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  1. The time limit for editing posts was 5 minutes by default. I've changed it to 14 days to make it more flexible. You should be able to edit your posts now by clicking on "Edit" at the bottom next to the Quote button. Let me know if it doesn't show up for some reason.
  2. I've only ever heard it as a very basic version with everyone playing the same part on dulcimers. This is a great version of the song, especially with someone singing and different instruments. Great job!
  3. Thanks for posting these videos Carla! They're great examples of what I;d like to be able to play. I recognize the song from jams, but didn't know the name. I'll have to put this one on my list to learn!
  4. Thanks Dave, these are definitely some good ones. They're some of the first ones I learned and are definitely great starting points. What would be some that would be a "next step" that would be played at a jam, but still not too difficult?
  5. Thanks for these Carla! Fly Around and June Apple are about the level I was thinking of. Boil Them Cabbage was the first song I learned at a dulcimer workshop and it's definitely a great first song to get started with. The kind of songs I'd like to know more of are "jam staples." - songs that get played at jams often, but not too difficult. Maybe whatever the next step after beginner is ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  6. Thanks for posting these. Definitely a good next step for someone to learn the layout of the fretboard and note locations. One quick thing I noted: You wrote "As you know, our dulcimers are tuned to DAD. The middle and bass strings are the same notes with an octave difference." Did you mean the melody and bass strings? Looking forward to part 3 ๐Ÿ™‚
  7. Hi Linda, Do you mean the ones that have music cards that show which strings to play like the image below? If so, these show up on eBay frequently for $10-$20. I've never owned one, but I've frequently seen them listed as dulcimers. Searching for "lap harp" will find a bunch of them.
  8. I can definitely understand there being different traditions in different places. I didn't know any of them on that list when I started playing a couple years ago. I was thinking mainly for beginners starting out. Or do you mean they're too simplistic even for beginners? If so, I've got a long ways to go ๐Ÿ˜„ I'll change the title of the post to reflect it's aimed at beginner tunes.
  9. When I started looking into dulcimer and antecedent instrument history, it was surprising how little was written about them over the years. I can see it being the case that many writers just referred to Praetorius' work and assumed the name was correct (even if it's not) as there aren't many other references. I have the 2nd edition Smith's book "The Story of the Dulcimer" and that's where a lot of my information came from. Do you know of other books or references? I couldn't find many when I was looking for books last year. I'm definitely interested to learn more from other sources.
  10. As a newer player, one of the challenges I had going to jams at festivals last year was simply not knowing tunes that were being played and having to muddle my way through learning them while playing in a group. They were beginner jams and it was encouraged for everyone to participate and play the bits they could figure out, try to read hands, learn by ear, strum an open D chord, or mute the strings and be percussion otherwise ๐Ÿ˜„ I wrote down a few tunes that came up repeatedly: Old Joe Clark Liza Jane Spotted Pony Wildwood Flower June Apple Forked Dee
  11. I think there may be some conflicting information out there. From what I've read, Scheitholt is the German name of the instrument that's the ancestor of the Appalachian/Mountain Dulcimer. Michael Praetorius (a German composer and organologist) recorded the Scheitholt in the second volume of his work Syntagma Musicum, called De Organographia, where he attempted to catalog and classify known instruments at the time (1614-1620). The name supposedly comes from its resemblance to a split piece of firewood (Low German: sheit - piece, holt - wood). Scheitholz is the modern German word for firewoo
  12. That was great, thanks for sharing it. You guys sound awesome! I'm curious - what's the instrument your husband's playing? It's got a plucky sound like a banjo. I actually thought there was someone off screen playing a banjo until I realized it was him. ๐Ÿ˜
  13. I like Stephen's version of this song, and I needed something to test embedding videos ๐Ÿ˜
  14. Sounds like a fun time! Would love to see some videos of you guys ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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  17. This Classifieds section is offered as a place to connect with other members of the community interested in buying or selling items they personally own. It's a place for you to make contact with folks that have things or services they want to buy or sell. EverythingDulcimer doesn't get involved in any way with deals and transactions that result from these contacts. Trades are between individuals and at your own risk. In light of this, feedback, whether positive or negative, is not welcome in the Classifieds. Please be cautious as you negotiate a sale or trade. 1. Classifieds are fo
  18. This Classifieds section is offered as a place to connect with other members of the community interested in buying or selling items they personally own. It's a place for you to make contact with folks that have things or services they want to buy or sell. EverythingDulcimer doesn't get involved in any way with deals and transactions that result from these contacts. Trades are between individuals and at your own risk. In light of this, feedback, whether positive or negative, is not welcome in the Classifieds. Please be cautious as you negotiate a sale or trade. 1. Classifieds are fo
  19. This Classifieds section is offered as a place to connect with other members of the community interested in buying or selling items they personally own. It's a place for you to make contact with folks that have things or services they want to buy or sell. EverythingDulcimer doesn't get involved in any way with deals and transactions that result from these contacts. Trades are between individuals and at your own risk. In light of this, feedback, whether positive or negative, is not welcome in the Classifieds. Please be cautious as you negotiate a sale or trade. 1. Classifieds are fo
  20. Thanks Marc! I'd take you up on it, but I'm not in a position to do much in the way of woodworking at home currently. Hopefully in a year or two. ๐Ÿ™‚ For this time around, I've got to go for one that's already built.
  21. Thanks - that looks great! And reasonably priced too.
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