Monica

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Location: Montreal, Quebec
Country: CA

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Luigi Paula Brawdy Kevin Burns Dan Evans Rob N Lackey Mary MacGowan Magdalena Terry Wilson Judy Robinson Marc Mathieu Robin Thompson Bill Strech Benjamin W Barr Jr sleepingangel Estes George Cindy Stammich Deborah Hinz Jan Potts Bucko Futreal Nadine Danny Harris Guy Babusek Cheryl Johnson Jessica Comeau Helen Seiler Cynthia Wigington Linda Jo brockinton Patricia Delich Lexie R Oakley Brian G. Julie Hopkins Gail Webber Ken Backer Dusty Turtle Tricia McDonald

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youtube videos: 9

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Monica
 
@monica • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Oh, Snenandoah:
"very beautiful playing!"
Monica
 
@monica • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on The Cuckoo - penny whistle:
"very pretty tune!"
Monica
 
@monica • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes":
"Susie: Ok, I'm done. Got the bases covered, and I'm having fun. Plus, all the spaces are filled. I have been playing less than a year, and not everyday..."
Monica
 
@monica • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes":
"The next step after condor bass are the Drones. Though I recommend starting with the smaller holes as blowing into 2 chambers is quite the challenge and..."
Monica
 
@monica • 3 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Loch Lomond on a Soprano Dulcimer:
"pretty song and playing!"
Monica
 
@monica • 3 weeks ago • comments: 13
Liked @bob-reinsel's soundcloud:
Blackest Crow - with vocal
Monica
 
@monica • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes":
"Congratulations Susie, While I don't have a high spirits Em. I have the maple from Ancient territories..if I had to grab just one flute It would be that Em. "
Monica
 
@monica • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms :
"very nice playing."
Monica
 
@monica • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on B minor Drone walnut flute:
"Thank you Gail and Mary and yes medieval is what I was trying to evoke. Thank you Jan. She is one of the dolls I made a couple of years ago. I would love..."
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on B minor Drone walnut flute:
"Thanks Steven ."
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 9
Liked @bob-reinsel's soundcloud:
Ground Hog
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago
@monica is now following @luigi
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 6
Updated a YouTube Video:
B minor Drone walnut flute
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Emma´s waltz:
"Lovely playing!"
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Castle of Dromore "version1":
"Thank you whocindylou "
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Arrane Y Chlean, Manx Lullaby, chord-melody version:
"Thank you Jennifer ."
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes":
"Jennifer, I don't have an Em from high spirits, but I think they are about the same size, I have one from Ancient territories, it's maple and the holes are..."
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 3
Liked @robert-schuler's photos:
latest galax dulcimer
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes":
"Susie I bought mine here..considerably less, but you may have to wait a few weeks for them to order..."
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Susie:
"I would love to hear how this sounds , Any recording ?"
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes":
"Hi Susie , its about 1 and 3/4..It's very easy and comfortable to hold.I really believe you will be able to play it with ease considering your musical..."
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes":
"I say try the larger size, no squawking and fuller deeper tone..I am 5.3'..and have skinny fingers and have no problem at all..you can always return..."
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes":
"Susie the outside measures over 1.2.   I recommend the larger bore it has a fuller deeper sound . I am a small person and I have no problem. The condor bass..."
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 1
Liked @bucko-futreal's photos:
Homemade dulcimers and such
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes":
"I have the condor bass D and C, not the 1" bore however. I have no problems playing them, infact they play with ease and sound beautiful. The larger bore has..."
Monica
 
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I have a Baritone Crush":
"Jan Potts: Monica: so true I have two on the way and I am already looking..if money were no object! Curious as to what you're yearning for.... Well..."
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I have a Baritone Crush":
"so true I have two on the way and I am already looking..if money were no object!"
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I have a Baritone Crush":
"I also have one of my standard Mcspaddens, All cherry, strung with higher gauge strings to get that deeper tone. "
Monica
 
@monica • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I have a Baritone Crush":
"I have one on order with Jerry Rockwell. I first heard it on Nina Zanetti and Bill Collins Cd The sum of all parts.His dulcimers have a rich and tender..."
Monica
 
@monica • 2 months ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Arrane Y Chlean, Manx Lullaby, chord-melody version:
"Thanks for listening Benjamin, Gail and Mary !! "
Monica
 
@monica • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Arrane y Chlean, Manx Lullaby:
"Thank you Mary, what a wonderful compliment "
Monica
 
@monica • 2 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on The Ash Grove :
"very pretty!"
Monica
 
@monica • 2 months ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Arrane Y Chlean, Manx Lullaby, chord-melody version:
"Thanks Irene, I left out the word Cat..but he was as big as my current dog. I would have dug that hole myself..I could tell you stories . I bought the..."
Monica
 
@monica • 2 months ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Arrane Y Chlean, Manx Lullaby, chord-melody version:
"Thank you Robin, Indeed they are!!"

