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Postby kleona » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:47 pm

So, Okay, Dave - are there any left?
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Postby artisticbloom » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:47 pm

tentmaker wrote:DAA/155/Ionian start/key/tonic of the D scale begins with the third fret and runs to the octave at 10 this gives you 3 notes below the start ot the scale and allows you to play most tunes on the melody string in melody drone style as well as chords across all 3 strings in chord melody style

DAd/158/Mixolidian state/key/tonic of the D scale begins with the open fret with the octave at 7 (the 6 1/2 is added to allow playing Ionian beginning with the open string) notes below the key/tonic/start of the scale (A B C#) are played on the middle string in melody drone style. Many players consider fingering easier and prefer DAd tuning when playing chord melody style.
thanks so much tentmaker...
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Postby harpmaker » Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:45 pm

kleona wrote:So, Okay, Dave - are there any left?


I think Tom and Missy have a few left, and if not, I am sure they wouldn't mind going into a "second printing" ;) . You can PM Missy here at ED or get in touch with them through their website at www.strothers.com I don't know what they decided the price will be though.
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Postby missy » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:51 am

one of Tom's "to do" is to get this up on our website. We may also play around with having it as a direct download, so a purchaser doesn't have to pay for shipping, but can print it off and burn their own CD.

As soon as I figure out what shipping will be (since the darn rates went up) I'll let everyone know.
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Postby kleona » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:54 am

Missy-
I like the direct download thing - I hate waiting for something to arrive!
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Postby joyfulnoise » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:34 am

kleona wrote:Missy-
I like the direct download thing - I hate waiting for something to arrive!

AND how many trees we can save to build more dulcimers! Save it to the computer, burn a CD. Only print out exactly what you need to. 8)
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Re: books to learn dulcimer

Postby r3krobert » Sat May 20, 2017 2:32 pm

Lots of excellent choices, but none for chromatic mountain dulcimer. I'd love to find on without tab.
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Re: books to learn dulcimer

Postby Skip » Sat May 20, 2017 6:50 pm

I don't know of any books strictly for chromatics but I think you could extract a lot of info from any of the available ones. A chromatic is the same as a standard, just more frets. You would be learning from the other side of the street, so to speak. One of the things that may help is to temporarily mark the 'diatonic' frets, which will identify the '1/2' frets [the ones left]. This is really the only difference. :)
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Re: books to learn dulcimer

Postby Banjimer » Sat May 20, 2017 10:12 pm

Bing Futch has a book for chromatic Dulcimer. Try his website or Folkcraft Instruments.

http://www.bingfutch.com/books/
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Re: books to learn dulcimer

Postby KenH » Sat May 20, 2017 10:45 pm

Wow -- a decade old thread revived!
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