Laurel K Scott

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Location: Richmond, VA
Country: United States

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Cristian Huet Ken Hulme whocindylou John C. Knopf Patty from Virginia Dan robert schuler Jerry C Rockwell Strumelia Rob N Lackey Marsha Harris Cynthia Wigington

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I am a veteran journalist, horsewoman and dog lover who enjoys interpreting different time periods as a living historian and spinning wool I've processed myself on my 1866 Great Wheel. Traditional arts are my passion, and there is still so much I want to learn -- including how to play this amazing instrument!

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Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 3 hours ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Neff Dulcimore:
"LOL, please forgive that looooooong post, but there was a story to tell! :) Lisa, after I've had a few lessons at the Crooked Road festival, maybe I'll be..."
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • yesterday • comments: 11
Liked @dan's photos:
Neff Dulcimore
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • yesterday • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Neff Dulcimore:
"WOW! I'm the *very* lucky gal who commissioned this. :) Although I adore my vintage Kentucky style dulcimer "Epiphany," who is teaching me as much as she..."
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Tuner/Tuning Question:
"Thanks, y'all. Yes, I was tuning the bass off of the melody strings before I got the tuner, but wanted to check myself. Seems odd that the tuner is correct..."
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Tuner/Tuning Question:
"  Hi, Patty! Yep, changed to new strings last week. I would trust the Snark on this, except that the key it's calling D3 just sounds off, and the tuning..."
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked @laurel-k-scott's group discussions:
Tuner/Tuning Question
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Created a new Group discussion "Tuner/Tuning Question":
"Another newbie question! :)So I sat down tonight and tuned my vintage 3-string DAA for the first time using both my Snark tuner and the Harpkit online tuner..."
Beginner players
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 2 weeks ago
@laurel-k-scott is now following @cristian-huet
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Cristian HUET : "The Foggy Dew" (acoustic dulcimer):
"Breathtaking!"
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 3 weeks ago
@laurel-k-scott is now following @ken-hulme
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 3 weeks ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Stringing Mystery on Vintage Dulcimer:
"Ah yes -- I see what you mean, @Dusty-Turtle!  I was thinking only about two melody strings being paired. Of course, I'm still thinking this was originally..."
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 3 weeks ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Stringing Mystery on Vintage Dulcimer:
"For anyone who might be interested, here's an update on the mystery surrounding my vintage dulcimer's weird stringing arrangement. Larkin Bryant, who..."
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Way Up On Clinch Mountain:
"Love it! :)"
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Seen in Mt Sterling, KY:
"DROOL. :)"
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago • comments: 57
Posted a new Comment on What is it that you like about playing Noter Drone?:
"Haha ... we must be a little slow here in Virginia, Rob. (jk) I do like the historic repros, but my next dulcimer has to be something I can use in classes,..."
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago • comments: 57
Posted a new Comment on What is it that you like about playing Noter Drone?:
"I wondered about that, Rob, since I've read about nuts that had grooves carved into them for the strings. Seems like that might make them more stable. As..."
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago • comments: 57
Posted a new Comment on What is it that you like about playing Noter Drone?:
"Good point, Robin. Of course, I do have full frets on my other dulcimer, FWIW ..."
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago • comments: 57
Posted a new Comment on What is it that you like about playing Noter Drone?:
"Thanks, Jim. No worries there, as I don't have any interest in chording! Patty, I didn't mean to hijack your thread, but I sure appreciate everyone's help. :)"
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago • comments: 57
Posted a new Comment on What is it that you like about playing Noter Drone?:
"Patty, I was just looking at Dan's website, too. Love his stuff. I am wondering: Are the melody-only (shorter) frets really an advantage for noter-drone, or..."
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago • comments: 57
Posted a new Comment on What is it that you like about playing Noter Drone?:
"Whoah, Jim! I imagine so, yikes! :) Your photo actually gives me hope that the weird angling of two of my three strings behind the bridge on my vintage..."
Laurel K Scott
 
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@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Roscoe Russell-Style Galax:
"John, is this Russell style dulcimer still available? I'm thinking about getting a Galax or Galax hybrid to take to classes, since the noter style is what I..."
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Over the Waterfall:
"<3!!!!"
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Stringing Mystery on Vintage Dulcimer:
"Thanks, Ken -- that's what I figured. Learning to bring antique spinning wheels back to working condition, I've learned about a lot of tricks our ancestors..."
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago • comments: 57
Posted a new Comment on What is it that you like about playing Noter Drone?:
"Thanks, Ken - that is how I planned to do it. Very carefully, LOL"
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on latest galax dulcimer:
"Robert, is this still available? I'm looking for a Galax style, and this sounds so sweet. :)"
Laurel K Scott
 
