Kusani

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Location: Sparta TN
Country: United States

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Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Finger patterns for playing chords - beginner question":
"Lwlittle, responding as a 'true beginner' here, with very little musical ability, I don't have the the 'ear' for music that some do.  I wish I did. I am a..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Single or Double Melody Strings?":
"Thank you for all the responses.  Based on what has been said so far, I am going to build for 4 strings (double melody) option, but will be stringing for 3;..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Single or Double Melody Strings?":
"This question was asked a couple years ago without any responses.  I, being a new builder/player, would like to pose the same question.  I have looked and..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Outfitting a Brit friend with a dulcimer, idea for accessories?":
"Noter?"
Kusani
 
@kusani • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ralph Lee Smith Mtn Dulcimer History & Concert":
"  I wish I could attend. :)"
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Starting a new dulcimer":
"VERY nice job.  I hope you are pleased with the sound. "
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Starting a new dulcimer":
"Very nice work!!!  :)  "
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Starting a new dulcimer":
"Nice work.  I cut my sound holes before glueing the top on.  What tool(s) do you use to cut them?"
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Software updates of Jan 2 - report bugs here! :)":
"Hoosier, I first click on 'Newest Posts' and then when I clicked on the title of this thread, your post, below, was at the top of the page and was the first..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Drying freshly harvested wood...":
"Be careful, if it drys too fast it will be prone to checking and cracking."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Drying freshly harvested wood...":
"Nice looking pieces of wood!  I would dry them 'as is' and then work them down to dimensions using whatever tools/machines you have available.  Here is a..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Visit With Kusani":
"It was a good time and Ken and Sally are very gracious.  We did have fun on the topic of 'dulcimers' and Ken is no slouch when it comes to building and..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Weight":
"One would need to see the wood to determine; weight along won't do it. 2 lbs is not an unusual weight.   "
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My Second Dulcimer (Burly Maple)":
"play   /   I love the sound of the instrument, but not impressed with the skills of the player.... but remember,..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 1
Created a new Audio File:
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Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Software updates of Jan 2 - report bugs here! :)":
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Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Software updates of Jan 2 - report bugs here! :)":
"I 'rebooted' and all is well.  Thank you.... I do understand many times it can be 'operator error'....  :)  The 'reply' at top would be great, thanks again. "
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Software updates of Jan 2 - report bugs here! :)":
"Strumelia, currently oldest posts on a topic are showing first when clicking on a topic.  Is this what you intend or is it a 'tweeking' you are working on,..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Starting a new dulcimer":
"Nice carving, some day I'm going to try that, maybe. "
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Software updates of Jan 2 - report bugs here! :)":
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Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Asking for help from the 'experts' again....":
"Not just because this is the Christmas season, but Irene's comment regarding learning so much; joining this forum within the past year has led to a major..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Asking for help from the 'experts' again....":
"Good idea Sheryl.  Interesting idea regarding the 'shelf' he added to support the rosette.  Thanks. "
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Asking for help from the 'experts' again....":
"Ken, I haven't checked dimensions yet, but since I will be hollowing out under the fretboard the holes I cut can overlap leaving 1/2 a hole on each side of..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Asking for help from the 'experts' again....":
"Thanks for all the feedback.  Now I am reconsidering if I want to use those medallions on the teardrop.  Another design I have considered is using half the..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Asking for help from the 'experts' again....":
"Yep, they are large but only planning on using two on this design.  I am still open to suggestions.... "
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Asking for help from the 'experts' again....":
"I may have answered my own question, I have found a 2 3/16" hole saw; I just don't like using fly cutters unless absolutely necessary. "
Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Asking for help from the 'experts' again....":
"I have purchased a couple of sound hole medallions from Folkcraft for a teardrop dulcimer I am working on.  My question is do you attempt to use a fly cutter..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tennessee Music Box aka Dulcimer - work in progress - DONE. ":
"Irene, 'drawer pullout'?  There is no drawer.  Maybe you are asking about the 'cradle' of which you see just part of pulled out from under the music box to..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tennessee Music Box aka Dulcimer - work in progress - DONE. ":
"Figured it out Ken, thanks."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tennessee Music Box aka Dulcimer - work in progress - DONE. ":
"Good morning Irene. Thank you. The feet are just glued on.  The reason for only glue is the rest of the instrument is only glued as well.  No nails/screws..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tennessee Music Box aka Dulcimer - work in progress - DONE. ":
"Kusani: Ken, please send me a pm.... I haven't learned to do that yet. Thanks.   Testing pm function"
Kusani
 
@kusani • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tennessee Music Box aka Dulcimer - work in progress - DONE. ":
"Ken, please send me a pm.... I haven't learned to do that yet. Thanks.  "
Kusani
 
@kusani • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tennessee Music Box aka Dulcimer - work in progress - DONE. ":
" Thank you Lynn!  Building dulcimers is an entirely new experience for me.  I just started this year and this forum has been soooooo helpful and the members..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tennessee Music Box aka Dulcimer - work in progress - DONE. ":
"Thanks Ken.  In all seriousness, I do have a 'home made' distressing tool and did consider it. But, I just couldn't do it.... I sorta felt the wood suffered..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tennessee Music Box aka Dulcimer - work in progress - DONE. ":
"Thanks all, it has been a blast making it; a lot of sentimentality involved.  It will make a great heirloom for my grandkids.  "

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Noah Aikens
12/01/16 12:37:56PM @noah-aikens:

 Hey I didn't know you lived in sparta! I was wondering, have you tried to see if the dulcimer club in cookeville is still active? There's a number on everything dulcimer, but because they meet (according to the website)when I'm busy, I haven't really bothered to call. Or is there a group in sparta that meets?


Dan
06/16/16 01:23:52PM @dan:

Hi Kusani, in your description you mention a John Maddux dulcimer. Is this the one you use as your avatar? The avatar looks like a Maxwell!

 

DAN


John Keane
01/17/16 08:40:35AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!


marg
01/10/16 07:34:56PM @marg:

 Hi,

Thanks for sharing your noter, nice. You are off to a good start, lots of great members here also looking to share.

marg.


Jim Fawcett
01/08/16 03:00:34PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Kusani, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Kusani
01/07/16 10:56:51PM @kusani:

Thanks. :)

 


Ken Longfield
01/07/16 10:19:40PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Kusani. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Kusani
01/07/16 10:21:47AM @kusani:

Thank all of you for the welcome.  I am in the process of learning to strum, note, and care for my dulcimer.  The wooden pegs need some adjustments and chalking, and it appears my nut will have to be moved a bit to keep the instrument in tune as I move up the scale.  The instrument was made in 1976 and bought that year by my mother who never played it. I am also learning, again, how to read music.  My last experience, other than church, was playing a trombone in high school (no comparison) :) 

 


Karen Keane
01/07/16 06:47:03AM @karen-keane:

Hello and welcome to the site.  This is a great place to listen to music and share ideas.  I hope you enjoy.


Rob N Lackey
01/06/16 10:27:47PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Kusani, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here

Rob

 


Benjamin W Barr Jr
01/06/16 10:26:59PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Kusani, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer,  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben