Dan

Dan

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Location: New Tazewell, TN
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The Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore Maker. I'm in my 9th year and just completed the 197th + instrument and over 2,125,000 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 • 16 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "George Orthey Dulcimer":
"The image doesn't show ball end or loop end, some hitch pits will work for either. I believe KenL knew George, he may have a better insight to  what string..."
Dan
@dan • 5 days ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @bob: 125 aa
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@dan • one week ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @bing-futch: 6donpedi_bing
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@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Lapp-Nils Polska on an octave dulcimer
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on The Bricks Under Our Feet:
"Bravo!"
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a soundcloud item created by @robin-thompson: The Bricks Under Our Feet
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a soundcloud item created by @ken-longfield: My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on 2021 Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering -- Live!:
"Yes it is! If the creek don't rise... and I don't think that is an issue in Berea.....We'll see you there."
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Do you feel limited by the diatonic scale?":
"Bravo @dusty-turtle!!!"
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Do you feel limited by the diatonic scale?":
"Diatonics isn't missing notes. Each mode has its own notes and if you have an accidental, it's probably in another mode..... If you give us an example of how..."
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @andibear: Do you feel limited by the diatonic scale?
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Warren May Maple Dulcimer":
"Warren makes fine instruments, chorded or noted. Yes his scale is proprietary as is most modern makers but I've heard many of his pieces over the years and..."
Dan
@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @ken-hulme: 2021 Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering Details
Dan
@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"I got my second shot of Moderna today, no side effects on this one or the first......looking forward to seeing the grand babies now!"
Dan
@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Zion Ridge:
"Bravo!"
Dan
@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a soundcloud item created by @robin-thompson: Zion Ridge
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 2
Liked a group discussions item created by @robin-thompson: EKU archives documentary on Homer Ledford
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on EKU archives documentary on Homer Ledford :
"Slickerin' a monkey's eye ball...."
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @leo-kretzner: Saturday Night Jig/Gary Owen, dulcimer jigs w pictures
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How Many Dulcimers Do You Own? ":
"Six traditional pieces. 26 inch Betty, 26 inch Homer repro, 26 inch Dulcimore, 28 inch Thomas repro, 28 inch Ultra-lite and a 36 inch Grand. I play them all..."
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Saints:
"Dusty Turtle: Dan, you have one of the most accurate--and playful--strumming hands in all of dulcimerdom.  Your unique ability is on fine display here...."
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Saints:
"Thank you all!"
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 9
Created a new Audio File:
Saints
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Old Molly Hare:
"Thank you all, one of my favorite tunes.... but there are so many!"
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 8
Updated a SoundCloud Track:
Old Molly Hare
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 2
Updated a SoundCloud Track:
Maria's Gone
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 3
Updated a SoundCloud Track:
Possum Perfume (Keane)
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Things to do with Prichard and his dulcimers":
"We know both Charles and his brother John made them."
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on 2021 Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering -- Live!:
"Mary Z. Cox: HI Ken--thanks for your reply ! Awesome you are live ! I need to know about campgrounds nearby. My husband Bob retired from his career in..."
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on hollow soundboard. :
"I usually drill at least one sometimes two 1/2 inch hole to let air circulate under the board. I don't follow the concept of relieving all the top material..."
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Liked a group discussions item created by @rojo: hollow soundboard.
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 13
Liked an events item created by @ken-longfield: Hindman Dulcimer Gathering 2021 -online
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Hindman Dulcimer Gathering 2021 -online:
"I've never used Zoom either, I've got it downloaded and have played with it a bit. Looking forward to it!"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 13
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 15
Liked a music item created by @robin-thompson: Hard Times Come Again No More

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Dan

Number 18 20 Wedding Dulcimore


https://imgur.com/YzjmQzR https://imgur.com/6l5udVe Busted pallet I...
@Dan 4 months ago - Comments: 10
Dan

1976 Hamer


Looking for any information on the maker Philip Hamer of Kingsport, TN
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 7
Dan

Kurt Simerman


Any one know how many pieces he made. I've found reference to Number...
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 5
Dan

Meredith Slone Dulcimer


Any one have one of these? He is from Hi Hat, Kentucky.
@Dan 6 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 3 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 3 years ago - Comments: 15
Dan

Number 9


Started a 26 inch Betty, all poplar with butternut fret board and...
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 4
Dan

What is it?



@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 2
Dan

Woodcraft Magazine Dec/Jan


....has a dulcimer making article!    
@Dan 4 years ago - Comments: 1
Dan

Harmie Griffie


Any one have any information on Harmie Griffie (1935-2017) of Letcher...
@Dan 4 years ago - Comments: 5
Dan

John Scales Jr.


Any one have a straight on image of his piece? Thank you in advance,...
@Dan 4 years ago - Comments: 0
Dan

Old Pine


I have access to some "old" pine for making some instruments. I know...
@Dan 5 years ago - Comments: 4
Dan

Tuning question


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

Aha!


The subdominant is the same distance below the tonic as the dominant is...
@Dan 5 years ago - Comments: 2

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Saints

Saints


@Dan
one month ago - Comments: 9
Maria's Gone

Maria's Gone


@Dan
3 months ago - Comments: 2
Possum Perfume (Keane)

Possum Perfume (Keane)


@Dan
3 months ago - Comments: 3
The Amazing Grace

The Amazing Grace


@Dan
4 months ago - Comments: 5
Simple Gifts Bass

Simple Gifts Bass


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 6
The Unclouded Day

The Unclouded Day


@Dan
7 months ago - Comments: 2
Mississippi Sawyer

Mississippi Sawyer


@Dan
8 months ago - Comments: 5
Mule Tracks (Ratliff)

Mule Tracks (Ratliff)


@Dan
10 months ago - Comments: 5
Simple Gifts Number 6 20

Simple Gifts Number 6 20


@Dan
10 months ago - Comments: 5
Sally Goodin II

Sally Goodin II


@Dan
11 months ago - Comments: 4
Old Molly Hare

Old Molly Hare


@Dan
11 months ago - Comments: 8
Kitchen Girl

Kitchen Girl


@Dan
11 months ago - Comments: 4
Johnson Boys

Johnson Boys


@Dan
last year - Comments: 2
Fiddler A Dram

Fiddler A Dram


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last year - Comments: 3
Wuhan Blues

Wuhan Blues


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last year - Comments: 7

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Mawhee Galax Dulcimore

Mawhee Galax Dulcimore


@Dan
10 months ago - Comments: 5
Fiddle Dulcimore

Fiddle Dulcimore


@Dan
11 months ago - Comments: 5
The Shadow

The Shadow


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 21
Traditional Loop Ends

Traditional Loop Ends


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 6
Pegs

Pegs


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 12
Big Barren Creek

Big Barren Creek


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

Way Up On Clinch Mountain


@Dan
4 years ago - Comments: 7
Little Pink

Little Pink


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

Number 5-16


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

Ridin' the Zigzag and Wobble Railroad


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

Ode To Joy


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

Away In A Manger


@Dan
6 years ago - Comments: 8
What A Friend We Have In Jesus

What A Friend We Have In Jesus


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

Dulcimore Dan Cox at HLDF 2015


@Dan
6 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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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


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.