlcu .. ion WIll rtdded by t.he lead,r and exaeplel given by .~vtrel people at.tendiDl. There vaa alvaya dlacuadcn and anfV'Prlrc of queat.ion•. Ttlh h • p.t~rinc wtt.hout tt.. It.rain of cOlRpet.1t.lan Ind vithout dlat.an~ bet.~an lit' efficial Rpertorwra~ and thole people attendi",. Tvo pertoral'l ~~ .pecltlcally

-.oJ'J. The r-t.rt veekend 11 ua""111 held

t.he third weekend in Jul,y and COIIeI about t.hr<xlih the yur-round efferta et quite a few peopa, arlt I look torva.rd. to It eaeb y.r vitb anUclpat.lon. Thta yeu, it v... at.tended by people rro. al tar a.y a. AUltria, AUltraU_, W~It. Ge~. OU&tv.a, Alaa", Calitcrnia, Arkanaal, la yell •• our nei&hbarl fro. c.nada and Ohie. Per lnfer.at.lon en upoc:m1na _t.l",a. contaet I. A. Cox, Boll 13f. Byron Center. Micllipn "9)1.,. Jyjl Mom1..a&atar Pontile. MI

Tbe.re are ao.e eld DPI art.icle reprinu, batt: l'.-..ered and .ountaln dule1aler, t.hat. va'd be pleaaed to aend to readerl re-qo;.elt.U& the.. There'a DO char,e, 6~pt. 35_ tor poatage and an envelope. JJ

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hln!'d ror t.~ weebnd: John M.::Cutct.oa. Indet'attpble duIc:taer pb)'er fTOil Vlr_____ ,,_and John Mol1neux, 1n U,. lnro~l .har1.... or thot ........ ,..nd. OM ot the llchl1&ht. of 81nchhton h the J"'~, It &"Je' on dl tt-w U . . . U.ually the r e are two or three, .o.et.l. . . a. man), I • • e ven dulei"rl involved, and, fortunat.el)" • &cod uleetlon or riddle., KUitar., banJo" _ftdollnl and baue' a.re &rOUnd. too . People al_71 .e.-d to be condderata of dl1'feretlt levell of .kill and uperlence, and eftr,- group • ..-4 to have t.he capadty to ablorb and include vhoever Joined It.. Sc:.e of the people I reall,)' enJoyed -.llz:w; .ullc vitb vera Arl1t\6t.on, TeD. r.thu David ~.y aod DiIl.Da HaalltclG (Ule lat.ter rinnu ot bot.h the ~nt.dn View, Arunlas &lid Winfield, Kan,,1 ha..ered dulcimer cont..atl), Eather xreek ot Miaaouri, Lee Spearl or North CI.rolina (who, by t~ _,)', _kea Ibaolutely bMutitul dulc_nl), Sln,b Da,.-1I ot MIIa .. ct..Jaettl, 1..Dd, ot cou.rl., tt. In_ aplration and _Iter tdaaelt, Bill Spence. Onl! of the t~lt worklhope of t.he weekend _I t.he one ltd by John McCUt.cheon called "Traditior.al Duldaer Sty 1... " MeCut.ulHXl bIld PHpaHd a tapti ot diNerent. t.raditiol'lll dlllcl. . r player. (Jt.J Coo~r, "'111 Van Anule, etc.) aQd t.beD . analy&ed each one'a at,le. He at.ripped ava), ~ ot the hearaay Involv1na t.~e ~red dulcilDer and alao clarified dUr.,..ncea in pla)'1n& .tylea. I w. . lIIpraued t.hat .uc~.• buay pertorw.r al . McCGt.cbMln vouU hIove IC"tuaUy t.lUn U~ t.t.. to prepare au@ a <:Iet.ailed voruhop. '!'be WQrklbop _I held on tt.e ehurch l.I.vn becauae t.he beet. I..Dd tM large crowd _de it. illpo.. ible to Itay in t.he Z"OOa orlai.nall.)' intended tor it. I didn ' t 8I!t. to atten1 any ot Lba .auQtain ~ulc~r vorklboptl, but.. I !,lDdt'r1t&n4 the one led by Mol1newt _I ueellA!nt. Other tine .auntain duld . . r playerl in Ittendance vera TOIl Baehr, Leo Xret.llr, Barbara Truex, Donna RUlaell, and: David ereu. Dot.vU, by the _y. _b. I n.&ruble 1n.It.n.ent call.ed the "baclr. :p.rd duld .. r.· hrfert for introdudna it to lCOUt. troup', >'OWI& kid •.... lt.. hal IU Ir.indl of poadblUti... On Sat.urday evenl"" Ifter I tlne concert. b)' McCutcheon and Mollneux, tht're _I a It.nt. dance. Thl-re vere about.. .i&ht dittertnt. callera. a band _de ot -111 d1Yene It.ringed lnat..ru.nt.a, but nev.r .ore t.han two ~r«l dillci-er., and a very enthu.i.atie crowd. AgaIn , ve ~ere outdoora and the band Ind dancerl reaU,y lOt 101",. I can ~.tIer ftc!"y O' More laltine about.. tw.llt)' _!nutel: Ther. _ . a &J'OUp II)'.n

