INSTRUCTION VIDEO REVIEWS:
Thank you, Jess. I have watched your first 3 videos and they were very easy to understand and I really appreciated how they were presented. I have been on other websites and have an instructor, and your beginning lessons were the most helpful of them all. I look forward to receiving your book and want you to know that I will recommend you and your book to everyone interested in HD! Have a great day,
MERIDITH CLANTON, HENDERSON, NC
Jess, . . . Your video lessons are excellent. I am an experienced musician (recorder, viol, a bit of keyboard, baritone vocals) fairly new to the hammered dulcimer. Your lessons so far provide what I need to move past “playing tunes” and into really using the instrument as it should be played. I look forward to the book.
BLAKE MORRIS, RICHMOND, VA
Dear Jess ... I am thoroughly enjoying your tutorial videos . Many of the H.D. videos I tried on YouTube take a person thru tuning/the box/scales /chords, and then expect the person to be ready for full and fast songs. But your videos continue on with the theory. I appreciate that... I am a ragtime/boogie woogy/Blues fan and would be very excited to hear and learn more tunes like Milk Cow Blues.
Hello Jess ... I came across your YouTube instructions and I just love them! I purchased my hammered dulcimer more than 5 years ago and was trying to learn it on my own, only to become frustrated. Then I found your instruction videos....WOW, I learned more in two days than I did in five years!!!! I am planning on purchasing your instruction book, I it know it will help me tremendously. You mentioned on your website that you might be able to post some sheet music for a song I like. I have been searching for sheet music on a song that I heard on Scott William's CD "The Road to Lisdoonvarna." It is called A'Soulin. It is the reason I purchased my dulcimer in the first place. I want to play that song! Unfortunately, I cannot find the sheet music for it anywhere. [NOTE: IT HAS BEEN POSTED] Thank you so much for making the instruction videos available, I have searched a long time for instructions and now I can finally learn to play my beautiful instrument. Sincerely,
"I have participated in 2 beginner and 1 novice HD classes over the past 2 years, and NOTHING compares with what I have learned in just your first 3 videos. Thanks for your patience and clear method of assisting me in appreciating this beautiful instrument!
RONALD WEEKS - RICHMOND, VA
"Hi Jess, I have been doing your lessons online and I think they are the best I’ve seen out there. Unfortunately there are no HD players or instructors in my area so I’m on my own. I can’t wait to get the book to go along with the lessons. Best,"
WENDY GAY - GREENFIELD, MA