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09/13/15 07:37:22AM @ande-d:

Jan, you crack me up!  There is so much to learn and so many different ideas about playing my dulcimer that I get a little confused!  Right now I'm trying to play the songs I recognize and will wait for the others until I hear recordings of them. It was suggested that I learn in DAA and switch later to DAD so that's what I'm doing. I'm my own audience of one but I think I'm doing okay so far for someone who only played the cello in fifth grade (it was the only instrument left in the classrooms) which did not go well. 


Jan Potts
09/13/15 02:54:46AM @jan-potts:

Great photo!  And you must have figured out how to edit, because it doesn't look sideways at all.

Unless.....maybe you were lying on your back when it was taken...and then it got rotated 90 degrees, so now we just think it looks right, but only YOU really know for sure.............

I, also, was introduced to the dulcimer by a couple of storytellers who came to talk about KY culture and history to our 4th graders.  They sang and played several different instruments--and the lap dulcimer was new to me.  That was about 40 years ago!

I also had injuries to both arms and hands, due to several bad falls.  Matter of fact, I learned to fingerpick while the fingers of my right hand were taped together, so I usually use my thumb, index and pinkie--but it works for me!

I wish you luck with your therapy and much enjoyment from this instrument and all these great dulcimer people!


09/12/15 09:26:32PM @ande-d:

So now my picture is sideways. Another thing for me to learn along with playing my dulcimer!

09/12/15 09:20:13PM @ande-d:

Hi Jan,

hilarious!  Witness protection!  Made me laugh out loud!  I will post a picture as soon as I figure out how!


Jan Potts
09/12/15 08:54:26PM @jan-potts:

Hey Ande! Welcome to FOTMD!  Post a photo on your profile page as soon as you can so we'll know who we're talking to!  I don't think that ALL these people who look like dulcimers can all be in the witness protection program!wasntme

09/11/15 06:44:07AM @ande-d:

Hi Jim, I'm so glad to be here!

Jim Fawcett
09/11/15 06:39:51AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Ande, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

09/11/15 06:15:26AM @ande-d:

Hi Rob,  I'm excited to be here! Thanks for the welcome!


Rob N Lackey
09/11/15 05:27:14AM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Ande, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.



Ken Longfield
09/10/15 02:24:26PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Ande. It's good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

09/10/15 12:56:51PM @ande-d:

Hey John, we met at Song of the Wood in Black Mountain this past July. You and Karen were amazingly helpful to me. Thank you both so much. I hope y'all have had a great start to the school year!


09/10/15 12:54:37PM @ande-d:

Hi Ben, I'm very excited about this. I'm a total newbie and want to do everything all at once!


Ben Barr Jr
09/10/15 07:44:15AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

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


John Keane
09/10/15 06:37:50AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!