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Hammered Dulcimer in Film Scores

One of our favorite questions to ask new dulcimer players is what sort of music they plan to play. Many of the answers have been the same for 35 years ("hymns," "Celtic music," and "Stairway to Heaven," for example), but these days there is also a liberal…
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2016/04/hammered-dulcimer-film-scores/

How to load an FH36 in its case

Our 36-string harp cases are a very tight fit when they're new, and this video will give you some tips about getting your harp into the case without tearing your hair out.
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2016/04/how-load-fh36-its-case/

Dusty Pedal Harp Pickup Video Demonstration

This video demonstrates the sound of the Dusty Strings P30 Pedal Harp Pickup in a Lyon and Healy. Video and demonstration by Katie Buckley, principal harpist in the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra.
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2015/02/dusty-pedal-harp-pickup-video-demonstration/

Harp Is The New Guitar (or Singing With Your Harp)

I have recently become aware of a startling piece of information, which is that you don't need to play guitar or piano to be a singer-songwriter. In fact, I'm pretty sure that harp is the new guitar. To back up this bold statement (and perhaps to inspire …
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2015/02/harp-new-guitar-or-singing-harp/

Interview with Hammered Dulcimer Champion Karen Alley

Meet Karen Alley - multi-instrumentalist, Ph.D. student and 2014 National Hammered Dulcimer Champion! She has very kindly taken a break from her glaciology studies in Boulder, CO to answer some questions about hammered dulcimer playing, the Winfield compe…
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2015/01/interview-hammered-dulcimer-champion-karen-alley/

Can I really play that on a hammered dulcimer?

People often ask us what kind of music can be played on a hammered dulcimer, and the short answer is that you can play pretty much anything. The longer answer is that it does depend a lot on the range and chromatic capability of your particular instrument…
http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/blog/2014/06/can-i-really-play-hammered-dulcimer/