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Bear Tune

Bear Tune



style or instrument: Double Eagle cardboard dulcimer, 4 string, DAA, drone


musician/member name: Student of Rhythm


streams: 35



Description:

Practicing Björnlaten/The Bear Tune on my mountain dulcimer, with my daughter listening, whistling and humming along sometimes. The tune is a traditional Swedish one; the arrangement is drawn from the one on the first Hedningarna album. Mostly drone, a few chords.
Strumelia
12/30/21 03:33:31PM @strumelia:

It's cool, and rather compelling the way you played it. 🐻


StudentofRhythm
12/29/21 11:20:00PM @studentofrhythm:

Strumelia:

This is an interesting and engaging rendition of the bear tune.

Is that tune usually played in a minor key? If so, then a dulcimer tuning of DAG or DAC would be typical. But the tuning you used here (DAA?) gives a fascinating and enjoyable result, especially when you throw in that major chord at the end of the phrase.

I love that your daughter was supporting your playing!

Good ear.  It's DAA tuning all right.  I've tried it with DAC too, but the first time I heard the tune was with a similar odd drone - on the first Hedningarna album, so I wanted to try playing it with that different character. 


Strumelia
12/28/21 09:09:21AM @strumelia:

This is an interesting and engaging rendition of the bear tune.

Is that tune usually played in a minor key? If so, then a dulcimer tuning of DAG or DAC would be typical. But the tuning you used here (DAA?) gives a fascinating and enjoyable result, especially when you throw in that major chord at the end of the phrase.

I love that your daughter was supporting your playing!


DavisJames
12/27/21 04:30:50PM @davisjames:

That's gorgeous...


Robin Thompson
12/17/21 02:58:45PM @robin-thompson:

The tune has such a neat texture to it and you play it well.  And I love hearing your daughter's humming and whistling, too.