Useful App: Clapping Music by Steve Reich

Ok, I'm not gonna lie.  This app is really challenging.  That being said, I think it's awesome.  Learning to ignore a metronome is a terrible thing to do, but if you have done that, practicing with a metronome might not be very helpful for you.  This app could potentially train you to mind your metronome again. So that's a big deal!

Even if you haven't learned to ignore a metronome, this app really keeps you on your toes and will get you keeping time better.  Give it a try.  It's free!  Let me know how it goes for you.  Like I said, it's tough and you'll see me struggle with it in this video too.

Useful App: Cheeky Fingers Piano Chords

I downloaded this app for free through a Starbuck promotion and I'm totally impressed.

I love almost everything about it and I think it could prove to be so useful.  Sometimes I just play a D major chord, or a major 7 chord, when I haven't yet looked at all the possibilities for "weird" chords.  Obviously it's good to figure out chords on your own, but I do like the idea of using this app as a "calculator" some of the time.  We all have moments where we're stumped or this is cool.

What's in my Dulcimer Case?

I was looking through all the stuff in my case and thought it would be fun to make a video about it.

I should really clean my case out more often!

Let me know if you have any handy tips or nifty things you like to keep in your dulcimer case. 

What I'd really like to hear is if you've managed to find a nice way to carry the things you need without putting them into your case at all.  Stuff gets lost in my big pocket, but I hate to carry one more bag with me everywhere.