Group Discussions

Jill Geary

Noter drone play list for nursing home?

Hi kids! I'm working on a playlist of tunes to play for a nursing home - must be noter drone almost exclusively (because I like it! and because my...
@Jill Geary started 4 months ago - replies: 23
Robin Thompson

Homemade recording project - tunes played with a noter

My guitar-playing husband, Mark, and I put together a homemade recording project for cd and would be happy to send a copy to those interested in...
@Robin Thompson started 7 months ago - replies: 11
Kendra Ward

Dulcerinian Law

Hello ya'll, This is too funny and too good not to pass it on here. I had this thought: >"Just a thought . . . . as card carrying Dulcerinians,...
@Kendra Ward started 10 years ago - replies: 44
Robin Clark

Developing Noter Drone Playing – The Melodic Style

Over time, I have gradually developed a style of noter drone playing that has grown from the traditional techniques I have practised but is not in...
@Robin Clark started 4 years ago - replies: 32
Ken Hulme

Unison and Bagpipe Tunings

You may find these two tunings more useful for your "no 6+ fret" instrument than DAA or DAd; I certainly do. Bagpipe Tuning (nominally Ccc or...
@Ken Hulme started 5 months ago - replies: 6
Steven Berger

Am I the only one?

Am I the only one who has the problem of hitting the frets with the noter when sliding from fret to fret? Sometimes it doesn't happen, and at...
@Steven Berger started 7 years ago - replies: 49

Weighing up purchase of dulcimer fretted in just intonation

My current dulcimer is a pretty standard modern instrument: three courses, four strings, equal temperament, 6+ and 13+ frets. It's been fine, but...
@magictime started 6 months ago - replies: 6
Jim Soltis

hand turned noters

A couple of years ago, I came across a site selling really beautiful hand-turned noters and bought one.  I'd like to give some out for Christmas...
@Jim Soltis started 2 years ago - replies: 13
Robin Thompson

video- Folk Legacy 1975

@Robin Thompson started 7 months ago - replies: 5
Ballad Gal

(another) Berea Traditional Gathering Video - 2019

In addition to our time in Berea, this video includes the side trip my friend & I took to the dulcimer museum in Hindman, KY, some other...
@Ballad Gal started 7 months ago - replies: 15
David Bennett

Need pointers for playing witha quill

  Lately I’ve been concentrating on playing with a noter and quill. The noter I have down especially as that’s how I played using my ring finger...
@David Bennett started 3 years ago - replies: 41

just vs. equal temperament

I haven't tried to analyze in my head too much, but if a dulcimer is in just temperament would it only work well with the melody strings tuned to...
@tssfulk started 2 years ago - replies: 24
Ken Hulme

Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering!! 2019

A great time was had by all at the first annual Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering, May 16th-19th!!!   Over 30 people interested in learning...
@Ken Hulme started 8 months ago - replies: 10
Slate Creek Dulcimers

Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering 2019.

I didn't know where the best place would be to post this. So if you need to move this I completely understand. I'm just going to share the link...
@Slate Creek Dulcimers started 8 months ago - replies: 49
Robin Thompson

Using a collar stay as a plectrum

Lately, I've been using a collar stay some for strumming.  It's a light and fast plectrum.  Anybody else using a collar stay with which to strum?  
@Robin Thompson started 2 years ago - replies: 8

String Harmonics

Hey everyone! I just got a new (used) dulcimer which is going to be my main DAA noter & drone instrument. While playing it, I kept hearing...
@tssfulk started 8 months ago - replies: 1
Ballad Gal

Unwanted Extra Fret

Can an unwanted 6 1/2 fret simply be removed? If so, what's the best way to remove it?
@Ballad Gal started 10 months ago - replies: 5
Robin Clark

West Virginia Hills - A W Jeffreys Dulcimer

I was looking for a tune to learn on a sunny Sunday morning here in Wales and remembered the film West Virginia Hills about dulcimer players in...
@Robin Clark started 6 years ago - replies: 17
David Bennett

Advise on making plectrum/strummer from a piece of hickory

I bought two thin sheets of hickory advertised as "book marks". They are suppose to be 1/16th or thinner. My thoughts when I bought them was to...
@David Bennett started last year - replies: 5

Special Tabs for Noter-Drone Tunes?

Seems like most tabs today show chords. Noter-drone only uses the melody string. Are there tabs, or some other form of notation, that just shows...
@GaryFSmith started last year - replies: 6
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