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What "negatives" or difficulties result from having multiple extra frets??

My dulcimer has the 6 1/2 fret which I appreciate having and use often, and I'm strongly considering adding the 1 1/2 and possibly some of the...
@tytymhorau started 10 years ago - replies: 12

Added some half what?

Hello all I have been playing dulcimer for about a year on diatonic dulcimers. I added  .5,  1.5, 4.5, and 7.5 frets to my fretboard, because I...
@NateBuildsToys started 2 years ago - replies: 16
Noah Aikens

Ihave a wierd fret combination.

Just wondering, who else has a six 1/2 but no 13 1/2, and a 1/2 fret?
@Noah Aikens started 8 years ago - replies: 1
Virginia Oman

can I capo to play in key of C?

I think I asked this question months ago and someone kindly answered, but I have since forgotten. If I have a one and a half fret, can I capo...
@Virginia Oman started 10 years ago - replies: 3
Cheryl Johnson

New I really have some extra frets!

Just received my Modern Mountain Dulcimer made by David McKinney in Arkansas. (My first dulcimer is McSpadden with 6+ and 13+) I have played a few...
@Cheryl Johnson started 10 years ago - replies: 5
Jan Potts

What's up with the 3.5 fret?!

So....I'm getting a new-to-me dulcimer and it has a 3.5 fret. I'm not sure exactly what I'm to use it for...which tunings, how to put it into...
@Jan Potts started 10 years ago - replies: 0
Dusty Turtle

Extra Frets Blues

I threw this tune together really fast to take part in a conversation over at ED, but a couple of peoplesuggested I post it here as well. It was...
@Dusty Turtle started 11 years ago - replies: 16

Tab/Books Featuring 1+ Fret

I just recently got a new dulcimer with a 1+ fret. I absolutely love it. Now I'm really excited to find songs that usethe 1+ fret. Does anyone have...
@Susie started 11 years ago - replies: 2
Dave Dickey


Hi this is Pastor Dave -- I've read everything to date ever posted regarding extra frets -- and while there is hints, snippets, will o the wisp...
@Dave Dickey started 11 years ago - replies: 10
Allen Blair

Nice tune for the 1+ fret

There's a nice little tune I've been enjoying for the last couple of months on Shelley Stevens' web site ... . Just click...
@Allen Blair started 11 years ago - replies: 1
Tom McDonald

0.5 fret

So I've seen a 0.5 fret on the middle string only. What does that get me if I get one installed? Ability to play a Gm chord, maybe? (my knowledge...
@Tom McDonald started 12 years ago - replies: 3