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
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