Hi Terry, Dulcimers are great fun. Everything I know about them I learned from Dulciworld group here: http://www.cigarboxnation.com/group/dulciworld
A few posts down on this page Diane leas me to the fret question you ask. As far as tuning I found out most tab songs are done in DAD if you plan on using tab that would be your tuning. There is also a conversation that is worth reading about strings on the dulciworld group. Good luck and enjoy.
Hey Lucky, My next build I want to do a Dulcimer, Do you know of ant fret generaters I can use for the fret layout. not sure how to go about the measurements. Also what strings should I use and tuning.. Any help would be great
I've starved trying to be an artist and I've never been good enough at playing music to make a living doing that but I enjoy the HELL out of both, had to make a living the hard way with my back and a lot of hard work which has taken it's toll.
I'm sort of retired now due to a bad back and other health issues but at least I'm finding the time to get back to the art and music.
Best to you and yours this Xmas and New Year. (:>}
"Thanks for the nice comments on the ducks Lou, I have been blessed with the ability to make a living as an artist. Not carving. Advertising design and illustration. But I've never been able to make music... I'm working on that here"
I have started a CBN group entitled, "How to Play CBG" It is my hope and intention to encourage the "Wealth of Talent" here on the Nation to share their knowledge and skill to further the CBG movement. Please consider contributing an instructional "video" link to this group. If you are a viewer seeking instruction, please feel free to write. If you have any suggestions or know other players who you think may want to post instructional "video" links, please contact me. Thank you for your interest and support, Keni Lee
Hi Lucky , long time no talk eh ! , hope your keeping well , thanks for the comments on my crappy video my playing still needs lots and lots of work lol! these hands were made for making everything other than music ...well you can't have it all !
as regards the Three string i'm building i have been taking in progress pix but have not uploaded any as yet i was going to wait till it's all finished ( not long now ) i have tried to use items that i have never seen used before for fixtures and fittings if it all goes to plan it should look pretty cool ( if i say so myself ) been enjoying doing it which is a suprize as i was reluctant to take it on at first as it's not my style as such but it's actually growing on me lol!
sorry i can't let you know more about it - i promised Hollowbelly that he would be the first to see it , but thanks for your intrest mate much appriciated
Thank you for the kind compliment. Please check out my Series 1 instructional CD that is available on ebay. Search: Keni Lee
I think you will like the rural grassroots approach. Once you start working in open tunings, and understanding the string relationships, you will never play the guitar the same way again. In additional, I will be glad to answer any of your musical question. BTW: Very cool cover plates. Enjoy.
No problem mate i like to think we all inspire each other on here with our creativity and enthusiasum , thats why we all get along so well , it's a great little place on here.
it outstands me how so many can be brought together by a Cigar Box