Thank You Cynthia,
I am looking forward to learning from and receiving great advice from the members of this forum. Thank you for your encouragement.
Betty and I recently traveled through southern Vermont on our way to Camp Calumet in New Hampshire. We spent a week camping with family there.
How are doing?
I hope you post some new videos sometime soon!
Still here Terry, I was out roof raking this morning when you were on. We'll catch up on chat soon I'm guessing.
hello how are you i miss you from the old sight
hello i didnt want you to think ive forgotten you just wanted to say hi and i miss our chats
Thanks for your offer about sending some Peg Drops Cynthia. If no one in the UK can point me towards a supplier I'll send you a PM with my address and we can sort out payment via PayPal.
Awesome how are you doing these days I left comments on your videos
I can't it says it's pendingthat means I have to wait for your approval honey
Lol I'm awaiting your approval so how have you been
Thanks for the welcome! I have been trying a little of both styles so far... the droning style makes me think of how the Beatles used the sitar in some of their songs. It’s fun, though... there are so many possibilities and it’s really fun to play with chord sounds when you’ve spent a lifetime on woodwinds doing one note at a time! ;)
Thanks Cynthia, we are frigid too, but probably not as cold as Vermont.
Thanks for the advise Cynthia, yes I do love hymns, very anxious to receive my dulcimer, not due until the end of January, not even made yet
Oh bless you! This will be so peaceful...
Cynthia, I thinik this article will interest you and your friend.
I haven't been on the site for a while, so that's why I
didn't respond right away. As it turned out, it was a learning experience for the music teach as well because she didn't know any of the daa dulcimer chords. She just had them play the melody on the melody strings. I told the sixth graders that they can actually play melody on any of the strings and not just the melody string. To show them, I retuned to dad and played Wayfaring Stranger on the A string (B minor). It was an "AAhhaa" moment for them.
Anyway, hope all is well with you. We are in the middle of a heat wave here. 100 tomorrow. YUK!!
Sorry for the delayed response to your kind welcome, Cynthia. I'm a native of Georgia and a resident of South Carolina by marriage! I spent my youthful summers in the mountains of north Georgia and western North Carolina. I'll look for Wigginton road in my travels.
I'm glad to be able to play noter/drone since I have very limited mobility of my middle finger on my left hand. Can't play the bass guitar anymore, so I've switched to mtn. & hammered dulicmer and bowed psaltery. Still can't play any of them worth a flip, but I'm having fun!
Thank you Cynthia. Yes, The Villages Beginning Dulcimer club that got me into playing is a great group and really helps us newbies get started. I do love to play the Covered Bridge Waltz as you noted. Love this site--so fun and so useful.
Thanks so much, Cynthia. Some day I hope to be able to play that mash up (and find the tabs for it!). I have relatives in your area - maybe we will strum together some day!
A short while back, I got to share chords in DAA tuning with the 6th graders at my school. The music teacher has a bunch of cardboard instruments for teaching the dulcimer, and she didn't know the chords. She was doing only melodies with a pick and noter. It worked out pretty good for the kids, as only two or three actually knew what a chord was. So I kept it simple with D, G, A & C, and that we use all our fingers, including the thumb, to play the dulcimer. Most of them took to it like a duck to water. Next Wed. the school is having a talent show and two of the 6th graders are playing a tune in it. I think Good King Wenceslaus. I get to play a tune also. I'll let you know how it goes.