Dan

Dan

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Location: New Tazewell, TN
Country: USA

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youtube videos: 12
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The Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore Maker. I'm in my 8th year and just completed the 150th + instrument and over 1,600,000 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 • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @mandy: Softly and Tenderly
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Posted a response to "Ruth Randle":
"So sorry for your loss Patty......"
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Liked a forum discussions item created by @patty-from-virginia: Ruth Randle
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@dan • 6 days ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @david-bennett: The Bard of Armagh
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Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Cercle Circassien
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Posted a new Comment on Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering -(KY):
"Has every one who plans on joining us contacted berea.traditional.gathering@gmail.com to be added to the mailer list?"
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@dan • one week ago • comments: 8
Liked a music item created by @kevin-burns: Troublesome Creek
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Posted a new Comment on Wild Mountain Thyme:
"Spot on!"
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Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Wild Mountain Thyme
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Liked a youtube item created by @dusty-turtle: Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
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@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Synthetic fretboard":
"I've ordered a piece of 6061 aluminum bar stock. I'm going to put together a prototype extreme dulcimer, (ED) this weekend."
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@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @kusani: Working with Tropical Woods
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a photos item created by @bob: A pair of Mountan Dulcimers
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Posted a new Comment on Amazing Grace:
"Wow!"
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Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Amazing Grace
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Liked a youtube item created by @janene-millen: The Wind and Rain
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Liked a photos item created by @bill-robison: Bill's dulcimers
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Bill's dulcimers:
"Sweet!"
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on "Roasted" soft curly maple for dulcimers?:
"I temper my maple peg blanks in the oven. About 200 deg for a few hours. They claim it sets the lignin in the wood and I agree. They will be closer to an..."
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @sarah-from-tn:
"Hey Sarah! I work just a few miles down the road @ the Museum of Appalachia!"
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Liked a youtube item created by @elvensong: Waterswivel - by Robin & Mark Thompson
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Waterswivel - by Robin & Mark Thompson:
"Robin and Mark are my favorite folk writers and artist!!!! Oh yes, great job!"
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a music item created by @steve-battarbee: Elk River Blues
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Liked a photos item created by @strumelia: Hummel - strumelia
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@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @nigel-pennick: Black Smoke Breakdown - Nigel Pennick
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Scarborough Fair:
"Thank you guys!"
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Liked a music item created by @hoodoo: Going to Boston
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
Scarborough Fair
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @mandy: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Synthetic fretboard":
"Lisa, the old style traditional pieces with oil or shellac finishes hold up pretty good in the cold, but I don't know of anything that will be good in the..."
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 10
Liked a photos item created by @john-c-knopf: "Long Tom" poplar hourglass dulcimer
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on @jimmy-lamar:
"I would like to invite you to the Berea Gathering in May. http://www.dulcimore.com/berea/berea_home.html There will be four traditional makers there..."
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Things Were Going Okay.... Then This!!!:
"The sides have a slight tension to them causing the sides to try to spring in, drawing the bottom up on the ends. When you do your next clamp up take this..."
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 13
Liked a youtube item created by @randy-adams: Tune 097b
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Liked a photos item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Butternut and Osage Shoat Hogfiddle

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Kurt Simerman


Any one know how many pieces he made. I've found reference to Number...
@Dan 2 months ago - Comments: 0
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Jacob Meadors 1873 Feb 15


I have come across the sibling of D52 in L. Allen Smith's Catalogue on...
@Dan 4 months ago - Comments: 15
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Number 9


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



@Dan 7 months ago - Comments: 2
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Integral fret board and peg head


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair


@Dan
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Isabella (Original Aolian Tune)

Isabella (Original Aolian Tune)


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

Simple Gifts 1873 Jacob Meadors


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

Brown Eyed Janie II


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4 months ago - Comments: 3
Pretty Saro

Pretty Saro


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

Once I Had A Sweetheart


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

Shady Grove on the Third Grand


@Dan
7 months ago - Comments: 7
Staples and Strings

Staples and Strings


@Dan
8 months ago - Comments: 10
Boil Dem Cabbage Down

Boil Dem Cabbage Down


@Dan
9 months ago - Comments: 3
The Chickens They Are Crowing

The Chickens They Are Crowing


@Dan
11 months ago - Comments: 8
Dulcimore Wind

Dulcimore Wind


@Dan
11 months ago - Comments: 6
Nicaea (Dykes 1861)

Nicaea (Dykes 1861)


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The Long Ago

The Long Ago


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Now The Day Is Over

Now The Day Is Over


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Groundhog

Groundhog


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 9

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Traditional Loop Ends

Traditional Loop Ends


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Pegs

Pegs


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Big Barren Creek

Big Barren Creek


@Dan
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Way Up On Clinch Mountain

Way Up On Clinch Mountain


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Little Pink

Little Pink


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Number 5-16

Number 5-16


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Ridin' the Zigzag and Wobble Railroad

Ridin' the Zigzag and Wobble Railroad


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Ode To Joy

Ode To Joy


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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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What do we call it?

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

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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