I’m psyched to have my ambient electric dulcimer track Restful Mind included on this wonderful, peaceful playlist by the amazing Suzanne Doucet. I’ve been part of this anthology in a few previous years, and it is always such a joy to hear all the others!! This time around we really NEED this peace and anchoring…..
Recently I’ve been working on some baritone dulcimer tracks in the AEA tuning (a Perfect 4th below DAD). Since some of my Patreon subscribers don’t have baritone dulcimers (yet, anyway!), it might be helpful to have some chord charts for the 4-chord loop I’m using for this Moon Over Water tune.
Normally we play that chord progression in D: D – A – Bm – G
— but transposed to A we have: A – E – F#m – D
So……starting in the lower frets of DAD tuning and moving up the fingerboard to higher positions, here are some block chords for you to arpeggiate or flat-pick any way you want:
And now moving up a bit:
And finally, here are some more complete triads using the G# on the 6+ fret of the middle string:
Golly, this quarantine has led to a whole bunch of creative work from so many artists all over the planet! I have been incredibly busy too: working on formatting block chord TAB in a table format on this blog (A LOT harder than you might think!!!), learning Finale (for the 3rd or 4th time!), and laying some new track ideas in Logic Pro X, which is the subject of this post.
Here is a tune I recorded a few days ago: