Here are some links to my brand-new single: Nine Bridges Lamentation at Apple Music Nine Bridges Lamentation at Spotify
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 … Continue reading New Single Coming Soon!
If you want to try playing along, here is a 5-page TAB and music pdf excerpt from my recent ebook:
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… Continue reading Canterbury Dreams
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!!
I’m so psyched to have my brand new collaboration with Norwegian guitarist Tommy Berre LIVE on all the major streaming platforms!! Tommy added some soulful, expressive nylon-string guitar to my foundation of electric dulcimer:
For the last 4 or 5 months, I’ve been spending more and more time gradually building quality playlists of relaxing and meditative instrumental music on Spotify. Thanks to this platform’s Spotify For Artists program, I’ve had some success in networking with other musicians who are also building great playlists. Here I want to introduce you… Continue reading Spotify Playlists
Here is a playlist on Spotify that I’ve been slowly building for a while. It has some great acoustic guitarists, like Vin Downes, Lance Allen, Michelle Qureshi, Tommy Berre, Al Petteway, and many more, but there are also some players of Hammered Dulcimer, Mountain Dulcimer, Chapman Stick, and Harp. Many of these tunes have strong… Continue reading Relaxing Acoustic Instrumentals
This one has become a long-term project in many ways: it started out with Kate’s Tune probably five years ago. Kate’s Tune, in 4/4 time, is kind of a mesmerizing mixture of a Grateful Dead jam and something from the slower end of the Celtic realm. This month we are working on the waltz version… Continue reading November’s Waltz on Soundcloud
Here is a playlist of some original tunes for electric dulcimer I just put up at Soundcloud: Autumn Dulcimer Tunes
Here is a playlist on Spotify I made of some great ambient guitar and other atmospheric, relaxing sounds: Ambient Guitar and Atmospheric Calm I am currently taking delight in (slowly) building some big playlists on Spotify, and some even contain a few of my own electric and acoustic dulcimer tracks. If you are on Spotify,… Continue reading Some Atmospheric and Spacious Tracks
At Spotify, I made a 14-tune introductory playlist for my catalog of electric and acoustic dulcimer music. This spans three full-length albums, with a shorter album, due 9/15, arriving shortly. This is great music for relaxing, reading, studying, doing yoga, meditation, and even winding down into a deep sleep.