Dan

Dan

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Location: New Tazewell, TN
Country: USA

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audio tracks: 15

The Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore Maker. I'm in my 11th year and just completed the 250th + instrument and over 2,180,000 listens on Soundcloud. I have studied the old masters and grow closer to the sharp iron and wood philosophy every day. 

Latest Activity

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Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @randy-adams: Down Yonder
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: JUNE:
"Great read!"
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a group discussions item created by @robin-thompson: I.D. Stamper music
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on I.D. Stamper music:
"Great film."
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 3
Created a new Audio File:
Brown Eyed Janie
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @john-c-knopf: may 24 ambr
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on On East Mill Street (a work-in-progress):
"Have you ever watched a House Sparrow fly? I hear that motion in your noter....wonderful!"
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 6
Liked a music item created by @robin-thompson: On East Mill Street (a work-in-progress)
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Misty Mountain Moon:
"Thank you all!"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Sweet Yellows and Pinks:
"Our flowers are just starting to bloom, this week they should all be out!"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Created a new Audio File:
Misty Mountain Moon
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Liked a music item created by @robin-thompson: Sweet Yellows and Pinks
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Sweet Yellows and Pinks:
"Wonderful!!"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hindman Boys (and Gal)":
"THE EXPRESS WAY WITH DULÉ HILL Appalachia Will air again: Wednesday, May 01 01:00 am ET"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Hindman Boys (and Gal)":
"...will be in a PBS program Tuesday night the 30th...."
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Wildwood Flower:
"Wow! I had forgot this one..."
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Does soundbox tension affect volume and tone":
"NateBuildsToys: A while ago on here I saw a dulcimer that had gap under the tail end of the fingerboard, with the string tension pulling it up from the box...."
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming 2024:
"Last day!"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming 2024:
"Getting close!!!..."
Dan
@dan • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's the exact difference between a dulcimore and dulcimer":
"Dusty Turtle: I think Ken's correct.  It's pretty clear that all those different spellings of what we now refer to as a dulcimer -- delcymore, delcimer,..."
Dan
@dan • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's the exact difference between a dulcimore and dulcimer":
"Ken Longfield: As far as I am concerned, there is no difference between a dulcimore and a dulcimer. They are different names for the same instrument. C.N...."
Dan
@dan • 6 years ago • comments: 5
Good stuff! No, great stuff!!!
https://fotmd.com/strumelia/group_discuss/1872/https://fotmd.com/strumelia/group_discuss/1872/from-appalshop-a-wonderful-interview-with-jean-ritchie

Latest Group Discussions

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Dan

2021 Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering


Well the 2021 Gathering has come and gone....what a wonderful time had...
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 19
Dan

Number 18 20 Wedding Dulcimore


https://imgur.com/YzjmQzR https://imgur.com/6l5udVe Busted pallet I...
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 10
Dan

1976 Hamer


Looking for any information on the maker Philip Hamer of Kingsport, TN
@Dan 5 years ago - Comments: 7
Dan

Kurt Simerman


Any one know how many pieces he made. I've found reference to Number...
@Dan 5 years ago - Comments: 5
Dan

Meredith Slone Dulcimer


Any one have one of these? He is from Hi Hat, Kentucky.
@Dan 9 years ago - Comments: 5
Dan

Integral fret board and peg head


I'm looking into the makers of traditional pieces that had an integral...
@Dan 6 years ago - Comments: 5
Dan

Jacob Meadors 1873 Feb 15


I have come across the sibling of D52 in L. Allen Smith's Catalogue on...
@Dan 6 years ago - Comments: 15
Dan

Number 9


Started a 26 inch Betty, all poplar with butternut fret board and maple...
@Dan 6 years ago - Comments: 4
Dan

What is it?



@Dan 6 years ago - Comments: 2
Dan

Woodcraft Magazine Dec/Jan


....has a dulcimer making article!    
@Dan 7 years ago - Comments: 1
Dan

Harmie Griffie


Any one have any information on Harmie Griffie (1935-2017) of Letcher...
@Dan 7 years ago - Comments: 5
Dan

John Scales Jr.


Any one have a straight on image of his piece? Thank you in advance,...
@Dan 7 years ago - Comments: 0
Dan

Old Pine


I have access to some "old" pine for making some instruments. I know...
@Dan 8 years ago - Comments: 4
Dan

Tuning question


On the page 36 of The Dulcimer Book she has the tuning 1-5-3? Any...
@Dan 8 years ago - Comments: 2
Dan

Aha!


The subdominant is the same distance below the tonic as the dominant is...
@Dan 8 years ago - Comments: 2

Latest Audio

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Brown Eyed Janie

Brown Eyed Janie


@Dan
one month ago - Comments: 3
Misty Mountain Moon

Misty Mountain Moon


@Dan
2 months ago - Comments: 4
Aeolian Medley on Stamper

Aeolian Medley on Stamper


@Dan
last year - Comments: 4
Wildwood Flower

Wildwood Flower


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 6
Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 6
Für Cari

Für Cari


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 4
Brown Eyed Janie ( 1_22 )

Brown Eyed Janie ( 1_22 )


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 4
Sally Goodin (Folk Strings)

Sally Goodin (Folk Strings)


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 6
Brown Eyed Janie on the Grand

Brown Eyed Janie on the Grand


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 2
Silent Night

Silent Night


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 2
Saints

Saints


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 11
Simple Gifts Number 6 20

Simple Gifts Number 6 20


@Dan
4 years ago - Comments: 5
Shady Grove on the Third Grand

Shady Grove on the Third Grand


@Dan
6 years ago - Comments: 7
Boil Dem Cabbage Down

Boil Dem Cabbage Down


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

Away In a Manger


@Dan
9 years ago - Comments: 4

Latest Videos

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Taps Across America 2021

Taps Across America 2021


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

Dulcimore Dan Cox at HLDF 2015


@Dan
9 years ago - Comments: 9

Latest Photos

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Hindman Boys (and Gal)

Posted: Tuesday April 30 2024, 10:27 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

SoundCloud issues

Posted: Monday October 25 2021, 6:00 PM
By: @Dan

Name that tune.

Posted: Friday June 18 2021, 7:31 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

What do we call it?

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

Comments

NateBuildsToys
09/25/23 05:33:25AM @nate:

Dan there is no doubt that youare an accomplished builder and player, so may I ask what the 'Sharp Iron and Wood' philosophy entails?


Jergen
05/01/23 11:18:30AM @jergen:

Just curious, is that a playable instrument that you carry on your shoulder in your profile?


Doug Naselroad
12/12/20 10:27:41PM @doug-naselroad:

Hey, Dan!  Hope things are going well for you over in TN.  Still busy here despite COVID.  Lots going on!  You?

More soon,

Stay well,

Doug


Mary
04/10/20 02:36:20PM @mary:

Thanks, Dan. After my initial confusion I figured it out. This is my first dulcimer with the smaller fret board. I have 3 other dulcimers. Just didn't expect D to go to D# then to E.


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


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!  


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.