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.ulic ••.• not.. to ec.pet.e ",tt.b it... ThI! onl)' t.4 _ . in 1960 ftl t.M. t with t.wo hundred people. it val JUIt .Ught._ ly t.OG lUle to be aC~lted coarortIbly in the church bulUl1nc and an:nm,:h. 'The food _ . e.cel.L!nt. a. al"'Q"a, but t.he I'OOU" vere uncoatortab17 crowded, and it v. hadn ' t been .bIe to 10 out.lide tor .C*t of the vork.hop., the experience .1aht I~ve beea.. unbearable. The aood nevi i. tMot. ror next. )'Nr t.he,)' are Fine to be upa.odlng ont.o acl.joln1nc propert.y, ,,,It.h .ore roc. tor large worlulbope and OOOeert..I, and .:Ira T«a for CiIIIplng . The date. ot next year'. "lrth Crlnberry Ha-.rec1 Dulciller Gatherl"1 Ire July 2"-26, 1981 . To glt. OIl the _11i"l lilt, write to Bob We7, 21 RedCOlt ~, 1.0. 3, Plainvtlli. MA. ce-r62, 110 _tt.ar vM.t Iud of playi", or your e.xparience or lack ot it. on tha ~ntain or hlmered dulcialer, you .hould plan )'OW" vacatlO1l 10 t.Mt )'OU ' re &r0l,lnd Binat..llton t.hoa la. t. full weekend in July. It.'.,...U,y .uper! Mltlle Colllu Rocbut.el. N1

DlJl.CDCER DAYS, JI08COE VILLAQI. MAY 11 II I f ,

1960

Rolc:oe Vil..lac;e' a Sixth A.nnual Dulcimer

Da)'. Festival, held on May 17 & 18, VII a Il'et.t lucce .. de.pite t.he lack ot cooperation f'"roc. the _atherala..D. Th.1I )'Hr, tor t.he tint. tta., t..he cont.llta held inaide the hdl10n in tile 1...e Park I!ecr. . tiooal Area an. .tIe north ot 10.COt" Villace. Tht' Chlnp t"roaI tent. to Plavilion proved to be a vile _ e vtoftn t.t..e rlin.a

woe"