Latest Group Discussions

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Monica

Rockwell Baritone strings


In the near future I will be having a Rockwell baritone built. Curious...
@Monica 2 months ago - Comments: 4

Latest Audio

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Latest Videos

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B minor Drone walnut flute

B minor Drone walnut flute


@Monica
one month ago - Comments: 6
Arrane y Chlean, Manx Lullaby

Arrane y Chlean, Manx Lullaby


@Monica
2 months ago - Comments: 6
Castle of Dromore "version1"

Castle of Dromore "version1"


@Monica
3 months ago - Comments: 8
MacPherson's farewell

MacPherson's farewell


@Monica
2 years ago - Comments: 27

Comments

Magdalena
09/17/16 03:17:33PM @magdalena:

Good to see you, too :-) 


Helen Seiler
02/29/16 03:59:55PM @helen-seiler:

Thanks for listening to my music Monica and your kind comments


Estes George
08/18/15 09:30:03AM @george-desjardins:

Hi Monica,

 The Dulcimer is on the right is a "June Apple", built by Carl Gotzmer, It is referred to as a hybrid "Cellomer",

and yes quite different. It is 43 1/2 inches long, 8 inches wide and 2 1/4 deep. It produces quite a deep and rich tone compared to standard dulcimer.

 I am actually having a custom 6 string built by Carl right now, due for delivery at end of this week. Again quite different as it's dimensions are the same as the Cellomer, much bigger voice.

 The left one is actually a "possum board" I built for the Cellomer, then added some wood burned celtic patterns to it.

 I build my own possum boards for all my dulcimers.

 I have attached a photo of the 6 string.

 

Would love to hear it, do you have any recording. I don't see any photo attachment

 


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Monica
07/29/15 02:26:41PM @monica:

I am curious about the resonance of  Blue Lion Style 1w Dulcimer. compared to Mcspadden. Can someone tell me about it..thanks


Timothy P Teefey
07/16/15 08:10:36AM @timothy-p-teefey:

Hi' Monica,

Not sure if I thanked you for your kind words before or not, I'm new to the site and still learning the ropes, but your nice comment is very much appreciated. Sorry I took so long to reply.


Tricia McDonald
04/02/15 01:12:15PM @tricia-mcdonald:

Hi Monica, don't worry about being new to it! Sounds like you are making great progress.I haven't played in quite some time - my dulcimer is sorely in need of new strings! - and while I have played dulcimer for a number of years, I am not very advanced at it, though would love to learn a lot more. Great you are doing celtic and interested in classical. I love both. Thanks for the welcome ! I am very excited to get settled. :)


Tricia McDonald
04/01/15 01:12:27PM @tricia-mcdonald:

Hi Monica, thanks for your message ! I am just in the process of relocating from Vancouver. It is a very long time since I lived in Montral and then not for very long, so it is going to be a brand new adventure. This month I am finishing things up in Vancouver, but in May and onwards I would love to connect about music events or dulcimer get togethers !


Dan Goad
03/15/15 05:04:38PM @dan-goad:

I get them in various sizes. I like to experiment. LOL


Susie
02/03/15 07:53:32AM @susie:

Hello Monica. Glad to have you here and on my friends list. Sounds like you are very excited about the dulcimer, which is the #1 ingredient to being a wonderful player.


Cindy Stammich
01/20/15 11:09:08PM @cindy-stammich:

Hi Monica! Well, you got our dulcimer today??? How exciting is that!

Is it a Merlin? Please post a picture if you have a chance.

It will be a great adventure....there are so many great people here to help along the way!

Good luck and I look forward to hearing about your adventure and your progress!Smile.gif


Cindy Stammich
01/19/15 10:17:26PM @cindy-stammich:

Hi Monica,

Thank you for the friend request! I am happy to be your friend!

I am also excited for you as you begin this new adventure in the dulcimer world. I have been playing for a number of years now, and it still excites me when I figure out something new. I can have a really bad day, and a few minutes with a dulcimer makes everything better. I look forward to hearing about your progress and hope you find as much joy in the dulcimer as I do!Smile.gif

Your friend, Cindy


John E. Wood
01/19/15 11:24:20AM @john-e-wood:

Welcome Monica. Good to see you here on FOTMD. We look forward to your participation. Best wishes.


Ken Longfield
01/18/15 06:15:07PM @ken-longfield:

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

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


John Keane
01/18/15 04:32:06AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!


Rob N Lackey
01/17/15 07:30:25PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Monica, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. I certainly understand how it would "pull at your heartstrings." It can bring a laugh or a tear. Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob


Karen Keane
01/17/15 06:49:03PM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!
Benjamin W Barr Jr
01/17/15 12:11:05PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Monica, 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.

BenSmile.gif


Cynthia Wigington
01/17/15 12:08:37PM @cynthia-wigington:

Welcome Monica, I have jut begun at 62, you have fun now.