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Jim Fawcett
11/08/21 08:27:41PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Songbird, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Ken Longfield
11/08/21 10:03:17AM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Songbirdc. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions. Let us know if we can help you in any way along your dulcimer journey.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Benjamin W Barr Jr
11/08/21 08:17:08AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Songbird, 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.  As to learning to play some tunes that would be recognizable and not just notes strung together, I would find some dulcimer books that are tabbed out in songs that you already know.  For example, a song that you would probably already know the tune of, say Oh, Susanna, by Stephen Foster.  So make sure any of the books that you pick up not only tell you how to approach a song with familiar tunes, but also you already know the tune and after stringing the first few notes in a bar together and you'll be playing a song or two.  I think Maddie MacNeils' book published by Mel Bay is perhaps a good one to start with "You can teach yourself Mountain Dulcimer".  

Ben


Richard Streib
11/07/21 07:30:49PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Songbirdc to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great community of friendly folks who love to help each other. Join in the discussions and ask questions. No question is too basic. We are here so  ask the questions that you have. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.