"'M. Cont.eIU it! .i&ht eataaorhl at.tA c t_ ed one lauIdraod. and 1...... cont.e.t.&nt.JI ~ close to 1.000 .pectaton. Winner ot thlt Orand Pri&e ha~de dJlct..r va. We.ley Linenkuael ot 'l'tIledo, Ohio vho 1110 vnn in 1979 . The Orand Prlle dulelaer va. .d!! b)' Diana .. N ot Boulder Junction, Uniontown, Obio. A. Contrtl-Dance va. MId in t.he PIavillon OIl Saturda,)' eye.""linc wi1..'1 allc provided b)' -!be Gold llinc" fTc. Uniontown, Ohio. Jonathan Unc ot PitUburih led a ",eU att.nded worlr..hop on clQBEina prior to t.t. Contra-Dance. Duld.,r playing vorklhop. w.re held. tor the t!rlt.. t t . t.h1l :rear. Ha.nk A.rbaugh, Daft ,..,lor aDd Dana Vibbert. _de theIUIelves lvailable tor inlt,ruction on both lIIOUllt.ain and helmered duleimers . Oulcwr Dayl, 1981 rill be held Ma)' 16 II 17 in t.he Pavilion at. t.he Lake Park Rwcr..tlonal MeII_

two .:Ire varbhopa by McO.ttcheon OG Bunda, to round out the ~io:end. The lood neva lbout. Bin&huton 11 tbllt it. i I truly a IItherl", to .hare

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have a largeT fo~t . &::.eday. But. for now, we ' ll do thin&' .111ply with •• BUch c18 •• a. po•• ible. 95S o f the wor k here iI done by one penon - me. 'l'hIt include. t.yping , lay- out , off1ce dut.les, BU.ic writ.ing , etc. et.c. Someday it. vould be nice to have a .all .taff helping with variou. de~rt. ­ _ntl of the -.p!.1ne . But. that. w1l.l cc.e in itl tt.. . Apin , thank you for the .upport you have 10 freely given. The DPff iI your .agaz1ne - I ' m Ju.t the one vho PJ.tI your work together and dil tribut.e. it to your any friend •. I con.ider it a pr ivilege t.o work with and ror you.

· There have leve r a! chanan with the DPI'f the.e day.. Many houra have been _pent. in ehana:!", the malllrlB ly,teII to help keep loat DPff ' . to a alnial.ll . '1'1111 certainly doe.n ' t. _an the POlt. office will It.op grW1n& up OCC20l1onal DPlf ' . 1n t.heir

_chine. or eating

t~

for lunch .

In calle you lIiI.ed the notice on page two, wa are in delperat.e need of a copy of volume 2 , IlIlaber 2 Spring 1976 OOU::IMER PLAYERS IE'olS .

OuTing the trandUon, I dilCO'Ve~ I don't have an office copy. If you have that illue, pleale read the notice on ~ga 2. I ' ll be .alit. grat.eful.

But.

I1nce the . . lUng lilt 1& !\eN t.otally by dp ::ode order , I ' U be able to bul)dle theII -or. eully tor the po.t otrlce.

Thi. 11 rq only opportunity to wilh you a happy Valentine'. Day and a lo\1t~ Benjamin Franklin ' . Birthday. So I.hall. ' !k. lIure to p18y an appropriate tl.\,he for Cupid and Sen on their daY3 :

AlIo, your _1111'18 label vill give )'ou Inro~t1on. In the upper right hand corner 11 • date . That. 10'111 In-

.ore

dicate the lIat issue of your subscripUon. Sull 81 1IIeani tt-.t your la,t hlue ,,111 be VeluM 7. ntmlber 3 - Su-.er 1961[n

thh va),. I plan to dhPf!nae wit h

t~

red x on ".he cover. That vill •• ve about one half hour in the . . Ulna procell and keep your _pt,1ne cover looldne: bett.er. Bee,u.e of the new IIII.Ulna: 'Yltem, )'0\1 aigt.t. conl1der renev1n& tor tvo yean at •

t~.

You'll

"Vie:

a little 110M)' and

t.e1p •• ve • little office tt...e t,ere .

Dulc1.Jlerrily,

~~LMad~llne

_0__0_._._0_______'___ Are you missing an issue of DULCIMER PLAYERS NEWS because it .imply didn ' t arrive? I •• ue. aren ' t. late _ eveT, But nov and then the gremlin. let. two o r three copie. or the po.t Office M ch ine. eat them for lunch . If your DPff doe.n ' t. aTrive arter a re.onable interlude (or unr"lonable interlude, if you ' re anxious), let u' know . Another OPN will be ~nt to you via 18t clan III&n. Vhat. 11 a rea.onable interlude! It de pend. on where you Uve. The DPff 11 .ent 3l'\l c18 .. caaU dur1.ns the fir.t week of each qua r ter. It. can take 5...6 week. to reach the West Co.it."

