Bach Cello Suite 1 (prelude) on Mountain dulcimer
General mountain dulcimer or music discussions
Hello everyone! I wanted to share a song I worked on recently:
It is the Prelude from Bach's cello suite 1. It is a really nice tune I enjoyed learning and enjoy playing. It is played on a chromatic dulcimer, as there are too many extra notes. Just standard DAD, but it is actually in the key of A, to give some extra range down low.
I found lots of videos of hammered dulcimer arrangements, but none of mountain dulcimer. It sounds really nice overall, and it helps that the dulcimer is a soft instrument. It loses some of the low sounding notes which make the cello distinctive, but I think it's still good.
This cello suite actually has 5 parts! This is the first. I'm thinking I may learn more of the parts at some point. This probably would remain the most interesting part but who knows. It's an interesting song because it doesn't have such a clear melody as we're used to, but it's far from being random notes.
Anyway I hope you enjoy watching!