Greg Gunner

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Location: Riga, MI
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Banjimer
 
@greg-gunner • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tell us about your VERY FIRST dulcimer":
"My first dulcimer was an hourglass Folk Roots dulcimer purchased in about 1985 or 1986 from Elderly Instruments.  While visiting one of the Toledo Metroparks..."
Banjimer
 
@greg-gunner • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fine Tuner Beads -- a Primer Needed!":
"I don't have any experience with round beads, but I would assume they would not work as well because only a small amount of the underside of the bead would..."
Banjimer
 
@greg-gunner • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fine Tuner Beads -- a Primer Needed!":
"Actually, most fine-tuning beads are simply very small blocks of wood with a hole drilled through the center.  They are placed on the string between the..."
Banjimer
 
@greg-gunner • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Think of it as free-form.  These ballads are often sung unaccompanied, so like Strumelia has pointed out, the form is not a fixed rhythm or timing.  The..."
Banjimer
 
@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tips sought for dulcimer and (clawhammer) banjo together":
"I'd begin by finding a Key that fits both instruments well.  The banjo is frequently played in the Key of G (Open G Tuning), so a good tuning for a dulcimer..."
Banjimer
 
@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Middle School Student Needs CW era music:
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EElnDT3kgxE   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQd3rCXpo0w   One of these should get you to "Old Abe" and the other..."
Banjimer
 
@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Middle School Student Needs CW era music:
"Another Civil War song Frank Proffitt learned from his father.  the song was sung during the Civil War by his grandfather, John Wesley Proffitt, who served..."
Banjimer
 
@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Middle School Student Needs CW era music:
"Try this link to Frank Proffitt's recording of "Old Abe."   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EElnDT3kgxE"
Banjimer
 
@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Middle School Student Needs CW era music:
"I don't have recordings to download, but Frank Proffitt's grandfather, John Wesley Proffitt, was a Union sympathizer who ended up enlisting in the 13th..."
Banjimer
 
@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 53
Posted a new Comment on Favorite Hymn to play - anytime:
"For those who have read my posts over the years, you are quite aware of my admiration for the music of Frank Proffitt.  So it's not surprising that I like..."
Banjimer
 
@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "June Apple Dulcimers - Carl Gotzmer":
"I got the urge to buy a new mountain dulcimer three or four weeks ago. After scouring the internet, I decided on one of Carl Gotzmer’s June Apple Dulcimers...."
Banjimer
 
@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Modes:
"I'm open to correction if wrong, but after a quick glance at some sheet music online, the First Noel falls nicely in the Ionian mode (major scale).  In D-A-A..."
Banjimer
 
@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Modes:
"For the most part, Ken has answered your question by providing the tuning for the seven modes.  Keep in mind the frets on the diatonic traditional dulcimer..."
Banjimer
 
@greg-gunner • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "All about tuning":
"The main reason so many alternate tunings exist is because of the diatonic fretboard of the mountain dulcimer.  Take the major scale or Ionian mode, for..."

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Great Resource for Music Theory Group


I came across this resource while browsing in the Chiff and Fipple, an...
@Banjimer 3 years ago - Comments: 4
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Frank Proffitt's Grandfather and Civil War Tunes


Frank Proffitt's grandfather, John Wesley Proffitt, was a southerner...
@Banjimer 4 years ago - Comments: 3
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Phyllis Gaskins New Book Is Out


A couple of months ago, I pre-ordered a copy of Phyllis Gaskins' new...
@Banjimer 5 years ago - Comments: 7
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Schnauffer Tennessee Music Box DVD Available - A Few Copies Left


I can't remember if I saw this mentioned on ED or FOTMD, but Middle...
@Banjimer 6 years ago - Comments: 8

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ed st.jean
10/04/13 03:58:45PM @ed-stjean:

hey Greg on an august post you mentioned you had a TMB case from Colorado case you were selling .available? if not any idea of a part number or description from Colorado Case ? ED


Ralph Lee Smith
08/01/13 08:01:16AM @ralph-lee-smith:

Greg,

Thanks so much for your two messages regarding the Mattesons and the Nathan Hicks Dulcimer. I have just returned from a couple of weeks of teaching, at Western Carolina University and John C. Campbell Folk School, and am busy catching up! I'll take a look at the You Tube segment soon.


Kevin Messenger
07/27/13 04:29:07PM @kevin-messenger:

Greg thanks for the interest. The Prichard is 350.00, plus shipping. I ask for a third down to cover costs and the balance is due when ready to ship. I look forward to talking with you more about the possibility of building you a Prichard , they are great sounding instruments, and are exact copies of the originals. Thanks Kevin.


mary e frantz
07/22/12 05:20:43PM @mary-e-frantz:

Thanks GregI will check them out do you by any chance know a an intermediate instructor around here thanks again mary


Bill Lewis
08/31/09 10:48:58AM @bill-lewis:
Welcome Greg
razyn
08/31/09 10:21:33AM @razyn:
Glad you made it over -- now join us in the Dulcimer Ancestors group, and we'll solve the mysteries of the universe. Or something.Dick
Strumelia
08/30/09 05:12:39PM @strumelia:
Welcome Greg!! :D