Cynthia Wigington

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Location: Fairlee, VT
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Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Wartz 'n' All Spring Gathering:
"So neat to see these pics Jim - love the one a "the classic" Frank, and Oliver's made me cry."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on @jennlynnm:
"Greetings from Vermont Jennylynn and welcome to the site. Yeah, we all love Gordon and you'll have a fun dulcimer friend in him. Enjoy the site. I hope he..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @maryann:
"Greetings from Vermont MaryAnn and welcome to the site. I liked your story about how you came to the dulcimer - I bet you are having an amazing journey too...."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 4 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @raaka:
"Parlo anche italiano Lucia, e molto piu di svenska. Che fortuna de conoscerla qui. Le aiutero se posso con il dulcimer - non so come dire in italiano. Vorrei..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 5 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @raaka:
"Greetings from Vermont Raaka and welcome to the site. Jag laerer mig svenska nu och jag ar glad att ser en svensk persjon her! Jag alsker Sveriges Every..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 6 days ago
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@cynthia-wigington • one week ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @tennessee-jed:
"Greetings from Vermont Jed and welcome to the site. You've embarked on an amazing journey, and this is where I learned most of what I know about it. You have..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @fuzzyk:
"Greetings from Vermont Fuzz and welcome to the site. Enjoy, this is a really nice community of people."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • one week ago
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • one week ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on @billiesue:
"Greetings from Vermont Billiesue and welcome to the site. I also play in a ukulele group in Hanover, New Hampshire called The Upper Valley Uke Club in case..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @cotton1989:
"Greetings from Vermont Cotton and welcome to the site. Your question about is there a certain way you should pick it - I'm not sure if you mean a picking..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Over The River To Feed My Sheep:
"Awesome! A new dedicated noter player. Thanks for posting this - loved it."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Idumea (And Am I Born To Die):
"Hi John - wanted to listen to your version of this but it was not there! Can you put it back please? Very much want to hear it."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @isabella:
"  Greetings from Vermont Isabella and welcome to the site. Thank you for mentioning the song Tam Lin - I just found a lovely version of it on youtube, and..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @mark-c:
"Greetings from Vermont Mark and welcome to the site. If you have a background in classical guitar, you'll have quite some fun exploring the dulcimer. Have..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @atmycrossroads:
"Greetings from Vermont Atmycrossroads and welcome to the site. I imagine having played it while young you'll pick it up again pretty quickly - have fun."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @vtpiecer:
"Greetings from Vermont Vtpiecer and welcome to the site. If you're playing the Covered Bridge Walth you've no doubt joined up with the Kingdom dulcimer..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @deborahmce:
"Greetings from Vermont Deborah and welcome to the site. Hope you have a wonderful dulcimer journey."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"If y'all and the chat line and all the music had not been here, I wouldn't even be alive to have had this chance to get better. You saw me through the worst..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Moonlight in Vermont. Moonlight through the pines, moonlight over the icy lake, moonlight over the fields - just took a 1.5 mile walk in the dark by..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @badmotivator:
"Greetings from Vermont Bad guy, and welcome to the site. Sorry about your injuries - I ripped my shoulder out of my arm playing violin, AFTER buying one for..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @kevin-r
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@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Oh, Snenandoah:
"You have a beautiful dulcimer there, and what good energy that arrangement you did has. I liked it a lot."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 15
Liked @bob's youtube:
Oh, Snenandoah
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @johnstoneb:
"Greetings from Vermont B and welcome to the site. You surely will find dulcimer builders here to learn from and share your knowledge with."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @toya-marie:
"Greetings from Vermont Toya and welcome to the site. This surely is an awesome community of dulcimer players and I'm ever grateful for the site. Especially I..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @howard-neubauer:
"Greetings from Vermont Howard and welcome to the site. I am proof you can learn a lot about playing the dulcimer here. Have fun."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @red87445:
"Greetings from Vermont Red and welcome to the site."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @kristen0823:
"Greetings from Vermont Kristen and welcome to the site. I would be curious who the dulcimer builder is who lives near you."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @ccrichards:
"Greetings from Vermont Cc and welcome to the site."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Loch Lomond on a Soprano Dulcimer:
"Another beauty from you Jan"
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @bob-reinsel
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Blackest Crow - with vocal:
"Bob I always liked your music, but lately it's just been insanely beautiful. Makes me wonder what is happening in your life lol."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Way Up On Clinch Mountain:
"Oh yeah!"
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Wild Bill Jones:
"Really love this one Rob and you did a super job with it."

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Cynthia Wigington

Interactive Rhythm Tutor on-line


I see a lot of beginners, and any who come to me for help really...
@Cynthia Wigington 2 years ago - Comments: 11

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Raaka
03/23/17 09:32:03AM @raaka:

Hej Cynthia, tack för din snälla meddelande! Jag är faktiskt inte svensk - jag är italiensk, men bor i Sverige där jag pluggar Nordiska språk. Jag älskar Skandinavien. Lycka till med svenskan! Säg till om du behöver hjälp med språket.

Hälsningar från Uppsala!

