Cynthia Wigington

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Location: Fairlee, VT
Country: US

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Playlists: 1
youtube videos: 34
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Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Bring a Little Sylvie:
"Ah, that's the one you meant! What a joy and your voice goes very well with that baritone."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Sweet Hour of Prayer:
"Very calming and beautiful and you look very handsome in those clothes John - love the colors - you're ever an artist!"
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Red Headed Kid at the Dance Last Night :
"Randy I'm going to start putting aside some bail money for you. Great tune though. Too bad the musician's can't be up on a stage to discourage that sort of..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Red Headed Kid at the Dance Last Night :
"Yep, and it would take about one second to "oh gosh sorry" destroy one then one more second to destroy several of your most precious dulcimers by reacting to..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on East Virginia :
"¥ou're the best Randy. You made my day come alive this early Vermont Sunday morning, wood stove cranking, snow drifting down, cup of fresh hot coffee..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Mississippi Sawyer :
"Wow that really woke me up. Until you talked I was thinking, he must have recorded it slower then speeded it up! You must play eight hours a day. I love the..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Little Liza Jane:
"Sometimes no drone is just no drone. I love this perfect simple and creative rendition you did. One string is all you need. It would be a great way to play..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @ansis
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Tutorial of simple three chord sing-a-long (part 1):
"Great presentation John, you are so personable as well as instruction. Thanks for this."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Blow Ye Wind:
"Ansis, welcome to the site - very beautiful and beautifully played dulcimer. You'll truly find all things dulcimer here and make a lot of good friends too...."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 23
Posted a new Comment on Greensleeves/What Child Is This:
"I don't know how I missed this Ben, but I really enjoyed it today in 2022. Thank you."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @macaodha
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @beth-t
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Ffarwel fo i Langyfelach lon:
"I love your Welsh songs, and would love to visit Wales."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Ffarwel i Aberystwyth:
"It makes a difference to come to the dulcimer from another instrument, and I just love my McSpadden all cherry Ginger, and the all walnut one I made from..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on The Lost Doggie:
"Listening to you two is an event. Moving song."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Number 7 19:
"And what an elegant dulcimer that is."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @jill-geary
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "For trade or for sale Walnut/walnut McSpadden Ginger $375":
"Is the walnut Ginger set up for Dad or gdg? Just curious, not in a place I can buy it at this time and I love my cherry gdg too much to trade it."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @forums
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Lament for Owen Roe O'Neill(Carolan):
"Beautiful - now I remember who you are. Always loved your music."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Cantiga #302 - Arranged for mountain dulcimer:
"So refreshing to hear something totally different on dulcimer. I love the cantigas. Played lute and viol in early music groups and so much of that music..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Gentle Woman - A Prayer :
"Beautifully played and I love the words. Thank you. I look forward to your future postings very much."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Bonaparte's Retreat:
"So beautiful, I bet it's finger dancing rather than noter to get that sweet sound."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @kkimura
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Signed @kkimura's Guestbook:
"Hi Kkimura and welcome. I looked more closely at your pic and said to myself, "That has to be Farmway! I live near there too. I don't often get to meet..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer:
"It's very pretty. I'm curious which ukulele you traded for it."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Tuesday Evening Traditional Dulcimore Zoom group:
"What heartfelt music by a bunch of truly dedicated and warm-hearted people! Ken, I had tears come to my eyes (still there) as I watched you'd. Is there any..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on A Medley of Hymns (Instrumental):
"Calming music and a sweet-toned and well-loved dulcimer - it doesn't get any better than this on Thursday evening! Thanks for what you do John."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Bright Morning Stars are Rising:
"John - you would also love listening to Jan play O Sacred Head Now Wounded, which is one of the most spiritual experiences I've had in my life. I'm..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Bright Morning Stars are Rising:
"I just love it! It's going to be cool and pouring rain all day long and this was such a life of sunshine, light and joy. Thank you so much John. The art is..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 years ago • comments: 0
There is a very positive first aid initiative in this country called "Stop the Bleed". Bleeding from trauma is the 2nd major cause of death in this country. Anyone can take these courses as it's pretty straight forward. As a longtime EMT who was on our rural first aid squad for a decade, I am so thrilled we are doing this in the US. Our local fire department gives the courses, free.
https://fotmd.com/strumelia/forum/11758/the-positive-thread

Latest Group Discussions

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Cynthia Wigington

Interactive Rhythm Tutor on-line


I see a lot of beginners, and any who come to me for help really...
@Cynthia Wigington 7 years ago - Comments: 10

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Kantele

Posted: Thursday August 15 2019, 8:13 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Tenor Guitars

Posted: Wednesday March 6 2019, 2:01 PM
By: @kjb

Stewart-MacDonald Black Walnut dulcimer kit

Posted: Friday October 3 2014, 4:45 PM
By: @Cynthia Wigington

Comments

Ken Longfield
07/17/22 11:20:14AM @ken-longfield:

Hello, Cynthia,

Betty and I recently traveled through southern Vermont on our way to Camp Calumet in New Hampshire. We spent a week camping with family there.

