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RonD
@rond
11/16/19 04:05:03PM
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Your Three Favorite Songs


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Pretty Saro is definitely one of them when I first heard Iris Dement sing it

RonD
@rond
11/16/19 04:01:27PM
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tuning my guitar into a three string dulcimer


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Strumella, the trouble is that I live in Canada and I am now on disability,  the cheapest cardboard kits are about 50 to 60 US.

With the exchange and shipping it does not make sense when I will want a wood one much sooner than later. This is why it would not be feasible for me to get a wood one as a kit till'  late winter;  and that is scraping every penny.

Sure, I can get Appeldorn or Hora for about 200  Can.    I will try and build one first. And I know this is not fleeting because I actually know how to pronounce Appalachia correctly as opposed to pronouncing the third syllable and making it sound like AY.    This in  itself should be a good start to a   YOU KNOW YOU LOVE THE MOUNTAIN DULCIMER WHEN.......

Ah, Ah,   Ronald 

RonD
@rond
11/16/19 03:49:17PM
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silver dagger


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Yes Dusty, I just saw Chris Thile yesterday as a matter of fact on You Tube play Silver Dagger live.

Also,  check out Ebony Buckle sing it on You Tube it is from an excerpt from Inspector George Gently episode a few years back she is as beautiful as she sings  to boot. George Gently takes place in the 1960's.  those of us that remember the 60's will find anomalies such as lighting a match with the strike plate in the back of the match pack, they did not change this to the back till mid 70's  I know...I lit full packs of them many time;  probably why they changed it to the back..

Ronald,   everything double spaced when you strike enter

RonD
@rond
11/15/19 09:27:22PM
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silver dagger


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Does anyone know of a recording on line of someone playing silver dagger on the dulcimer

Ronald

RonD
@rond
11/15/19 09:12:51PM
10 posts

tuning my guitar into a three string dulcimer


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I see, like I thought but was not sure the Octave is at the 8 fret only because it is diatonic, but 8 fret diatonic and 12 fret chromatic is the same place as it is the string length that still forms the octave at a certain place, frets placed accordingly

If I am wrong tho' please let me know  BTW I have just joined the Everything dulcimer on FB Thanks Ken for the info.

Guys, my guitar will remain a guitar , it was born as a guitar and nothing will be removed or added.

RonD
@rond
11/15/19 06:20:44PM
10 posts

tuning my guitar into a three string dulcimer


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

No, I don't think so, I live in Northern Ontario near the Quebec border, it is pretty much country music.

However, that being said, I may just have a change of plans.  I am welder by trade and worked with wood all my life. My father was a contractor.  I have a bunch of well dried cherry wood some of which is quite near quarter sawn and I have just been truing  the five inch bandsaw.  Have gathered all the information about dimension.  I know quite a lot about guitar building and I would make a Fender type  headstock at about 14 degrees. One thing ( amongst other) that I have not quite gotten into my head. If the open string octave on a guitar is at the  twelfth fret and the octave from the first fret at the 13 th. Why is the 1+ fret octave at the 8+.  Something just occured to me, 8 is diatonic, is it at the 8+ fret because it is diatonic and missing some frets?

Thanks, Ronald

RonD
@rond
11/11/19 08:28:12PM
10 posts

Purpose of DAA tuning


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hello, what is the purpose of having two strings ( or three if double melody)  in DAA as oppose to DAD.

Doesn't having these two strings  at the same pitch rob the instrument of the possibility of different notes on the same fret unlike DAD.  If this is a dumb question let me know as I am starting and trying to learn as much as I can.

Ronald


updated by @rond: 11/11/19 08:29:01PM
RonD
@rond
11/11/19 07:40:09PM
10 posts

tuning my guitar into a three string dulcimer


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thanks, as for too many frets, they do have chromatic dulcimers which I absolutely do not wish to start with,  if ever.

What I would do to my guitar is highlight the frets that are corresponds to the dulcimer with a sharpie. and be careful when learning

Ronald

RonD
@rond
11/11/19 01:28:45PM
10 posts

tuning my guitar into a three string dulcimer


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hello, I am not getting a dulcimer till'  late winter.

How can I convert my guitar to a three string dulcimer.

It is a Yamaha folk size  witha 25 inch string length.  I am getting the book Complete dulcimer method  Mel Bay.   Should I convert to dad or daa, what is more common, or what tuning would work best for the book.

Thanks,  Ronald


updated by @rond: 11/15/19 06:09:37PM
RonD
@rond
11/11/19 11:39:03AM
10 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hello,  Thank You for the welcome.

I cannot get a dulcimer until late winter,  in the meanwhile, is there a way to tune a guitar to at least a three string dulcimer

preferrably four in the usual aadd?

Thanks, Ronald