How many tunings
General mountain dulcimer or music discussions
yes, capos changes the tunings quickly and either there is a tab or if you know the pattern of the tab can just do a DAd or DAA - like put a capo on say the 3rd fret and if there isn't a tab written out for capo 3 just play the DAd tab pattern, the 2,3,&1 Dad tab would be played on the 5th, 6th, & 4th frets
Interesting and confusing, the more we learn the more there is.
I knew about some of the tunings but when I hear about the GGd - it made me wonder just how many there are. I am sure each instrument has a tuning it sounds the best with. Now, I'm thinking to try which one of the G tunings sounds best on one of my dulcimers, GGD, DGd, GDd or GDg can they all be played in DGD tabs ... - ... what about GDc or GDf# is it also a G turning or something else in 154 & 157
Thank you for taking time to post all of this, I hope it helps many others