The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #69302   Message #1176274
Posted By: Mudlark
02-May-04 - 12:51 AM
Thread Name: Mountain Dulcimer - Jean Ritchie Book
Subject: RE: Mountain Dulcimer - Jean Richie Book
Re minors on the dulcimer. If the melody string(s) is tuned down one full note from bass string, a stunning minor mode results (can't remember what the name of it is...Aolian?). Harder to chord in but very effective. Minors are very available ... you just have to retune for them.

Kytrad...thanks for the reminder re Blue Lion's Jean Richie is a wonderful dulcimer.