Dan

Dan

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Location: New Tazewell, TN
Country: USA

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SoundCloud Tracks: 65
youtube videos: 14
images: 185
audio tracks: 3

The Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore Maker. I'm in my 8th year and just completed the 160th + instrument and over 1,700,000 listens on Soundcloud. I have studied the old masters and grow closer to the sharp iron and wood philosophy every day.

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Dan
@dan • 3 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Trepidation:
"In Dulcimore play, we tune to "xyz" to play do,so,do. I'm contending that 1-5-6 is do,so,do starting on the second staple. Not unlike any other Diatonic..."
Dan
@dan • 3 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Trepidation:
"The 1-5-6 version is pretty good!!!"
Dan
@dan • 3 days ago • comments: 7
Liked a music item created by @ron-zuckerman: Trepidation
Dan
@dan • 3 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Trepidation:
"I agree that the drones (the bass drone is the root note, the middle drone is the 5th note) will determine the mode. With the melody tuned in accordance..."
Dan
@dan • 4 days ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on The Shadow:
"Salt Springs: Thanks!......got it............I remember some of that when learning Koine Greek many moons ago............where do you guys find this..."
Dan
@dan • 4 days ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on The Shadow:
"Salt Springs: After reading all this I am convinced that I haven't a clue as to what all that means.  However, I like  the tune and it fits the poetry...."
Dan
@dan • 4 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on The Shadow (Locrian):
"Redmando: First time I have heard Locrian I believe - a very interesting composition Dan. Dave H played with this a while back and got me started on..."
Dan
@dan • 4 days ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on The Shadow:
"Agreed!"
Dan
@dan • 4 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
The Shadow (Locrian)
Dan
@dan • 4 days ago • comments: 2
Liked a music item created by @salt-springs: Sound check medley for Epler Dulcimer
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @ken-hulme: Burnsville Holly Leaf
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on The Shadow:
"Ron Zuckerman: Beautiful tune, @Dan, very haunting. Nice choice on the poem, too. However, I don't believe that this tune is in fact Locrian. The tuning..."
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on The Shadow:
"Thank you all!!!"
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on The Shadow:
"My first try at Locrian!"
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 17
Posted a new YouTube video:
The Shadow
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Raymond Epler (1908-1990) Roane County, West Virginia:
"No reason to believe it wasn't DAd in 1973. It's possible for an Ionian DAA, simply try them both and listen for the best tone."
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a group discussions item created by @salt-springs: Raymond Epler (1908-1990) Roane County, West Virginia
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @jessica-comeau: NEW BOOK Cantigas de Santa Maria (Medieval)
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Cripple Creek II:
"Thank you guys!"
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
Cripple Creek II
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Waiting:
"Love it!"
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a soundcloud item created by @ron-zuckerman: Waiting
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Oh Susanna
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Oh Susanna:
"Just WOW!!!"
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @phil-myers: Home With The Girls In The Morning
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on How many frets are really useful?:
"14 or 15"
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @ballad-gal: Having trouble with search...
Dan
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @robin-thompson: playing "out"
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @janene-millen: Wild Mountain Thyme (mockingbird duet)
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Liked a group discussions item created by @ken-hulme: NC Holly Leaf Pattern circa 1860s
Dan
@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a group discussions item created by @ken-longfield: J. E. Thomas Dulcimer #1465 played by Joe Collins
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Barlow Knife:
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Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 4
Liked a soundcloud item created by @kevin-r: Barlow Knife
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 5
Liked a soundcloud item created by @kevin-r: Arkansas Traveler

Latest Group Discussions

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Dan

Kurt Simerman


Any one know how many pieces he made. I've found reference to Number...
@Dan 7 months ago - Comments: 0
Dan

Jacob Meadors 1873 Feb 15


I have come across the sibling of D52 in L. Allen Smith's Catalogue on...
@Dan 9 months ago - Comments: 15
Dan

Number 9


Started a 26 inch Betty, all poplar with butternut fret board and maple...
@Dan 9 months ago - Comments: 4
Dan

What is it?



