Why, thank you Mr Keane.
Absolutely lovely! Great flat picking too!
Hi Steve, thanks so much. What are you working on right now...another lovely original?
Hi Maria, i am so glad to be buddies with you on here.. i love your music and how you have found the dulcimer and really made it your own.. This dulcimer is a Ron Gibson 6 string with a 1.5 fret. I find Rons six strings are very sweet in tone... i use his extra light strings (have a weak left hand) and i think that makes it sweeter still. Even with your injury i think u would manage a six string by Ron well, especially being a guitar player. The strings are 3 sets of two strings and the bass pair are a bw string as on a normal dulcimer and a lighter string u tune an octave higher (like the melody strings)... that too adds to its sweetness. I have a maple and cherry six string by Ron too that is even sweeter but i dont have the extra fret on it. I will be getting another from Ron later this year, this time with a pickup as well... no, I'm not related to Ron i just love what he creates. Everyone on here has their favourite/s in brands and builders. Being so far away i dont get to try before i buy but i now have 5 of Ron's and not one has let me down...i play them all regularly.
I hear ya Ken, i do worry about 'drying up' song wise. But while the tunes keep coming into my head i'll grab them. I am sure i will have dry times and this could even be my only writing 'time'. I have a set of for cds of early blues songs coming in the post that i hope will give my brain some ideas.. its taking a bit longer to get here than usual from Elderly probably due to getting caught up in the xmas mail. I hope to get some inspiration in my head from them. I woke up at 5am with this song fully formed in my head.. had to pick it out very softly and write down the tab before it was gone. I even have to hum the tune as i go get the dulcimer and note pad cos even the slightest change of thought loses it.. how does it work for yur originals Ken?
That's really pretty Helen. well played
This is really nice Helen!! I love your gentle picking. Your dulcimer has a very sweet tone. What kind is it?
Thanks for sharing. I'm learning so much from watching everyone's videos!!
Oh dear Helen, your music creativeness is really starting to come through. Save some for down the road.
Glad you found a way to see my videos Terry, and yes we have man caves down here too, or just 'The Shed' .. i think they save many a marriage and partnership.
Thank you very much Pine.. i always surprise myself when i come up with a peaceful tune...i am a heavy handed strummer so it is a real contrast.
That was certainly well done Helen. Peaceful, like someone else said.
By the way, I still can't play your videos on my "smart phone", but I can on my desk top computer in my man cave.
In case you don't know, a man cave is a place where husbands go when their wives have heard enough.
Lovely tune Helen. You have a nice touch. Very peaceful and gentle song.
I am so glad you did Paul.. thanks for having a listen.
Nice. I like that.
Thank you watching my music Gail.
A very pretty and peaceful tune!
You are very very welcome Charles.
Helen, Thanks for that! After a stressful week that hit the spot !
An original i hope. I like pretty music and of course the dulcimer is just the instrument for that. An anxious day causing my hands to shake a bit more than usual on this one and yes, all my shirts need a good iron (press) lol. CGc