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked @robert-schuler's forum discussions:
Galax dulcimer for sale
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Galax dulcimer for sale":
"Robert, I'd be interested in hearing more about this lovely dulcimer if it's still available. I am in the market for a newer instrument to take to classes,..."
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Stringing Mystery on Vintage Dulcimer:
"John, I'm so sorry -- I posted a reply to your kind comment earlier today using my smartphone, but it evidently didn't post properly! :( Basically, I said:..."
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Stringing Mystery on Vintage Dulcimer:
"Haha -- I can relate! Here I haven't even learned how to play this vintage hourglass dulcimer properly, and I'm already checking out new instruments. But I..."
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Stringing Mystery on Vintage Dulcimer:
"BTW, Patty, I'm looking at Walter Messick's teardrop/Virginia styles ... and I understand you have one of his dulcimers and like it. Which style(s) do you..."
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fine Tuner Beads -- a Primer Needed!":
"Thanks, Ken. That makes sense!"
Laurel K Scott
 
@laurel-k-scott • 4 weeks ago
@laurel-k-scott is now following @dan

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Laurel K Scott

Tuner/Tuning Question


Another newbie question! :)So I sat down tonight and tuned my vintage...
@Laurel K Scott 2 weeks ago - Comments: 5
Laurel K Scott

Stringing Mystery on Vintage Dulcimer


Hi! Not sure where to post this, but as I am new to dulcimers in...
@Laurel K Scott 4 weeks ago - Comments: 19

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Laurel K Scott
03/01/17 10:47:33PM @laurel-k-scott:

And you do your own photography, too? Awesome. I used to do that when I was first starting out, in the old b/w 35mm days. Processed and printed my own film, too. I continued to photograph horse sports for many different equestrian publications for 20-plus years after that, but hung up my cameras around the time everyone switched to digital. :)


Laurel K Scott
03/01/17 10:44:27PM @laurel-k-scott:

Ben, that sounds wonderful. I used to have beats like those in my "general" reporting days for a weekly newspaper in Fauquier County, Virginia, and I miss it sometimes. Sure got to meet a lot of interesting people and learn a lot about the area in which I grew up. I also feel like at that level, you can really make a difference with your writing ... you can really help folks. I miss that, too. :)


Benjamin W Barr Jr
03/01/17 10:13:14PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Laurel, I have a variety of articles that I write as a small town news reporter/photographer.  I do the sometimes interesting/sometimes not so interesting school boards and town council.  Once in a while, I may get to do a sports feature, but other writers usually cover that circuit unless something happens on the school board side, then I might get one of those.  I will also cover business openings and business profiles.  What I enjoy most is writing articles on positive news such as festivals and events that are taking place where I might write a feature on a individual.  Once in a while, I might interview a Veteran or someone who has hiked the Appalachian trail or write on an author releasing/signing a book.  Ben


Benjamin W Barr Jr
02/28/17 10:10:07PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Laurel, I noticed on your description that you are a journalist.  Do you work for a major paper, daily, or weekly?  I work for a small town weekly as a freelance journalist.  


Strumelia
02/28/17 09:56:30PM @strumelia:

Laurel, the dulcimer you have pictured looks like a really wonderful vintage instrument- you are lucky to have found it I'd say!  Does it have the makers' name anywhere inside or outside?- it looks like a highly skilled dulcimer maker made it long ago.


Ken Longfield
02/26/17 09:53:06PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Laurel. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Benjamin W Barr Jr
02/26/17 09:06:26PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Laurel, 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


Jim Fawcett
02/26/17 07:57:31PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Laurel, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Cynthia Wigington
02/26/17 07:05:54PM @cynthia-wigington:

Excellent - no 6.5. High action is good for N/D. There is a noter/drone blog on here. Have fun.


Rob N Lackey
02/26/17 07:04:13PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Laurel, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Looks like a really nice instrument you got there.  I like it that it has no "extra" frets.  I'd love to hear her sing!  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob

 


Cynthia Wigington
02/26/17 05:17:48PM @cynthia-wigington:

Greetings from Vermont Laurel and welcome to the site. Noter/drone - yes! If you have to get a ready-to-play dulcimer on the cheap until yours is ready, go to Backyard Music and order his 3 string, no 6.5 fret tuned DAA that will even come tuned. They are cardboard, and you will have a blast with it. I play mine out in full sun, or cold, makes a great banger for when you need one to just toss in the car too. They were $75 inc. shipping last I looked. Then at least you could get going. He'll send you everything you need too to get going, tab and all. Have fun whatever you do. Best, Cynthia