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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 2 weeks ago - replies: 6
Robin Thompson

video- Folk Legacy 1975

@Robin Thompson started 4 weeks 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 one month 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 2 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 11 months 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 2 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 2 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 9 months 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 2 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 3 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 5 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 6 months ago - 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 6 months ago - replies: 6
Ballad Gal

modal tuning for John Jacob Niles ballad

I finally found a tuning that works for Lass From The Low Countree, which is Aeolian in the key of C  (CGBb). Just curious--does anyone else play...
@Ballad Gal started 6 months ago - replies: 1
Richard Streib

Festivals for noter drone style playing

Anyone know of a festival that features mostly or all noter drone style playing?
@Richard Streib started 8 years ago - replies: 57

Where can I buy a quill?

My lovely dulcimer came with two large fender picks. They work well, but i've been wanting to try playing with a quill. Most birds around here, as...
@hoodoo started 6 months ago - replies: 7
Ken Hulme

Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering

You've read about our adventures in the posts here called Hindman in Exile  and Making Lemonade In the Southern Highlands.   We had so much fun...
@Ken Hulme started last year - replies: 14
Robin Thompson

a film in which Buna Hicks plays dulcimer & sings

Thanks to Dulcimerville (Lois) on Facebook for posting this video! (Sorry I can't get the video...
@Robin Thompson started 8 years ago - replies: 8
Flint Hill

The False Nut Upon the Road

I've been fiddling with false nuts, reverse capos, or whatever you call them. Details follow the picture below. This one has a pair of notches...
@Flint Hill started 9 years ago - 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 7 months ago - replies: 0
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