A Corrected Tune of Murder

The Tune of Murder has been carefully edited and once again uploaded to Amazon.  I hope none of the old copies are still available through Amazon vendors and I’ve requested that only an updated version be provided through Amazon.  If anyone does get one of the error-riddled copies, send it to me with your name and address and I’ll reimburse the postage and send you the newly edited one.  I’ll probably never know why or how an old file was ever uploaded.

Ukulele: a Pleasing Instrument

christmasdecorating2014 006This is my newest instrument. It’s a Diamond Head 200, a very inexpensive line, but so far the instrument tunes to 440, holds its tune, and is easy to play. I would like to own a standard-sized hammer dulcimer, a cello, and a concertina, but there’s little room left in the house. I’ve heard for years that people who can do something, do it; those who can’t, teach it. I’m wondering if those who can play instruments do so; those who can’t, collect them. Music is a pleasure either way.

Some Instruments around the house

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The largest one is a small hammer dulcimer. The slender wooden hammers are for striking the strings. The smaller stringed instrument is a psaltery, played by plucking with the fingers or by striking with a plectrum. James Becker Becker Instruments made these two instruments. The pipe on the left is a fife. On the right is a recorder and a penny whistle. My cat likes the stringed instruments best.