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Bob Stephens

String spacing and fretboard width


I would like to know the string spacing and fretboard width typically used for four equidistant strings.  Any information would be appreciated.
@Bob Stephens started 2 weeks ago - replies: 3
tpatts

Including an extra bass string


Hi everyone, I've just entered the world of 4 equidistant strings. As I didn't have any spare high "d" strings (or guitar "e" or "B") I went the...
@tpatts started 3 months ago - replies: 0
Rachael

Exotic Chords


Hello all.  So I was looking at my dulcimer chord book, on the pages for four-equidistant strings, and noticed that there weren't many exotic...
@Rachael started last year - replies: 5
Rachael

Blues?


  Hello again, all.  I would love to try writing a blues on the dulcimer.  Anyone know how I could go about that on the four-equidistant...
@Rachael started 2 years ago - replies: 6
Rachael

Tuning to D-G-d-d


A second question!  I currently am tuned to D-A-d-d.  Does tuning to D-G-d-d put one in a different key, and if so, does anyone know what the chord...
@Rachael started 2 years ago - replies: 3
Heidi Muller

Tips to Learn 4-Eq. Strings


I'd like to open a new discussion of how people learn or teach 4-eq. so we can help others. I hope you all will chime in here! I would recommend...
@Heidi Muller started 10 years ago - replies: 27
Monterey

New to Four-Equidistant Strings, tuning questions


Hi, just joined the group as I am building my first Mountain Dulcimer, and have decided to set it up and learn to play four-string equidistant.I...
@Monterey started 6 years ago - replies: 5
Parker Buckley

Setting up and playing a Mize dulcimer


Hi All, I recently had the good fortune to buy a Mize dulcimer off eBay that needs basic setup (including bridge) and some small cosmetic work. It...
@Parker Buckley started 7 years ago - replies: 3
Robin Clark

Walter Miller - Earliest 4 string Equidistant Chord/melody Player?


I have just received the DVD 'The West Virginia Hills - A Tribute to the Dulcimer'. One of the players featured in the film in Walter Miller who...
@Robin Clark started 7 years ago - replies: 2