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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Stick Dulcimer in Gdg tuning (part 2) comparing G and D models






Alternative plans now available for this tuning.
www.michaeljking.com/plans.htm
My 2012 Stick Dulcimer comes with pearl or abalone position markers, zero fret and a handmade hard case as standard, I will only be making a small number as always.
Over the next couple of Videos I will play some examples


I will be making a small number of these this year, let me know if you would like one,  for those interested in making one I will be making the plans available for sale  for £5.00 here:

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Stick Dulcimer in Gdg tuning (part one)






Alternative plans now available for this tuning.
www.michaeljking.com/plans.htm
My 2012 Stick Dulcimer comes with pearl or abalone position markers, zero fret and a handmade hard case as standard, I will only be making a small number as always.
Over the next couple of Videos I will explore this tuning and give you a chance to compare it to the "Dad" tuned older brother. In this first part I play an improvised piece and then demonstrate the sound with different plectrums.
I still have a few spaces this year to make one for commission,  or for those interested in making one I will be making the plans available for sale  for £5.00 here:

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Monday, 13 February 2012

Gdg Stick Dulcimer plans


My Youtube videos showcasing this shorter scaled Gdg Stick Dulcimer will be out this week, but for those interested in making one I will be making the plans available for sale  for £5.00 here:

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Sunday, 5 February 2012

Gdg tuned Stick Dulcimer coming soon

The earliest instruments I made of this type were back in 1999 and were very short scaled for my kids to play. When I started making these for musicians I increased the scale length to guitar lengths but kept the same tuning. Around 2006 I changed to the Mountain Dulcimer pitch of Dad for comparability with that instruments and the tabs available. My current offering this year has the original tuning but with a more ideal scale length, this will make playing tunes even easier and it has the benefit of 12 years plus of making them.