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second picking stick build

Morning guys, I recentlt finished my scond stic dulcimer to my own design,it's longer than usual so maderlin strings don't fit so after cha…

Started by Mal Chilvers

1 Oct 5, 2011
Reply by Roger Morin

stick dulcimer

I would like to build a Mc Nally style strum stick, I have drawing for an easy to build version where the neck runs stright through to  for…

Started by Mal Chilvers

3 May 25, 2011
Reply by Mal Chilvers

A complicated chord chart for DAD tuning

This is for a diatonic instrument, made by teacher and musician Benjamin Esh.  Visit the website, too.   http://thedulcimerhymnal.com/resou

Started by Diane in Chicago

0 Mar 22, 2011

Dulcimer tabs

Here is a link to the best starting place for playing your dulcimer.  The notation system is very simple and explained at the bottom of eac…

Started by Diane in Chicago

8 Sep 28, 2010
Reply by Diane in Chicago

The Innards

Here is a shot of my most recent MD build before I seal 'er up!Boxes are bolted together with #8s and washers.  Pilot holes through the top…

Started by Diane in Chicago

1 Jul 8, 2010
Reply by steve "roots" howard


Uses only the following frets from the standard chromatic fretboard:3 5 7 10 12-octaveNow you go build one!

Started by Diane in Chicago

7 Jun 5, 2010
Reply by Diane in Chicago

Cool performances on a dulci of any form

Link up, kids!Here's a starter -- Journey?!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q1K93y5NnU&feature=related

Started by Diane in Chicago

3 Mar 3, 2010
Reply by Diane in Chicago

DAc dulcimer tabs

When you drop your high string down a whole tone, you can play minor/aolian/dorian songs, like:Shady GrovePretty Polly and a slew of others…

Started by Diane in Chicago

0 Jan 23, 2010

What are the most typical scale lengths for a mountain dulcimer?

I am taking a class to learn how to play a mountain dulcimer and decided I'd rather make my own instrument than rent one. The first questio…

Started by Marco Loco

6 Jan 17, 2010
Reply by Marco Loco

What's a Hammered Dulcimer?

From Wikipedia: The hammered dulcimer is a stringed musical instrument with the strings stretched over a trapezoidal sounding board. T…

Started by Ted Crocker

1 Jan 13, 2010
Reply by Bluesdog


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