Thanks for all the welcoming words!
I’m glad to have joined up here. A little more background is I consider myself a woodwind player, more or less. I played clarinet all through school, but now play mostly simple style flutes. I have a collection of Native American flute and Irish penny whistles. I enjoy playing kalimbas [thumb piano] also. I’ve enjoyed traditional styles of music, and wanted to learn a string instrument for quite some time. I’ve found myself drawn to the sound of the dulcimer for it’s sweetness, and relative simplicity, in that I should be able to play some simple tunes rather quickly, as I had piano lessons briefly and understand basic chords and a melody line.
I’m am going to settle for a cheap one to start. I’d rather get started learning, than wait another six months until I can afford a decent dulcimer. It’ll become my car dulcimer for the summer, as I usually take my work lunch in a corner of the nearby cemetery. I usually play a penny whistle or pvc flute, but would enjoy playing dulcimer during that time, too. I’m considering a piccolo or backpacker size, since I’d have to bring it in to work, so it wouldn’t roast in the car.
Anyhow, I look forward to researching the Archives and reading new posts, to held me along on my musical journey.
Welcome Lisa to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great family of friendly people who love the dulcimer and sharing from their experience and knowledge. I am looking forward to your participation in the discussions. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.
Hi Lisa, 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.
Welcome to FOTMD, Lisa. It is good to have you aboard. It's been along time since I've been in Marquette. I graduated from NMU in 1969.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
Hey Lisa, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.