Benjamin W Barr Jr

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Location: Millinocket, ME
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Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 5 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @booboo2001:
"Hi Boo Boo, 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 • 5 days ago • comments: 3
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"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 • 5 days ago • comments: 7
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"Hi Holly, 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 • 5 days ago • comments: 4
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"Hi Steph, 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 • 5 days ago • comments: 5
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"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 • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @dlt:
"Hi Dit, 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: 6
Posted a new Comment on @kazhell:
"Hi Kazhell, 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 @gary-jorgensen:
"Hi Gary, 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: 4
Posted a new Comment on @nathina:
"Hi Nathina, 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
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"Hi Geeps, 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 @salsarev:
"Hi Sal, 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 @dulcimeric143:
"Hi Dulcimeric, and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer,.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about..."
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @jude:
"Hi Jude, 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 @mick-mclaughlin:
"Hi Mick, 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
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"Hi Catez, 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 • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @harold:
"Hi Harold, 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 • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @christoffer:
"Hi Christoffer, 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 • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @ukjonathan:
"Hi Jonathan, 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 • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
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"Hi Sherri, 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 • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @luthier65:
"Hi Luthier, 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 • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @ocean-daughter:
"Hi Ocean, 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 • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
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"Hi A 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 • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @poisonivy4979:
"Hi Ivy, 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 @bert-berry:
"Hi Bert, 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
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"Hi MC, 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 @davery:
"Hi Davery, 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: 4
Posted a new Comment on @maye:
"Hi Maye, 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 @debrasg:
"Hi Debra, 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
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"Hi Lrozett, 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: 4
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"Hi Emilio, 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: 4
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@benjamin-w-barr-jr • one month ago • comments: 4
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Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • one month ago • comments: 4
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Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • one month ago • comments: 4
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Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr • one month ago • comments: 5
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Playing in a Jam....

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

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Mick McLaughlin
11/15/20 10:29:32AM @mick-mclaughlin:

Thanks for welcome Ben


salsarev
11/13/20 02:30:59PM @salsarev:

Thanks Ben!


SunlightShadow
09/28/20 09:35:14PM @sunlightshadow:

Thank you Ben for the welcome! Great to be here. 


adulcinate
08/29/20 08:53:08PM @adulcinate:

thank you!


Shelley1
08/16/20 11:03:01PM @shelley1:

Thank you for the kind welcome!


kfuller
07/05/20 07:31:14PM @kfuller:

Thank you !


floralin
06/20/20 10:44:17PM @floralin:

Thanks for the welcome!


Papageno
06/08/20 03:11:05PM @papageno:

Hi Ben,

Thanks for the welcome. 

Just started my first discussion.

Best

Roger,


Terry M
06/05/20 12:31:17PM @terry-m:

Thank you Ben for the welcome.  Look forward to being involved


Pamela
06/03/20 08:22:22PM @pamela:

Hi Ben, Thank you for the warm welcome. Yes, I love Duluth, too. I've only been living here for five years, but I hope it's a permanent fit. Pam


Jacques
05/27/20 12:13:33AM @jacques:

Hi Ben,

Many thanks for your tips on Scarborough Fair, I will use them to improve my playing.


Corryvreckan
05/26/20 04:37:36AM @corryvreckan:

Hi Ben, it's a small world - I am thoroughly Scottish, born and raised in Edinburgh. I have / had family in New Brunswick though; one family member was mayor of Fredericton (I think in the '60's but I don't know for sure). I've visited the clan home (Castle Duart on the Isle of Mull) - beautiful area. I've attached a photo of the whirlpool. Good whisky to be had in the area too!


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Corryvreckan
05/25/20 06:46:31AM @corryvreckan:

Hi Ben, thanks for the warm welcome! I'm looking forward to learning more, and in the course of time to sharing more. Just so you know, Corryvreckan is a whirlpool off the west coast of Scotland; it is very close to where my clan is based, hence my choice of name :)

Cheers,

Pete


ConnorC
05/13/20 07:02:44AM @connorc:

Thank you for the welcome. I am looking forward to learning to play this beautiful instrument.


Becky park
05/11/20 04:15:59PM @becky-park:

That is true--Thanks for the welcome back!


Wicked Weaver
05/09/20 10:26:07AM @wicked-weaver:

Thank you so much.


Ann
04/21/20 11:52:27AM @ann:

Thank you

Ann


FolkieMazz_Au
04/03/20 01:58:54AM @folkiemazz-au:

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!