Flint Hill

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Strumelia

Please note! Some embedded content in posts did not transfer from old site....


Please read this thread, folks:...
@Strumelia 2 years ago - Comments: 0
Flint Hill

Nathan Hicks playing "Pretty Polly" in 1939 - Alternative pre-revival tuning?


Nathan Hicks recorded a version of Pretty Polly with dulcimer...
@Flint Hill 6 years ago - Comments: 18
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This should make modes clearer (not)


Here's a chart of the ecclesiastical musical modes that shows the...
@Flint Hill 6 years ago - Comments: 3
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What makes the Galax dulcimer so appealing?


Juanita asked: "I'd like to know what makes the Galax so appealing? I...
@Flint Hill 6 years ago - Comments: 4
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A Mixolydian Hymn: In Christ There Is No East Or West


Mixolydian hymns are rare almost to the point of nonexistence. "In...
@Flint Hill 7 years ago - Comments: 9
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What do you want in a box dulcimer?


Stephen Seifert's Don Neuhauser TMB is really cool.I've made a couple of...
@Flint Hill 7 years ago - Comments: 8
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Columbus (Southern Harmony, 1835)


"Columbus", based on Job 23, is a spiritual song about the dark night...
@Flint Hill 7 years ago - Comments: 6
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The Cruel War


Also known as The Girl Volunteer, Young Johnny, Johnny Oh Johnny, and...
@Flint Hill 7 years ago - Comments: 24
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Converting Grace (Denson #230)


Converting Grace first appeared in the 1860 revision of B.F White's...
@Flint Hill 7 years ago - Comments: 11
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The False Nut Upon the Road


I've been fiddling with false nuts, reverse capos, or whatever you call...
@Flint Hill 7 years ago - Comments: 13
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Wayfaring Stranger


Wayfaring Stranger is a popular Southern US spiritual song.A reasonable...
@Flint Hill 7 years ago - Comments: 12
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Noter and metal finger picks on a Galax dulcimer -- request for comments.


I'm attaching a ~50-second clip of Wayfaring Stranger and would love to...
@Flint Hill 7 years ago - Comments: 16
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Frailing a dulcimer?


Does anybody use frailing-like, banjo-inspired picking on a dulcimer or...
@Flint Hill 7 years ago - Comments: 13
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O Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie


"O bury Me Not", also known as "The Dying Cowboy", starts out as "The...
@Flint Hill 7 years ago - Comments: 9
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Uploading and Linking Clips at FOTMD


Here's a quick tutorial on uploading video and audio clips to FOTMD and...
@Flint Hill 7 years ago - Comments: 4
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Little Black Train


Little Black Train is a fire-and-brimstone spiritual song from the...
@Flint Hill 7 years ago - Comments: 5
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Pretty Saro in D tuning: What key and mode?


This is a long reply to Julie Elman's question about the key and mode...
@Flint Hill 7 years ago - Comments: 24
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Clamanda -- Cooper #42


Flannery O'Connor once said that the American South was not so...
@Flint Hill 7 years ago - Comments: 8
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Hallelujah (Denson, 1991 #146)


The collected minutes from Sacred Harp singings in 2005 show that...
@Flint Hill 7 years ago - Comments: 7
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GarageBand audio recording software


Questions and tips about Apple's GarageBand audio recording software,...
@Flint Hill 7 years ago - Comments: 5

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In Christ There Is No East Or West

In Christ There Is No East Or...


@Flint Hill
7 years ago - Comments: 0
Happy Land (Sacred Harp)

Happy Land (Sacred Harp)


@Flint Hill
7 years ago - Comments: 1
Columbus (Southern Harmony 1835)

Columbus (Southern Harmony 1835)


@Flint Hill
7 years ago - Comments: 0
Shady Grove

Shady Grove


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7 years ago - Comments: 0
The Cruel War

The Cruel War


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7 years ago - Comments: 0
Clamanda (Cooper 2006, #42)

Clamanda (Cooper 2006, #42)


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7 years ago - Comments: 0
Hallelujah (Sacred Harp, 1991, #146)

Hallelujah (Sacred Harp,...


