Last week while preparing dinner, I texted briefly with an autoharp friend. (I’d just bought a smartphone and now understand how addicting texting is, now that I don’t have to press the ABC button three times to get C.
One of the things I love about the hammered dulcimer is the ethereal sound that comes from striking unison courses. The tune “Cincinnati,” found both in Striking Out and Winning! and on Contra-Intuitive, is a fine example of unison magnification.
(My amazingly brilliant composer/pianist friend, John, plays along with
With Good Friday on the horizon, my practice sessions have necessarily turned to preparing “Were You There?” on the ultratonic autoharp for the church service this Friday afternoon. Memorizing the chords in the score took more time than I expected (but why
Yes, I’m a few days late talking about Johann Sebastian Bach, whose 330th birthday was March 21, 2015.
My pianist friend Cheryl Saborsky invited me to go with her to a concert last night. She performed a magical solo recital two