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Thread #25806 Message #2984295
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
10-Sep-10 - 10:06 PM
Thread Name: Dulcimer for dummies
Subject: RE: Dulcimer for dummies
Well, funnily enough, you can get a workable (sorta) mockup of the instrument by using guitars, strung and tuned appropriately to resemble the instrument, should you have easier access to low cost guitars - but it would only be a stopgap measure. It would allow you some educational opportunities to discuss some of the differences between instruments, and the historical reasons for such.
4 to an instrument would be really stretching things - 3 or better 2 to one would be workable, by having the 'assistants' do some useful simultaneous tasks, which I can't think of ATM, but I'm sure that you can get some helpful suggestions here.