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Slit Drum


It's been a long time on my mind to build a slit drum, and the opportunity finally came. As if making a slit drum wasn't hard enough, I chose to create a 12 note chorded slit drum. Because tuning is the most time-consuming part of this process, twelve "tongues" took a while to do. After much hand carving and chasing notes, I eventually came up with...

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Voice of the Dragon Violin - The Finished Instrument


After a couple of months of work, the Dragon Violin can now begin its journey of being a violin. Over time and after many hours of playing this "green" violin, a more mature and refined voice will emerge. It was once told to me that after building a wood instrument, especially a violin, the wood that was once a tree must now learn to be a musical i...

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