Posted by clawfootcurt on Thursday, June 7, 2007
So, the misses has been taking dulcimer lessons, she's had four so far, and she is already getting pretty darn good. So I figured, since she is learning most in DAD tuning, that I better start learning some stuff in C tunings. I have been using Wayne Erbsens Ignoramus book, and this week have been learning Old Molly Hare, Old Blue, (which is surprisingly fun when adding hammer-ons), and Cumberland Mountain Deer Chase, which I think I am really gonna like when my fingers get it memorized. There is a picture of Uncle Dave Macon from about 1925 in the book, and boy does he look like he's having fun. This banjo stuff is the best!!!
P.S. I suppose I should learn something she plays, but I don't have any of the right tab yet. Playing together should be fun too. I wonder how long that will take?
Thursday, June 7, 2007 @7:46:46 PM
It's hard to go past the double C tuning - specially if you also have some fiddle or mandolin background. Good luck with it all and the grandkids look great.
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