Thanks for the link, Dusty! I hope no one feels the need to correct the fretboards being referred to as "necks". Our humble instrument is a wonderful thing.
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Keep a song in your heart!
Folks, here's another newspaper article on a dulcimer club in Jasper, IN.
Thanks, Dusty. I enjoyed the video and was impressed that the group took the songs at a nice even pace (slowly).
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
It was a beautiful execution of the songs and as Ken says at slow pace. Very refreshing.
Perhaps what surprised me most about the video is that nearly everyone is playing from tab not on paper, but on their tablet computers. Who says retirees are technophobes?
That was a nice piece. I've made so many new friends through the dulcimer. You know, it's sometimes hard for seniors to make new friends. But the dulcimer has opened that door and others to me. I love this instrument and want to share it with as many others as I can, and encourage people to try it. Thanks for posting that ,Dusty. Nina
I just thought I'd bring to everyone's attention this story that ran on WLOS in North Carolina entitled " Mountain dulcimer connects people to their roots and each other ."
My favorite line: The "quick learning curve and communal nature of the instrument makes the mountain dulcimer a perfect fit for aspiring musicians."
I am not sure the instrument itself has a communal nature, but those who play the dulcimer certainly do!