Doug Berch

Dulcimer Maker And Musician

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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.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Regina Bartlett

    Great little lesson …thanks

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