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Mountain Dulcimer spotting in pop (?) music

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:12 am
by Rick

Re: Mountain Dulcimer spotting in pop (?) music

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:18 am
by ronzuckerman
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.

Ron

Re: Mountain Dulcimer spotting in pop (?) music

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:41 pm
by kwl
Also, since this was back in 1976, what Ron says makes sense.

Ken
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Re: Mountain Dulcimer spotting in pop (?) music

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:14 pm
by KenH
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.

Re: Mountain Dulcimer spotting in pop (?) music

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:41 am
by waldensis
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.

Re: Mountain Dulcimer spotting in pop (?) music

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:10 am
by KenH
Another good early dulcimer player. I think Tim Hart was a friend of Roger Nicolson, the 'famous' Brit dulcimer player.