If I had known that before, Peter, that you are building kanteles...
What a coincidence, Peter, some days ago I bought a Finnisch 11string Lovikka kantele - I will try this tune on it too.
Great playing Peter. Verry Good. I like the sound of your instrument. I am glad to hear that you learnd this song from www.dulcimer-online.de. Thank you Peter.Yes you can find some videos on my homepages: www.dulcimus.dewww.dulcimerschule.dewww.dulcimershop.dewww.dulcimer-online.de
and you can find video on youtube "dulcimus"
Very nice playing, Peter! We played this waltz (which seems to have Finnish/Swedish origins) with our band too and I always liked the swaying (wiegend) and slightly melancholy melody.
Yes, Martin has posted some of his outdoor performances here as well. It's a lot of fun. He definitely has a real feel for the instrument and plays with lots of joy.
If I am not mistaken, that website (dulcimer-online.de) belongs to FOTMD member @martin-oesterle. He posted the Emma's Waltz lesson here as well.
Thank you all for your kind remarks. There are a number of video lessons on www.dulcimer-online.de which I have found very useful and I can definitely recommend them; that was how I learnt "Emma's Waltz". The lessons are in German but the videos show the finger placements so clearly that the language is no real impediment for no-German speakers.
I love the song and the sound of your instrument. I am a fan of the early music sound and hope to get more of that in my playing. Barb
Thanks for the song! It made me want to dance. :)
Beautiful, Peter. Do you have a photo of the instrument?
Thank you, Elvensong! I've some pictures in my "Photos" section on FOTMD. Not sure how to link to this but they're in the gallery "scheitholt-or-long-thin-dulcimer-type-thingy".
Nice job, Peter. That's a wonderful melody, isn't it?
What a lovely little tune, Peter!