Welcome to Gary Gallier's Dulcimer Central

...the sound quality and musicianship is among the best in the dulcimer world !”

— Stephen Seifert review of "Three Wire Choir"

This is the homepage of Gary Gallier, performer, teacher, and luthier. Currently you will find information about Gary Gallier, The Gallier Brothers, their recordings, Gallier dulcimers and ongoing instruction. As this site grows, it will serve to promote all aspects of fretted dulcimer playing and building, but with a strong emphasis on innovation in both disciplines. I plan on regularly updating this site with new TAB and calendar changes, so check back often...and yell at me if I don't !  I hope you enjoy it and thank you for visiting.
(update)  I no longer have a searchable land line.  If you need to contact me by phone it's Area Code Four One 7. 83 Nine One 0 3 Three

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See Cross Key Scales in Instruction.  
With the 1.5 fret it is rare that I have to use a capo or retune to play if several different keys.  This is how you do it.

Site Wide Player - Featured Track - Black bar at very bottom of every page. Listen for free.

Many have seen the Bass Dulcimer used in providing the Bass line on my YouTube channel, with Steve Seifert playing one of my Bass Dulcimer designs on "St Louis Blues", also with "Madcat Ruth" adding some serious harmonica chops.  But the Bass Dulcimer can be also used for Melody as it is in this 4 part Flamenco inspired composition of mine "Gitano Solitario" from the Craft of Kin CD, as well as on the new Gallier Brothers "Archive" 30 year compilation of some of our favorites.  It's a 4 part song with two different time signatures, with myself on Bass Dulcimer playing melody, David Wilson on Mandolin and Bass, and Les Gallier playing Percussion.    I hope you enjoy it.

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