Not just for beginners. Thank you, Sandi, for bringing this up again and thank you, Dusty, for the cleaned up link for http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/. The site is worth bookmarking and also prowling that Main Menu. It started in 2000 and is so jam-packed with information and sites to see. While the tab and other information isn't written for dulcimer, it has tons of resources. I had two songs I needed to come up with the lyrics, "Old Joe Clark" and "So Long It's Been Good to Know You." Both have tons of versions and this let me compare and decide. There's lots of music resources and the music education section is a school unto itself. Just wish the dulcimer had been part of the resources. It feels like we're the "Rodney Dangerfield" of musical instruments.
Nice Resource For Beginners
Here is the link: http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/. I will also fix it in the original post.
FYI: The best way to create a hyperlink in a post is to use the hyperlink tool. Just highlight the text that will have the link and click the hyperlink icon (the fifth icon from the right in the tool bar). Then you paste the URL and can choose to have the link open in another window or this one (I always choose another window).
Dusty T., Northern California
As a musician, you have to keep one foot back in the past and one foot forward into the future.
-- Dizzy Gillespie
updated by @dusty-turtle: 03/19/18 12:21:38PM
Yes, Ken, I know and that is why I tried to edit it. It seems that this forum does not encourage links to other sites. Either that or I am doing things the wrong way. If you type in the words a browser will take you there. It's interesting to see that the dulcimer is not included in the instruments discussed and my own country, Wales, is completely ignored. Nevertheless there is some good stuff there and I am prepared to forgive these omissions
I have just downloaded the sheet music for "Hewlett" . The only tune I play properly at present is "Wildwood Flower" and that I should seek to play "Hewlett" is an attempt to bury my failed efforts to learn the autoharp, these two tunes being my favourites when others played them on their autoharps.
It will be a long time before any of my music features on this site, possibly years, but I am having a lot of fun and will persevere.
I would imagine that reference has already been made to this site
and that old hands are familiar with it. I mention it now so that absolute beginners, like myself, are aware of its existence without having to read every post on FOTMD. "Wood from the trees" sort of thing
updated by @nigelbleddfa: 03/22/18 11:44:13AM