VERY beautiful, Bob!
I soooooo love this song. It's tricky to play on the harp if you want to play all the incidentals. I'm sure back in the very olden days...there were no incidentals. I tuned my dulcimer in Dac and it turned out beautiful. yep, a little messing around...but can play in both octaves pretty much. Played the first part up high, then for the chorus, played lower....then of course had to play all the other Christmas songs in that lovely minor key. Masters in the Hall, Willy get your little drum etc. aloha, irene
That's very nice, Bob. At the risk of offending some folks here, that's one of the most beautiful melodies ever written, but you simply can't get it on a diatonic dulcimer. I really like your patient and precise fingerpicking here.
actually it can be played on diatonic in Daa. Yes you do have to fake on a note but I never had any complaints.Traditional music allows for this now and then. That is a prerogative of dulcimer players. Nice job Bob although that's a strange looking dulcimer you got there😁...Robert
If I close my eyes, I can picture a minstrel playing this on his lute in Henry VIII's court.
Thanks everyone for the kind words. @james-phillips this is a Taylor 712e-12 fret. It is roughly the same size as a Martin 000.
I love that melody - and as Dusty stated, it really just can not be done on diatonic dulcimer. What guitar are you playing in this video? I also play guitar and 4 string tenor guitar - my 6 strings are a spruce top Martin dreadnought jr. and an Epiphone Masterbilt Olympic acoustic/electric archtop.
Thank you Bob, that was lovely.
Bob, that sure was nice. Enjoyed it very much. "Wish I could do that."