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  1. Thanks PJ I know we're getting more and more tablature and audio files available on the internet, I just decided to add my files to what's available. It's better than just leaving them sit on my hard drive. Dave
  2. A person contacted me through my YouTube video "Muss I Denn" and a discussion started about constructing a scheitholt/zither/zitter type of instrument. To facilitate sharing the information, I moved a lot of my Zither construction pictures and notes to my OneDrive. While I was there, I reorganized my dulcimer files into PDF files and MP3 files. If I have a PDF file I might have an MP3 file to support it, and vice versa. If anyone sees a PDF without a matching MP3 and vice versa, I can create an appropriate file on request. The PDF files include multiple tunings and usually the file name includes the tuning (CGBb, DAG, DAC, etc.). Dave https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=!APZ7kXyURRnmQ9s&id=4E95DE6FFA7B2AEA!548&cid=4E95DE6FFA7B2AEA
  3. Thanks Burt My friend and I sing this with guitar and mandolin accompaniment in G. I'll have to try it with my dulcimer. Dave
  4. Thanks for all of your "How to ..." posts. This one strikes a chord because when I've been in some jam sessions we don't always have intros for the next song. The person who called the next tune often doesn't have an intro. If it's a 4/4 song, often "4 potatoes" is the intro (strumming while saying 1, 2, 3, 4,). Some songs we have played together enough to where we have intros and outros (and everyone is playing the same outro!). Dave
  5. Folkcraft also sells fretboards if the cardboard dulcimer maker doesn't sell them. Folkcraft I rigged a temporary method for attaching an old Lawrence guitar sound hole pickup in the strum hollow of one of my dulcimers and I liked it better than a Dean Markley "stick on" acoustic pickup. I am one of the few who strums in the strum hollow. I actually made a dulcimer with less frets so the strum hollow would be closer to where many other people strum. Lawrence Pickup Dave
  6. I don't think the back brace locations are critical. I constructed a dulcimer from a kit and didn't like that the braces were directly under the sound holes. I built another kit (same model) and I moved the braces so they were not so visible. Dave
  7. Any music editing software that we can obtain has its own learning curve. It will take some effort to learn on our own, watch any available tutorials, or gather other information to learn how to use any music editing software (not just TablEdit). Music editing software is also a great learning tool. I've learned a lot about sheet music in using my software, so I think obtaining music editing software is the start of a new learning path. Dave
  8. Jack is probably the only person of whom I know who has made a dulcimer out of dogwood other than myself. Dogwood is a very hard wood (harder than oak, hickory, black walnut, some rosewood varieties, and other hardwoods). Check to see if he has any dogwood dulcimers. (I'm not a person who makes dulcimers for sale like Jack). Dave
  9. I can hardly wait. First of all, I want to fix some of the tab files I have uploaded since I see errors in some of them. I would like to replace the ones with errors. Also, I have some files I submitted that either don't have and audio sample or the audio sample is just a midi file. I would like all of my audio files to be mp3 files with recordings of a real dulcimer playing the tablature. Thanks Dave
  10. Years ago there was a site for sharing audio. I can't remember the site but a group for dulcimer players was started. The site allowed people to put up their hand if they had a song to play. So, when it came time for a person to play something, that person would click their mic "on" and play or sing their song. It was such a lot of fun because it seemed to me like playing live on the radio. We had some fairly large groups from anywhere in the country on some nights. Some people would share more than one song each night and some people just joined the session to listen. There was a space for chatting while each person was playing. Zoom might be a good way to organize such a session today and I also recommend one person with mic on and the rest of the players just listening or playing along with their mic on mute. The added benefit of Zoom is that video of each player would be possible. Dave
  11. Excellent Burt The attachments are very helpful, too. Dave
  12. I use a wooden stand made for mountain dulcimers. Here is a link with more information. Dave
  13. I tried a thumb pick and finger picks years ago when I was first learning to play dulcimer. I got them to fit but I didn't work with them long enough to determine if they were beneficial. Dave
  14. Folkcraft might have brass strings similar to what you are trying to find. Dave https://www.folkcraft.com/collections/string-wire-and-string-sets?page=5
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