Thank you, Folks for all your warm welcomes!
I don't know anyone locally (Grafton NSW Australia), who plays. so I'm going a bit by braille! If there's anyone you know who plays and is closer to home, I'd love to know how to contact them, or please put them in contact with me.
I guess my first challenge is knowing what chords to start memorizing. Ultimately I want to play chord/melody style, but I guess simple backing chords might be a logical first step. I'm starting with DAdd tuning, but again want to experiment with tunings as I progress. I have access to 3 dulcimers, 1 small homemade one which has a traditional fretboard (no 6.5 fret), 1 larger professionally made one with a 6.5 fret, and a middle sized custom-made one with both a 1.5 and a 6.5 fret, so I've plenty to explore.
Musically I'm drawn to traditional Celtic music.
Thanks again for making me feel welcome,
Thanks for the welcome. Looking forward to learning more about the mountain dulcimers. It soothes my soul.
Thanks Ben, Glad to be here! Looking foward to a new journey!
Thanks, Ben. It was indeed an honor!
Hi Ben, thanks for the welcome. Hope all is well with you and yours in these trying times. DoC
Thank you, Ben.
Glad I found this site again.
You are part of a great bunch.
Hi Ben, Thank you for the warm welcome! I do enjoy playing folk music and dulcimer is a bit more low-key than fiddle! Cheers! --dulcididdle
Thanks. Hopefully this will be fun and educational.
Thanks for those welcoming words in the mountain dulcimer world. I see we are both fond of Scarborough Fair. I can only manage to play the tune on the melody as I'm new to dulcimer playing and only basic with music in general. I wish I could add chords to the tune to make it sound better.
Thank you! I am already learning a lot reading in the different forums!
Thanks for the welcombe. Let's hope this will help my learning
Thank you. Glad to be here.
Thank you Ben!
Thanks for the welcome, Ben! I'm looking forward to learning and playing more with this group!
Thanks Ben, its a needed site
Hi, Ben. Thanks so much. Already, it's proven to be a very helpful and friendly group! -- Steve
Thank you for the welcome! I am glad to be here and look forward to learning and playing more.
Thanks so much for the welcome!
Yep, I can tell! Lots of stuff to see and learn from!