Skip
Skip
@skip
5 months ago
318 posts

Fixed 'do' and movable 'do'.

Fixed,'do' always = C.

Movable, 'do' depends on scale used. 


updated by @skip: 12/17/21 12:31:34PM
Ken Longfield
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
5 months ago
873 posts

Eric, I would like to know that as well. I'm just guessing here, but I think he is referring the do re mi as a diatonic scale (seven notes) compared to a chromatic scale. I don't know how chromatic becomes a "European" scale.

Ken

"The dulcimer player sings a sweet song."

Banjostray
Banjostray
@banjostray
5 months ago
1 posts

I enjoyed this video. This kind of video is helpful for us brits to get a sense of MD history & culture.

I have one question though. What did Mr Clemmer mean when he said that the Do re mi is different to the European scale?

Regards

Eric

Mary Z. Cox
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
5 months ago
67 posts

Ken Longfield:


I came across this video of Mike Clemmer. I thought some folks might enjoy watching it. https://www.voanews.com/a/6346682.html


Ken


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


  Saw this video on FB & well worth watching--very nice documentary on Mike & Connie Clemmer :)

Leny-Sue
Leny-Sue
@leny-sue
5 months ago
15 posts

Thanks for fixing that Ken. I see there is a space in my link that shouldn't be there. And thanks for the compliment on the kids. The oldest is now a freshman in college. Where did the time go?!

Ken Longfield
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
5 months ago
873 posts

I wasn't able to open that link; even after copying and pasting in my browser. Here Is another link which works.

https://tennesseecrossroads.org/mike-clemmer-dulcimers/

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

P.S. I enjoyed your daughter's family at the end of the video. Very talented group there.


updated by @ken-longfield: 12/12/21 06:59:41PM
Leny-Sue
Leny-Sue
@leny-sue
5 months ago
15 posts

Here is the link to the video.

http://tennessee crossroads.org/mike-clemmer-dulcimers/

Leny-Sue
Leny-Sue
@leny-sue
5 months ago
15 posts

Thanks for sharing the video of Mike Clemmer. I have never had the privilege of visiting his shop, but some years ago my daughter's family happened to be vacationing in the area and had stopped to visit Mr. Clemmer's shop. A local television crew happened to be recording a program about Mike's dulcimers. After the filming was complete my young grandchildren were asked to fetch their musical instruments from their van and were invited to join in a jam. Part of this was included at the end of the film. I guess they were in the right place at the right time, and were thrilled by this special time.

Dan
Dan
@dan
5 months ago
154 posts

Bravo Mike!!!

Susie
Susie
@susie
5 months ago
457 posts

I really enjoyed that, thanks so much for sharing. I had one of Mike's Tennessee  Sweeties a while back. He's so talented and has quite a history in the dulcimer community. 

Ken Longfield
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
5 months ago
873 posts

I came across this video of Mike Clemmer. I thought some folks might enjoy watching it. https://www.voanews.com/a/6346682.html

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


updated by @ken-longfield: 12/12/21 06:59:10PM