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A New Feature for the 1-3-5 Bulletin Board 






Jamming/playing back-up chords in DF#A and other 1-3-5 tunings


We would like to call attention to a feature of open tunings such as D-F#-A (and others), that most players may not recognize.

When tuned to a 1-3-5 tuning, a dulcimer is capable of playing both melodies and chords in several different keys without 

resorting to retuning or capoes! To illustrate this feature, readers are referred to: 


Learning Aid #8 - Using the 1-3-5 Tuning for Back-up chords 


It is posted on this website under Learning Aids. This helpful chart lists all the major and minor chords playable in a 

D-F#-A tuning as accompaniment to other instruments, chromatic or otherwise. This is a real help for those who enjoy 

jamming with other folk instruments.

Let us know if you have any comments or questions about this.

Your 1-3-5 Team






  Click to go to the TablEdit website and download their free demo version

f you do not have the Tabledit program, please click on the TablEdit banner above, to download a free .tef reader program called TefView.  It includes the ability to play this song at a slower speed (great for learning). TablEdit is a program for creating, editing, printing and listening to tablature and sheet music (standard notation) for fretted, stringed instruments.

  Click here to download a free version of Adobe Reader

Adobe® Reader® is a free software for viewing and printing Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.


At this time we will be using the .MIDI music files produced by TablEdit..





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