traildad

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Location: Vacaville CA
Country: USA

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fordferguson Gary Major Dusty Turtle Robin Clark Strumelia

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I played Bluegrass music as a child/young adult. Playing the guitar hurt my fingers so much I gave up playing. I’m over 60 now so it might be a little late to learn a new instrument but I hope that using a noter will allow me to play without pain. 

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traildad
@traildad • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on New player question:
"Also, different noters sound different when sliding. A finger is different as well. Just use whatever you like the sound of. "
traildad
@traildad • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Robert Schuler Dulcimers":
"Thanks. In case anyone doesn’t know, Robert is on the site if you’re thinking about a new dulcimer. "
traildad
@traildad • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Robert Schuler Dulcimers":
"Audio"
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@traildad • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Robert Schuler Dulcimers":
"More photos"
traildad
@traildad • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Robert Schuler Dulcimers":
"Some photos"
traildad
@traildad • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "New Robert Schuler Dulcimers":
"I’ve added two Robert Schuler dulcimers to my collection. They are pretty close to identical and I’ve strung them so I can tune one to C or D and the other..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Tips on playing fast:
"Yes my father recommended playing only the “important” notes. That’s what he does. Of course he probably learned it totally by ear whereas I’m trying to play..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Tips on playing fast:
"I’m using bamboo which is about finger size. Playing fewer notes is what my dad recommended in the beginning. It will be my plan b if I can’t manage it as..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Tips on playing fast:
"@strmelia: I can learn it that way easily. I doubt I could do it on the fly so to speak. I would just have to learn and practice it that way. Of course..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Tips on playing fast:
"I’m not sure I have the ability to choose which notes to play or not play. My dad also suggested playing just the important notes to make it easier to play..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Tips on playing fast:
"That makes sense. I often practice by playing along with TEFpad with the metronome turned on. Usually I use headphones and adjust the volume so I can hear..."
traildad
@traildad • 3 months ago • comments: 15
Created a new Group discussion "Tips on playing fast":
"I’m learning Whiskey Before Breakfast to play with my family. My dad expects to play in “fiddle speed” which seems to be around 150 bpm. Being that I’m..."
OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
traildad
@traildad • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Harmony Dulcimer":
"Congratulations on ordering your new dulcimer. I also think they have a wonderful sound. I came very close to getting one but it just didn’t work out. I..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Tips on playing fast


I’m learning Whiskey Before Breakfast to play with my family. My dad...
@traildad 3 months ago - Comments: 15
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Noter Drone Chords


I was playing some music with my sister and dad. I can play the melody...
@traildad 7 months ago - Comments: 9
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Tips for stringing a dulcimer


As I experiment with different tunings and different string gauges I am...
@traildad 9 months ago - Comments: 6
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Jean Ritchie Dulcimer Instructional Album


I found this playlist on YouTube that is Jean Ritchie’s dulcimer...
@traildad 11 months ago - Comments: 15
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Your favorite 155 tuning


I am exploring 155 tuning for Noter Drone style. After learning several...
@traildad last year - Comments: 27
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Getting rid of the 6 1/2 fret_Wabash Cannonball


I am thinking about getting a dulcimer with a diatonic fretboard for...
@traildad last year - Comments: 1
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Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers


Sometimes it seems as though all dulcimers made today are designed for...
@traildad last year - Comments: 39
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Homemade Noter


I received some 3/4 Purple Heart dowel I want to experiment with for...
@traildad last year - Comments: 4
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String gauge


I have read in different posts that string gauge is important and the...
@traildad last year - Comments: 17
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A couple love songs?


I’m glad I saw this group mentioned in another post. I’m about to learn...
@traildad last year - Comments: 7
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What key am I playing in?


I learning Old Joe Clark noter drone style. My dad asked me what key I...
@traildad last year - Comments: 7
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Using TEFpad app to help learn new songs


I wasn’t sure if I should post this here or in the technology group. I...
@traildad last year - Comments: 3
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Does anyone use tabledit/TEFpad


I searched for posts on tabledit and all that I looked at had no...
@traildad last year - Comments: 6
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Choosing a dulcimer


I’m looking for a quality mid-range beginner dulcimer. I’m currently...
@traildad last year - Comments: 18

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Wreck of the old 97 Key of A

Wreck of the old 97 Key of A


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10 months ago - Comments: 2
Wabash Cannonball

Wabash Cannonball


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last year - Comments: 4
Wreck Of The Old 97

Wreck Of The Old 97


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last year - Comments: 1
Old Joe Clark

Old Joe Clark


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last year - Comments: 7
Wildwood Flower

Wildwood Flower


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last year - Comments: 7

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Comments

traildad
10/19/20 02:51:28AM @traildad:

Thanks for the friendly welcome. I’m just finding this section but I’m sure I’ll figure things out eventually. :-)


Jim Fawcett
08/23/20 08:52:12PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Traildad, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Ken Longfield
08/22/20 08:30:18PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Traildad. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Benjamin W Barr Jr
08/22/20 03:56:38PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Dad, 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


Richard Streib
08/22/20 03:20:36PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Traildad to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful place to learn and to meet many new dulcimer friends. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey. Ask your questions. We are here to help.