Nina Zanetti
On the Mountain Dulcimer
Nina Zanetti

Level 3 Fingerstyle
Fingerstyle is the technique of playing the dulcimer by plucking the strings directly with the fingertips, as opposed to flatpicking (plucking individual notes with a "pick").
Level 2 Harmonics
Using the understanding of string physics, Nina describes the “nodes” on the string as places to find natural harmonics - the other tones that vibrate along with string that was plucked.
Level 3 Loch Lomond
Most of the lyrics in this a traditional Scottish tune are connected to the Jacobite Uprising of 1745. One interpretation based on the lyrics is that the song was sung by the lover of a captured Jacobite rebel set to be executed in London following a show trial. 
Level 3 Lord Randall
According to Celtic mythology, people were not allowed in the depth of a forest where fairies and elves were believed to live. But in this English ballad, Lord Randall challenged the taboo.
Level 3 Playing Expressively
Nina talks about why she uses an intellectual and methodical approach to playing expressively, and why this helps in unsettling situations.



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