Welcome to the site, 'Morning has Broken' is a beautiful tune played on the dulcimer. Enjoy your dulcimer journey.
Thanks Richard! An article there on Blogspot also identified my "lazy fingers" problem that I didn't know I had but which explains a lot of things I'd been experiencing. Lots of good information on that blog. I'll practice the noter technique.
I don't know if you have learned enough yet about the dulcimer to know that there are several ways to play it. I won't go into all of them here. However if you have an interest in the way the dulcimer was played in the early to mid 20th century with what we call a more traditional sound, you may want to check out a blog at
It is an awesome introduction to the more traditional way of playing the dulcimer. A number of members here play the more traditional way.
Ken H. on this site has an article titled "Get Noterized" and another titled "I Just Got a Dulcimer--Now What?"
"Get Noterized: is at
Here's the article I wrote back in 2006 about getting started playing in the Noter & Drone style -- techniques, types...
"I Just Got a Dulcimer.." can be found here: http://www.everythingdulcimer.com/files/articles/64/dulcimer_beginners_guide_hulme.pdf
Welcome, Sierron to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. What a wonderful opportunity in your retirement. You will find many fantastic friends on this site who are more than willing to provide guidance on your dulcimer journey. Look around, post comments, ask questions. Consider joining some groups. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.
Hi Sierron, 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.
Hey Sierron, welcome aboard, Glad ya found us.
Welcome, Sierron, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here.
Welcome to FOTMD,Sierron. It's good to have you on board.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."