All questions pertaining to the playing of mountain dulcimer, acquisition of dulcimers, books, CDs, etc., how to play, how to learn, WHY to play, where to get a good dulcimer, what books are most helpful to beginners, etc.
Teacher/performer: French Creek (Pa.) dulcimer symposium Teacher/performer: Sunshine State Music Camp, 2000 Teacher/Performer -- NGFDA Fall Festival, 2000 Performer - various venues for the past l0 years. Current Florida dulcimer champion, 2000.
Mountain dulcimer is an easy instrument to begin learning -- and complex enough to make its mastery a lifetime, unfulfillable pursuit. It's a mountain whose peak you will never see, but which provides a wonderful climb, every step of the way. Stressed out? Pick up your dulcimer, play for an hour, and ask yourself the same question again. Bet your a
Development of a unique style - something I can leave behind for others to pick up and develop even further than I managed to do it. I like to teach -- to pass on the dulcimer, as a means of insuring that the music will never die. I especially like to pass it on to younger players, who have a lifetime of enjoyment and learning in front of them from
Dulcimer is a realtively new instrument, and a native American instrument, likely sprung from the Scandinavian/German sheitholt sometime in the mid-to-late 1700s in Appalachia. There are more dulcimer players today than ever before in the instrument's history -- and a host of great dulcimer festivals around the country, year-round, which makes dulcimer the gateway to a great social experience as w
Controversial? Provocative? About dulcimer? You must be kidding! Oh, the regular players get into wrangling around about the finer points all the time, and sometimes this can get pretty heated, but at the bottom line, a dulcimer get-together is one of the nicest fraternal experiences going! Buncha really good people, dulcimer players, yup!
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Sorry I can't help much with this one, Linda - I'm a mountain dulcimer guy -- but you might try the internet - I know there are several hammered dulcimer websites out there, or you might try taking out
Good question - I've seen them tuned all sorts of ways, see below: http://everythingdulcimer.com/discuss/viewtopic.php?t=27675 One maker says, "5-string dulcimers are usually arranged in three courses:
The Dulcimer Factory in Texas was a mass production company and cranked out thousands of dulcimers in the late 1990s and early 2000s. By reputation, some of them, especially the earlier ones, were great
Well, Lynn, the founder of McSpadden, is no longer with us but a McSpadden is a McSpadden is a McSpadden - there is little difference between them but, that said, that means they all sound great, have
Fellenbaum dulcimers are,indeed, fine instruments, I've played several of them, and he's still in business. Suggest you contact through his website http://celticmandolins.com/ to determine the value of