Ooo, oldest drawings? from when/where? Is it available on line? One
of the reasons hammer dulcimer appealed to me in the first place is
that it is a Medieval instrument and I do Medieval reenactment, so if
the drawing is that old...
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On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 11:39 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> One of the guys talked about carrying the instrument as if it were a tray.
> For those much older people, it's carried like those cigarette trays used
> to be carried in the Phillip Morris ads. He said that he used guitar
> straps and it was as if he was putting the straps around his neck and
> hooking those straps on either side. Obviously, this would best be done
> with a small dulcimer. That's the way everyone I've seen carrying one
> does it (mostly in Renaissance Faires.
> The bending over and doing it upside down is a physical trick that isn't
> necessary. One of the oldest drawings I've seen of a dulcimist has him
> carrying it like that.
> Thanks! I found a video of his playing with it strapped to his waist.
>> His playing is fabulous, but my back hurt just watching him bending
>> over the instrument like that. But at least now I know that I am not
>> mad to think about fastening it to my hip somehow, but if I ever do
>> try, I think I will go for something that holds it up a bit more, for
>> better body mechanics while playing. I promise to report back if I
>> ever take these thoughts to the point of experimentation...
>> PS to Gail, nope, I hadn't thought of it for several reasons: 1)
>> didn't know about it 2) don't have the budget to get to the states
>> from Sweden just now and 3) I am still only a beginner at playing--I
>> have only half a dozen tunes I can play with reasonable competency and
>> another handful I am trying to learn.
>> On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 9:24 PM, Phillip Belcher <email@example.com>
>>> Most of the time Bill Robinson plays with his instrument on a stand
>>> although he usually has it tapered down in the front so folks can see
>>> he is doing . But occasionally he does play his like he is wearing an
>>> apron. go to You Tube and check hem out . See how many times he has it
>>> on a
>>> stand . Last year at Evert he had it on a stand when he was on stage .
>>> when he as in a jam session. He is quite a unique player . Makes you
>>> to say you Know hem .
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Goelz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> To: "Hammered Dulcimers" <email@example.com>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 11:51 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [HD] frame for dulcimers for parade walking?
>>> At 12:21 PM 6/3/2014, you wrote:
>>>> Ãâ One of the players who comes to Evart always plays without a
>>>> Bill Robinson suspends his hd via a strap around his waist. The
>>>> drapes in front of him and he plays like that.Ãâ You may be able to
>>>> find a
>>>> pic, or someone might have one they can post to show you better.
>>>> Good luck
>>> If you look carefully, there is an outdoor parade
>>> scene in "The Guns Of Navarone" including a
>>> walking cimbalom player in the parade. He is
>>> wearing it like Bill Robinson does, strap around
>>> the waist (attached to each side of the
>>> instrument) with the instrument cantilevered
>>> downward off his waist in front. It looks pretty
>>> uncomfortable, but it is possible.
>>> Paul Goelz
>>> Rochester Hills, MI
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