My Birthday Present Arrived in the Mail!

 

Many of my family members pitched in some money for an instrument savings I had been working on to purchase a birthday gift.  Yesterday, it finally arrived in the mail.  I am the proud owner of a hammered dulcimer.

Since I opened it yesterday, I haven’t had too much time to play it because two little eager boys see this as the perfect instrument to use since it is melodic and they have “drum sticks” with it.  Hopefully, when they go to bed, I will be able to figure this instrument out!

I have always loved Rich Mullins music which was the first thing that got me interested in this mountain instrument.  When I was a teenager, I spent some time in a music store in Tennessee that confirmed my love for it as I tried to figure out how to play it.  After many years, I can finally start hammering away at this beauty.

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