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7 years ago - Comments: 0
Restoration (Sacred Harp)

Restoration (Sacred Harp)


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7 years ago - Comments: 0
Child of Grace (Denson 1991)

Child of Grace (Denson 1991)


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8 years ago - Comments: 0
Faithful Soldier

Faithful Soldier


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8 years ago - Comments: 0

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The Wife of Usher's Well

The Wife of Usher's Well


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7 years ago - Comments: 15
Finger Picking "Handsome Molly"

Finger Picking "Handsome Molly"


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7 years ago - Comments: 5
Happy Land (Southern Harmony #89b)

Happy Land (Southern Harmony #89b)


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7 years ago - Comments: 25
Fingerpicking "Four Marys"

Fingerpicking "Four Marys"


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7 years ago - Comments: 3
Will The Circle Be Unbroken

Will The Circle Be Unbroken


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7 years ago - Comments: 8
Bozrah

Bozrah


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7 years ago - Comments: 9
Wayfaring Stranger

Wayfaring Stranger


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7 years ago - Comments: 13
Shady Grove

Shady Grove


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7 years ago - Comments: 4
Killy Kranky (Killiecrankie)

Killy Kranky (Killiecrankie)


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7 years ago - Comments: 10
High Dronesome Sound

High Dronesome Sound


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7 years ago - Comments: 9
Little Black Train

Little Black Train


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7 years ago - Comments: 12
Leaning

Leaning


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7 years ago - Comments: 7
Travis-Based Picking

Travis-Based Picking


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7 years ago - Comments: 7

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Musical Traditions Dulcimer circa 1980

Posted: Tuesday October 23 2012, 10:58 PM
By: @Strumelia

Bobby McFerrin: The power of the...

Posted: Saturday October 1 2011, 3:01 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Cool video: Using an iPhone to view...

Posted: Tuesday July 26 2011, 1:05 AM
By: @Paul Certo

"John the Balladeer" Stories

Posted: Friday October 15 2010, 12:24 AM
By: @razyn

A Mixolydian "Yankee Doodle"

Posted: Sunday June 27 2010, 9:53 PM
By: @Flint Hill

Challenges?

Posted: Saturday April 3 2010, 9:28 PM
By: @Lynette S. Deamer

Goose feather noter

Posted: Tuesday December 22 2009, 3:19 PM
By: @John Henry

Thanksgiving: Old Blue

Posted: Tuesday December 1 2009, 11:46 AM
By: @Flint Hill

Two mode/tuning/notation questions.

Posted: Sunday October 18 2009, 8:28 PM
By: @Flint Hill

A simple dulcimer or scheitholt with a...

Posted: Thursday October 1 2009, 2:31 PM
By: @Flint Hill

Comments

Strumelia
07/07/15 11:17:09PM @strumelia:

I'm so glad to see you have made it over to our 'new home', Ken.  I hope one day you will post a little more again, share a tune....you are missed!


John Henry
04/23/11 02:02:08AM @john-henry:

Thank you Flint, I try playing in other ways, but keep coming back to the old favourite !

I hope that all is well with you?

