by Linda Ratcliff The expert in anything was once a beginner. – Helen Hayes Beginner to Expert The opening quote for this page, “Every expert was once beginner,” is attributed to Helen Hayes (1900-1993). She was an actress who is one of the few in her career to win an Emmy, a Grammy, and an […]
by Linda Ratcliff A truly wise man always has more questions than answers. – Wilson from Home Improvements Ask Questions Your sub-conscious works day and night to answer any questions you ask. So asking yourself open-ended questions puts the sub-conscious to work. Answers often come “out of the blue”, as ideas or notions that you […]
by Linda Ratcliff Hard work beats talent … when talent doesn’t work hard. Natural Talent vs. Hard Work Is it possible for a person without any inherent musical talent to become skilled at playing their dulcimer? Now to clarify … a person who lacks musical talent will usually manifest the following characteristics: Lacks a sense of […]
by Linda Ratcliff Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any music in the world. – Bill Monroe NEW: Part 2 of our Bluegrass Series What makes a tune or a song “bluegrass” anyway? Well, if you ask five bluegrass players, you’ll most likely get five different answers. Bluegrass music is […]
Get Some Distance…
The last thing you need to do is keep rehashing the criticism over and over in your mind….
Linda Thomas has provided us with a new lessons series for hammered dulcimer players featuring a tune by the blind Irish harper, Turlough O’Carolan, Squire Parsons. Linda’s introduction and demonstration video is above. Subscribe to DulcimerCrossing in order to have access to all (15) fifteen videos in this lesson set.