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
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
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
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
Straw Plectrum and Feather Quill Plectrum
Goose quill and broomstraw plectrums.
@Sue MacKenzie - ADK Friends started last year - replies: 6
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
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
What book of tab are y’all using for drone style playing?
@Suzette started last year - replies: 9
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
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