The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61718   Message #996691
Posted By: JohnInKansas
04-Aug-03 - 06:03 PM
Thread Name: Learning Lap Dulcimer- Tips? Tricks?
Subject: RE: Learning Lap Dulcimer- Tips? Tricks?
Les B

Quite a number of our locals use a small chamois across the knees for non-skid performance. And some use a sheet of that "gummy mesh" non-skid stuff that that's touted for cabinet lining and such. The non-skid mesh works pretty well, but has a tendency to make you feel like you've got something sticky between your knees.

Quite a few around here seem to prefer a stand or low table to holding the "lap" dulcimer in their lap. A good rigid surface does, sometimes, make the dulcy sound a little louder.