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Elidh
@elidh
05/21/17 09:18:34AM
3 posts

Tell us about your VERY FIRST dulcimer


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

My first and only dulcimer, so far, is a Bob Mize butternut that hubby and I bought in east Tennessee in the 80's.  It went unplayed (I know, shame on me) until a few months ago.  I restrung it, and I think it has a beautiful sound. I am taking on-line lessons (Dulcimer Crossing).  Playing dulcimer seems so much more intuitive than fiddle, mandolin, and even autoharp (I've tried all 3).  I sing in our small church choir and I try to learn melody/chords of one song each week to accompany (along with a piano and guitar).  Thank God I have a patient choir director!  Just bought a pick-up and pre-amp, so maybe next week the congregation will actually hear it!  A few weeks ago I ordered a travel dulcimer from Sweet Woods. smiler

Elidh
@elidh
04/04/17 12:02:30PM
3 posts

Three or Doubled Melody Dulcimer?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thanks Dusty - my first question/post, and you gave me an immediate reply! nod

Elidh
@elidh
04/04/17 11:52:06AM
3 posts

Three or Doubled Melody Dulcimer?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hello!  I recently pulled out of the closet a 30+ year-old Mize dulcimer (4-string) that I bought while living in East Tennessee eons ago.  I figure it's about time to learn to play it!  I want to  learn noter-drone style and, for starters, I'd like just one melody string. Dumb question:  which of the melody strings stays on the dulcimer - the one closest to me or the other?  Thanks!