All this efficiency le.da me to thank you for your poalt.lve re.ponse to the .ub.cription

rate

incre••e errective with t.he Fall

_.11

om.

'n1e nepUve voices were few, and . . . t. of

t.heII obJect.ed to the priee Of • PJ.bUet.tion be1nc $2. LUte the rest. of you, I dread the coaing polltal increlU'eI and I know the riling fuel co.tI will raile the UPS rate. apin. I think t.hey have rilen five t1.Jle. in the put year . I \tant to a .. ur e you that I try hard in thb office to keep your pocketbook in -.ind. I love to vi. i t the graphic a rts .tore and drool over the tilted. profellional work table. But. . !nce I have been a woTking lIIJ.ic i an for a fev yean, I Itnev I lII!J.t wait. and dream when it eo.e. to .uch arge lte.. . In r.ct., 1'. quite proud of 10' current. wor k uble: i t ' . a blue door held up by $5 worth of cinder block. ~ I kept. the door knob a. it. _ kea an ucept.lonable book end ! SollIe day I ' ll trade th1l 25 year old reeondmoned IlIC t.ypewriter for one which will IIIIke the reading euier fo r you. &:-day ve ' ll

Mae.Heil, Iditor

"!ULCIMER PLAYERS NEWS

STAMPS ~ PRrM'Y STAMPS ~ Sub.criben have sent. the DPII liIt.amp. to .hare with other lub.crlbeTs who collect. COuntrie. 'uch a. Au.tralia and Japan are included in our growl", collection. If you ' d like .ome, Ju.t write and a.k (every three .cnt.hs or .o) anJ .end a

35

SASE.

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c losSfpeo ODS ~1.oto-or UMI M.CDD PlATIRS a:vS 11 • l~ eol t. _ )' to re-"dI b.lndreh o r I7N nad.,. , Ca .. lN.1td Ild r at.ea: 2Of. ptr toCI1'd $5 .a.I..n1_ . DllplQ ela1l1l1ed +.d.I' {buatne .. cud Ibe) :

,.. u., •• U1ed

VJI) ' S VJI) II THIS .ISSUE

$12.50 (l blue ) • •11-.25 e-eh t o r 2 conlecutb" i"ue', $10 _ c:h to r 4 coo•• cut.l .... i . .ue' . (Pa~l In adnnce) . It.

-_._,-,_._._.- ....-t'17er on arge.r ad roat,e. &tid ~poaltlon h .... ilable upon nqve.t .

,na:LT OBSIGKED HAm-CRAn'ID roLl: TOTS: Laber Jack , L1.abe.r Dol. LUbe r Pol\)' $10 Nch include. IhipP1n&. Jp,n', Du.le1.er Shop, P. O. EkD 8 , CO.by. TI' )7722 .

TABlA'lURI ·FOR APPAUoCKIAJf DULC Da:R, Ilio Cb v ha_r"/b1uflsnll banjo, rlatplck/rWCI!r,lek &\Ilt.r . loti or fiddle tUD": Send SASE tOT dna!_ .t.)'le 111t. tor $1.00 tor co.pJ.et.e c:aulOS bit ...pie t.ab (lpeeU"y Itlle) to: JlIle Keeter, U55 19th St. .• 9, S.laI, OR 97J0l.

I'M R)OaD! IQ1U) LIIl TO TRAIII 12STRDIC GUITAR (uoel..lent condition) tor ~red dulet.r - _lance Decottable. DIIn Ve_r c/o Relton et-uIh ., CeQtn. 2310 Colt.l !leek Ra.d.

