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@vlillik • 5 years ago • comments: 0
Hey, this sounds great ūüėÄ
I think my neighbours laugh though!

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Sam Edelston
08/18/16 09:00:45AM @sam-edelston:

To answer your question, you can message me privately through the contact form on my website: www.SamTheMusicMan.com .

Sam Edelston
08/15/16 11:49:37PM @sam-edelston:

I do have tab for it, in D. If you're able to tune a dulcimer down to CGC, it plays in C.


Out of respect for the copyright holder, though, I prefer not to email the sheet music. If you give me a snail mail address, I'll send you a copy.

Sam Edelston
08/13/16 10:02:01AM @sam-edelston:

Thank you for your note, Vlillik, and welcome to a wonderful instrument! You'll discover that the dulcimer is great for many kinds of songs and many styles of playing. ("Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" is actually pretty easy to play -- it's mostly moving the same chord form, or similar chords, up and down the fretboard.)

When I started playing the dulcimer, I made a few strategic decisions, and they have done very well for me:

  • I would stick to 3 strings, rather than 4 equidistant. (5 fingers for 3 strings is a better ratio than 5 fingers for 4 strings.)
  • Since I wasn't going to be playing traditional melody-and-drones, I removed the duplicate melody string. (This was suggested to me by two players who I trusted.)
  • I decided that I would choose one tuning (DAD) and learn it extremely well.
  • If I need notes that aren't on the instrument, I choose extra frets, rather than extra strings or different tunings. (My main go-to setup¬†has 0+, 1+, 6+, 8+, and 13+ frets. Much more flexibility, but still simple enough for me to find notes and chords¬†without thinking. For songs that require more, I go fully chromatic.)

Have fun!

Ben Barr Jr
08/10/16 06:15:39AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Vlilik, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.  I have heard (Youtube) Cyndi Lauper play Time After Time on her dulcimer.  I'm glad she decided to do some of her songs with the acoustic dulcimer.


08/07/16 05:20:35PM @strumelia:

Greetings! bananawave   Welcome to our friendly musical neighborhood Vli!

Jim Fawcett
08/05/16 07:12:10AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Vlillik, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Rob N Lackey
08/05/16 06:04:57AM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Vlillik, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Cyndi's acoustic versions of "Time After Time" where she plays dulcimer accompaniment are really good, aren't they?  Seems she's the Joni Mitchell of her generation and opened up a lot of eyes to the instrument.  Hope you enjoy it here.



Ken Longfield
08/04/16 07:38:45PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Vlillik. It's good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."