The Mountain Dulcimer
by Bill Behmer & Gwen Meister
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 12:00 Noon
North Platte Public Library
Using folk songs as illustrations, Bill Behmer outlines the history and folklore of this simple-to-play, inexpensive and often homemade American folk instrument. He discusses the dulcimer’s European and Asian ancestors and similar fretted zithers found in other traditions. He demonstrates and compares traditional and contemporary playing styles, a variety of tuning methods and how to play the dulcimer by ear. Bill is accompanied by his wife, Gwen Meister, singing harmony and playing autoharp and rhythm instruments.
Seating is limited, please call the North Platte Public Library at 308-535-8036 x 3301 to reserve your seat today. This is a brown bag luncheon, feel free to bring your own lunch and enjoy some wonderful music. Coffee and water will be provided.
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