what was your first song on the dulcimer?
General mountain dulcimer or music discussions
Many moons ago my wife and I were on vacation in Arkansas when I walked into a little shop that had a cardboard dulcimer tuned to DAA and taped to a counter top. I following the instructions (also taped to the counter) and was playing "Amazing Grace" within 5 minutes. I bought a solid walnut McSpadden from that shop. I loved it but soon grew tired of playing alone and eventually sold it to buy another guitar. I repeated the same process some years ago when I bought a dulcimer from Kurt Simmerman and ended up selling it before I learned to play it. Yep, had to buy another guitar again. I now have my second McSpadden, my daughter and I have joined a local dulcimer club, and I am working to learn as much and as quickly as I can. I loved the sweet, soulful sound of the mountain dulcimer from day one, and I still do. Oh, and I still love playing "Amazing Grace", it's just in DAd now.