73: Ted Yoder: The Master Of The Hammered Dulcimer Shares His Life

Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Podcast Interview with Mr Ted Yoder. 

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ted-yoderTodays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview, is a master of an instrument that until recently I had never heard off, but upon stumbling upon some information on the web, I knew that I wanted to have him on my show…..Mr Ted Yoder

He got to the top of the Hammered Dulcimer pile, when back in 2010 he won the National Championship, even though this was not an instrument that was on his radar even a few years previously.

As he says “For years I was a musician who played a lot of different instruments. Jack of all, master of none. The hammered dulcimer was just another instrument I could play a little on but not really kill it.”

But with a bit of practice Ted Yoder is not only killing it, but actually smashing it to pieces too (which will make sense if you listen to the show)

So what was it about this instrument that really spoke to him, and allowed him to become a musician fulltime, traveling the country performing well known classics, with a unique twist.

Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs with the one and only Ted Yoder.

Show Highlights

During the episode we discussed such weighty topics such as:

How when he was a child he always wanted to be the new Billy Joel or Eton John!

How he heard the instrument firstly on a Rich Mullins recording and was fascinated by its tone!

How he grasped the chance of living his dream life after a terrifying motor accident with all the family!

How you only need to look at Ed Sheerin to see the steps that lead to success!

And lastly…..

How there are always going to be fears in your life, but it is how we overcome these that lead to success!

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