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@cotton1989 • 6 days ago • comments: 35
Posted a new Comment on Basic Fingerpicking Techniques (Mountain Dulcimer Tutorial):
"I am just now learning to pick a dulcimer. I have a mountain dulcimer, 4 strings, tuning is d-a-aa. Is there a certain way I should pick this type of..."

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Ken Longfield
03/18/17 12:54:58PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Cotton1989. It's good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Cynthia Wigington
03/18/17 09:12:38AM @cynthia-wigington:

Greetings from Vermont Cotton and welcome to the site. Your question about is there a certain way you should pick it - I'm not sure if you mean a picking pattern, or a certain technique. You can use any pattern you like, or that follows the melody. As far as technique goes, depending on how important it is to make the two high strings ring, you'll have to adjust your hand wrist carefully that the finger goes flat across the two. Good luck. For pickers on this site, I recommend you listen to and talk to Jan Potts and Guy Babusek, both whom I have the greatest respect for. Have fun.

Jim Fawcett
03/17/17 07:38:51PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Cotton, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Rob N Lackey
03/17/17 07:36:05PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Cotton1989, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.



Benjamin W Barr Jr
03/17/17 05:58:41PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Cotton, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.