Dulcimer Maker: The Craft of Homer Ledford (Paperback)

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Dulcimer Maker: The Craft of Homer Ledford (Paperback)


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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.

Product Details ISBN: 9780813190518
ISBN-10: 0813190517
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: March 14th, 2003
Pages: 216
Language: English