Hey Mark, have you ever played "Emperor of the Moon"? If so, I'd love for you to post a video of you playing it either on concertina or dulcimer or any instrument you play. I've recently been taken by the tune.
It's not a tune I was familiar with, but I like it. The penultimate sharped 7th pushes it into chromatic dulcimer territory if I were to try to play it on dulcimer. But I suspect it would be a lot easier to learn on concertina. I'm traveling for the next several weeks, but I'll put it on my list of tunes to learn.
Honored to have such a great player as my friend. Have a nice day.
I am enjoying your videos. I visit my son an family in your home town. If you are a member of a local dulcimer group, I would like some information and perhaps join your group when I visit.
I'm honored Mark. Always enjoy your videos. This was a particularly sweet arrangement of one I play in the most boring fashion, so it was a joy to listen to it.
Hello Mark, I received the "Grandad's Favorite" CD some time agoand am enjoying your musical stylings very much. Thank you for this. Best regards, Gordon
Glad to be your friend...I did check out the Utube videos and they are great. Do I remember you posting Dodi Li before?
Thanks again, Mark. I am honored to be considered a "friend" on Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.
I'd love to meet you in person some day. Where are you performing this summer?
G'day Mark, I went onto lulu.com to buy a soft cover version of your new TAB book but was unable to check how much they charge in shipping without progressing into the Checkout page. I have had a few nasty frights with Checkout pages andinternational shippingrates onbooks, which seems silly, but I guess they all have their own idea of a handling costs.
Anywayyyyyy, do you know how much they charge to send the bookto Australia? Thanks Helen
Hi Mark ... I'm honoured to be your friend ...and will follow that link tomorrow. many thanks.
Ayup, I'll need a good email address anyway. Digital file I should be able to ship electronically. I'm away from the boat until next week, but once I'm back there I have a buddy who has all the good digital recording equipment.
I'll pick out five songs and record them back-to-back with an hourglass and a teardrop.
thank you for the add :-) it's amazing for me hear these familiar tunes 1) played on a dulcimer and 2) played in texas! :D
asap i got my own toy i will follow you in this path (even if i may play a little simpler than you :D)
Hello Mark,es freut mich sehr,dass Du mich unter Deine Freunde eingeladen hast.Es ist fr mich groe Ehre.Schada ist,dass ich nicht englisch kann,nur tschechisch(ich bin aus Prag),deutsch(ich wohne in Deutschland),und russisch.Ich bin kein Profimusiker,wie Du,ich spiele aber hnliche Instrumente(Konzert-und E-Gitarre,Ziehharmonika,5-Seitiges Banjo und mehrere Kleininstrumente.Dudelsack aus Schotland liegt nur auf dem Schrank,Sitar aus Indien wartet im Eck,bis ich Zeit habe das Sitarspiel zu verstehen und lernen.)Also,nochmals vielen Dank!
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Hey Mark, do you still have your Doug Berch dulcimer? I'm going to be ordering a custom dulcimer from him. He and his wife are long-time friends of mine from Elderly Instruments in Lansing, MI. His dulcimers are beautiful (as is his playing).
Thanks for the friend request Mark. I've been watching your videos all morning. Amazing. Maybe some day I'll have 1% of your talent. Looking forward to seeing more of your playing in the future. :)
Hello Mark ! Very nice your arrangements, repertory and vdeos. Very good !
Thanks for watching the video. Your playing is really quite accomplished--I see from your website that have been able to make a profession of it! How nice.
I AM interested in the possibility of lessons, but for the moment I am going to explore some online resources. I am heading into the Alaskan summer, during which time I am so busy that I won't be able to focus much on my new instrument. However, come next fall, I may be more interested!
You're welcome Mark. It's amazing to me how you come up with the traditional songs from all of the different countries. They are wonderful. Best wishes.