Thank you, Dusty - I always appreciate your comments. Thanks for listening and commenting!
Carol, I am sure you'll make rapid progress on the dulcimer! Have fun!
Carol, most professional musicians change strings at least every three months or sometimes more often. On the instruments I play regularly, I try to change strings as soon as they begin to feel hard or when too much grit has accumulated on them. If you wipe off your strings after you play, they will last a bit longer. But new strings are softer on the fingers, they sound better, and they look better. Plus, they're not expensive! If you bought a used dulcimer and haven't changed strings yet, I would recommend you do so. Your hands and your ears will thank you.
Nice job, Peter! That song is just made for the dulcimer, and you do it right! You really capture the energy of a blacksmith!
Thank you all for taking the time for listening and commenting!
John, next time I'll wear yellow hat under the brown hat...
This is great. I can just picture those happy Finnish blacksmiths busy pounding swords into plow shears. Good of you to share.
Well done, Peter! I still miss the yellow hat.
Good to see you posting videos. That is a lively tune Thanks for giving us the tabs. I always appreciate that
Such fun songs, thank you for sharing the tabs Peter, they will be fun to learn.