Reiten, VA 22091. DUICDCE'M'ES FOR SAU:: 22" l ong , 3 It-f !nc', 13 fretl, aoll4 vood., oil tlnhh, &itbl!r Wll1n& p1na wah vre.neb. $60 p1.... *5 .b1ppins via UPS . Duldtro. $100 . Tree broc.h\lre. Roa l'II'i"" 2J.lB It. Rahn Road, «.ttar1tt&, OH .. ~o.

_r.

IWMItRED DULCDCIlt fOR SAU!i: heellent eond1tlon. CcaplAlt.e with ha_n,

tWlUtc wrench and lutl'\lcUon book•• o.n1l. Mowery, 132 Sloane Dr., Apt J Gle n CUrnle, MD 21061. CO"l"r'OI' PRINT PADDED WLC1MIR BAG

40" bl U" with .hcNld,r atrap , book pocket and dpper .cee.lOr)' pocket - $12 incl ...de' .hipping. ~de rro. Jean' . dule1.er Snop, P. O. 80K 6, CO.b" TIl' )7722. SAU:: Good Tn.vel10i coal*nioa - KARDSHELL CASE . 11 Tr,ble , 9 Ba.. , B Super ball. Chine., ake vit.h roller rIllE TUftItRS . About. *300. BerDJBrd Brando , 515 If . Chlpel&&te Lane, BIIltt.ore, NO 21229 (301) ~5-l361. twI(IR IlJLCIMERS fOH

Dl1LCDCER STATlOlURY: Nt . ~.lci.. r (&reen ink on b... rt) , *-oered D.Jlew.er (brown Ink on ehe.tmlt) , Old T1.e Blond (black ink on blue). Slt. note. wlth envelopu per pacUC" $1. 95 pi.... 5At .hlwUtc . Spec11')' .tyla. DPlf, P. O. 80Jt Zl6ll , Wlnche.t.er, VA 22601.

JAftl:

K. JOJmS

(.rn.ng...nt ot "Pa"1n& By")

11 a .ount&in dules..,u player rrc. alaek.bu rs, VA. Por mer a ,...r .he t.. traveled to Win_

'.'tl'

ehe.ter thrft .anth. to help oreanbe the OPlf ror the print.er. IlCllC BlRCIt (Margaret Ma cArthur interviev, Tool TIlk ... ) 11 well-Ir.nown a. an out.tand1n& pertorwer on the dulcaer, an outltand11ll buWer and an out.t.andlnc triend. IARlIlf IIRYAlIT (Marp.ret MacArthur interview) hal clw.rwed u. aU vi th he r beautit\ll talent tor ",de aDd wara perI~Ut.y. SAM RlZZI'rrA (A *-er ~ld_r Tablature) 11 known II a tine buWer ot ~.r duld_rl and a. an equally tine pertONe r . He 11 a n integral part ot the albuIU "Tnpe1.oid" Ind '"Three rorQ ot Chut". J1.AfCJ(It A . IAIIDIS (""vanne) t. •• -slelll abilitl to axpre .. beautifully in VOrdl what ",de .eIInl to 10 _I\)' ot 1,1'. DDIB MURPHY (What " in a "'-,) hal traveled widely .tudyi.ng roots ot the haaoered dulcl.e r . He 11 a builder IDe! pertoraer in Call1'ornt.. DICk TRACY (On Blq1ns: A Mou.ntain Dulcl.er) lhoW. great len.litintJ and .tyle I I a pertoraer on the .:;IU..Dtain dulc.t..r . He and B111 B~ are relealinc a new a.lbua Pf"ObIb,Q< by the tt.: JtlU read tbU. H. P. KAU: (R1pudon and Double) ard b1a hlrpilicnord beca.& legend on the Ia.t Cout thll hll. Ma.ny ot the bee.ut1f'u.l drav1n6' and calJ..1&raph¥ in th.h i"ue are h1.I. rRAI BRQfflIt (arrang.-ent. ot ~htronell.a") hal bee n a tixture at .everal dulct.er slthering' thll year. She 11 I trained ",de1.a.n "no hal bl'OU&ht veat I tyle to her duleaer playing. JOHJI' MeCUTCHItOlf (Chol'dlq and Har.01\)' on t.he ~ Dulc1M.r) can be tound in wuh.1nct.on. O. C. or WllhJ.nston .tate or So.too. or Kaoaa. City or at.oat a~" eL. . :you can ~ 1e.dlq clancel, &1y1n& vor uhopa and _",lou. pe rto~DOI!I. ItElf KAMBLIIf (IllY Method for Makin6 Ite r r1n& on I Band.aw) t.. lon8 been a ,upporter ot the ON. He 11 vell-known a. a tine buWer ot dulew.era. MICKI1~, R. P. HAU; and BITT"! STUlDIl: provided belut11\ll art. vork tor thll I ..ue. Inva1u.able alllltance va • • eneroully lhared by SBTK AUS'I'ElI, MILES TAGER, HELEM" ROYALL. MARY VOLPI, AJI)R!A SMALU«JOD, JAXI JOKIS and CHl,I;k WARlllCI. Fenl..l. coverage va • • hared bJ JUDI MOJUfDIGSTAR. a tine perforaer fro- PDott.e. HI and by MlTZD COILDIS tro. Rocblllter, to' who m. tw excellent IlbuM to her credit : "A s..36 pier or Folk Nulic" and "Leavel ot Lite-.

