Diatonic Chord Wizard
This Chord Wizard provides tools for playing various chords on the mountain dulcimer. Two sections are provided: the first section, Fret Choice, allows you to input a known chord while the second section, Chord Finder, allows you to enter 1 to 4 notes of an unknown chord. Both sections will then display possible fret positions to play the chord; either partially or completely.
First establish the tuning of your dulcimer:
- Select the chord you want to play by first selecting the root note then select a chord type in one of the chord groupings.
- Once you have selected a chord, click on Fret Choice
to display the chord fingering possibilities.
Note: If you want to select an Extended Chord or Obscure Chord, you must first select '---' under Major Chords.
The "Chord Finder" is designed to help you find an appropriate chord for an arrangement
when you only know one or more notes in the chord. Some day, perhaps, we will include
MIDI sounds to help even more. However, it is always best to try different chords and play
them on your dulcimer. Nothing is better than hearing the sound coming from your favorite
Select 1 to 4 of the notes in an unknown chord below in order of 1st, 2nd, 3rd then 4th.
Select '---' if the 4th, 3rd, or 2nd notes of the chord are unknown. Click on Find Chords
to determine all possible chords containing your selection(s). Finally, click on Fres
to show the fret options to play the chord using the fret diagram above.