Doug Berch

Dulcimer Maker And Musician

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Music I’d Like To Hear #9


A Tromba Marina Player

A Tromba Marina Player

Dulcimer Lesson – Playing The Lower Octave in D-A-D Tuning


Dulcimer #121 by Doug Berch - Front

One of the joys of playing dulcimer in D-A-D is the ability to play an entire octave using only the first three frets. I came across this idea in the early 1970’s and it quickly became integral to my dulcimer playing.

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The tablature shows a D Major scale starting on the open bass string and ending using the open melody string.  The fingerings in the tablature are suggestions to get you started. I vary the fingering to best suit the music being played.


Outdoor Lutherie


Outdoor Lutherie


I’m pretty sure this was a staged photograph but I like the idea of working outside on a beautiful day.

I occasionally prep and finish dulcimers on the front porch when the weather is cooperative.



Music I’d Like To Hear #8


Music I'd Like To Hear #8

Music I’d Like To Hear #8

Hammered Dulcimer For Only 16.00 Circa 1898

A Hammered Dulcimer For Only $16.00 – Circa 1898


Hammered Dulcimer For Only $16.00 - Circa 1898


A Hammered Dulcimer For Only $16.00 – Circa 1898

What a bargain! Just get in the TARDIS and pick one up today!


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