Cheryl Johnson

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Location: Candler, NC
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Cheryl Johnson
 
@cheryl-johnson • 3 weeks ago • comments: 77
Posted a new Comment on @cheryl-johnson:
"I am selling my Blue Lion Four String Bass dulcimer.....poor baby is neglected and not getting play time.  I thought I might love Bass dulcimer......but I..."

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New Dulcimer...now I really have some extra frets!


Just received my Modern Mountain Dulcimer made by David McKinney in...
@Cheryl Johnson 5 years ago - Comments: 6
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What Happened to the Dulcimer School


Does anyone have information on what happened to Stephen Seifert's...
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Latest Audio

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Sourwood Mountain C.Johnson on J Amburgey Dulcimer
Black Mountain Rag by Cheryl Johnson
Shall We Gather at the River

Shall We Gather at the River


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Parson's Farewell (WIP)

Parson's Farewell (WIP)


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4 years ago - Comments: 41
Angelina Baker Noter-Drone

Angelina Baker Noter-Drone


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Mississippi Sawyer noter-drone

Mississippi Sawyer noter-drone


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Hoppin John-Noter Drone

Hoppin John-Noter Drone


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Black Mountain Rag

Black Mountain Rag


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Goin to Boston Noter-Drone

Goin to Boston Noter-Drone


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Mary's Dream FP

Mary's Dream FP


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Trader Boatman Noter-Drone

Trader Boatman Noter-Drone


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All the Good Times Noter-Drone

All the Good Times Noter-Drone


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AW Jeffreys

AW Jeffreys


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Amazing Grace noter-drone

Amazing Grace noter-drone


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Comparison MMD Rosin the Beau

Comparison MMD Rosin the Beau


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Comparison BL Rosin the Beau

Comparison BL Rosin the Beau


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Chinese Breakdown

Chinese Breakdown


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Saying hello and finding my way around

Posted: Sunday July 26 2015, 9:46 AM
By: @Cheryl Johnson

The 'Other' Dulcimer......the beaten kind

Posted: Tuesday July 30 2013, 8:12 AM
By: @Cheryl Johnson

Stand for Modern Mountain Dulcimer

Posted: Friday July 5 2013, 5:25 PM
By: @Cheryl Johnson

Anyone Been to Old Time Week at...

Posted: Monday July 23 2012, 8:14 PM
By: @Paul Certo

McSpadden 26" VSl: Has anyone played one??

Posted: Thursday July 19 2012, 10:56 AM
By: @Linda Bryce

String Tension McSpadden Question

Posted: Monday June 18 2012, 1:57 PM
By: @Cheryl Johnson

Travel Dulcimer Recommendation

Posted: Tuesday May 29 2012, 1:57 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Comments

Cheryl Johnson
03/08/17 11:17:19AM @cheryl-johnson:

I am selling my Blue Lion Four String Bass dulcimer.....poor baby is neglected and not getting play time.  I thought I might love Bass dulcimer......but I only kinda sorta like it and so it goes to the bottom of the play pile.  Blue Lion Bass Dulcimer


John W. McKinstry
03/13/14 05:38:10AM @john-w-mckinstry:

Hi Cheryl, I enjoyed hearing you play, La Marianne and Parson's Farewell. I have a new appreciation for what the dulcimer is capable of. Your page is so artfully done. It was a joy to view.Smile.gif


Karel Votanek
12/21/13 10:14:48AM @karel-votanek:

Hallo Cheryl,

es freut mich sehr,dass Dir meine Version gefllt.

Vielen Dank fr netten Kommentar.Merry Chrismas!

KarelSmile.gifSmile.gif


Dusty Turtle
10/23/13 11:55:43PM @dusty-turtle:

You are absolutely right, Cheryl. We are our own worst critics. But it's also a sign of progress. When I first started playing I knew I could never get a tune perfect and would be OK with mistakes. But now I try to make sure a recorded performance is pretty much error free, especially with these soft, fingerstyle pieces. When I bang away with my flatpick I am more forgiving.

My daughter, who is only 8 but has performed on the piano in public perhaps a half dozen times, always tells me the exact number of mistakes she made during a performance. I always tell her that hershe, her piano teacher, and I are the only ones who could tell she made mistakes, andoften there are some only she notices. Learning that she could make a mistake during a performance and keep going was an important hurdle.


Dusty Turtle
10/23/13 11:49:23AM @dusty-turtle:

Hey Cheryl. Thanks for your comments on Fanny Power. I got a little sloppy towards the end but decided to post anyway. Hence, the B+.


Val Hughes
09/23/13 04:34:34AM @val-hughes:

Thank you Cheryl, Rosewood back and sides, spruce top, mahogany head, mahogany fingerboard with rosewood overlay.


