Skills for Mountain Dulcimer Players

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VideoAbout the Lessons

1. Introduction to the Bending Articulation We are introduced to a new way to articulate notes (including the notes that “aren’t there” on the diatonic mountain dulcimer.
2. Bending Techniques Steve talks about how to plan and achieve good bent notes, the placement of the finger and which way to bend on all three strings and the use of bending as a possible vibrato technique.
3. Where Are the Best Places to Bend? There are certain frets that we’ll return to for bending and these are uncovered in this episode.
4. Using Bends in the DAC Tuning. Bending works in all tunings.  Here Steve demonstrates the use of bending in the DAC tuning on his original tune:  Lake Ozark Blues.


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