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Tool Talk for the Luthier-To-Be The plane I un .olt tnrou.e:hout conItruction 11 the I_l.lelt and cheapeat , t he finger plane. Theae an often leen in hardware atorel labeled aa tr1aa1ng planea. Mine 1& about three inchea lOll& and coati about five dollara. Uaea include: Grad ua t1nl aoundboarda, Rough ~ahap1nl bracea, Trba1n8 lining n.rlpa to . e t the &1del, TrUaina the top/baCk/aide jOintl, Planln8 In)' '_li, delicate piece . 'nle -.octhing plane 1& atUl not ver)' large, but. ot adequate aiza to perf01"11 -111 t.ukl. My va)' of judging the abe of a llIOOthine plane 1& "whatflver 1& eoafortablfl" ! teneth. vary fl"Oll about nine to twelve inche.. Mo.t hardware ator ea atock a fev lllltal plane. and then are adequate. Specialit)' tool ahope otten have vooden bodied planea vbich a.re very good. t.he beginner, a tIOOden plane My be trick), to adJuat, hovever.

" l

It. preble. tace!! b7 atI¥ people

wcW.d like to build lna:t.~DU 11 t.he upell.e of t.oolilla up. Tbouah. tine inltn.ent can be built with relat.1vely r.~ toot., it 1. dirrlcult tor the be -

sinner (and the very exper ienced) to eln,yl lu'I(IV Vbl.t toola are -al" nec.... ry. I bave round veraat1l1ty in .everal .t.andard tools. Rather than lave _ny 1nexpenl1ve tools, I find i t preferable

'or

to t.va r~r or hlah qudit)'. and to oonatantly t17 to inCRU. the tool ' I .rId . , own! - potant1al and veTNtilit)' . 1'hil not onlJ help. get the Job done, bill. can u.ke .oM or the fiMnc1al

A_till a.>ot.h1nl plane coati about Uae. include : Planinc wood to thick nea. , S.oothing a rough lurface, Removlng grOIl irregularitiea in long are. . to be joined, General planing tukl. I keep th1& plane elole by vhen roulh1n8; OUt aU the piecel.

$30.