Best wishes,

Ken


Cindy Stammich
05/19/18 03:30:33PM @cindy-stammich:

Hi Cynthia!

How are doing?

I hope you post some new videos sometime soon!happys


Cynthia Wigington
02/18/18 09:29:15AM @cynthia-wigington:

Still here Terry, I was out roof raking this morning when you were on. We'll catch up on chat soon I'm guessing.


terry ritchey
02/17/18 08:41:24PM @wiseraven2000:

hello how are you i miss you from the old sight

 


terry ritchey
02/12/18 02:36:17AM @wiseraven2000:

hello i didnt want you to think ive forgotten you just wanted to say hi and i miss our chats

 


Robin Clark
01/31/18 06:53:43AM @robin-clark:

Thanks for your offer about sending some Peg Drops Cynthia.  If no one in the UK can point me towards a supplier I'll send you a PM with my address and we can sort out payment via PayPal.

Robin


terry ritchey
01/19/18 06:15:08PM @wiseraven2000:

Awesome how are you doing these days I left comments on your videos


terry ritchey
01/19/18 04:37:11PM @wiseraven2000:

I can't it says it's pendingthat means I have to wait for your approval honey


terry ritchey
01/19/18 06:22:49AM @wiseraven2000:

Lol I'm awaiting your approval so how have you been


bluemoontexan
12/30/17 11:09:23PM @bluemoontexan:

Thanks for the welcome! I have been trying a little of both styles so far... the droning style makes me think of how the Beatles used the sitar in some of their songs. It’s fun, though... there are so many possibilities and it’s really fun to play with chord sounds when you’ve spent a lifetime on woodwinds doing one note at a time! ;)


bonger
12/30/17 01:06:36PM @bonger:

Thanks Cynthia, we are frigid too, but probably not as cold as Vermont.


fordferguson
12/30/17 08:21:56AM @fordferguson:

Thanks for the advise Cynthia, yes I do love hymns, very anxious to receive my dulcimer, not due until the end of January, not even made yet


Cat Brown
12/14/17 08:24:20AM @cat-brown:

Oh bless you!    This will be so peaceful...

 


Dan Goad
08/26/17 07:37:57PM @dan-goad:

Cynthia, I thinik this article will interest you and your friend.


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Dave Maron
07/20/17 02:09:12PM @dave-maron:

Hi Cynthia;

I haven't been on the site for a while, so that's why I

didn't respond right away. As it turned out, it was a learning experience for the music teach as well because she didn't know any of the daa dulcimer chords. She just had them play the melody on the melody strings. I told the sixth graders that they can actually play melody on any of the strings and not just the melody string. To show them, I retuned to dad and played Wayfaring Stranger on the A string (B minor). It was an "AAhhaa" moment for them.

Anyway, hope all is well with you. We are in the middle of a heat wave here. 100 tomorrow.  YUK!!

 

Dave


Lawrence Sheperd
07/07/17 01:23:47PM @lawrence-sheperd:

Sorry for the delayed response to your kind welcome, Cynthia. I'm a native of Georgia and a resident of South Carolina by marriage! I spent my youthful summers in the mountains of north Georgia and western North Carolina. I'll look for Wigginton road in my travels.

I'm glad to be able to play noter/drone since I have very limited mobility of my middle finger on my left hand. Can't play the bass guitar anymore, so I've switched to mtn. & hammered dulicmer and bowed psaltery. Still can't play any of them worth a flip, but I'm having fun!


Pluckette
06/10/17 08:39:23AM @pluckette:

Thank you Cynthia.  Yes, The Villages Beginning Dulcimer club that got me into playing is a great group and really helps us newbies get started. I do love to play the Covered Bridge Waltz as you noted.  Love this site--so fun and so useful.

Barb


mbethical
06/09/17 01:04:55PM @mbethical:

Thanks so much, Cynthia.  Some day I hope to be able to play that mash up (and find the tabs for it!).  I have relatives in your area - maybe we will strum together some day!

Mary Beth


Dave Maron
05/19/17 07:35:20PM @dave-maron:

Hi Cynthia

A short while back, I got to share chords in DAA tuning with the 6th graders at my school. The music teacher has a bunch of cardboard instruments for teaching the dulcimer, and she didn't know the chords. She was doing only melodies with a pick and noter. It worked out pretty good for the kids, as only two or three actually knew what a chord was. So I kept it simple with D, G, A & C, and that we use all our fingers, including the thumb, to play the dulcimer. Most of them took to it like a duck to water. Next Wed. the school is having a talent show and two of the 6th graders are playing a tune in it. I think Good King Wenceslaus. I get to play a tune also. I'll let you know how it goes.

 

Dave


FretFull
05/06/17 07:16:40PM @fretfull:

Hi Cynthia,

Thanks for your nice welcome.

No fretting here, just full of frets.

Happy to see a thriving online community.

Peace,

F