Benjamin W Barr Jr

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Location: Millinocket, ME
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Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 4 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @kimmiewilson:
"Hi Kimmie, 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..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @hunterdude:
"Hi Hunter, 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..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @mazzamuse:
"Hi Mazza, 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,..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @simmo:
"Hi Simmo, 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,..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @tom-g:
"Hi Tom, 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,..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @julie-b:
"Hi Julie, 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,..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @vulcan57:
"Hi Vulcan, 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..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @roberta:
"Hi Roberta, 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..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @robert-winslow:
"Hi Robert, 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..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @sue-vozar:
"Hi Sue, 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,..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @martha-woodstock:
"Hi Martha, 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..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @bob: Sound test of Mount'n Dulcimer #98
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @anneg:
"AnneG: Ken and Ben, thank you for the kind welcome.  Ben, where in Maine are you located? I live in Millinocket; if I saw this correctly, I think..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @rill2b:
"Hi Rill, 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,..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @neil:
"Hi Neil, 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,..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @xochipilli2012:
"Hi Xo Chip, 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..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @don-b:
"Hi Don, 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,..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @dockildare:
"Hi Dock, 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,..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @judy-s:
"Hi Judy, 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,..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @dean:
"Hi Dean, 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,..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @kaleykenzie:
"Hi Kaley Kenzie, 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..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @danoneufer:
"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, learn about the dulcimer,..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @tvprice:
"Hi Ty, 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,..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @dtester:
"Hi D., 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,..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @anneg:
"Hi Anne, 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,..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @dulcimerdonna:
"Hi Donna, 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..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @wendyj:
"Hi Wendy, 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,..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @keeter1457:
"Hi Keeter, 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..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @appalachiandreamer:
"Hi Dreamer, 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..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @jed56:
"Hi Jed, 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,..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @carolyn-t-goza:
"Hi Carolyn, 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..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @buckeye67:
"Hi Buckeye, 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..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @desnewbie:
"Hi Newbie, 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..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @chas5131:
"Hi Chas, 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,..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @mm-ky:
"Hi MM, 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,..."

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Playing in a Jam....

Posted: Friday December 30 2016, 10:44 PM
By: @Stephen Seifert

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MazzaMuse
04/03/20 01:58:54AM @mazzamuse:

Thank you, Folks for all your warm welcomes!

I don't know anyone locally (Grafton NSW Australia), who plays. so I'm going a bit by braille!  If there's anyone you know who plays and is closer to home, I'd love to know how to contact them, or please put them in contact with me.

I guess my first challenge is knowing what chords to start memorizing. Ultimately I want to play chord/melody style, but I guess simple backing chords might be a logical first step. I'm starting with DAdd tuning, but again want to experiment with tunings as I progress. I have access to 3 dulcimers, 1 small homemade one which has a traditional fretboard (no 6.5 fret), 1 larger professionally made one with a 6.5 fret, and a middle sized custom-made one with both a 1.5 and a 6.5 fret, so I've plenty to explore.

Musically I'm drawn to traditional Celtic music.

Thanks again for making me feel welcome,

 

Mazza

 


robert winslow
03/30/20 09:05:31PM @robert-winslow:

Thanks for the welcome.  Looking forward to learning more about the mountain dulcimers. It soothes my soul.


Vulcan57
03/27/20 12:31:17PM @vulcan57:

Thanks Ben, Glad to be here! Looking foward to a new journey!


Judy S.
03/25/20 07:41:10PM @judy-s:

Thanks, Ben. It was indeed an honor!

Judy S.


dockildare
03/25/20 07:53:16AM @dockildare:

Hi Ben, thanks for the welcome.  Hope all is well with you and yours in these trying times.  DoC


chas5131
02/29/20 01:39:22PM @chas5131:

Thank you, Ben.

Glad I found this site again.  

You are part of a great bunch.

 


dulcididdle
02/04/20 04:38:08PM @dulcididdle:

Hi Ben, Thank you for the warm welcome! I do enjoy playing folk music and dulcimer is a bit more low-key than fiddle! Cheers! --dulcididdle


Art Jesse
02/01/20 10:03:51AM @art-jesse:

Thanks. Hopefully this will be fun and educational.


Jacques
01/25/20 10:02:58AM @jacques:

Hi Ben

Thanks for those welcoming words in the mountain dulcimer world. I see we are both fond of Scarborough Fair. I can only manage to play the tune on the melody as I'm new to dulcimer playing and only basic with music in general. I wish I could add chords to the tune to make it sound better.


ADKzookeeper
01/15/20 09:18:23PM @adkzookeeper:

Thank you! I am already learning a lot reading in the different forums!

 


Colin Wavell
01/15/20 07:16:53PM @colin-wavell:

Thanks for the welcombe. Let's hope this will help my learning


lisamarie
01/07/20 10:29:07AM @lisamarie:

Thank you.  Glad to be here.


Rusty G
12/31/19 05:18:56PM @rusty-g:

Thank you!


Uker
11/11/19 09:22:16PM @uker:

Thank you Ben!


Diane Mayfield
11/11/19 05:31:09PM @diane-mayfield:

Thanks for the welcome, Ben!  I'm looking forward to learning and playing more with this group!


Dave54
11/11/19 11:10:13AM @dave54:

Thanks Ben, its a needed site


Staylor
10/22/19 08:37:44AM @staylor:

Hi, Ben.  Thanks so much.  Already, it's proven to be a very helpful and friendly group!  -- Steve 


milkweed_pod
10/15/19 09:22:33AM @jackie:

Thank you for the welcome! I am glad to be here and look forward to learning and playing more.


SuzeStrums
09/18/19 09:20:43PM @suzestrums:

Thanks so much for the welcome!


pattyfromor
09/10/19 06:40:56PM @pattyfromor:

Yep, I can tell! Lots of stuff to see and learn from!