The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #85910   Message #1594949
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
01-Nov-05 - 10:13 AM
Thread Name: my non-lap dulcimer
Subject: RE: my non-lap dulcimer
It's great to see how many dulcimer players are here. I will mull over the many ideas.

As for a new name, I consider the label I have to assign it repeatedly, namely:

"...the mountain dulcimer, not the large, trapezoidal, hammer dulcimer that you see from time to time, but the small, hourglass-shaped dulcimer that sits on your lap..."

to be a bit cumbersome. And now, it seems, many people don't even play it on their lap.

"Mountain" isn't a very good name for an instrument which originated with the Arabs, was brought to America by the Pennsylvania Dutch, and is now being played (at least by me) on glaciated till plains.

Now, back to my biggest challenge -thinking of new pieces to play on it.