We got a Christmas song book at class last week, "Christmas Duets for Mountain Dulcimer" by Larry Conger. We are going to be playing songs from it at Christmas at Tamarack.
I have been trying some of the songs and they actually sound pretty good. Of course, I'm very slow, but Silent Night sounds like Silent Night and it is so pretty played with chords.
I think I am getting the whole concept of using chords and parts of the chords to play songs. I'm still not sure what it's called, maybe fingerpicking. No, I think it's called "flatpicking". I'm not even sure I'm doing it right. I'm using a pick, not using the thingies that fit on your other right hand fingers.
All I know is that I can actually play Christmas songs and they are very pretty. I like this!