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Lisa C
@lisa-c
05/16/21 06:13:25PM
8 posts

Randy Wilkinson tab book for Elizabethan Music


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

I'm another person interested in a copy of Randy Wilkinson's Elizabethan Music for Dulcimer.  Thankfully became aware of him while enjoying the sendinthemusic.com 5/15/21 jam video; see 19:54 mark where "Gentle Maiden" tab is shared and attributed to Randy.  

Lisa C
@lisa-c
11/01/20 12:11:35PM
8 posts

Strings


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thank you, Dusty--good information and perspective for me this morning.  

Lisa C
@lisa-c
10/31/20 07:59:40PM
8 posts

Strings


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Strumelia, I appreciate your suggestion and should have known better as a retired editor! :)  And while I'm fine with changing tunings, having three dulcimers and just playing alone at home led to each having a different tuning.  I recently changed my DAd dulcimer to CGc, thus nice to know the set of strings is fine for either tuning.  Thanks again for your sharing today and for all your care to this wonderful site!  


updated by @lisa-c: 11/01/20 04:17:09PM
Lisa C
@lisa-c
10/31/20 06:47:09PM
8 posts

Strings


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thank you all.  I now also fully understand the difference between lowercase and uppercase note letters.  (Had prior wondered why some tab said DAD and others DAd.)  And I had assumed that the string gauges for DAd and CGc would probably be the same (both 1-5-8 tunings).  For the 27.75" VSL, am now thinking the ideal gauges for DAd would be .012, .014, .022 and for CGc would be .012, .016, .024.


updated by @lisa-c: 11/01/20 04:19:52PM
Lisa C
@lisa-c
10/31/20 11:08:11AM
8 posts

Strings


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Strumelia, good information--thank you!  Am wondering whether you have a favorite tuning other than 1-5-8 or 1-5-5.  I began leaning toward trying 1-3-5 because Dulcimertab is generously sharing several good, nicely presented tunes.  

Lisa C
@lisa-c
10/31/20 10:56:08AM
8 posts

Strings


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Ken, I meant to ask whether or not you were also sharing that the ideal gauges for DAD (a 1-5-8 tuning) would be .022/.012/.010 (for the 27 3/4-inch VSL).  Is that correct? 

Also, is there a chart or link you could share that shows the ideal gauges for the most common tunings per the common VSLs (thinking between 25" and 28")?  

Lisa C
@lisa-c
10/31/20 09:44:18AM
8 posts

Strings


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I have not yet added strings to this recently acquired dulcimer.  Just finished refurbishing it, via a wood craftsman, and thankfully now looks brand new.  (Was made from a HERE, Inc. kit sometime in the 1980s or early 1990s in my home state of Ohio.)  Because I have two other dulcimers, I thought it might be fun to try a different tuning for this 'new' dulcimer.  Thank you for helping me see the ideal gauges--much appreciated. 

Lisa C
@lisa-c
10/30/20 09:15:50PM
8 posts

Strings


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I have a 27 3/4-inch VSL dulcimer for which I'd like to try 1-3-5 tuning.  Will the .10, .12, .24 gauge combination accommodate that tuning (or would you recommend otherwise, please)?  


updated by @lisa-c: 10/30/20 09:16:22PM