Group Discussions

John W. McKinstry

Aeolian & Dorian Modes for a baritone?

I have a new baritone dulcimer and have been playing in A D a, and A E a, tunings. I would like however, to also play in both the Aeolian and...
@John W. McKinstry started 11 months ago - replies: 3

Standard, Baritone, or Bass Dulcimer Tuning

I know the tuning of the standard dulcimer is usually D-A-A or D-A-d, but at what point does the standard dulcimer become a baritone dulcimer?  I...
@Banjimer started 4 years ago - replies: 6

Transition from standard to baritone dulcimer

  I received a used folkcraft baritone today. Beautiful instrument from a seller on . I noticed a lot more difficulty fretting the...
@dobrodoc started 4 years ago - replies: 7
James Phillips

Playing baritone bagpipe tuning, Aaa

Here is a question I posed a while ago on Facebook, and thought I would post here.  Has anyone played a baritone dulcimer tuned Bagpipe tuning Aaa...
@James Phillips started 5 years ago - replies: 3

CGC tuning on a baritone?

Hello all!  So, I've gotten myself into a slightly complicated predicament, but basically, I would need to re-tune my baritone to CGC to play one...
@Rachael started 4 years ago - replies: 1
Terry Wilson

Baritone Dulcimer

Hello I am thinking of buying a Baritone dulcimer.   Never had one before, so seeking some reviews and thoughts.    I do know that once I...
@Terry Wilson started 5 years ago - replies: 65
D. chitwood

I have a Baritone Crush

Two years ago, when I first dove into the world of dulcimer, I was attracted to the deep masculine sound of the baritone. I realized that...
@D. chitwood started 6 years ago - replies: 41
Lois Sprengnether Keel

Types of baritones (not talking brands)

Someday I hope to add to my dulcimer zoo a baritone, because I love those lower tones.  Rather than just order blindly or take the first one...
@Lois Sprengnether Keel started 5 years ago - replies: 0

Tabs for a baritone

Any suggestions on tabs or sources for tabs written for the baritone dulcimer?
@GaryFSmith started 5 years ago - replies: 2
Robin Clark

McSpadden 6 string Baritone

I've just received today a 6 string baritone from Jim Woods at McSpadden that a customer of mine has ordered.  I've not played one of these...
@Robin Clark started 7 years ago - replies: 10
Kathy Ford

Strings for my Baritone

Hello baritone players, I need a little advice from some who know more about this than I do. I am wanting to convert my Green River dulcimer into a...
@Kathy Ford started 7 years ago - replies: 5
Richard Streib

Noter Drone on a baritone

A novice player here. Is it possible to play in ionian mode noter drone style on a baritone dulcimer? If so how should the instrument be tuned?
@Richard Streib started 7 years ago - replies: 6
D. chitwood

So is a new baritone going to be giving me fits, or joy?

When I listen to baritones, my blood pressure drops, every cell in my body goes, "Ahhhhhhhh....". It's like Jesus himself came up and gave me a...
@D. chitwood started 6 years ago - replies: 24

Rockwell Baritone strings

In the near future I will be having a Rockwell baritone built. Curious to know what string gauge and kind of strings anyone else who has a Rockwell...
@Monica started 6 years ago - replies: 3

Converted My FolkRoots to a Baritone....Visit to Folkcraft

I visited with Richard Ash at Evart this year (Folkcraft Instruments), who instructed me on how to convert my 28" scale FolkRoots dulcimer to a...
@Susie started 8 years ago - replies: 10
Estes George

What's the real difference between Baritone dulcimer

Is it bigger, deeper tone, just differently tuned, I have all standard except for Ginger and an odd one called Cellomer, that has a very deep tone...
@Estes George started 8 years ago - replies: 4

Baritone Dulcimer

Are there any videos on FOTMD that would give me a good listen to a baritone dulcimer. I'd like to compare it'ssound to that of a "regular" MD.Thanks
@Maxspop started 9 years ago - replies: 2
Vivian Hays

Baritone Dulcimer?

Hi. In looking at dulcimer sites, and trying to choose a good instrument I have seen several that make Baritone dulcimers...confused now! Can...
@Vivian Hays started 11 years ago - replies: 5