Post by David Bennett on Aug 2, 2019 4:56:22 GMT -5
I see that Dulcimer Crossing has added a noter/drone category to their videos. Hopefully this is yet another example of noter/drone getting some more well deserved attention. If you go to the link you'll see that most of it seems to focus on "Galax style" DDDD, still it's a start. I view these types of things as a positive move in our direction.
From their website: New Category: Traditional Noter Style If you want to play your Appalachian mountain dulcimer in the old traditional style, you will use a noter on the melody string(s), leaving the other 2 strings open to create a drone sound. We have developed several lessons that use a "noter," so we decided to add a new separate category for these at Dulcimer Crossing: Traditional Noter Style.
If you have never used a noter, you should start with our introduction to the Traditional Noter Style here dulcimercrossing.com/noter/dc_noter_pre.html . 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.
Steve Siefert has been saying for 20 years that he is a traditional player. But no one ever sees him play fingerdance or noter & drone; he's usually all over the fretboard with all his fingers. It would be good if he really does 'spread the word' some.