Techniques for accidentals
General mountain dulcimer or music discussions
I was wondering, some of the songs I like to play have accidentals in them, and I was wondering what different peoples approaches to getting around that.
I am familiar with different modes of tuning to get the specific notes you want. I have tried a few that have served me well, but I'm not a big fan of retuning my dulcimer so often for different songs.
I have also experimented with string bending, which I really enjoy and I love the twangy sound effect it can make. It is more difficult on the melody string, being double coursed, but I'm working on it. Anyway, I'm just curious about other people's approaches.
I like the idea of buying a fully chromatic instrument, but it isn't in my budget at the moment.....and many people condemn them, which I don't understand. I have read some people say they tried one but the extra frets caused problems. So.....?
Also, if it's useful info, my playing style is about 25% noter drone and 75% chord melody. I also just started trying out fingerstyle.
updated by @yeahsureok: 07/15/18 01:15:06PM