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
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.
es freut mich sehr,dass Dir meine Version gefllt.
Vielen Dank fr netten Kommentar.Merry Chrismas!
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.
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+.
Thank you Cheryl, Rosewood back and sides, spruce top, mahogany head, mahogany fingerboard with rosewood overlay.
Cheryl, you will find a reply in Irish music group.
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.
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.
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
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.It's been corrected.
Glad you're enjoying theZigzag & Wobbletune, Cheryl! Its history is short.I 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.
Lovin' your Sourwood Mountain, Cheryl! (It's playing on the pop-out player now!)
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.
Many thanks for your kind comment about Quittin' Time, Cheryl! I love your music!
PS-Sure am glad you got home from Elkins in one piece!!!!
Have all the fun you can stand, Cheryl! You're allowed to be out past bedtime at Augusta. Sure wish the weather was nicer so you could play on Halliehurst porch!
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! :)
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!