Fan Friday is coming!

Hello friends,

 So I have no idea what kind of allbum to make this year and so I would like to open it up to all of you. Is there a song that is not currantly played on the hammer dulcimer that you would love to see what I could do to it or is there a song that you think you could stump me with? Respond here with the song and I'll see what I can do. Who knows, maybe it will find it's way onto the next CD or at least get a short video on the blog here showing you what I've done.

 I will be posting new material every Friday that's going to show you what I'm working on for concert or CD. It should be fun and a little more interactive than me just writing an email and you reading. :)

 Leave me your song suggestion below and let's see who gets the first song on the new CD.

 Have a great year everyone. Spring is coming soon.

p.s. the first video blog for this Friday is going to be an original song that I've been working on just since last Saturday. I like what I've got so far and I think you will too. I'll let you know when it's posted here.

8 comments

  • Nate Slabaugh

    Nate Slabaugh

    I'm not sure if my last comment made it on here or not... I hit enter before I was finished. Anyway, I don't know if you ever heard of Xavier Rudd but he plays really mellow music kinda like Jack Johnson but he specializes in playing the didgeridoo (he's incredible), I think it would be pretty incredible if you could play something like that. I like it when you add hitting your dulcimer (not the strings) to add a different kind of sound/beat. Have you ever thought about adding a drum machine for another dimension of your music? I'm not sure what all is possible with your instrument. Well, theres my 2 cents, tell me what you think.

    I'm not sure if my last comment made it on here or not... I hit enter before I was finished. Anyway, I don't know if you ever heard of Xavier Rudd but he plays really mellow music kinda like Jack Johnson but he specializes in playing the didgeridoo (he's incredible), I think it would be pretty incredible if you could play something like that. I like it when you add hitting your dulcimer (not the strings) to add a different kind of sound/beat. Have you ever thought about adding a drum machine for another dimension of your music? I'm not sure what all is possible with your instrument. Well, theres my 2 cents, tell me what you think.

  • Heather Dismuke

    Heather Dismuke

    I think worship music would be great! i know tons of people who love to listen to instrumental worship. It could be some of the older stuff and some of the contemporary stuff.

    I think worship music would be great! i know tons of people who love to listen to instrumental worship. It could be some of the older stuff and some of the contemporary stuff.

  • Shawn M.

    Shawn M.

    I'd like to see you try out entirely different genres than the dulcimer is usually used for. Listen to some Loreena McKennitt, Enya, Paul Hardcastle and Hevia and see what inspiration strikes. Or maybe go old school with some Simon and Garfunkel.

    I'd like to see you try out entirely different genres than the dulcimer is usually used for. Listen to some Loreena McKennitt, Enya, Paul Hardcastle and Hevia and see what inspiration strikes. Or maybe go old school with some Simon and Garfunkel.

  • Judy

    Judy

    I like Breton folk music--and I remember a great song Traon an Dour. I would love to hear your rendition of it--traditional then variations, kind of like how you did Carol of the Bells. I agree that Loreena McKinnitt and Blackmore's Night have some cool songs. (Or I've always wanted to try adapting for fun some snippets of J.S. Bach partitas for the violin to the HD. Thanks for the idea of fan suggestions

    I like Breton folk music--and I remember a great song Traon an Dour. I would love to hear your rendition of it--traditional then variations, kind of like how you did Carol of the Bells. I agree that Loreena McKinnitt and Blackmore's Night have some cool songs. (Or I've always wanted to try adapting for fun some snippets of J.S. Bach partitas for the violin to the HD. Thanks for the idea of fan suggestions

  • donnie dorsey

    donnie dorsey

    Ted, I would loe to hear "Last dance (?)" by Floyd Cramer.

    Ted, I would loe to hear "Last dance (?)" by
    Floyd Cramer.

  • Jamie

    Jamie

    Bro, you left me longing for more. I love the HD. I love when you play the HD. I think you should open up the psalms and let God inspire you to write your own music. Tell us a story with your music. Let us experience God with your music as some of the great composers like Handel did. Thanks for sharing your music. I look forward to the next installment.

    Bro, you left me longing for more. I love the HD. I love when you play the HD. I think you should open up the psalms and let God inspire you to write your own music. Tell us a story with your music. Let us experience God with your music as some of the great composers like Handel did. Thanks for sharing your music. I look forward to the next installment.

  • Judy

    Judy

    Oh--one more Breton song I would love to hear your adaptation of-- An Alarc'h. Alan Stivell does a traditional rendering of it, but I've heard some lovely mellow piano versions.oh and P.S. I like the percussion idea--hitting the wood--it's cool.

    Oh--one more Breton song I would love to hear your adaptation of-- An Alarc'h. Alan Stivell does a traditional rendering of it, but I've heard some lovely mellow piano versions.oh and P.S. I like the percussion idea--hitting the wood--it's cool.

  • Gail Drinkard

    Gail Drinkard

    You will probably laugh at me - but I just heard the "Linus and Lucy" theme on a Valentine Charlie Brown program. I'd LOVE to not only hear you play it, but would love to be able to play it some time myself! I don't know if it would be album-worthy - but it sure would be fun! Also an option would be melodies for weddings! Perhaps both the expected, and unexpected!

    You will probably laugh at me - but I just heard the "Linus and Lucy" theme on a Valentine Charlie Brown program. I'd LOVE to not only hear you play it, but would love to be able to play it some time myself! I don't know if it would be album-worthy - but it sure would be fun!

    Also an option would be melodies for weddings! Perhaps both the expected, and unexpected!

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