Wild Thing - on 5 electric dulcimers

Sam Edelston
03/31/19 01:30:43AM

I'll admit it. I took the world's simplest song, and made it so complicated that it took me a week to figure out how to play.

For years, I've had a fantasy of playing Wild Thing with 5 dulcimers -- 4 tuned or capoed to the necessary chords, and the fifth to "tap" the ocarina solo. So when I found myself temporarily in possession of 5 electric dulcimers (that's a serious case of ED!), I simply had to do it.

In the process, I had to figure out how to keep the four "chord dulcimers in place without sliding away, make those four very different instruments sound like siblings, strum at a 90 degree angle, how to play left-handed, make my vocals sound good while moving around, and play the solo on one instrument while playing the chords on the other instruments.

I had a lot of fun doing this. I hope you have fun listening to it. sun