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SOUTHERN STRINGS FESTIVAL
DEEP SOUTH DULCIMER COMPETITION
Russ Lee wins a new, custom
Songbird Hammered Dulcimer
Russ Lee from Huntsville, Alabama (RIGHT) is the 2013 Deep South Hammered Dulcimer Champion. Russ won a trophy, medal, and new, custom Songbird Wood Thrush hammerred dulcimer. Second place winner was Brenda Rollinson (CENTER) from Summit, Mississippi, and third place went to Don Hill (LEFT) from Petal, Mississippi. Russ will be ineligible to compete next year, but Brenda and Don will be back! Anyone interested in competing in this low-pressure, fun competition should make plans to attend the Southern Strings Dulcimer Festival next year.
Aaron Thornton wins a new, custom
McSpadden Mountain Dulcimer
Aaron Thornton from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi is the 2013 Deep South Mountain Dulcimer Champion. Aaron won a trophy, medal and new, custom, 6-string McSpadden mountain dulcimer. Second place winner was Patricia Bond (CENTER), from Leakesville, Mississippi, and third place went to Peggy Broussard from Greenwell Springs, Louisiana. Aaron will be ineligible to compete next year, but Patricia and Peggy will be back! Come join the fun at the 2014 Southern Strings Festival . . . it's not too early to make plans!
Hammered dulcimer instruction videos
To watch and use our FREE hammered dulcimer instruction videos, all you have to do is . . .
Bluegrass Appeal plays Gateway to the Delta Festival
Bigger and better than ever! Over 1,500 crowd around the Square
♦The man behind the hammers
BOB BEDARD -- 76 years old -- is regarded as one of the finest hammer dulcimer hammer makers anywhere. Every set is hand crafted. Bob started . . .
Why keep practicing?
"I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordon
Free hammered dulcimer sheet music!
I have posted the sheet music for my arrangements of many hammered dulcimer tunes. You can listen . . .
Tuning your hammerred dulcimer
Here are some tips to help you get your hammered dulcimer in perfect tune! For the strings with . . .