The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #85910   Message #1594984
Posted By: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
01-Nov-05 - 10:39 AM
Thread Name: my non-lap dulcimer
Subject: RE: my non-lap dulcimer
i'm fairly new to dulcimer after 30 years as a rythm guitarist..

so i've naturally gravitated towards working out chords.
..and rythmic strumming..

i've got 3-string strumsticks i can play standing up..

but i'm also trying to play full bodied hourglass dulcimer
'as if' it were a guitar so i can play it with more forcefull
and dexterous up/down guitar strumming style..

..obviously its not very easy and i can only strum basic chords that way..

so whilst finding Don Firths suggestion ironicaly amusing..

i have already started looking at my least used electric guitars
for a suitable canditate to have a few frets pulled out
and the fingerboard slots filled and smoothed..
and the nut / bridge adapted to take only 4 strings
in dulcimer configuration..