Larry & Elaine Conger
On the Mountain Dulcimer
Larry & Elaine Conger

Larry Conger Larry Conger Amazing Grace w/Harmonics
Using "fretted harmonics" in your mountain dulcimer arrangement of a tune is a more advanced technique that will add depth to your playing. Larry begins by demonstrating how to touch the fret wire with the pointer finger of your right hand while plucking the string with your right thumb.
Level 1
Elaine Conger Elaine Conger Bass Dulcimer Comparison
Elaine shows some of the differences between the standard mountain dulcimer and the bass mountain dulcimer. She says the bass' job is to be a melodic metronome, a beat keeper.
Level 3
Larry Conger Larry Conger Cluck Ole Hen
The tune includes a series of playful verses that vary from version to version. It is played throughout the Appalachian South and at jam sessions, and its popularity might be because it's so much fun to make that "clucking" sound.
Level 2
Larry Conger Larry Conger Fretted Harmonics
Using "fretted harmonics" in your mountain dulcimer arrangement of a tune is a more advanced technique that will add depth to your playing, but may take practice to master. Larry begins by demonstrating how to touch the fret wire with the pointer finger of your right hand while plucking the string with your right thumb.
Level 4
Larry Conger

Elaine Conger
Larry & Elaine Conger Swingin' the Blues
In this original tune by Larry, Elaine plays a boogie-woogie, walking bass part on the bass dulcimer and Larry plays the bluesy melody on the standard dulcimer. Larry and Elaine each take turns playing their part, so you can hear what each one is doing.
Level 4



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