Yvette Tillema


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First dulcimer question?

Hello Forum, Would it be absurd to start on a baritone mountain...
@Yvette Tillema 8 years ago - Comments: 9

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Robin Thompson
04/25/14 05:25:13PM @robin-thompson:
Yvette, you're on a good path already! Listening, looking, reading. . .
Yvette Tillema
04/25/14 06:06:25AM @yvette-tillema:
I wrote a long email and I deleted it by accident. Bummer. First, thanks for all of the welcome messages.I still don't have a dulcimer and have been overwhelmed with the choices by all the amazing American makers. I do have three banjos and play daily. I have never performed, nor have I been to a festival. I am trying earnestly to figure out what I want, what the different paying styles are, different string configurations, length, wood choices, budget, and so forth. I would love some advice on a book that discusses the tradition. Also from listening to sound clips I wonder if it would be absurd to start out with a baritone. I find the sound comforting and appealing at the same time. I only sing to the adoring dogs. LolSo, that's where I'm at. I'm reading Stumelia's blog on traditional playing. I am looking for information on Galax dulcimers. I'm fascinated with them. I think I'll purchase the Jean Ritchie book and keep reading and listening online. I'm open to suggestions.Thanks, Yvette
Karen Keane
04/24/14 06:59:15AM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!
John Keane
04/24/14 05:48:06AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to the FOTMD family!

Ben Barr Jr
04/23/14 09:59:03PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Yvette, 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.

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Rob N Lackey
04/23/14 06:24:02PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Yvette, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here.


Jim Fawcett
04/23/14 05:07:48PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Yvette, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Ken Longfield
04/23/14 05:07:32PM @ken-longfield:

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


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