What is a Strumstick?
The Strumstick is a three-stringed musical instrument designed by Bob McNally especially for Beginners. Because of the tuning and the way the frets are spaced, there are effectively No Wrong Notes*. I designed the Strumstick to play in just one key instead of all 12 keys, so that learning is much much easier.
Is a Strumstick a dulcimer?
[Learn about Strumstick Tuning today!] Okay, now, there’s a lot of things about both of these instruments that are similar and a few things that are different. They’re both stick dulcimers. That’s something a lot of people don’t realize in that they are both diatonically fretted.
What is a Strumbly?
Strumbly is the easiest musical instrument you will ever play. You can think of Strumbly as a “gateway” musical instrument. Many people begin trying to learn guitar or dulcimer and give up because of the steep learning curve. Strumbly has almost no learning curve allowing you to be successful and musical IMMEDIATELY.
What is a seagull Merlin?
The Seagull Merlin dulcimer, also known as the Seagull Dulcimer Guitar (and known at the Seagull factory as the Seagull Merlin M4), is a fretted string instrument in the zither family called the Stick Dulcimer. The body of the Stick Dulcimer extends the length of the fingerboard and the fretting is usually diatonic.
What is the tuning for a Strumstick?
There are several models of Strumsticks on the market, but we’ll just focus on the two most popular; the Basic and Grand Strumstick. The Basic is tuned to G, D, G. The Grand to D, A, D. Now, don’t worry if you don’t know how to read music.
What is the Seagull Merlin tuned to?
Basic Seagull Merlin Tunings The basic tuning for the Seagull Merlin is in “D” or DAD(D). The last string doubles like a 12-string, so it has the exact same tuning as its pair.
Is Seagull Merlin a dulcimer?
The Seagull Merlin dulcimer, also known as the Seagull Dulcimer Guitar (and known at the Seagull factory as the Seagull Merlin M4), is a fretted string instrument in the zither family called the Stick Dulcimer.
How is a dulcimer tuned?
There are two common tunings for mountain dulcimer, DAA and DAD. In DAA, the bass string is tuned to D with the middle and paired melody strings tuned to A. In DAD, the bass string is tuned to D with the middle string tuned to A. In this tuning, however, the paired melody strings are tuned to D.