Mountain Dulcimer spotting in pop (?) music

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Mountain Dulcimer spotting in pop (?) music

Postby Rick » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:12 am

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Re: Mountain Dulcimer spotting in pop (?) music

Postby ronzuckerman » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:18 am

Rick,

Yes, that is an electric dulcimer. From where he was fingering and the fret pattern, I'd say it is purely diatonic and tuned to a 1-5-5 tuning.

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Re: Mountain Dulcimer spotting in pop (?) music

Postby kwl » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:41 pm

Also, since this was back in 1976, what Ron says makes sense.

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Re: Mountain Dulcimer spotting in pop (?) music

Postby KenH » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:14 pm

Yep -- Fairport Convention. from Oz. Solid body pure diatonic dulcimer. David died a year or so back. They were very well known in the Scottish folk circuit.
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Re: Mountain Dulcimer spotting in pop (?) music

Postby waldensis » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:41 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVYGANALIgk

Here's Tim Hart with Steeleye Span playing a solid body electric dulcimer believed to be by the same maker as Simon Nichol's.
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Re: Mountain Dulcimer spotting in pop (?) music

Postby KenH » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:10 am

Another good early dulcimer player. I think Tim Hart was a friend of Roger Nicolson, the 'famous' Brit dulcimer player.
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