Lucia


Tennessee Jed
03/22/17 04:11:48PM @tennessee-jed:

Thanks for the warm welcome.   I like this site and the people just amaze me. I am trying to find a Dulcimer that I will like to start playing on. There doesn't seem to be any stores local though.  I may have to travel down to WV to sample some dulcimers.


billiesue
03/18/17 11:54:45AM @billiesue:

Hi Cynthia:  Thank you for your warm welcome.  I love the area you are in, including the Vt. Bread store, nearby.. I will keep you in and your group mind if in the area.  This site is amazing.. I didn't know it existed until a friend mentioned it..  Enjoy and think spring, Janis


vtpiecer
03/14/17 09:50:32AM @vtpiecer:

Hello Cynthia Wigington.  Yes, we met at Kingdom Mountain Dulcimers and glad you are progressing with your dulcimer activities!


kristen0823
03/09/17 08:34:41AM @kristen0823:

Thank you Cynthia! The builder near me is Mike Clemmer of Wood n Strings.


zigeunerin
03/04/17 04:34:36PM @zigeunerin:

Thank you Cynthia!


Laurel K Scott
02/26/17 07:33:58PM @laurel-k-scott:

You know, I was wondering if that was the case! Thanks so much for confirming!! I have joined that group, too, thanks. :)


Laurel K Scott
02/26/17 07:07:10PM @laurel-k-scott:

... and thanks for the tip about Backyard Music! Awesome option!


Laurel K Scott
02/26/17 06:27:59PM @laurel-k-scott:

Thank you kindly, Cynthia! I am so tickled to find a place where beginners are welcome! I see that you are interested in Sacred Harp -- I am interested in that, too.

My antique shop find came with a 2-year-old receipt for recut nut and saddle grooves, a new screw for a string hold, and restringing -- from a local violin shop!

Whether because the previous owner was left handed or because the violin shop didn't know any better, it appears to be strung upside down. The wooden peg for the base string looks like it might have a tendency to slip a tiny bit if I'm not careful to seat it well, and I also suspect that the dulcimer's action may be considered high (I am clueless, but did the nickel/dime test).

Since I don't really know how to tune it yet, I can't tell anything about its intonation ... and in comparing its fretboard to contemporary ones, I don't think it has the 6+, etc. frets. But perhaps someone can tell me from the attached photo? :)


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jbarnes54
02/26/17 02:35:03PM @jbarnes54:

Thank you for the warm welcome! Certainly more that I got from the other dulcimer site I'm registered on.


Gwyn
02/25/17 02:30:45PM @gwyn:

Hi Cynthia,

Thanks for the warm welcome!  I don't have a dulcimer yet...did all the research and decided to ask Ron Gibson to make one for me.  Anticipation is not my strong suit.  ;-)

Glad to know that there is someone "close".  Where in Vermont do you live?  I'm in Schuylerville, NY.

Looking forward to some lovely music!

Best always,

Gwyn


Jennifer Ranger
02/21/17 12:31:40AM @jennifer-ranger:

Hi there Cynthia, and thank you for your warm welcome!


majajog
02/20/17 01:38:40AM @majajog:

Thanks for the welcome.  Looking forward to seeing the songs.  Whether I can play them or not depends on how hard they.  I don't have a lick of talent so usually play simpler things than many of the musicians play.


VirginiaKY
02/15/17 09:21:42AM @virginiaky:

Thank you for your welcome, Cynthia! (Vermont is one of my favorite states.)


ReadyfortheRiver
02/15/17 07:56:04AM @ken-van-kerckhoven:

Greetings from little Belgium to you to Cynthia, most people here speak flemish/dutch, french & english, I live in the flemish part so my french isn't that good ;)


karen s
02/14/17 04:57:25PM @karen-s:

Thanks for welcoming me,  I haven't been on one of these before so I had to figure out where to respond. 

Like I said I have a dulcimer that I got along time ago in a sale. I don't play, but I love anything hand made.  I love the feel of smooth wood and like to imagine how long someone took to make it.  I paint and quilt.  always working on a project.  I was straitening up my sewing room and picked up this dulcimer that has been in the corner for years and looked again at the label inside.  I think a few years ago I looked on line about it but don't remember anything about it.

Today I got on line and I think this man is well known for his work.  I watched a video of him and he looked like quite a character!

Do I have something special and should I dust it,  ha ha?   Did he always stay with his simple roots?  I know he has already passed but I wonder if his family are reachable.    This comment might be too long.     

 


Strumelia
02/09/17 10:51:47AM @strumelia:

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Robin Thompson
02/09/17 06:12:33AM @robin-thompson:

I read of your recent loss, Cynthia, and offer my deepest sympathy.  Take care.  xx


Maurice Goodwin
01/21/17 01:27:58PM @maurice-goodwin:

Thank you Cynthia for your welcome. I'm looking forward to learning a lot and encouraged by your kind comments.

Maurice


Lexie R Oakley
01/11/17 01:42:36PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Darci got me arthritis glove, they have helped calm my hands, but they have not been feeling too good this winter. So, like always I play for shot times and enjoy it very much.

Take care and have fun Cynthia!

Thanks for the Smiles today!