Web-page of Dennis Havlena

ARTICLES HERE INCLUDE DIY HOW-TO-BUILD SIMPLE
BUT NICE SOUNDING/PLAYING FOLK INSTRUMENTS.
This webpage has been online for approaching 25 years.
I have been tinkering with instruments for over twice that long.

(A few of the instruments
described in this webpage)
MY OWN Music Related Articles OTHERS' Music Related Articles
Links to Other Musical Sites Some Genealogical information
How to Play Bagpipes - Amazing Grace Links to Miscellaneous Sites



CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS FROM MY WORKSHOP IN AFRICA

Anyone overseas want me to do a workshop? No pay needed, just flight & expenses. dhavlena@gmail.com.

CLICK HERE for a short video showing several instruments being played


Pantheon Steel, long-time maker
of steel drums is making and selling
their excellent "Halo" hand-pans.
Click HERE for more information.

Re. the Hapi Drum Mini - I'm very impressed with the tone
& volume out of it. For more information click HERE


MY FRIEND DUDU BA IN DAKAR, SENEGAL, MAKES AND SELLS
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL OBJECTS OUT OF GOURDS (CALABASHES)
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE EXAMPLES OF HIS WORK








ACE CRAFTSMAN DAVID KRONBERG HAS MADE AVAILABLE
BLUEPRINTS/PLANS FOR CONSTRUCTING THREE DIFFERENT
STYLES OF VERY HIGH-CLASS HURDY GURDIES. CLICK HERE
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OBTAINING DAVE'S PLANS


PLEASE CHECK OUT THE CD "COOKIES AND CAKE"
BY FRIEND ELEANOR KING MD
CLICK HERE to hear a short segment from Eleanor's CD
CLICK HERE for more information about this CD



MUSIC RELATED ARTICLES (my articles & ideas):

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HOW TO PLAY THE BAGPIPE - AMAZING GRACE:
  • How to play "Amazing Grace" on the Bagpipe - note for note

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    MUSIC RELATED ARTICLES (other folk's articles & ideas)

    
    PLEASE NOTE: IT HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY HARD TO KEEP UP-TO-DATE
    WITH EVER-CHANGING LINK ADDRESSES. PLEASE FORGIVE ME IF SOME LINKS HERE
    DO NOT WORK. AS I HAVE TIME I'LL TRY TO FIX THEM: 

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    LINKS TO SOME OTHER MUSICAL SITES: