Robin Thompson


Location: in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio
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re-tuning demonstration

musician/member name: Music
Duration: 00:04:55
I apologize for the inadequate lighting! Please rely on your ears, friends. :)
Here's a brief demonstration of how to make a few quick tuning changes (keys of D, A, and G) in a multi-instrument jam on a mountain dulcimer played in noter/drone style.
Key of D tuning: Dda
Key of A tuning: Eea (using false nut at fret 1)
Key of G tuning: Ddg
Key of C tuning: Ccg
05/13/22 11:22:47AM @strumelia:

Good for a re-listen. 

Robin Thompson
11/18/16 07:40:05PM @robin-thompson:


Since the bass & middle drones are both tuned to the same note, it is a handy re-tune to slip the false nut under both strings.  For jamming, quick re-tunes are good! :)

Charles Thomas
11/18/16 07:22:48PM @charles-thomas:

Robin, Thanks for the great demonstration!! I really liked the part about using a false nut under both drones, I usually use it just under the bass drone string(I made it out of a leftover guitar bridge pin that I cut a small notch for the string).

Robin Thompson
11/18/16 02:04:54PM @robin-thompson:

Friends, I hope this video helps someone with re-tuning for jamming. 

Thank you for the comments! 

11/07/16 07:45:27PM @hugssandi:

This is amazing!!!  ~I knew none of this~  Thank you so much!!!!

11/03/16 12:34:24PM @strumelia:

Robin, thanks for adding the written out tunings- extremely helpful especially because of your soft voice.   

This is a GREAT video that will be helpful to soooo many people for a long time to come!  clapper

Lexie R Oakley
11/03/16 11:57:29AM @lexie-r-oakley:

Take care of your throat Robin. Your demo is helpful thank you.

Robin Thompson
11/03/16 08:38:57AM @robin-thompson:

I've had throat problems three times in recent months-- too much particulate matter in the air.  I apologize for not making myself be well understood, Lexie!  Please see the written description for clarification.  

Patty & Lexie, I hope the video is of benefit! 

Lexie R Oakley
11/02/16 11:38:15AM @lexie-r-oakley:

Nice demo Robin. Although I understood your demonstration, I just couldn't hear all your words. I think it is the horse throat you seem to have and I do have some hearing impairment.

Patty from Virginia
11/01/16 09:12:27PM @patty-from-virginia:

Not your typical DAA or DAd. Thanks for the demo, Robin! I'll have to save this on my Youtube favs.