John


nick o'sullivan
12/07/10 11:14:54AM @nick-osullivan:
Thanks Flint,It's one of my favorite tunes.Nick
Robin Thompson
11/09/10 05:54:56PM @robin-thompson:
Ken, many thanks!Laura, Mark, and I were at an open jam at a public park lodge and a fellow recorded the jam. It was magical to hear Laura play, most especially on The Blackest Crow and Star of the County Down. As she wrote, we plan to get together to make music-- Mark and I are really looking forward to it. (Laura is a fantastic improvisational player!)
john p
11/05/10 08:56:56PM @john-p:
Thanks for the link tutorial, they'll be no stopping me nowSmile.gif
john p
11/05/10 08:40:42PM @john-p:
Pleased to meet you Ken Smile.gif
john p
10/22/10 11:24:03AM @john-p:
Thanks Ken, I'll have a go at 'The Bloody Gardener' tonight then, you'll like that oneSmile.gifjohn p
John Henry
10/13/10 10:36:53AM @john-henry:
Thank you for your comment Ken, it helps to get feedback. I am pleased that you mentioned the pacing, I tried to remember that it is a song, and someone told me a long time ago do'nt try to play an Irish air unless you can sing it. I can't sing these days (my wife would have me believe that I never could, LOL)Best wishesJohn
John Shaw
09/27/10 03:51:54PM @john-shaw:
Thanks for your comment about "Bonny At Morn", Ken! It's been one of my favourite tunes for a long, long time, and I loved playing it on John Henry's TMB. (We just got back to the UK today from a holiday in Canada, so I've only just seen what you wrote.)
Robin Clark
09/01/10 04:04:42PM @robin-clark:
Hi Ken,I thought we had done the "friends" thing too !I hope to get some good recordings of my Galax this winter. I'm just pulling together some ideas for tunes and instrument sessions.You should pull together a collective works of the mountain songs you play - they are wonderfully evocative.Robin
Flint Hill
08/17/10 09:18:34AM @flint-hill:
Val, my wife read your kind comment and agrees that I should be in a jar of formaldehyde at the Smithsonian.Smile.gif
Tony Karl
08/16/10 10:11:26PM @tony-karl:
Thank you sir. Thanks to your kind advice, my photo is now posted, and the rodents are in retreat. TonyK
nick o'sullivan
08/16/10 10:17:30AM @nick-osullivan:
Thanks Flint,The Pastorale is from 18th Century France. A lot of music for drone instruments (hurdy-gurdy and bagpipe) was writtn in France at that time.I will be recording and posting a lot more over the next few weeks.Nick
John Henry
08/07/10 09:32:31AM @john-henry:
Flint Hill! Just 'eavesdropped' your last message to George Beckwith. If I can be of any help with your proposed build let me know; you have helped me quite a bit !!!John
Scotty Lee Shuffield
08/01/10 12:26:32AM @scotty-lee-shuffield:
Your fingerpickin' on the dulcimer is more than okay, my friend...it is inspirational!Scooter
Randy Adams
07/31/10 09:29:46AM @randy-adams:
I thought we were pals already!.. : )...thx for the link to Shout Little Lulu...that's a good tune f'sure.
Robin Thompson
07/29/10 10:47:00PM @robin-thompson:
Yes, Ken, I'm starting the scale on the open string on 'Boston'. The unison tuning gives it a slightly different sound than DAD, I suppose.
Robin Thompson
07/29/10 10:06:51PM @robin-thompson:
Hi, Ken--My Hensley dulcimer's in bagpipe tuning (Ccc) and that's what I played for "Goin' to Boston".I appreciate your comment and wish I could give a knowledgeable reply to whether there's something "Mixolydian" at work in the B part-- I'd address it if I could. Smile.gif
John Henry
07/28/10 06:28:49AM @john-henry:
Thank you for your comment Flint Hill, but I think that it is time to invest in some time with a metronom, and try to get a more 'polished' performance, I manage to get a good finish on the instruments I make, so should make a bit more effort with my playing ?I first saw the noter that you remarked on in the same place as you, it has possibilities, partictularly where a fingerboard may be shallow.Long comment I know, but cannot leave without complimenting you on 'Columbus', very easy listening. Your reference to folk music in connection with this tune 'struck a chord' (yes, all the rest of you, I do know what they are, LOL). I live in Bristol, a place with long connections with the sea, and hence, sea shanties, and Columbus seems to me to fit the term 'work song' well, a long steady haul ect'Thank youJohn
Robin Thompson
07/06/10 09:41:34PM @robin-thompson:
Ken, I don't know whether the Harvest Bells shaped-note hymnal in which "Only Remembered" was seen was widely used or is well-known now. The song is such a good one! Wouldn't it be something to go back in time and hear it at a camp meeting in 1898?!I appreciate your nice comments about the version and I Mark recorded. Mark wanted to cut in some guitar lead work on the break (and it could do with it, especially when I hop on harmony) yet didn't record it earlier so I uploaded the tune anyway. Smile.gifI'm hopelessly hooked on the bowed dulcimer-- hope to get good at it someday! It's all kinds of fun to work out how to play the thing, though!