Banjostray

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Location: Southend-on-sea, Essex
Country: UK

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PapaSims Salt Springs Cynthia Wigington Robin Clark Robin Thompson

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I am primarily a Church musicians  singing, playing drums and ukulele. I also play a bit of banjo. I like most types of music but it seems that I am drawn to early music.

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Banjostray
@banjostray • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @granto: Day by Day (multi-track dulcimer)
Banjostray
@banjostray • 2 weeks ago • comments: 30
Posted a new Comment on more DAd than DAA instruction available?:
"Ken Hulme: Eric --  Video tuition material??? Didn't mention that before!! Now you're getting picky! Sorry, should have made that clear...."
Banjostray
@banjostray • 3 weeks ago • comments: 30
Posted a new Comment on more DAd than DAA instruction available?:
"Ken Hulme: Strumelia has a good point.  Make your decision based on what sound appeals to you most. The sound of, say, Don Pedi or our own Bobby Ratliff,..."
Banjostray
@banjostray • 3 weeks ago • comments: 30
Posted a new Comment on more DAd than DAA instruction available?:
"Once again, many thanks for your responses, all of which are appreciated and informative. They have helped clarify my thoughts which I think boil down to..."
Banjostray
@banjostray • 3 weeks ago • comments: 30
Posted a new Comment on more DAd than DAA instruction available?:
"Strumelia: @banjostray, the term 'early music' is sometimes variously defined. But depending on the instrument and culture, pre-classical music was often..."
Banjostray
@banjostray • 3 weeks ago • comments: 30
Posted a new Comment on more DAd than DAA instruction available?:
"Hi Ken Ken Hulme: Banjospray -- that video shows Chord Melody style playing in DAA/1-5-5 tuning.  It doesn't matter that he usually leaves one string..."
Banjostray
@banjostray • 3 weeks ago • comments: 30
Liked a group discussions item created by @banjostray: more DAd than DAA instruction available?
Banjostray
@banjostray • 4 weeks ago • comments: 30
Posted a new Comment on DAA:
"Many thanks guys for taking the time to respond. I like playing the old hymns, old time music and would like to explore some early music which I imagine..."
Banjostray
@banjostray • 4 weeks ago • comments: 30
Created a new Group discussion "more DAd than DAA instruction available?":
"Happy Sunday Is it just me or does anyone else bemoan the lack of DAA tutor material? With the notable exceptions of Dulcimer Crossing & Strumelia’s..."
Beginner players
Banjostray
@banjostray • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Appalshop's 1977 movie "Sourwood Mountain Dulcimers" :
"Thanks for posting this. Really enjoyed it."
Banjostray
@banjostray • one month ago • comments: 25
Liked a soundcloud item created by @robin-thompson: Softly And Tenderly (Jesus is calling)
Banjostray
@banjostray • one month ago • comments: 27
Liked a soundcloud item created by @jan-potts: O Sacred Head Now Wounded
Banjostray
@banjostray • one month ago • comments: 3
Liked a soundcloud item created by @ptsgp: There Is A Fountain
Banjostray
@banjostray • one month ago • comments: 2
Liked a soundcloud item created by @kevin-r: Jenny Lind Polka
Banjostray
@banjostray • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Red Kite Dulcimer - Bird Rock Dulcimers - anyone play one?:
"Good morning i recently spoke to Robin C about his Red Kite Dulcimers. I don’t think he has any on stock and may not be able to get more. Robin is a very..."

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Banjostray

more DAd than DAA instruction available?


Happy Sunday Is it just me or does anyone else bemoan the lack of DAA...
@Banjostray 4 weeks ago - Comments: 30
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Black Mountain Dulcimer - Cracked headstock


Greetings from the UK A moment of EBay fever has meant that I bought...
@Banjostray 3 years ago - Comments: 0
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Workshops


Hello again I’ve had my Dulcimer for 2 weeks now and I’m having great...
@Banjostray 3 years ago - Comments: 9
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3 or 4 strings


So, here is another newbie question. My dulcimer has four strings with...
@Banjostray 3 years ago - Comments: 12
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DAA and/or DAD


Greetings from the UK My Sweetwoods Student Dulcimer has finally...
@Banjostray 3 years ago - Comments: 19
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Dulcimer Crossing or Dulcimer School


Greetings For a beginner, what are the relative merits of the above?...
@Banjostray 3 years ago - Comments: 8
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S E England


Greetings from Sunny Southend-on-sea New novice MD owner here. Are...
@Banjostray 3 years ago - Comments: 0
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Where to start?


Greetings from the UK My David Lynch Student Dulcimer has been...
@Banjostray 3 years ago - Comments: 16

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Wildwood Flower

Wildwood Flower


@Banjostray
2 years ago - Comments: 7
Lynnchburg Town

Lynnchburg Town


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2 years ago - Comments: 1
Old Joe Clark

Old Joe Clark


@Banjostray
2 years ago - Comments: 8

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Banjostray
11/16/17 12:35:53PM @banjostray:

Greetings one and all

Here is my very first Mountain Dulcimer offering to the world. Twinkle twinkle little star is the first tune taught on Dulcimer crossing. Played with a noter in DAA, I have put my own slant on it but hopefully it's recognisable. Your critiques would be welcome.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Regards

 

Eric


Bill S
11/11/17 12:55:32PM @bill-s:

I prefer DAD as so much tab is written for it.  But, there is a club here that only plays in daa, so it is a dilemma. 

Bill


marg
10/18/17 12:44:27AM @marg:

Welcome & hope the hurricane didn't cause you any worries today.


Strumelia
10/17/17 08:42:28PM @strumelia:

Welcome to the site! music


Benjamin W Barr Jr
10/07/17 08:44:56AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hey Eric, that's quite all right.  I'm glad that you have fumbled around and figured out a little bit of that.  

Ben


marg
09/13/17 12:06:18AM @marg:

RobinClark  is from Location: Tywyn, Gwynedd, Wales   Country: GB

Not by you but maybe not too far. He might be able to help you with your first dulcimer purchase. 

Welcome to a wonderful adventure


Rob N Lackey
09/10/17 02:30:52PM @rob-n-lackey:

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

Rob

 


Ken Longfield
09/10/17 10:19:33AM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Cacofonix. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Jim Fawcett
09/10/17 07:09:01AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Cacofonix, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
09/10/17 06:54:50AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Caco, 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.

Ben