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Dulcimer Maker : The Craft of Homer Ledford - Gerald R. Alvey

Dulcimer Maker

The Craft of Homer Ledford

By: Gerald R. Alvey, Ron Pen (Foreword by)


Published: 14th March 2003
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" 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
Introductionp. 1
Homer Ledford: The Man and Craftsmanp. 7
The Anatomy of the Ledford Dulcimerp. 51
The Ledford Dulcimer in Contextp. 111
Afterwordp. 171
Audeographyp. 176
Notesp. 181
Indexp. 193
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780813190518
ISBN-10: 0813190517
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 14th March 2003
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.65  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Type: New edition