Very nice, even if you were distracted! Love the sing-along, someday I hope to be able to play this well.
Thanks, Daniel and Kristi! Kristi, Diva is the perfect name for an opera singing parrot!
Kim your buddy Zeb does a great job directing your playing! My yellow nap amazon parrot loved opera and would sing along with Marilyn Horne (one of my favorite singers) so the bird became known as Diva..Nice job on the song. Kristi
Very nice Kim. :)
Thanks, everybody! Dana, this video is old--I just posted it for the people who had requested a video in which they could hear my bird singing with the dulcimer. Anyhow, when this video was made, I had been playing for about a year. I've been playing for three years now. Time flies!!
Great sound, and nice technique with the picking.
Kim I don't remember how long you said you have been playing but you are doing GREAT I love your picking style and your flow is so good. YEAH! GREAT JOB.
Awesome job and a great sounding dulcimer!
Oh, and Karen, my bird says thanks too.
Thanks, Karen and Mandy!
that sounded real nice and i like the shuffle picking, it's got bounce!
Great job Kimberly, and Puffy the bird was a nice addition. I enjoyed this very much.
Thanks, Dusty. My timing is a little off. I blame it on the bird. Lol. My teacher calls the picking pattern "shuffle picking." It's like a bum-ditty. The thumb is playing the "bum" on the melody string, the middle finger is playing the "dit-" on the bass, and the index finger is playing the "-ty" on the middle string. And sometimes on the "bum" I'm brushing the melody and middle strings at the same time with my thumb.
That's very pretty fingerpicking, Kimberly. Nice job! I may try to pilfer this one and play it for myself. The left hand looks pretty straightforward, but it's the right-hand picking pattern that may pose a problem for me.
Oh, that's right. I do remember Larkin telling me about that recording. I didn't see that one on her website, though, so maybe it's no longer available. Nevertheless, you'd enjoy the "Lark in the Twilight" CD.
IT was the name of the album and a song on it. I bought it on cassette because it was what Jean Schilling had in stock one day when I was by there. I usually bought albums and taped them. I'll have to get the cd anyway, I'm sure it's great.
Hey, Rob, my Zeb is a zebra finch, too! That's neat that you have a recording of Puffy's singing to cherish. Sorry you no longer have your "Deep Like a River" cassette. Perhaps you can get a new one someday. Was the cassette called "Deep Like a River" or was that just the name of a song on the cassette? I know Larkin still sells a CD called "Lark in the Twilight" and it has a song on it called "Deep Like a River."
Kim, that's just great. I recorded my instrumental guitar cd direct to the computer and my zebra finch, Puffy" chimed in a bunch. Rather than re-record most of it, I just left him in, and now that he's no longer with us, it's his legacy. Great dulcimer playing too. I love Larkin Bryant's playing. Though I never bought her book, I had the cassette of her, "Deep Like a River." My girlfriend, at the time, loved it so much I gave it to her. Shouldn't have done that.