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@skip • one week ago
@skip is now following @brian-g
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@skip • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Beautiful fully chromatic Blue Lion AJ 5-string for sale... ":
"Brian: Follow request is pending. Can't send a pm until approved."
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@skip • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Beautiful fully chromatic Blue Lion AJ 5-string for sale... ":
"I'm interested. PM pending."
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@skip • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Finger patterns for playing chords - beginner question":
"I don't think it's memorizing tab [numbers], more like muscle memory associating how to reproduce the sound with the sound. That looking back and forth will..."
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@skip • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Finger patterns for playing chords - beginner question":
"I've also found that a fingering that works with one tune doesn't work well with another. This may be caused by chord order, rapid chord change, comfort,..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Single or Double Melody Strings?":
"I build with 4 tuners, play using 3 strings. It allows double melody, 4 equidistant or single melody string setups."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Use of 8 1/2 fret":
"By the way, the distance between the 8 and 8+ frets is less than an 1/8" than that between the 6+ and 7. The spacing is not the challenge, it's the fact that..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Use of 8 1/2 fret":
"I have a folkcraft with a 22" VSL which has the 1+, 6+,8+, and 13+. and have had no problem with the fret spacing at the high end. You just get used to it..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Can I lessen a pluckier tone":
"I don't think changing the string[s] a few .001's is going to make much of a difference in the sound, you're still at the same frequency. I suggest you..."
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@skip • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Pick Won't Slip....":
"I haven't tried it but 'sticky putty' may work."
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@skip • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Owweeee! Finger Health!":
"Tape the noter to the splint?  :)"
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@skip • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "All about tuning":
"The MD originally only had frets [think staple like] under the melody string(s), the remaining two were drones. So tune melodies were normally played on the..."

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TablEdit Viewer for Android


Just saw this for anyone interested....
@Skip 3 years ago - Comments: 0
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Arkansas Bass


Wout; The tuner setup is the same as on a TMB, tuners at the rear by...
@Skip 3 years ago - Comments: 2
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Finding the volume of a MD body during the build.


Line the body of the dulcimer before final glue up of the top/bottom...
@Skip 5 years ago - Comments: 33
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What's your choice for a tuning?


I have my dulcimer and banjo-dulcimer tuned to DF#A right now but may...
@Skip 6 years ago - Comments: 3
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Circle of fifths, intervals


I'm still figuring this site out. I don't work with photo's much. Let's...
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Is there someplace I can find the tunings...

Posted: Tuesday September 18 2012, 8:59 PM
By: @Skip

Mixed, compatible tunings.

Posted: Friday August 3 2012, 11:54 PM
By: @Paul Certo

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John Keane
10/20/11 05:06:12PM @john-keane:
Howdy and welcome to FOTMD from a former Arkansan (El Dorado)!
Jim Fawcett
10/20/11 04:37:05PM @jim-fawcett:
Hey Skip, welcome aboard. Glad ay found us.