Hi Tumbleweed. Thanks for sharing that great old hymn. And thanks for enjoying my latest video too.
Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I will try to respond according. Cynthia W. & Gordon H. I wasn't that much into noter drone style until I watched some of the videos on this site. It is an aspect I want to develop for myself. Ken B. your comment on the work around. That's what's so special about the MD. We can choose how and what we want to play and it all sounds great. Ken L. Yes my MD is from the Dulcimer Factory. I bought it on eBay from a pawn shop in Georgia. I like the fact people can recognize it as another fellow out here knew it was a DF MD made in the 70's. Geekling, Lynn, Pamela, Patty and Gary, Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. Lastly Helen. Wouldn't you know I have a didgeridoo myself. I can only play one sound on it and it isn't the most pleasant thing to hear so I admire you for playing TWO instruments at one time. I love this site.
Hello Tumbleweed, I'm enjoying your vids. I haven't attempted chords like your doing. So far I've just played noter and drone style. Keep playing, you're doing well!
I'm glad the doctors were wrong too. You did a wonderful job!
Another good job, Tumbleweed. Is that a Dulcimer Factory dulcimer? It looks similar to one I have.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
Hi Tumbleweed, your getting there and it sounds good. I suffered bad repetitive motion injury in both hands and lost the ability to do any fancy playing on the guitar or banjo. On the dulcimer I basically play noter drone style to accompany myself while singing. Give noter drone a try. There is always a work around, but your left hand may strengthen more and more by playing chords.
Nice job on this one too. I have a guitar pal that wrecked his hand in an auto accident. There are many chords he can no longer play. I told him it would be OK, that I'd be his B7. If you need a rest, try noter/drone. I'm loving it.
Sounds great! Very impressive progress with that left hand - and I too am very glad the doctors were wrong! Keepstrumming andsmiling!