Nine Meditations for Dulcimer

Here’s what listeners are saying about Jerry’s restful dulcimer sounds: Wonderful, Jerry. Its relaxing flow gives me a peace of mind 🙂 F. G. (Cabbage Country Waltz)…… This is a joy – meditative and delicate. (Cabbage Country Waltz)……. wow, what a clear sound and pure melody! S. W. on Cabbage Country Waltz…. Such an atmosphere:) Wonderful tune! B. R. Green on dorian twinkle….. I found you and I love this track and I am adding…
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Natural Talent vs. Hard Work

This article by Linda Ratcliff in Dulcimer Crossing is a very encouraging read for those who feel they have been left out of the talent thing. It certainly applies to many beginners on the mountain dulcimer, but it also applies to beginners on any instrument. Music did NOT come naturally to me! I had to work very, very hard and deliberately to learn rock and blues guitar when I was 13 or 14 years old.…
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Building Some Dulcimers Again

Due to some extreme family pressures, it has been next to impossible to get any of my handmade dulcimers built. Now that seems so be changing some, in that I have a few instruments on hand, and I’m hoping I can continue in this rhythm for at least the next two or three months. Let me know if there is something you are interested in or if you’d like some pricing info — email is…
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Some Noter Stuff on Electric Dulcimer

I was messing with one of my descending aeolian scale studies last night, and found a section that I thought might go well with some noter sliding or portamento effects. I think this one worked out pretty well (the noter stuff starts about halfway through): https://soundcloud.com/jerry-rockwell/the-singing-messenger



On the way to Cranberry!

Mary and I are about to sample the splendor of at least two of the Finger Lakes near Penn Yan in upstate New York. Tomorrow we will arrive in Latham, NY for the 39th Cranberry Dulcimer and Autoharp Gathering. I will be teaching three workshops and also doing a featured concert set on Saturday night. If you are in the area, please check it out: it is a great festival with a long and wonderful…
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