While I was following the links from those messages here (which is always trip worth taking!), I came across Stephen Seifert, who plays the md like it was a uke, a guitar, a harmonica and a sweetheart, all in one.If you need some more superb playing and singing, check him out, especially at the Pickin' Porch. Yes, he does traditional, but with a cool twist. Hope you enjoy it.
Mountain Dulcimer Cd's you like to listen too.
My favorite dulcimer CD is the one that came with the book Celtic Songs and Slow Airs (Mel Bay). I got the book about the time I got the McSpadden kit and listened to it all the time I was building that dulcimer. It is not only some of the most beautiful singing and playing I've heard, but the book has all the music and tab to it. I've learned many from there. Neal Hellman is the author of that book. Slow and lovely...
Thank you Robin T.; Oh boy they are going on my cd list, for when I get to buy more.
I am listening to MD music in the car and when I do house chores, so I am saturated with sweet sounds.
Sometimes they rumble in my head when I sleep or when it is quiet too.
Thanks Dusty, this would be an interesting choice, I like folk songs and those from HI, seem to be relaxing.
I put this one on my wish list because I believe I have spent my MD Journey money for this month, but I am going to check into this one.
I have ordered 5 cd's, including Jean Richies Traditional book which comes with a cd, all choices from all of your suggestions and I think these will keep me swaying and singing for a time.
Thanks all for your contributions.....My dulcimer Journey is Fun!
Lexie, my suggested CD is not filled with traditional appalachian folk tunes at all, but I find it to be the most relaxing dulcimer CD of the several dozen that I own: Mark Nelson's Ke Kukima Polinahe: Hawaiian and Polynesian Music for Mountain Dulcimer .
I think there is a book of tab for all the songs on the CD, but it might be difficult stuff for I've never heard anyone else play the tunes.
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
Thanks Mandy, I will check out your suggestion.
There are great suggestions that many may like here, I am excited to collect folk tunes running through my head and having the sweet sounds of the MD will be of great benefit for my learning to hear songs and play them. Also it will be fun and interesting to see how my Lil' Girl Friend responds to the sounds coming from Aunties home.
Thanks Joe, Gail, Rob, Robert and Ken;
You all tuned me in on some nice selections and I think I will have enough to listen to while I am driving or dancing with my mop and broom.
Joe the Nashville Dulcimers, was a great find and just what I was looking for with songs I am learning on it and some I don't know yet.
Thank you for the link I am sure other's may have an interest also.
When I first started playing dulcimers about 7 years ago, I ran across a mail order catalog from "Movie and Music Greats". They had a CD titled " Nashville Dulcimers". It's my all time favorite dulcimer CD. It features 28 pieces of dulcimer music in DAD and I used it to learn to play. I still play it a lot and sometimes I will keep some on hand for people who buy dulcimers from me. You can get it at their online catalog at www.MovieAndMusicGreats.com .
Anything by The Simmons Family, from Stone County, Arkansas, home of McSpadden Dulcimers, would be a good choice. Jerry Rockwell had a cd called (something like) Favorite American Folk Tunes, but I'm not sure it's still in print. If Robin Clark's cd is still available that would be good. David Schnaufer's "Tennessee Music Box" cd has a lot of traditional material on it and is (I think) all solo dulcimer. I'm sure there's a couple more that I can't think of right now.
Bob's right; Mary Faith Rhodes would be good, too.
Thanks Robert and Gail for your suggestion.
Robert, I may consider a MP3 player, might work not sure.
Gail, I put the Russell Family on my wish list, I love Galax dulcimer and it sounds like what I am looking for, I am wanting mostly dulcimer alone so I can hear the sweet sounds while I am doing dishes and what not.
Lexie, one of my favorite dulcimer CDs is Galax Style Dulcimer done by Bonnie Russell and the Russell family. I don't know if you are familiar with this style, but I think it's a great CD - done many years ago when Bonnie was only 14 years old, I believe. There is no singing, but the music is great!
Hi Folks, I am wanting to begin a collection of good Traditional Folk tunes, so I can saturate myself with Mountain Dulcimer music when I am doing house hold chores.
I would like your suggestions, Thanks!
updated by @lexie-r-oakley: 02/18/19 08:31:00PM