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Tis So Sweet and Hallelujah

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David Shearer

Story

I performed this piece on a rare six-string dulcimer with extra frets. A dulcimer is an Appalachian stringed instrument that was used for centuries to pass on scripture and family history. Traditionally, dulcimer players used a feather to strum the strings, I use my finger, much like a lap guitarist would. This specific instrument was one that my wife bought after she watched the luthier, Dee of Dallas, Oregon, lovingly form it. The tone was to Lynn's ear very rich. As soon as I played it, I knew that this was a "must have" instrument to add to my growing collection. A medley, "Tis So Sweet and Hallelujah," is a reflection of the peace and joy that we may have in accepting Christ as our Saviour.