High Dronesome Sound
Using a reverse capo to get a high-pitched drone string on a mountain dulcimer, along with a scratch-picking style that sounds a little like frailing.Demonstrated with a bone-simple rendition of Shady Grove.
Visiting this again- what a great sound you get Ken.
Thanks, Sue. That scratch-picking is pretty easy to pick up quickly.
This is Great Flint
Thanks, Randy, Robin, Tom, Jim and Lisa! Your encouragement helps a lot.I'm going to play around with this some more -- I don't think it's quite right yet. My fingers aren't used to playing like this, so it's kind of stilted, and I need to see what has to be added to it to play a more complicated line. (Maybe crossing over to the melody string with the index finger to get more melody notes in the line.)
Very nice, Ken! I love that light high parchment-y sound. Real old sound appeal.
Cool! I was just working on this song tonight, looks like I need to try DAC too;
I like your high dronesome sound a lot, Ken. Got a tune ready for us? Hope so!
This is great Ken. That's the closest I ever heard to clawhammer banjo on a dulcimer....& your fingerpicking is something else. Thx...