Your type of program might depend on the size/ composition of your audience.
People are generally interested in the possible origins, migration and integration of the hammered dulcimer into cultures around the world. Don't forget the HD coming to Jamestown and then the lumberjack piano.
Also, can include photos and print outs of artwork that include the hammered dulcimer. Can assemble in a notebook to pass around or in individual plastic sheet protectors to share if projection is not an option.
I had a booth at a middle school Renaissance Faire last week. Students were very interested in learning names of parallel instruments in their cultural origins. I had 2 smaller HDs for them to try out and samples of tunes with note names as helps. They loved the hands-on experience.
Google 'hammered dulcimer'
- Southern California Dulcimer Heritage website I manage has a page under 'Resources' outlining some info. on hammered dulcimers as a starter.
On Jun 13, 2014, at 8:20 AM, Thomas and Janis wrote:
Since I didn't get any replies to my first request, I'm wondering if I used the wrong address for the group?
I asked if anyone had suggestions for a program that would discuss the history of the hammered dulcimer
and any other info that would be "enlightening" . Thanks for any help you might have. I plan to perform
a few songs, but also talk about the instrument.
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