Mudcat Café message #572935 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21959   Message #572935
Posted By: Pinetop Slim
15-Oct-01 - 08:24 PM
Thread Name: Fretted Dulcimer Bowing Bridges
Subject: RE: Fretted Dulcimer Bowing Bridges
David Schnaufer has recorded at least one song using a bow. IMHO, it exaggerates the drone -- and the drone doesn't need it. There might be a sample at Schnaufer's web site.
Jean Ritchie's "The Dulcimer Book," includes a pic of Leah Smith playing with a bow, so the technique has been around for a while.
Maybe Black Walnut will check back in and let us know if she ever got the bowing bridge and how she's done with it.
Dwain Wilder of Bear Meadow Dulcimers installed the bowing bridge on Lorraine Hammond's and there might be a picture at his web site.