nick o'sullivan

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nick o'sullivan
06/12/19 02:49:53PM @nick-osullivan:

Yes I played the chopstick across all strings to sound tune and drones, no overdubs. 


Strumelia
06/12/19 02:26:34PM @strumelia:

nick o'sullivan:

I can't remember where I first hear it. The percussive bit it played with a chopstick. I first heard John Molineux play like that on a "Short French dance for short French dancers" 

"for short French dancers"... cracks me up!  biglaugh

But- tell me please are you playing a chopstick while playing the dulcimer, or is this a 2 track or 2 person recording?   Are you actually using a bouncing chopstick INSTEAD of a pick and getting these nice melody notes all at once??

And... you are playing the melody on the BASS string and chop-sticking all the way across all the strings?  Leaving the melody and middle strings as open drones that are chopsticked along with it?

Sorry for all the questions Nick, but I find this so beautiful and compelling... and I'm dying to know how you're getting this sound here.


Slate Creek Dulcimers
06/12/19 02:05:44PM @slate-creek-dulcimers:

Wow! Beautiful playing and tune friend!


Steven Berger
06/12/19 01:35:48PM @steven-berger:

I like this, Nick!


nick o'sullivan
06/12/19 11:57:56AM @nick-osullivan:

Thanks Lisa, 

The tune is originally Italian "La Monica" a song about a girl forced to be a nun (doesn't end well). The tune was also used as a French Noel. So was sort of a renaissance hit.

I can't remember where I first hear it. The percussive bit it played with a chopstick. I first heard John Molineux play like that on a "Short French dance for short French dancers" 

 


Strumelia
06/12/19 10:06:40AM @strumelia:

This is very lovely Nick.  "The Young Maid"...I'm guessing a very old French tune then?  Where/how did you find the tune?

I like the percussive nature of your drone string picking.  Are you using a felt pick or softwood here?