It is fantastic.
Irene, I did play both instruments. I recorded the guitar track first and then the dulcimer track. The guitar part is in Am the dulcimer part is played noter drone style, tuned D-G-d. The tune starts on the 4th fret (dorian mode) so it its a-minor-ish. If you listen closely you can hear the drones clashing with the guitar.
The dulcimer has a 6.5 fret, which is how I was able to play the Picardy 3rd at the end of the verse.
really wonderful and I sang these verses along. what was the tuning of your strings on the dulcimer....I take it you played both these instruments and mixed them. thank you. aloha, irene
This is tremendous, Bob! The mix of the dulcimer and guitar is most impressive. Not an easy tune, obviously.
How wonderfully you have put this together, Bob. Coventry Carol has some unusual sharps/flats that I've found to be pretty tricky no matter what instrument I try it on...and especially on a diatonic dulcimer. But you really made it all work, in an original and very beautiful way!
Lovely Bob, I enjoy your playing oh so much.
Wow, thanks friends! I really appreciate the feedback.
This is very special and beautiful Bob, well performed.
Your arrangement, play, and mix are ever so lovely, Bob.
The best I've ever heard this played. You do such fabulous multi-track work. I think you get better everytime I hear you too!
Thank you Robin and Monica. It’s fun to make these recordings and I'm glad you like them.
This is a really lovely arrangement Bob - and so beautifully played. This is not an easy piece of music to approach as it has many challenges at many levels.
I started working on this piece myself a couple of week's back in noter drone - the 1591 3 part choral version - but put it to one side as I couldn't bring together the arrangement I had in mind.
I love your mix of guitar and dulcimer - you have managed to give each instrument a very distinctive role and they blend so wonderfully. I hope folks appreciate not just your beautiful end result but the creativity and incredible hard work behind the scenes to get to this point.