General mountain dulcimer or music discussions
I'm new as well, have just bought my first MD after thinking about it for ages, having tinkered with a Strumstick type device. At the moment still at the "Go and tell Aunt Nancy" (what you folks across the water call "Go tell Aunt Rhody" ... we have an extra half-beat on you there ....)
It's a small world, I'm from Norfolk, England as well. I'm semi retired now ; I used to teach children with Special Needs (of varying types .....) and I now write Computer Software occasionally, contract work.
I'm currently working on a (free definitely open source probably) visual TAB player for Dulcimers to help me learn, basically you feed TAB and/or Chords into it plus some timing data and it plays it back at you showing the TAB, you can change the speed etc. If you've ever used Yousician, a bit like that, except there's no audio detection of what you're playing.
I think we have definitely got to arrange a Meet in …if not Norfolk, then East Anglia, that's 4 of us I know learning mountain dulcimer from these parts (One from Cambridge.) I joined Nonsuch so we could contact through the club.