I play the mtn dulcimer because of the other dulcimer players. talking to dulcimer players is a real two way conversation. Many other musicians are so concerned with their own performance that they only talk about themselves. Dulcimer players tend to want to share ideas and learn about others. I think it is all part of being a "folk" instrument. I hope that makes sense to someone besides me.
Lets be honest, there are better sounding instruments.
recap wrote:In my opinion, the humble nature of the instrument makes it hard to be too arrogant. If your goal is to become a musical elitist, you would not pick such a a"limited" instrument which cannot change keys without retuning -- the other musical elitists will stare down their arrogant noses at you for using such a horribly "common" instrument..
The musical world has ample place for musical elitists to reign and rule. Frankly, I'm glad that so few musical elitists feel the need to deficate in our little sandbox. That allows the rest of us to share and discuss the joys of the instrument and its music without undue distraction.
mountain_man wrote:It beats "pickin" my nose!
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