minstrel: duclimer & modes

hugh ryan saporling2 at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 21 19:51:25 PST 2008

anyone out there play medieval (modal) music on the fretted/mountian/lap dulcimer.  i'm learning more about playing the such on this instrument & it's getting interesting.  dad & dgd tunings seem quite versatile especially when you can add a capo & of course have the 6 1/2 fret.  i've visited dulcimer clubs & websites, but it quite rarely involves anything medieval.  the modern dulcimer with the frets accross all strings & with the extra fret works so well i'm suprised not to see more about involving music from the middle ages.  anyway, just seeing if anyone finds this interesting.  also, have any of you had trouble with others not seeing the dulcimer as a 'real' & 'inclusive' instrument?  


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