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Fatcat

How to Tune a Baritone to Play with Others


I've read all the questions and comments here but I'm still a little confused. I bought a used baritone as a replacement for my standard dulcimer...
@Fatcat started 3 months ago - replies: 5
Banjimer

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 3 months ago - replies: 5
dobrodoc

Transition from standard to baritone dulcimer


  I received a used folkcraft baritone today. Beautiful instrument from a seller on Reverb.com . I noticed a lot more difficulty fretting the...
@dobrodoc started 7 months ago - replies: 3
Rachael

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 11 months 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 last year - 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 2 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 last year - replies: 0
GaryFSmith

Tabs for a baritone


Any suggestions on tabs or sources for tabs written for the baritone dulcimer?
@GaryFSmith started last year - replies: 2
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 last year - 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 2 years ago - replies: 24
Monica

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 2 years ago - replies: 3
Yoli Jolliff

baritone dulcimer


What is the difference between a mountain dulcimer and a baritone dulcimer.  Can a mountain dulcimer be changed to a baritone?  I wonder if it's a...
@Yoli Jolliff started 3 years ago - replies: 16
Susie

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 4 years ago - replies: 12
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 4 years ago - replies: 4
Bonnie in Houston

Best tuning for a baritone?


Hello everyone! I'm looking for input as to a good, versatile tuning for a fully chromatic baritone with 4 equidistant string spacing. I want one...
@Bonnie in Houston started 7 years ago - replies: 6
Maxspop

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....
@Maxspop started 5 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 7 years ago - replies: 5