Where to get a dulcimer & best way to learn?

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Re: Where to get a dulcimer & best way to learn?

Postby bret » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:18 pm

Just a little progress report - I started working on Whiskey Before Breakfast today. It's something I've heard a number of times while investigating the dulcimer and I finally decided to look up a tab for it. Here's my attempt at the main part of the melody. I'm amazed this is coming out of an instrument I'm playing :)

https://clyp.it/50roi3wq?token=694a18f9 ... 3523a9d454
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Re: Where to get a dulcimer & best way to learn?

Postby Judy K » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:42 am

The dulcimer is an amazing instrument. First time players can play recognizable tunes quickly; experienced players can wring great music out of 3 or 4 strings.

Your clip is nice, bret. Now get to work on the rest of the tune. 8)
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Re: Where to get a dulcimer & best way to learn?

Postby bret » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:13 pm

Thanks for the kind words! I really enjoy playing that song. I meant to upload a full version sooner, but I was on a business trip down to Florida and then had a wedding to attend and a charity race to run with a friend. Finally got some down time this evening. My legs are tried, but my hands are still going :lol:

Here's the full song: https://clyp.it/ibua21wj
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Re: Where to get a dulcimer & best way to learn?

Postby kwl » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:31 am

Good job, Bret. You are coming along very well. Thanks for sharing your progress.

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Re: Where to get a dulcimer & best way to learn?

Postby Judy K » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:36 am

Nice! You are doing much better than I did as a beginner, Bret! Wouldn't have had the nerve to try Whiskey before Breakfast this soon. :)
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