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Ideas, Tips, and Devices You Can Use Right Now – Dulcimer Workshop by Jerry Rockwell

This post is designed to be a listening resource for my new workshop on how you can make your dulcimer playing more interesting and varied by using some common musical devices and tips. These tracks are all on Spotify, though you can find them on Apple Music and other streaming platforms if you wish. This […]

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New Release Today!!

This one is a mystical, magical piece I’ve been messing with for some years…….it should take you on a bit of an excursion if you give it a chance! Thanks for listening!!!

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New EP on Bandcamp!

Here is a brand new EP for you at Bandcamp, where I have finally recorded some of my best takes of two pentatonic originals that go back a few years: Five Tones of Wonder, and Koehler’s Pond Meditation. There’s also some brand-new recordings of a few Celtic traditional tunes that have been great fun. These […]

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New Release Today!!

This one started life as “Skip’s Round” in 2015, and the ambient and ethereal takes became “Skip’s Heavenly Round” and now we have the new “Lullaby for a Starry Night” – which is quite similar to those more ambient versions.

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Sleep Playlist

I have been listening to many sleep playlists on Spotify at night, and I find that it can be a great way to get off to zzzz-land. This playlist is one that I have built over a few years now. Enjoy!!!

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Chorale 411-G

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Love This Playlist!

I’ve been curating this playlist on Spotify for a few years now, and it really is one of my favorites. It started out as a very dreamy and sleepy set of tunes, and has evolved into more of a sunrise cycle — a “greet the new day” kind of vibe….. Waking Up On Cloud Nine: […]

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Nine Bridges Lamentation is Live!

Here are some links to my brand-new single: Nine Bridges Lamentation at Apple Music Nine Bridges Lamentation at Spotify

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New Single Coming Soon!

This is a brand-new version of an original tune from about 1993. It is in the spirit of an Irish slow air, and it has strong modal flavoring throughout. The original recording was just solo acoustic mountain dulcimer….fingerpicking style and just some open string drone in spots. This new recording uses a few tracks of  […]

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Light Always Comes

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Canterbury Dreams

Well now…..I have to say that I’m on a bit of a roll with some new compositions and musical experiments….. and I am delighted to share these with you here! Starting with some of the most recent tracks, I’ve been busy working through the long chord progression that is quite similar to the one in […]

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A Meditation Playlist

Andy Salvanos, a fantastic Chapman Stick player from Australia, has posted a nice Apple Music playlist of peaceful, ambient music – guaranteed to slow you down to a healthy, natural pace during this stressful time. What a charge to see my tune Bright Field of Stars starting things off!!