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Haiku, There's Always An Extra Person

“And you thought playing – guitar was hard; a zither – has thirty-five strings”

Washington Phillips - Lift Him Up That's All


With many old blues and gospel 78s it can be difficult to pin down details about the recording or even the artist, but you often have a good idea what instrument is being played. 454 more words


Molten gold love loch

Silhouette on a swan boat

Magic of a note

Plaintive chords of a zither

Make a leap bounce and slither



Komorebi is the Japanese word used to describe sunlight as it passes through trees.  In this piece I play rich tones on the marimba which are paired with heavily dubbed spikes of zither.  34 more words

Diddley Bow Blues

One of Paddock’s student workers, along with the Music Library Supervisor, recently made a trip across the hallway from Paddock to the Dartmouth Woodworking Shop to make diddley bows. 315 more words

Student Workers

July 18, 64: Rome Wasn't Burnt in a Day

Just whose fault was it anyway? Was it a cow kicking over a lantern, that strange new sect known as Christians, or the Emperor himself whom rumor would have wailing on a fiddle during the conflagration? 257 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Laraaji - Universe

Since I’ve alluded to him a couple times, the least I could do is devote a post to a New Age giant: Laraaji. Born Edward Larry Gordon in Philadelphia, PA, he was a student of violin, piano, trombone, and voice in his youth and originally pursued studies in music at Howard University. 309 more words

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