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Thread #43835 Message #642312
Posted By: catspaw49
04-Feb-02 - 04:33 PM
Thread Name: Help: mountain dulcimer playlist
Subject: RE: Help: mountain dulcimer playlist
Russ, once again, you strike with some excellent advice!
To add a bit, are you asking what "goes well" on Appalachian Dulcimer or Hammered? That's a bit different question, but in most ways it gets the same response.......Whatever you like!
There are some styles that are associated with the Appalachian Dulcimer such as Southern Mountain music ala Jean Ritchie, but the instrument has broadened it's range through the playing of an ever increasing number of players and at this point, it's more a matter of working out tunings for all and that sort of thing. The Hammered Dulcimer is extremely well suited to a broad range of music from Irish jigs and airs to the Beatles!
The key questions remain, what does your group enjoy, what is your focus, and where do you want to play? Here's a pretty decent list of Mountain Dulcimer Clubs that might also be of some help, but again the music choice is yours! Click Here
Also the best Hammered Dulcimer site is HERE and you might want to check out the tunes at a really great resource, JC's Tunefinder.
Have fun and good luck!