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Folkcraft cedar/walnut dulcimer tuned 1-5-8.
Tags: Fretted, dulcimer, lap, mountain
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Thank you Mark! I appreciate you taking the time to look and to comment. :)
Very nice job on this one. Slow and stately (-:
Hello all and thank you for your comments. They are always appreciated.
Robin - I don't know if I'm the only player who uses his/her right hand the way I do; I can only tell you that I haven't consciously copied anyone's technique there. I know there are other people, though, who also prefer an "in" strum for emphasis rather than an "out" strum. I like it because it gives you what little bass dulcimers have right up front (because you hit that string first), and it carries for a bit while you are then picking out melody lines on the other two strings. I think it contributes to the mellow sound I personally enjoy.
John - I'm embarrassed to say that I have not been playing my HD much. It's a shame because it's such a pretty instrument and I really enjoy it. But I look at it, and the prospect of having to tune 50+ strings, and then I look at my fretted dulcimers with their 3 little strings, and you can see which I end up playing. :)
Brian I love the song but I really enjoy the way you play.
Precise and uncluttered, nothing like the way I play, lol, thanks Brian ! Have meant to ask for a while, do you still play your HD as much as the MD? I really have to make a big effort to run thro' some of the old repertoire these days, I think it must be down to the influence of this site. (don't tell S.......a I said that)
That's a lovely tune beautifully played Brian. I think that you are the only player I have seen who works their right hand the way you do? That individual note flatpicking with an in-strum lead looks really natural and absolutely "right" for your sound. When I try to copy it I find it actually develops a slightly richer, mellower tone than the more usually seen flatpicking from an out-strum lead.
Thanks Rocky! I'm glad you liked it. I started playing in the mid 1990s, but then by 2000 or so I had stopped as I became very busy with graduate school, work, life, etc. Picked it up again sometime last year or possibly the year before.
Very enjoyable. How long have you been playing the MD?
Thanks Randy! I appreciate it. Please post your performance also. I'd love to see/hear it. :)
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