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Lego, My Dulcimer

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Lego, My Dulcimer

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Lego, My Dulcimer

Lego, My Dulcimer

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Peter Alway's Lego dulcimer

Courtesy of Peter Alway

The traditional mountain dulcimer, with its strings stretched the length of an oblong wood box, provides a distinctive profile that has endured for generations.

Dulcimer enthusiast Peter Alway of Ann Arbor, Mich., cast aside tradition to build the instrument out of Legos.

A Lego Dulcimer Tune

Music from by Peter Alway

And it works, as he demonstrates for Sheilah Kast.