Happily married 33 years, Father & Grandfather, Ret. Lt Col USAF, ER P.A., RN.
Hey Major, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.
Hi Major, 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 Majorpas to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful community of knowledgeable and friendly folks. We are here to support and help each other. Let us know how we can help you. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.
Thank you for your service to our country.
If you plan on playing in DAd, a good place to begin is with First Lessons in DAD from MelBay publishers. I have used that with beginning students. Another book from this publisher is You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer. At one time they came with CDs or DVDs, but you may have to download those now or watch them online.
There are a number of professional dulcimer players who offer online courses. You can search the internet for them or start a thread and as what other folks recommend.
I am more in to playing the old traditional style of noter/drone in 1 - 5 - 5 tunings (DAA, CGG, etc.) and minor tunings. It is where I started back in 1974 and where I've returned to after playing chord/melody style for 30 years.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
Welcome to FOTMD, Majorpas . It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions. Let us know if we can help you in any way along your dulcimer journey.