Welcome to FOTMD, Mountainwannabee. It's good to have you aboard.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
Hey, Mountainwannabee, I can sympathize with your situation.... I'm a Canadian dulcimer player... been playing for over 40 years... and have never actually played with another dulcimer player!!!
We are rare critters in the great white north. I'm going to a festival in Pennsylvania this summer just to meet some players.
But yes, if you want to play this wonderful instrument, jump right in. I taught myself, with help from an amazing book: In Search of the Wild Dulcimer which is now available free as a pdf. Highly recommended.
PS - I'm in Stratford and sometimes come to Ottawa. Let me know if you'd like to meet up.
PPS - Try looking at the Ottawa Folklore Centre.
Thanks. Unfortunately the Ottawa Folklore Centre went under. I will look into the book.
Yep, jump in with both feet. That's the way most of us have done
Hi Wannabe, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.
Ps It's even hard to find and purchase a dulcimer here in Ottawa, Ontario.
Where to and how to get started...
Does one just jump right in and purchase an instrument and then learn how to play on their own?
It's great to see another Canadian on the site. You'll find that the folks here are terrific.
Welcome, Mountainwanabee, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here.
Hey wanabee, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.
Greetings from the Green Mountains of Vermont Mountainwannabee and welcome to the site.