Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Learning Mountain Dulcimer|
Actor: David Schnaufer
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Even a novice can make lovely sounds and play simple tunes almost immediately! Dulcimer virtuoso David Schnaufer includes scales, fingerings, and strumming techniques for some of country music's all-time favorite songs.
Learn by watching, no written music included
Mimbres Valley Girl | Mimbres, NM USA | 12/31/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is useful to the student who learns best by watching the instructor, rather than using a book with dulcimer tablature with a companion CD. The close-up camera angles of David's playing demonstrations are very good. He takes the student through a song, one phrase a time. Before the era of self-taught books and instructional CD and DVDs, this is reminiscent of the days when the experienced musician would pass along their knowledge (one-on-one) to the novice musician. This also enforces the student to memorize the song while learning the song, rather than becoming dependent on the sheet music. I believe a student can learn many things by watching another musician. Therefore, if for no other reason, I recommend this DVD for the purpose of aspiring students observing (and absorbing from) a very fine mountain dulcimer player."
Learning Mountain Dulcimer
C. SANDERS | Greenfield, TN. USA | 01/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"An excellent tool for learning the mountain dulcimer. A must for the beginner of novice dulcimer player."
Not what I expected
Mike | 12/08/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This video is strictly 'picking' and not 'strumming'.. It teaches you to play it like a guitar...."
Anne O'Connor | Tennessee, USA | 02/11/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This dvd is a 'must have' addition to the 'how to play' books. If you want to do more than just play the notes on the melody strings and strum the drones, this dvd will show you how. His dulcimer and finger positioning is much easier than the 'traditional' style, and the cords make the dulcimer sound so much fuller. David only plays 3 songs on this dvd, but what he shows you will enhance ANY song you play. He has a few really great 'tricks' and explanations for transitions, too. For those of us who are primarily visual learners, this dvd is fantastic."