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@skip • 14 hours ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Wooden Tuning Pegs - Grrrrrrr:
"Te peg needs to be pushed further into the peghead to increase the friction. Try tuning just a little higher than D3 [20 cents or so] then as you loosen the..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on How should I tune?:
"That discussion usually takes place when chord style playing is involved. Try it both ways, Just loosen the outer string and move it out of the way."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Term definitions please: chromatic & diatonic:
"I put this graphic together to help illustrate the MD and its relationship to some basic theory.  Note: I just realized I didn't point out that each note in..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "String Sources, gauges, types":
"Another source of strings;https://www.stringsbymail.com/ I've used both"
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Term definitions please: chromatic & diatonic:
"You are welcome. I started at ground zero when I retired. I finally realized that most theory can be directly related to when I have a MD to look at as I..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Term definition please:
"Chromatic = all 12 notes; C-C#/Db-D-D#/Eb-E-F-F#/Gb-G-G#/Ab-A-A#/Bb-B. When the first note is repeated at the end, it becomes the Chromatic scale with 13..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on String gauge for finger picking:
"I use .010, .012/.013, .022/.023. There's no difference between the 2 VSL's. The light gauges recommended by the Strothers calculator would be a good..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Leveling a Fretboard:
"If you have a jointer I think I would do the concave side 1st [the bed acts as a reference plane] then it can be run through a thickness planer or sander to..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Tempered tuning ":
"Here is a short video about tempered tuning that may be of interest, especially to those of us in the learning mode. It was presented on another site..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Tips on playing fast:
"Many years ago a teacher said he used his fretting hand to play half of his notes. This was during an after class jam. I think he meant a lot of hammer on's..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on String Gauge and Intonation:
"Maybe a small part of it. Keep in mind that frequency is dependent on tension and length also. I feel compensation is more for coordinating tension and..."

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Does using a capo change the key or not


Using a capo does NOT change the key on a MD, it changes the MODE and...
@Skip 2 years ago - Comments: 31
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Mountain Dulcimers in the Rio Grande Valley [RGV]


Anyone coming to, or living in, the RGV is invited to play with our MD...
@Skip 4 years ago - Comments: 0
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Tuning VS Keys, Clearing the air


Many folks seem to equate tuning and key. They are NOT the same, or...
@Skip 4 years ago - Comments: 1
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TablEdit Viewer for Android


Just saw this for anyone interested....
@Skip 7 years ago - Comments: 0
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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 9 years ago - Comments: 32
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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 10 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....
@Skip 10 years ago - Comments: 14

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Tempered tuning

Posted: Monday September 13 2021, 5:31 PM
By: @Skip

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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Ann T. Evans
05/20/19 12:22:43PM @ann-t-evans:

Thanks... I just downloaded a trial copy on my computer & it looks like just what I need!


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.