Group Discussions

Strumelia

A little bit of Phyllis Gaskins...yum!


I normally don't post Facebook links here, but Phyllis just posted a new video and I thought I'd share it here... always such a joy to listen to....
@Strumelia started 4 months ago - replies: 5
Jill Geary

String gauges for dddd tuning on standard Blue Lion?


Hi all, I'm starting my Galax journey by tuning my Blue Lion standard to dddd. I'm guessing .012 for all 4 string gauges?  Thanks!
@Jill Geary started 5 years ago - replies: 2
Strumelia

Show us your Galax!


A thread to post pictures and descriptions of our Galax style dulcimers! (drool drool....)
@Strumelia started 11 years ago - replies: 18
Strumelia

A recommendation for the Gaskins Galax book method...


As posted by fotmd member Anita Franklin-Snyder: I've had Phyllis Gaskins dulcimer book (CD included) for months now. It is hands down the...
@Strumelia started 8 years ago - replies: 7
Jill Geary

Old timey jam - buy Galax style or J. Edward Thomas style?


Hi all, I'm squarely moving along the noter/drone track! Yeah! I have many friends who are old-time banjo and fiddle players and I'd like to...
@Jill Geary started 5 years ago - replies: 11
Joe Robison

Galax question


I have made two dulcimers with double backs. From what I have read on line, this is the main feature that is different from other dulcimers. There...
@Joe Robison started 6 years ago - replies: 14
Robin Clark

Pick v Quill


Cheryl Johnson very kindly sent me a noter of the design that Phyllis Gaskins uses for Galax playing and also a couple of the Dunlop 0.46mm...
@Robin Clark started 8 years ago - replies: 9
Robin Clark

Transatlantic Pub Session - Morris Meets Galax !!!!


Well we had an extraordinary night of music in the George III pub last night. Nick and I plus a few friends go and play old time and some...
@Robin Clark started 8 years ago - replies: 39
Ben Seymour

Galax Etymology


Here is the history of the word "Galax" as sent to me by a scholar who was just shipped one of my Galax dulcimers. This is not to be confused...
@Ben Seymour started 9 years ago - replies: 4
Robin Clark

Galax Tunings - A historical perspective


I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the tunings used by Galax players from a historical perspective? Having listened to tracks by...
@Robin Clark started 10 years ago - replies: 12
Robin Clark

Dot Christenson and Don Neuhauser


Here is a sweet video clip of Dot Christenson and Don Neuhauser playing.
@Robin Clark started 9 years ago - replies: 5
Robin Clark

Li'l Liza Jane - Bonnie Russell's Version


After seeing Randy Adam's video of Li'l Liza Jane I was inspired to listen to Bonnie Russell's album tonight and pick up my Galax dulcimer's that...
@Robin Clark started 9 years ago - replies: 4
Steve Eulberg

Playing Galax at Winfield


[Reposting here, because this is where I thought I was posting when I sent the message!--Thank Lisa for the coaching] Hi folks!Just want to let...
@Steve Eulberg started 10 years ago - replies: 14
Flint Hill

What makes the Galax dulcimer so appealing?


Juanita asked: "I'd like to know what makes the Galax so appealing? I listened to the music of the Galax and it sounded just like a regular MD. Is...
@Flint Hill started 10 years ago - replies: 3
Robin Clark

Thoughts on String Gauges on Galax MDs


I have tried every gauge on my Galax dulcimer from 0.010s to 0.013s - I have a 27" VSL Lately I have been using 0.013s (they pack a punch). But I...
@Robin Clark started 11 years ago - replies: 17
Strumelia

Videos of FOTMD members playing Galax dulcimers


A discussion where we can post videos of ourselves playing Galax style, or Galax style dulcimers...
@Strumelia started 11 years ago - replies: 13