I was able to deliver the first thumb piano. The other two are getting their final touches and will be finished soon, probably by the end of this week!
I am getting the kalimba bodies glued together and will start making the tines this weekend. I love having a fun reason to go shopping at the hardware store!
Second thumb piano video
This video gives an example of using the thumb piano without sheet music. My 10 year old daughter is playing one of my thumb pianos, my 15 year old son... Read more
Thumb piano questions answered
The thumb piano is a small instrument with a big sound, known for African music but has become a great instrument for a variety of song styles as well. The... Read more
Easy-play Songs Sound Good Too!
Last in this series of dulcimer videos, I'd like you to see for yourself that you don't have to play chords or difficult arrangements to enjoy the dulcimer, especially if... Read more
How to Play the Dulcimer, part 2
Chords (using the "other" strings on the dulcimer)
This next video is a good example of why playing on the first string [see video in project update #4] is recommended... Read more
How to Play the Dulcimer
My wife and kids made several videos for my Kickstarter project yesterday. I posted one last night of two of my kids jamming freestyle to a song that my 10... Read more
Moving right along!
The cooler weather we had in the upper midwest this weekend was refreshing. It allowed me to get a good start on the thumb harps. I was able to cut... Read more
Thank you all for a great beginning! I will be spending much of the weekend cutting parts to get ready to build!