Mountain Dulcimer with John Ressler June 13-14, 2020
$350 tuition; $150 payable to John
*The basics of stringed instrument building
*The steps to build a mountain dulcimer from start to finish
*Wood selection for musical instruments and their effect on tone
*Installing instrument fret wire
*How to tune the instrument
*How to play the instrument
Have you ever wanted to learn to build a stringed instrument, but didn’t know where to start? A mountain dulcimer is a great first instrument. This unique stringed instrument combines a moderately challenging project with a simple to play instrument making this a delightful piece you can truly call your own. Students will be guided through all the critical elements of building the dulcimer and be provided with dimensions and plans that will assist them in continuing to build in the future. Materials will be traditional cherry or walnut with a spruce top. The class will also explore the background and history of the dulcimer and include a group lesson on playing the instrument as time allows.
WARNING: Building stringed instrument is addictive! Be prepared to leave with a smile on your face!
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