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Tuning to a key

I am playing in a Fake Book,which is in key of C. How should my dulcimer be tuned--DAa , dad, ccg or some other? Also, if possible, how sho…

Started by RichLatest Reply

Your beginner progress this week- I'm working on...

Hey newbies and dulcimer beginners- Post here to tell us about something you have been working on or learning this week! There is nothing t…

Started by StrumeliaLatest Reply

What kind of dulcimer do I need?

Beginners- Not sure of what kind of dulcimer you should get? Wondering if your current dulcimer is 'good enough'? Are you thinking maybe th…

Started by StrumeliaLatest Reply

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How to Learn

Learn one piece of music and add to it, creating a knowledge base, or use a lesson plan/book of some sort?

Started by Lawrence Boettcher

10 3 hours ago
Reply by David Temple

Flatpicking location

Working through Mike Casey' technique book.  For the flat-picking exercises he does not say where on the fretboard it is best to pick.  Whe…

Started by Robert D. Ketterlinus

6 6 hours ago
Reply by Mandy

Your beginner progress this week- I'm working on...

Hey newbies and dulcimer beginners- Post here to tell us about something you have been working on or learning this week! There is nothing t…

Started by Strumelia

1164 15 hours ago
Reply by Robin Kerr

Fretting finger pain and exercises

I am finding my fingers joints especially at the main knuckles (and esp. pinky and ring finger) developing pain after only short practice s…

Started by Robert D. Ketterlinus

3 yesterday
Reply by Robert D. Ketterlinus

How to maximize the learning experience at a festival?

Hello All, I am going to my first festival this weekend (2/28/15).  Any tips out there for a newbie to maximize the learning experience?  I…

Started by Neil W. Millard

8 on Thursday
Reply by Neil W. Millard

Dana's Beginner videos to learn simple songs in chord style

http://youtu.be/iIX_VnckHnA Gray Cat http://youtu.be/UhxwpmiHDzk Ole Joe Clark http://youtu.be/CvzUHwFV1gg Sugar Hill  (I am tuned to CGC h…

Started by Dana R. McCall

51 on Thursday
Reply by Dana R. McCall

Strings?

So many choices for strings!  Any suggestions for an average player?  I play old style on an old Jeffreys 3-string but am learning to finge…

Started by Pat Henley

18 Feb 21
Reply by robert schuler

Am I too old to learn to play dulcimer?

I thought this would be an interesting discussion in the beginners' group. I just wrote a blog post about this question, and here are my th…

Started by Strumelia

44 Feb 21
Reply by Henry W. Pere, Jr.

Can a dulcimer change? Sustain is. . .loud

Hi All,  I really love my instrument -- I play at least a little while almost every day. Recently it seems like the sustain (vibrato) is lo…

Started by Ellen Rice

19 Feb 17
Reply by Ellen Rice

What is a good timeframe for a lesson?

Hello All, I am a new student of the dulcimer within the past month.  I was wondering how long an individual lesson should be?  I just had…

Started by Neil W. Millard

16 Feb 16
Reply by Neil W. Millard

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