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DULCIMER MAKER The Craft of Homer Ledford

Alvey, R. Gerald

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ISBN 10: 0813114470 / ISBN 13: 9780813114477
Published by University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Condition: As New Hardcover
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(1984) 186 pp. black & white photo illus. D/j has small tears at top, protected in plastic cover, still attractive. Bookseller Inventory # 1390

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Title: DULCIMER MAKER The Craft of Homer Ledford

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: Jerry Schureman

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

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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.

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R. Gerald Alvey is a retired professor of English at the University of Kentucky who has published numerous articles on Appalachian culture.

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