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OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players

If you are an avid fan of the older traditional mountain dulcimer playing styles and music, declare your old fashion passion here amongst kindred souls similarly addicted! ;D

Website: http://dulcimer-noter-drone.blogspot.com/
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Comment by John Gribble on August 30, 2014 at 10:30am
Judy, I like a longish one, about 5 1/2 inches long. I find holding a short one creates a lot of tension in my hand. But like the others have said, experiment and find what works best for you.
Comment by Greg Gunner on August 30, 2014 at 10:23am

I would say approximately 5-6 inches long.  But instead of making yourself one temporary noter, why not make a half dozen or so?  Noters are the like picks. They constantly get lost or left behind.  Your dowel noter will work just as well as the expensive, lathed turned fancy noters.

Think of noters in the same way you think of the tires on your automobile.  They are going to wear out and need to be replaced, and you probably want to have a spare on hand for the inevitable situation where the original needs to be replaced.

Comment by John Henry on August 30, 2014 at 10:19am

Hand !!!

Comment by John Henry on August 30, 2014 at 10:18am

In the region of 3" to 4", depending on the size of your and, and its 'feel' (special to you ?

If your dowel is long enough experiment and cut a couple !

JohnH

Comment by Judy K Gillett on August 30, 2014 at 10:15am

I found a dowel stick and want to make a temporary noter out of it.. How long should I make it?

Comment by Chuck Clark on August 4, 2014 at 6:16pm

Thanks, guys.  Matteo's guard looks to be a simple adhesive bandage - a cheap and functional approach that I will try when we practice tonight.

Comment by nick o'sullivan on August 4, 2014 at 11:29am

Hi Chuck, There are many songs referring to playing till your fingers bleed.  You don't want that to happen but persevere and the tips your fingers will harden.  Nick 

Comment by Bobby (Maxspop) Bingham on August 4, 2014 at 9:14am

John P. and Chuck, I think I heard Matteo say once that the nore he uses is a section of modified bamboo that wraps his finger.

Comment by john p on August 4, 2014 at 9:00am

Hi Chuck,

Matteo's member page

Take a look at one of Matteo's videos and you'll see he uses some sort of finger guard.
Perhaps if you sent him a message he'd be able to give you some details.

Comment by Chuck Clark on August 3, 2014 at 9:21pm
Playing a lot more than usual and fingertips are showing some soreness. Neber could get used to a noter. Has anyine ever heard of playing with some sort of fingertio pad, probably leather?
 
 
 

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