Thunder on the Rails - CB dulcimer demo

I wrote this new folk tune on this cigar box dulcimer I made. The box is a large retail display box for cigars, poplar neck, oak fingerboard. Played acoustically. Tuned DGD.

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Comment by Derek Rose on March 26, 2018 at 10:36pm

Hi Reg, I do have a pick-up in this in case it is needed but no mallets so may be safe ;) Thank you for the back history and for the nice comments! 

Comment by Reg Seward on March 26, 2018 at 8:31am

I was in a band way back which featured a rather attractive young damsel playing a Hammer Dulcimer with those spoon shaped mallets. Alright if you liked acoustic, but we were Folk Rock orientated, so we installed a pick-up... worst mistake we ever suffered, the overtones when plugged in were ear splitting, ran into each other, causing this monstrous cacophony of noise, she could not actually hear this, but us on the back row were mightily dismayed.... Yours is so sweet a sound, excellent, it has restored my faith in Dulcimers again, thanks for that......

Comment by Derek Rose on March 20, 2018 at 8:43pm

Thanks Richard! Big complement about the humming it! Sounds like yo got the urge to go too, lol. Train songs I think, are meant to be sung along with. Thx again :)

Comment by Richard Sundberg on March 20, 2018 at 6:45pm

Sounds great Derek! I’m learning to play air dulcimer, figure that’s a good place to start! Big box, big sound, big good old folk song. Definitely a song  that grows on you, I was humming it at work from listening to it yesterday. Humming trains songs working next to an airport I was!

Comment by Derek Rose on March 19, 2018 at 11:13pm

Thank you Nancy! I appreciate your nice comments and the cool picture! :)

Comment by Derek Rose on March 19, 2018 at 11:12pm

Thanks Pic! 

Comment by Derek Rose on March 19, 2018 at 11:11pm

Thank you Snuffy!

Comment by Nancy kat on March 19, 2018 at 2:26pm

Dulci coolness! Another hit for you Derek! The melody and lyrics are sooo good+nice build! Meowww^..^

Comment by the anonymous pick on March 19, 2018 at 3:13am

lightning on the rose ;-)

Comment by Snuffy Smith on March 18, 2018 at 10:58pm
Well, I'm impressed. I didn't know you played dulcimer. Pretty cool.

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