"I had Cyntia as my main morning Instructor (2.5 hr/day) at the old weeklong workshop at Appalachian State in Boone NC. It was probably the summer of 1989. I envy you the opportunity to study with her on an on-going basis."
"Guy, I have a fairly large collection of hand written tab from of Randy's foremost students Cyntia Smith (including some which just lists Randy as the arranger). Perhaps we should compare note's sometime."
"I believe it (that the book tab is harder than previous handwritten tab). I have the book and I've compared his book version of Sweet Bonnie Robin to the one you've performed on this site, Guy. Yours is beautiful, no doubt, but…"
"I have a fairly large collection of Randy's handwritten tab, much of which was written before he published it in the book. He definitely made things MUCH harder in the book than other versions of the pieces I have from him."
"Yes, Guy. Ideally I'd like either book, but I would probably have an easier time learning the tunes in the Elizabethan book since I have the CD to guide my ears. I hadn't thought of Ebay, but I do check Amazon from time to time."
"I fully understand where you are coming from Rob but here is why I love the extra frets. Frequently at church I will use my dulcimer to accompany myself on a song and then later the pianist will start off leading the congregation and then I…"
"The middle string C is very useful when you are playing key of G out of DAd tuning. You can even do key of C out of DAd using the C and F. The extra frets are very useful for major keys if you frequently play in situations where retuning…"
"My approach to the conversion does not require reading standard music notation, but it does require knowing the guitar tuning, being able to convert the guitar tab to musical notes, and enough musical theory to decipher a group of notes into a…"
"I completely agree with the idea of playing what you like how you like to play it. I certainly play a lot of lute tunes finger-picked chord/melody almost as if I were playing a guitar. I do believe in one sense though that a dulcimer is…"
I'm not familiar with "Lulu", but I do offer copies of my tab/music sheets for sale. If you don't mind, perhaps you can tell me what "Lulu" is, and/or email my record label Aeolus Music with specific requests--as I'm not sure this site is appropriate for that. Still, thank you for your interest. I appreciate it very much.
Thanks for all the welcomes. I have been in on-line dulcimer communities since the mid-90's. I started on the old sweet music list serve and since about 2002 I have been dulciken on ED. I just decided to expand my horizons a bit.
...For warmly greeting new members and making them feel welcome here on FOTMD!
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