Produced from Summer 2010 to Fall 2017 We offered both a standard Cajon and Snare Cajon in both kit and finished form. 1/2″ baltic birch plywood was used for the sides, top, and bottom. 1/8″ aircraft birch plywood was used for the soundboard and 1/4″ birch plywood was used for the back. The top, … Continue reading The Musicmakers Cajon
It is so much fun to see what some of our creative customers are making. Bob Fisk stopped in the other day and was kind enough to demonstrate his monochord for us. The monochord is essentially a giant box with several strings all tuned to just a few notes. You have the root, the … Continue reading Monochord
mp3 download Instruments – banjo, guitar, mandolin, harmonium You never know where inspiration will come from. In this case, it came from a small toy. Just watching the big, blue, smiling face rock gently back and forth I thought it might be fun to play along. So I grabbed my banjo and this melody came … Continue reading Dr. Bobbinhead
mp3 download Instruments – Fiddle, guitar, harmonium, bass This is a tune learned from an old recording of Leonard Finseth. I recorded this tune to help start a Minnesota Fiddle Tunes Kickstarter Project. Mike Sawyer, a local musician and dear friend, is assembling a band to perform and record the music of some great old-time … Continue reading Governor’s Square
mp3 download Instruments – Banjo tuned aDADE Guitar Mandolin Bass Harmonium Get up in the Morning is an old minstrel tune as far as I can tell. I learned the tune from Adam Kiesling’s wonderful CD – Unclouded Day and he apparently got the tune from Bugs Bunny, whatever that means. Adam’s version is just … Continue reading Get up in the Morning
mp3 download This is a fun modal tune in D that I learned on banjo. On this recording I also have guitar, mandola, mountain dulcimer, bodhran, and hambone. And here is a painting by Van Gogh of a girl in a garden. Could it be Sally…?
mp3 download I learned this one from Dwight Diller who got it from the Hammonses. I forget the whole story but I think that someone died and this particular person wanted some music played at his graveside. So a friend of his sat an overnight vigil at his grave and played this song all … Continue reading Dead Man’s Piece – banjo, mandolin, guitar, and harmonium
mp3 download The Kantele is such a fun instrument to noodle around. Here is an original melody composed on the Kantele as I played my boys to sleep one night. Recorded with Harmonium.