" Dulcimer making has long been considered an art. The exquisite design is also functional, and the best instruments sound as beautiful as they look. Homer Ledford, a legend among dulcimer makers, is known for his innovative but traditional craftsmanship. A biography and a step-by-step guide to dulcimer making, this classic book illuminates and celebrates the work of a master craftsman, musician, and folk artist. This new edition presents a foreword by Ron Pen, director of the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music at the University of Kentucky, and an enlightening afterword featuring a conversation with Ledford. In an era when Americans are rediscovering their musical roots, Dulcimer Maker offers a unique look at a bluegrass legend.
"Goes well beyond the numerous scholarly and technical articles written over the years about the dulcimer. Ledford's comments complement Alvey's writing and the fine photographs."
|List of Illustrations|
|Homer Ledford: The Man and Craftsman||p. 7|
|The Anatomy of the Ledford Dulcimer||p. 51|
|The Ledford Dulcimer in Context||p. 111|
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Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 2nd October 2009
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.65 x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.33