Keep in mind I’m assuming playing mountain dulcimer is equal in effort expended to playing an acoustical guitar, and these are all estimates/averages.
Calories burned Music playing, guitar (mountain dulcimer), classical, folk(sitting) is approximately 145 an hour (2.4 calories per minute).
It is well known that a person needs to burn (or not consume) 3,500 calories to lose a pound.
145 calories burned playing dulcimer an hour a day X 30 days = 4,350 calories burned a month. That equals to 1.24 pounds a month.
145 calories burned playing dulcimer an hour a day X 365 days = 52,200 calories burned a year. That equals to almost 15 pounds a year. [52,200/3,500= 14.9 lbs].
Warning: consult your physician or musicologist before starting any dulcimer diet
David B. <><
Thanks to Louise for the newspaper clippings
If you want to watch the entire dulcimer contest from Friday you may do so at: https://youtu.be/tgOgJHc2KYY
For those of you who missed the documentary on APT
Celebrating 50 Years – Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention
Alabama Public Television will be airing a documentary on last year’s 50th Anniversary of the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddler’s Convention this weekend! Be sure to tune in or set your DVR for Sunday, September 17 at 12:30 pm to relive the old-time music and grand tradition of this special event!
David B <><
Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: 15 September 1936
Enos Yeager (1936-2012) was born
For more see https://athensdulcimerclub.wordpress.com/dulcimentaries/dulcimentary-articles/enos-yeager/