@Dan last year - Comments: 2
Dan

Integral fret board and peg head


I'm looking into the makers of traditional pieces that had an integral...
@Dan last year - Comments: 5
Dan

Woodcraft Magazine Dec/Jan


....has a dulcimer making article!    
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 1
Dan

Harmie Griffie


Any one have any information on Harmie Griffie (1935-2017) of Letcher...
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 3
Dan

John Scales Jr.


Any one have a straight on image of his piece? Thank you in advance,...
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 0
Dan

Old Pine


I have access to some "old" pine for making some instruments. I know...
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 4
Dan

Tuning question


On the page 36 of The Dulcimer Book she has the tuning 1-5-3? Any...
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 2
Dan

Aha!


The subdominant is the same distance below the tonic as the dominant is...
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 2
Dan

Meredith Slone Dulcimer


Any one have one of these? He is from Hi Hat, Kentucky.
@Dan 4 years ago - Comments: 5

Latest Audio

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The Shadow (Locrian)

The Shadow (Locrian)


@Dan
4 days ago - Comments: 3
Cripple Creek II

Cripple Creek II


@Dan
2 weeks ago - Comments: 4
Wildwood Flower

Wildwood Flower


@Dan
3 months ago - Comments: 11
Pretty Polly II

Pretty Polly II


@Dan
4 months ago - Comments: 9
Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 6
Isabella (Original Aolian Tune)

Isabella (Original Aolian Tune)


@Dan
7 months ago - Comments: 8
Simple Gifts 1873 Jacob Meadors

Simple Gifts 1873 Jacob Meadors


@Dan
9 months ago - Comments: 6
Brown Eyed Janie II

Brown Eyed Janie II


@Dan
9 months ago - Comments: 3
Pretty Saro

Pretty Saro


@Dan
10 months ago - Comments: 12
Once I Had A Sweetheart

Once I Had A Sweetheart


@Dan
10 months ago - Comments: 15
Shady Grove on the Third Grand

Shady Grove on the Third Grand


@Dan
last year - Comments: 7
Staples and Strings

Staples and Strings


@Dan
last year - Comments: 10
Boil Dem Cabbage Down

Boil Dem Cabbage Down


@Dan
last year - Comments: 3
The Chickens They Are Crowing

The Chickens They Are Crowing


@Dan
last year - Comments: 8
Dulcimore Wind

Dulcimore Wind


@Dan
last year - Comments: 6

Latest Videos

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The Shadow

The Shadow


@Dan
one week ago - Comments: 17
Traditional Loop Ends

Traditional Loop Ends


@Dan
last year - Comments: 6
Pegs

Pegs


@Dan
last year - Comments: 12
Big Barren Creek

Big Barren Creek


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 7
Way Up On Clinch Mountain

Way Up On Clinch Mountain


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 7
Little Pink

Little Pink


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 8
Number 5-16

Number 5-16


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 7
Ridin' the Zigzag and Wobble Railroad

Ridin' the Zigzag and Wobble Railroad


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 8
Ode To Joy

Ode To Joy


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 6
Away In A Manger

Away In A Manger


@Dan
4 years ago - Comments: 9
What A Friend We Have In Jesus

What A Friend We Have In Jesus


@Dan
4 years ago - Comments: 7
Dulcimore Dan Cox at HLDF 2015

Dulcimore Dan Cox at HLDF 2015


@Dan
4 years ago - Comments: 9
900 Miles Stamper Style

900 Miles Stamper Style


@Dan
4 years ago - Comments: 9

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Betty Number 11 19

Posted: Thursday July 18 2019, 6:20 PM
By: @Dan

What do we call it?

Posted: Monday December 31 2018, 9:01 AM
By: @Benjamin W Barr Jr

Comments

Sarah-from-TN
03/02/19 05:59:22PM @sarah-from-tn:

Hello, Neighbor!  I have been to the museum many times; I used to take my children when they were young.


nick o'sullivan
02/04/19 02:42:11PM @nick-osullivan:

Dan, your Pretty Saro is gorgeous!! 


