THE TEXTURE OF WOOD: THURSDAYS TAKE ON TUESDAYS TEXTURES

Tuesdays of Texture – Week 45 of 2016


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Probably the oldest tree in our town. In the oldest cemetery in town. It’s tall and the bark is full of stories.

This post is about the textures of wood. Bark while it’s growing. It’s rings and history after being cut down. And eventually, it’s smooth beauty after it has become something else with only a vague memory of once upon a time having been a tree.

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The dulcimer began life as trees. Several different trees. Rosewood, spruce, and maple. Does the dulcimer remember the trees from which it was created?

23 thoughts on “THE TEXTURE OF WOOD: THURSDAYS TAKE ON TUESDAYS TEXTURES”

        1. I don’t know how a violin is tuned, but it turns out, there are many different ways to tune a dulcimer. Typically two strings are the same and the others depend on what you are doing with vocals. It’s a folk instrument, so you can look it up. Basically, you can tune it any way the strings will tolerate and work for you.

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                1. The nice thing for anyone who just loves instruments is that you can play it badly, but still enjoy playing. You can play brilliantly, too and invent new ways to play … but it’s an instrument for everyone. As long as your music is modal.

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  1. Hello Marilyn! Sorry for the delay – I did everything off my mobile the last couple of days because I was on full mommy duties and had troubles trying to comment and forwarding this to twitter – I love this post!

    That dulcimer does remind me of the trees it came from, it is a beautiful piece. Thank you so much for sharing it with me and my readers. I love that this will be another wood post featured tomorrow 🙂

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