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Thread #168585 Message #4072674
Posted By: Bill D
21-Sep-20 - 01:10 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Musical instrument not needing dexterity
Subject: RE: Tech: Musical instrument not needing dexterity
I thought I replied yesterday... but..*shrug*.
I agree with Don Meixner... for a dulcimer, the left hand is more important, as fretting takes a bit more control, whereas strumming can be done gently and with various types of picks. I also play autoharp and the same general advice applies there. In many ways, autoharp is a bit easier, as chording is done by button. Tuning one can be more tedious than playing one.... but if you have clip-on digital and a good ear, it's pretty routine.