The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #112168 Message #2373428
Posted By: GUEST
24-Jun-08 - 02:34 PM
Thread Name: How to tune a 3 string dulcimer
Subject: RE: How to tune a 3 string dulcimer
There's comfort in numbers for sure.
I think the DAA tuning is the most used one and that's the one I shall use. I may try that DAG tuning sometime. In the link Sedayne sent, it said there's actually no one'standard' tuning for a dulcimer- no wonder I was confused!
I think I have a copy of Jean Ritchie's fine book on dulcimer somewheres in my piles of ...stuff, just have to find it again.
Yes the MakeMusicNY was a terrific event, and I would be happy to do it again. Lots of good feeling all around.
Hmmm an artist's grant - lol - not a bad idea, as long as it comes with someone who can get the finicky strings ON the dulcimer.(This is a homemade model with wooden tuning pegs. Gasp)
Thanks again for your good thoughts,J, & I totally agree with the good time to play a dulcimer. Best place of course, on a porch swing, overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains - but for me, the Hudson will have to suffice ;-)