Do you play chords and fret across all strings? Then this group is especially for you! This is the place for talking modern chord/melody style playing, the use of a capo, fretting on all strings, using additional frets, flatpicking melodies on all strings, and playing a variety of modern popular music.
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My dulcimer does chord-melody, Andrews Sisters-style, on "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree." Tuned DAd. No extra frets are used in this arrangement.In honor of the upcoming 70th anniversary of the…Continue
Started by Sam Edelston. Last reply by Babs Greene on Tuesday.
Okay, here's something completely different. John Philip Sousa's famous march, "The Liberty Bell."This is a ball-bustingly difficult arrangement to play clean, so after about 60 takes, I allowed…Continue
Started by Sam Edelston. Last reply by Sam Edelston Aug 3.
Hey everyone check out my new song. Original dulcimer backing track was played with a modern chord style and then other dulcimer tracks were layered on. All the tracks on this are played and…Continue
Started by jonah giuliano Jul 7.
Song I wrote using a lot of over dubbing. This song uses chords on the dulcimer as a backing track and is certainly not traditional. On this song I play Mountain dulcimer, Vibraphone, Drum set, Hand…Continue
Started by jonah giuliano. Last reply by jonah giuliano Jun 1.
Hi Everyone, Happy I found this site and in particular, this group! I'm a long time chromatic dulcimer player that has been through a lot of twists and turns with and without my dulcimer. In 1995, I…Continue
Started by John Astor. Last reply by ellen horn May 31.
I taught a workshop recently on "Unexpected Songs That Don't Require Extra Frets." (One of my favorite topics ... along with unexpected songs that do require extra frets. ) While I was…Continue
Started by Sam Edelston. Last reply by Sam Edelston Apr 19.