Karen Keane
09/16/13 07:18:00AM @karen-keane:
I have played flute (the metL one) for many years which is a chromatic instrument. It has been frustrating for me not to have the chromatics on the dulcimer. So, that part I love. As far as the Koa, I love the sound. It has a very warm tone and sounds just beautiful. It is slow going on the chromatic right now however, John and I are working on a new CD, so that is taking up a lot of my time right now.
Val Hughes
09/12/13 05:10:09PM @val-hughes:

Cheryl, you will find a reply in Irish music group.


Karen Keane
09/11/13 07:20:20PM @karen-keane:
Hey Cheryl and thanks for the friend request. That instrument is my new chromatic dulcimer from Folkcraft. It is koa wood with an ebony fret board and natural sound holes. I haven't debuted it yet, cause I'm still learning how to play it. LOL
Val Hughes
09/10/13 03:34:40AM @val-hughes:

Thanks Cheryl.


Dusty Turtle
09/08/13 11:54:09PM @dusty-turtle:

Cheryl, you are absolutely right about us being our own worst critics and hearing mistakes that others won't notice. But still, I know what I want a song to sound like. It is OK by me if you want to download any of my audio clips. However, I think when I uploaded Will Ye No Come Back Again I did not check the box to allow others to download it. I can't seem to figure out how to edit that.


Dusty Turtle
09/08/13 04:41:46PM @dusty-turtle:

Hi Cheryl. Thanks for your comments on Will Ye No Come Back Again. That is indeed my Blue Lion, but I think I cheated and used the "amplify" effect in Audacity to boost the sound (which might be why you can hear me breathing, too). I usually use the Blue Lion for fingerpicking and the MMD for flatpicking. To be honest, I recordedthe songabout ten days ago but didn't post it becuase of a few minor mistakes. I found the file on my desktop recently and decided to post it as is. Thanks for you kind words.


Sam
06/29/13 06:54:45PM @sam:

Hi Miss Cheryl,

Been in a blue funk since Oct. Wife's had a kidney stone the size of Georgia. Several endoscopy surgeries. Next appt. in July. Really hoping for some good news.

Great to hear from you.

hugs n stuff


Robin Thompson
11/17/12 08:41:44PM @robin-thompson:

Cheryl, Mark would be happy to answer any questions about playing guitar behind a mountain dulcimer.

PS-I had the wrong tuning for the tune in my earlier response.35.gifIt's been corrected.26.gif


Robin Thompson
11/17/12 08:39:02PM @robin-thompson:

Glad you're enjoying theZigzag & Wobbletune, Cheryl! Its history is short.Smile.gifI came up with the melody about a week ago and then Mark worked on back-up. I'm playing my Jerry Rockwell small Kentucky hourglass dulcimer and it's tuned to DAG.

The Zanesville & Wheeling (Z & W) rail line used to run to a village not far from ours. Folks used to ride it from these parts to Zanesville and it was given the nickname of the Zigzag & Wobble. That was decades ago, of course, and anyone who actually rode on one of those trains back then would be way up in years now.


Robin Thompson
11/09/12 04:29:29PM @robin-thompson:

Lovin' your Sourwood Mountain, Cheryl! (It's playing on the pop-out player now!) Smile.gif


Robin Thompson
11/04/12 09:56:14AM @robin-thompson:

Mark's grandfathers both spent time working at Essex Mine. The mine, by the way, was up Essex Hollow which is off Route 155. Mark's guitar makes the tune! I wanted another 3/4 tune in some key other than D and this is what we ended up with-- not old-timey sounding but fun to play nevertheless.Smile.gif

Many thanks for your kind comment about Quittin' Time, Cheryl! I love your music!

Robin

PS-Sure am glad you got home from Elkins in one piece!!!!


Robin Thompson
10/29/12 03:05:27PM @robin-thompson:

Have all the fun you can stand, Cheryl! Grin.gif You're allowed to be out past bedtime at Augusta. Sure wish the weather was nicer so you could play on Halliehurst porch!


Cheryl Johnson
10/27/12 03:48:26PM @cheryl-johnson:

Heading out to Old Time Week in the morning. I will be thinking of all my FOTMD friends.....you all have brought so much to my playing and to my life! Will have computer in tow, not sure how much time I have to type. Bringing my dancin' shoes....might even be out past my bedtime! :)


Robin Thompson
10/19/12 10:54:42AM @robin-thompson:

Cheryl, I've seen that there will be a crankie show at Halliehurst Mansion on Thursday night during Old-Time Week at D&E-- don't miss it! Smile.gif