Web-page of Dennis Havlena

ARTICLES HERE INCLUDE DIY HOW-TO-BUILD SIMPLE BUT NICE
SOUNDING/PLAYING FOLK INSTRUMENTS.

Hi - I hesitatingly include this PayPal "Donate" button -- to help
fund current & future projects, materials & ideas for this web-page:


(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 ADDITIONAL 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 YouTube video showing several of my instruments being played



CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT JEREMY AND NANCY'S PROJECT

Pantheon Steel, long-time maker of steel drums (pans) is making and selling
their "Halo" hand-pan which is their version of the essentially unobtainable Hang drum.
Click HERE for more information about the Halo, also to see and hear it being played.

I just received a Hapi Drum Mini - Gotta say I'm very impressed at the tone
& volume out of this little beauty! Highly recommended! For more information click HERE

Spike Finch in California is selling very nice "Hand-Pan" instruments.
Here's a short YouTube video of me playing his "Zen Tambour"
CLICK HERE to watch this YouTube video.
Click HERE for more information

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
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:
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    A FEW GENEALOGICAL LINKS:
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    MISCELLANEOUS LINKS:
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    Dennis Havlena - W8MI (formerly W8UR, KL7GRQ, WA8DDI)
    The URL of this webpage is:
    http://www.DennisHavlena.com

    Please note: Things have gotten extremely busy
    around here. I apologize that I may not be able to
    answer e-mail in a timely fashion.
    If you e-mail me, please mention musical instruments
    prominently in the subject line -- I get tons of spam daily.

    Copyright 2010 Dennis Havlena
    The URL of this webpage, for many years WAS
    http://www.ehhs.cmich.edu/~dhavlena/ or
    http://edcen.ehhs.cmich.edu/~dhavlena/


    (a few of my instruments and me)

    
    
    (Some of my instruments on display at local Library)

    
    
    (Closeup of Library display)