David Bennett
10/09/18 05:36:51AM @david-bennett:

Dan, thanks for the info on The Great Appalachian Fiddle Convention. I'll have to see if I can make that. Do you have any idea about what time of day the dulcimer competition is?


Dan
12/03/16 10:59:10AM @dan:

Lexie R Oakley:

Really enjoy your audios Dan, love how you play "Just as I am."

Thank you Lexie!


Dan
12/03/16 10:58:42AM @dan:

SuzanneBailey:

Hi Dan.  Just found out about Hindman. Sure wish I could!!!!  But will be up here in Northern KY preparing farm for winter.  Must  put it on schedule for next year.  Will check in for your pictures and activities.  Enjoy all in Hindman!

I was a great time! Loved spending time with Don Pedi and Carrie Norris!


Dan
12/03/16 10:57:48AM @dan:

Robin Thompson:

Dan, I'm intrigued by the sound of your nylon-strung dulcimer.  Did you just put nylon on a dulcimer or did you build with a mind that it'd be strung with nylon?  

I hope you and your loved ones have had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!  

Thanks!  

Yes Robin it was made for the Nylgut strings. They have a very different dynamic to them verses the music wire. The action needs to be very high for the slack nature of them and intonation is very different due to the diameter.


Dan
12/03/16 10:55:14AM @dan:

Robin Thompson:

Dan, your "transitional piece" looks and sounds great!  The banjo-y, plunk-y vibe is really something special.  And the slides can be heard, too.  Really nice! 

Thank you!


Dan
12/03/16 10:54:53AM @dan:

ozarklady:

Dan you responded to a problem I have with my dulcimer's tuning pegs and you said you would look at it and quote me a price. I tried to email you but a problem with the message. If you can tell me when you are available and where you are my husband and I could bring it to you. Thank you and Happy New Year

Sorry, I live in Tennessee now!


Dan
12/03/16 10:54:10AM @dan:

Strumelia:

Hi Dan, I sure wish you'd make another audio recording of the big box dulcimer you made... do you still have it, and can you record another tune for us on it?   hi

Will do!


Dan
12/03/16 10:53:44AM @dan:

Sorry folks, I just scrolled down the page for the first time! I will answer each one, better late than never I suppose.......


Strumelia
03/20/16 12:18:01PM @strumelia:

Hi Dan, I sure wish you'd make another audio recording of the big box dulcimer you made... do you still have it, and can you record another tune for us on it?   hi


ozarklady
12/30/15 09:08:31AM @ozarklady:

Dan you responded to a problem I have with my dulcimer's tuning pegs and you said you would look at it and quote me a price. I tried to email you but a problem with the message. If you can tell me when you are available and where you are my husband and I could bring it to you. Thank you and Happy New Year


Robin Thompson
11/27/15 09:54:43AM @robin-thompson:

Dan, your "transitional piece" looks and sounds great!  The banjo-y, plunk-y vibe is really something special.  And the slides can be heard, too.  Really nice! 


Robin Thompson
11/26/15 09:27:15PM @robin-thompson:

Dan, I'm intrigued by the sound of your nylon-strung dulcimer.  Did you just put nylon on a dulcimer or did you build with a mind that it'd be strung with nylon?  

I hope you and your loved ones have had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!  

Thanks!  


SuzanneBailey
11/05/15 12:34:12AM @suzannebailey:

Hi Dan.  Just found out about Hindman. Sure wish I could!!!!  But will be up here in Northern KY preparing farm for winter.  Must  put it on schedule for next year.  Will check in for your pictures and activities.  Enjoy all in Hindman!


Lexie R Oakley
06/23/15 03:42:54PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Really enjoy your audios Dan, love how you play "Just as I am."


John C. Knopf
06/20/15 03:20:47PM @john-c-knopf:

Dan, it's great to see you back!  Welcome to the new home.


Cynthia Wigington
06/20/15 08:22:17AM @cynthia-wigington:

Dan it's so great to see you on here. Loved the clip you put up, love your playing and your dulcimores.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
06/19/15 09:13:33AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Dan, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, leanr and exchange ideas about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben