Fanfare For The Common Man

Duncan Gibbs
04/21/16 09:28:43AM

This is by way of a small tribute to the late Keith Emerson (The Nice, ELP), who was a huge talent on keyboards and inspired many to play the synthesizer and to experiment. Here I play an old synthesizer controlled by an electric dulcimer.

As you might guess, there are more instruments in the recording than shown in the video, mainly because the synth is monophonic (can only play one note at a time) and the parts are just too complicated.

Tuning is D-A-* for all dulcimers, the top string varies depending on what extra notes are needed in that part eg the bass is DAG, the "brass" is D A G#.