Group Discussions

David Bennett

Strumming with No. 18 pocket watch spring

Two questions regarding strumming with a watch spring:a. Have any of you ever tried this?b. Do any of you know anything about watch springs? Will...
@David Bennett started 4 weeks ago - replies: 4

Dulcimers in novels

Anyone know of any fiction that features references to mountain dulcimers?
@tonyg started 2 weeks ago - replies: 15

Your favorite noter

I would love some input on what your preferred noters are. Noters come in so many styles that it doesnt take long at all to get lost in the...
@NateBuildsToys started 2 months ago - replies: 21

Jean Ritchie Dulcimer Instructional Album

I found this playlist on YouTube that is Jean Ritchie’s dulcimer instructional album. Might be worth a listen for people learning how to play....
@traildad started 3 years ago - replies: 16
Kendra Ward

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Here’s a great tune for St. Patrick’s Day! I was just so lucky to have received my new mountain dulcimer performance stand yesterday and was able...
@Kendra Ward started 2 months ago - replies: 0
Michael Willey

Thoughts on Tabs and Chords

All of the dulcimer clubs in my area are big on playing chords.  I would like to be able to play with these folks, but what do you do when the tab...
@Michael Willey started 4 months ago - replies: 9
Kendra Ward

Favorite Noter/Drone Tunes

Hello everyone.  What are some of your all time favorite noter/drone songs that you play or that you would like to learn?
@Kendra Ward started 3 months ago - replies: 3

Drone style playing

I’ve recently been getting into drone style playing in both bagpipe and galax tuning……(though not with a noter, more finger dancing)….and I’m...
@oldtimer48 started 3 months ago - replies: 5

Vertical vs Horizontal Quill?

I have heard it said a few times that holding a quill vertically, like a pen, is an older style than holding it horizontally, like a whisk. To me,...
@NateBuildsToys started 3 months ago - replies: 4

newbie tuning question

I am so new to the noter style and the dulcimer the wrapper is still on, I was trying to work out “the water is wide”. I tuned in CGG, only because...
@Rickyt started 3 months ago - replies: 4

Ken Hulme's "Get Noterized!" article

Member @ken-hulme wrote this helpful article about noter playing questions years ago. People find it pretty helpful.
@Strumelia started 5 years ago - replies: 8

Crescendo Music Notation Editor

One of the things I have recently been doing is to provide sheet music for those I have been instructing to play.  I like to use a noter so; this...
@Lenard started 5 months ago - replies: 5
Sue MacKenzie - ADK Friends

Straw Plectrum and Feather Quill Plectrum

Goose quill and broomstraw plectrums. 
@Sue MacKenzie - ADK Friends started last year - replies: 6
Kendra Ward

Shoes and Stockings

Here’s a fun noter/drone version of Shoes and Stockings! Hope you enjoy…thanks for listening…
@Kendra Ward started 9 months ago - replies: 0
Randy Adams

Old dulcimer tuning dissatisfaction

I've explained this before and got blank stares so... Get bridge properly set for octave at 7th fret. In DAA for example. If your melody string...
@Randy Adams started 10 months ago - replies: 5

Beginner Tab

What book of tab are y’all using for drone style playing?
@Suzette started last year - replies: 9
Randy Adams

Tune It Up Buttercup

Ever see those videos where random pieces laid on a table top when with vibration they form geometric patterns? I have convinced myself that...
@Randy Adams started last year - replies: 14

Strumelia's Noter Drone beginner's Blog -free tabs, videos

If you're just starting out and want to play in traditional noter style (playing the melody on the melody string only using a little stick, with...
@Strumelia started 4 years ago - replies: 6

New Dulcimer

Hello Looking for advice please. I'm in the market for a new mountain dulcimer. I'm a DAA drone style player primarily but do occasionally...
@Banjostray started 2 years ago - replies: 9

New player question: finger instead of a noter?

Hello , as a new player I have A question. Do all noter drone players use a noter or can a finger be used to slide across the strings ?  Thanks :)
@markprewett28 started 2 years ago - replies: 21
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