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Thread #61718   Message #999006
Posted By: KateG
08-Aug-03 - 12:50 PM
Thread Name: Learning Lap Dulcimer- Tips? Tricks?
Subject: RE: Learning Lap Dulcimer- Tips? Tricks?
Another trick, especially on fast tunes, is to strum towards yourself, playing the bass notes first. This is actually the traditional way of playing, but is counterintuitive for those of us who started life as guitarists. However, it helps a lot, and the percussive thump of the bass notes on the beat adds to the bounce when you're playing jigs and other dance tunes.