Rookie Mistakes --
General mountain dulcimer or music discussions
Well I've had the dulcimer bug for about a year and still love it. I have 5 right now and love the sound of each one. When I'm playing a really fast tune I like to play my Berg, but a ballad that is slow and thoughtful I play my Folkroots Itty bitty such a rich sound.
All the years my husband and I have been married I never had a passion almost like addictive, but my husband had many, woodworking, fishing, of course a little bass boat was a given, golf the list goes on and on but I was always the thrifty one, maybe crochet yarn or a cool knitting pattern so a mere pennies compared to David's passions.
After retiring I continued my needlework but then remembering I always wanted to learn the dulcimer investigated and found a d society in town and this started it all. I have found I have learned different techniques from different people, Dave Haas, Stephen Seifert, Jackie Armstrong (books) and love them all. So my advice keep an open mind where it comes from learning and remember the only stupid questions is not asking them:)