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.