Bill in NM


Location: Near Santa Fe, NM
Country: USA


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To pick, or not to pick?

I come from a classical guitar and folk banjo (clawhammer) background,...
@Bill in NM 7 months ago - Comments: 3

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Bill in NM
07/10/18 02:52:57PM @bill-in-nm:

Well I've gone and done it. I have electrified my MD. I purchased a Roland "Cube" amp, a good pickup, and some cable, and it works! Trouble is, I have discovered that it amplifies my mistakes as much as everything else. I thought if I just paid enough money, I would become a good musician. Dang!

Bill in NM
06/25/18 02:04:24PM @bill-in-nm:

I still have not figured out how to post a new message, so I'll try this.

Does anyone know if it's possible to use a guitar as a dulcimer? I know . . . too many frets, and how could you ever hold it on your lap? Despite that, I have a perfectly good classical guitar that I cannot play anymore due to arthritis, and if I could lay it horizontal and play it from above -- well, that's kinda like a dulcimer, no?

Any ideas?

Ken Longfield
06/23/18 05:11:36PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Bill. It is good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Bill in NM
06/21/18 09:58:55PM @bill-in-nm:

Thanks to all <<<Handshake>>>. 

Keep pickin' and strummin' . . .

Richard Streib
06/21/18 08:18:23PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Bill to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. No need to do this alone. You have many friends here to encourage you and help you along. Glad you joined. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.

Jim Fawcett
06/21/18 05:09:23PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Bill, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Benjamin W Barr Jr
06/21/18 06:57:09AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

HI Bill, 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.


Rob N Lackey
06/21/18 03:56:07AM @rob-n-lackey:

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