The Musician, Volume XXII, No. 1 January 1917

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The Musician, Volume XXII, No. 1 January 1917

Postby dbennett » Fri May 12, 2017 5:44 pm

The Musician, Volume XXII, No. 1 January 1917
The Kentucky Mountain Dulcimer by Josephine McGill
The Kentucky Mountain Dulcimer by  Josephine McGill January 1917.JPG

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[url]https://books.google.com/books?id=cEhJAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA21&lpg=PA21&dq=kentucky+dulcimore&source=bl&ots=kcT3Rmj5NP&sig=_EztnEzA7fgI0qCusMOXcMw0c2s&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwidmrT0uOrTAhVGKyYKHX4VA18Q6AEITjAJ#v=onepage&q=kentucky%[/url]
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Re: The Musician, Volume XXII, No. 1 January 1917

Postby KenH » Fri May 12, 2017 11:06 pm

Great find!!
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Re: The Musician, Volume XXII, No. 1 January 1917

Postby kwl » Sat May 13, 2017 9:27 pm

Nice! Thanks for sharing this.

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Re: The Musician, Volume XXII, No. 1 January 1917

Postby Robin T » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:33 am

Thanks, David-- I took a screen shot.
P.S.- I'm glad James Still has, since, written poems including the mountain Dulcimer. :)
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Re: The Musician, Volume XXII, No. 1 January 1917

Postby Robin the Busker » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:32 pm

".... an expert player, from time to time, plays a melody note on the 3rd string....."

I first read this article a number of years ago and it was the line above that really caught my attention. Obviously, the 3rd string had no frets and the player would have been holding a noter, so these 3rd string notes could not have been sounded by fretting with the fingers. After a bit of experimentation I found that I could get such notes to ring out if I touched both the bass string and the side of the fretboard with the noter. In fact it is pretty easy to play the bass string in this style and so do the ending run down on tunes such as Arkansas Traveller.

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