Ionian tuning question
General mountain dulcimer or music discussions
I think some of the dulcimer renaissance pioneers developed their own ways of thinking and talking about theory and dulcimer playing. For instance Force and d'Ossche playing the dulcimer with it "sideways" on a strap, though they still fretted and strummed "overhand" like lap players would. And I've heard people refer to tunings as "AAD" or "CAD", treble to bass.
Thanks, I'm starting to figure that out, as I read more about the dulcimer, especially from older sources. I did note that Jean Ritchie, for one, would indicate GGC, where today we'd say CGG.
And Jeans daddy Balis, "you tune her like this: Bim - bim - BOM."