Short ones, Skinny ones, Fat ones...
The Mountain dulcimer, building,
drawing plans and playing this instrument, or the Longneck dulcimer consumes
my life like an addiction...... Hi, My name is Wendell and I am retired
and living in the hills of Arkansas. The perfect place to practice my hobby;
far enough away from everyone so as to avoid getting pelted with rocks for
all to frequently hitting bad notes. Here are a few examples of my creations.
I Like to think of them as creations, not construction projects. Thus to
date no two have been built alike. ( RIGHT CLICK ON PICTURE FOR BETTER VIEW
) Hopefully each successive instrument will in some way be better then the
last. I build mostly for myself, family and friends. I have built a few
custom orders. Also due to the problem of having too many around the house
I have let a few go on e-bay. At the present time my passion is for what
I call my "Longneck" dulcimer. Fun to play and the ability to "sound out",
with other instruments.
|PLANS !! Finally!! available, here !Plans for standard
Mountain Dulcimer, My Longneck dulcimer, and for my "A'Line style dulcimer."
are offered in free for downloading zipped package on the Plans
and Tips page .
photo documentation of building a "Longneck " dulcimer
TRANSPOSE CHORDS, new , Tri-Ring
Wheel. Transpose chords in one major key to another. A simple tool to find the notes in a major chord or determine the key signature. A nice tool for the novice, and may be of some benifit as a teaching aid. CAUTION, Some assembly required !! click on wheel for free down load.
TIPS, Check out
the "Plans" page for tips on "things that deal with the building of dulcimers".
DO YOU HAVE A TIP
Pass it on, and
include how you would like to be credited.
A "LONGNECK" SOUND LIKE ??
Take a few minutes
and check it out.
Example 1 : My son
playing the prototype Longneck "Happy". Made as a birthday present for him.
are mp3s about 1/2 mil. bytes. Well worth the wait.
Wav. Example 2:
A more traditional Dulcimer sound, Turkey In The Straw, and Wav. Example
3, Battle Of New Orleans, played by my son, "Ray"
soon to see my progress!
New !! Hear a musician
(my son) play a stick. This Rocks !!
NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION