"There are several voicings of the "drone" strings that I would recommend changing in this TAB. In my discussion to follow I will not count the pick-up measure so measure 1 will be the first full measure, the measure with an Em above…"
"I notice you said that when you played Star you used "some" chording. I am wondering if that may have been part of the fiddler's problem. Unless you only left the drone strings unfretted when the music specifically called…"
"I do enjoy music from those periods as well but I have never pursued your angle. I do own a chromatic but it mostly collects dust. Shelly Stevens in her two books (The Three String Orchestra, volumes I and II) does include some…"
"I studied early music at University. By the time I came to play it on the dulcimer, I had all but abandoned any scholarly approach whatsoever to the music. I find that these days I tend towards playing what sounds good to my ear…"
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…"
"Thanks Ivan. I have thought about buying the Elizabeth's Dream book but when I compared tables of contents most of the early music tunes were already in Steven's English Country Garden book.
I decided to stay away from celtic…"
"Stephen K. Smith : Elizabeth's Dream 21 tunes, mostly Elizabethan but a few reminiscent of the period and a few new compositions inspired by the period. CD available as well.
Neal Hellman : Celtic Songs and Low Airs for…"
"I should add that each of my books has 24 tunes from John Playford's famous collection. The first volume is from Playford's original 1651 collection and the second is mostly tunes from subsequent editions. When I researched the…"
"I have two books of Elizabethan music (English country dances) on dulcimer available. Each comes with a CD of all the tunes. I also play many of the pieces on YouTube videos so you can watch them being…"
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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I have a main blog for Traditional style mountain dulcimer playing here: Mountain Dulcimer Noter-drone Blog This is an old style of playing where you only fret your notes on the melody string, while letting the drones strings ring open. In my blog, I express my personal views about playing, I offer free TAB and free beginner videos, and I try to help beginners understand in a very basic simple way the 'mysteries' of playing the mountain dulcimer in traditional modal noter/drone style.