the following article was drafted for and published by Nashville’s Grand Old Dulcimer Club:
‘A pro English dulcimer player advises beginners’
Listening is hearing with intent to understand. It is a discipline that requires patience and focus. Listening is perhaps the most important skill a musician can acquire. The more you develop your listening skills, the better you will understand music and the better you will play, both solo and with others. Equally import perhaps, if you listen well you will win the respect of industry professionals.