Traditional Noter and Drone Style Lessons

by Linda Ratcliff

Traditional Noter Style

NoterStyle Many mountain dulcimer players play their instruments by pressing the fatty pads of their fingertips down on the strings to create the different notes. But there is another option. The traditional, old-time way of playing a mountain dulcimer is to use a noter. Your noter can be anything from the broad side of a popsicle stick to a wooden dowel - or anything around the house that can be used to press down on the strings. In this series of 14 videos, Steve introduces the traditional noter/drone style of playing, shows us some of the tools (noters) that he uses, and explains how to use the noter with different tunings.

Listen to Steve play a spirited rendition of Golden Slippers with his noter and quill:

 

Holy Manna, O Susannah, Joy to the World, Old Joe Clark and Shady Grove are used to demonstrate noter playing with different tunings.

To watch the videos, become a member of DulcimerCrossing.com and have access to ALL the lessons ALL the time.

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your links are not working   Debra
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Steve Eulberg

Thanks for the heads-up, Debra. I corrected the broken one, please try again.
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[…] Traditional Noter and Drone Style Lessons | … – In this series of 14 videos, Steve introduces the traditional noter/drone style of playing, shows us some of the tools (noters) that he uses, and explains how to use the noter with different tunings. Listen to Steve play a spirited rendition of Golden Slippers with his noter and quill, and check out the titles of the videos right here. […]
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Steve Eulberg

HI zmighty, the links are to show you the titles of the lesson episodes. Members have access to all the video lessons all the time!
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