The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #56028   Message #982975
Posted By: GUEST
14-Jul-03 - 11:21 AM
Thread Name: Learning to play a Mountain Dulcimer
Subject: RE: Learning to play a Mountain Dulcimer
I had about given up DAA in favor of the convenience offered by DAD with a capo, but if you think DAA is dull, check out the tab for "Hopping John" offered here:
And if you're looking for that lonesome sound sometimes described as "mountain modal," you'll get closer to it by using the traditional tunings in Jean Ritchie's "Dulcimer Book" than by capoing. Kytrad's far too humble about that book. If I could keep only one book from my collection, her "Dulcimer Book" would be it. -- Pinetop Slim