.taTted . Thh 11 one or ., one or the -.;lIt.

u.,portant 1n ., work,

virtue. ere not

allta)'. 1n t.h. It.ellcht. The bandlCRw damp 11 b. . lcaUy two block. or twrchtood viLli two thr.aded rod. running thTouih thea . (See l11ultratio.o below)

The thint plane - t.he jointing or lhooting plane - 1& the largeat and .olt expenalve . It 1& needed to Join a two piece top or back and 1& elao uaed by ao-e people for pl.an1n& wood to proper thicknell along vith the rllOOth1nl p.l&ne. Due to ita large alt.e (about 22" long) , thia plaM 1& relativel)' expenahe . I uae a vooden jointing plane that. coat about. $5<). Since I uaa it for Alatively fev operationa, t&tinl; the time to adjust t.he vooden plane doer not dow me down IlUch and I preter ita l1&hter veight. OIXlS A.ND ENDS Many maklllh11"t. toola have tound t.heir va)' into m)' vork . Sincle edged rllorbladea tor acrapil18 _.ll ar.a are excellent.. A._ wit. h aU acraperl, round t.he edgel to prevent. _crat.c hinl the vood. r..er)' boardl are great for ahavinl hard t.o rea ch placel. You ce.n _ke t ' your_elf in an)' odd ahape you need b)' gluing sandpaper to stripa of t. hin vood or cardboard. Many tools rill eventuallJ' appear elaent.ial. but alva)'a ev.luate t.he aitua_ tion . There ia alva)'a another va)'. Mort importantl)" learn to ule toola properl), and lafel)'. There 1& an old sayinc, "T1aIe lpent lharpening 1& time vell apent". Learn t.o keep )"OUr toola aMrp at .U timel . !'Jot. only doe. thia _Ir.e vork eall1er, but a.fer allo .

Although t.hey ~ 1n leveral liz •• , lUI. e fairly large one which co.!.. about. $la . One or itl -011. aport.ant. t'unct,lon' 1n . ,

work 1.1 douhUna tor. rile. By claap1nc one or t.be JaQ to the edge or • table. tbe other jaw ean be open or .hut and york be held aec::u..nly. Ot.t.u po. . lbllit.1u include: Hol.d1nl a ac:roll while C&rving, Hol.d1n& a du.lc1aler aidewya while tr~ the top and back, Hol.d1.ng a dulc1aler face down b)' the fretboard vtlUe 'fOrking on the bt.ck and Secllr1ns: vood for bracel while plan1ng . The pollibllitlea go on ami on. A, a cllllp, it 1& excellant for glu1n8 &1dea to Itralght endblocka . Thia ca..p alao opena DOrI- S-",llal and 1& iood for holding ir_ reaular ahapu. PIA!I!S Th1l in ItieU could be an arti~lanea are . .de in different lina and It)'lea for -DJ' purPOlel. Threfl panel rill be d1lCUlled here. CIU!.

Doug Berch 1.685 r.:.. t. Firth St.

J7

Brooklyn, JY 11230

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EASY METHOD FOR MAKING KERFIN& ON ABANDSAW bandsaw table

Redwood, Spruce. c.e.dar, etc..

make stop from

., vary dimen50ions

<D blade

!lCt'o

p

'M:)Od)

to suit.

CUT STOCI<.

••

, (make 5evera l) /

'-Clomp

/

@SET STOP FOR

MIT~R GAUG~

2"'; " mit.r 9ouge

--

pas> notched stoc.k behind

column

c.olumn .

-

@SAWSLOTS

,i

Ie ... 2'-3'

fIX "heel' ~

"

t--~r.:'ip fence

-

@)FEED

nouhed stock

®

RIP INTO STRIPS

propor<.d by

~jde.

KEN HAMBLIN

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P.O. 60. 894, Solem. Va. 24153

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@ GLUE 10 DULCIMER

H1LLBILL Y DULCIMER SHOP HANDCRAFTED ORIGINALS

l.D. STAPlETON

SpeclaUzin& in Mountain and ~red Dulcimer. in add1t.lon to wooden banJo. and psalterie •. Only top qual1t:y _tAtrUol. are Ulled ( no p~ ). Each Inltru.ent 1. ee..retully conIJtructed tor tone and beauty. One ot cu.r !fa_red Dulcimer• .,111 be .>tarde<'! at the 1961 Ifatlonal Flat- Picking Contelt at Wlntleld,KS .

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1981-01, Dulcimer Players News Vol. 7 No. 1