Brian G.

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Location: Central NJ
Country: US

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Steven Berger Joyce Hibbard Norm Williams Dave shattuck Cynthia Wigington Mary MacGowan JenniferC Blondie Martha E Skip Jill Geary Mike Thurman Bob whocindylou David Pedersen SusieLarkspur Cheri Martin Paula Brawdy Tessie Garret Guy Babusek Linda Jones james kaulback Phil Myers Rob N Lackey Chuck in CT Carolyn duFour Danny Wiley Gary McNaughton Joy W. Heather Clark Bob Reinsel Robin Thompson Dan Goad Dusty Turtle Rick Probst Jan Potts Patty from Virginia Jim Fawcett Karen Keane Lexie R Oakley Janene Millen Monica John Henry

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Brian G.
@brian-g • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on An Almaine, Anonymous - Fretted Dulcimer:
"Hi Stumelia! Yes, the almaine is a dance originally from Germany, I believe, though it was popular throughout the Renaissance and Baroque periods and I..."
Brian G.
@brian-g • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on An Almaine, Anonymous - Fretted Dulcimer:
"Thank you Macaodha!  I appreciate you having a listen. :)"
Brian G.
@brian-g • one month ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Three Ravens on Langspil:
"Wow...that was wonderful!  I absolutely love the sound of that langspil being bowed.  You know, it's kind of sad - I visited Iceland not too long ago, and it..."
Brian G.
@brian-g • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on An Almaine, Anonymous - Fretted Dulcimer:
"Steven and Ariane, thank you for taking the time to listen and comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the tune. :)"
Brian G.
@brian-g • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on An Almaine, Anonymous - Fretted Dulcimer:
"Thanks so much, Dusty!"
Brian G.
@brian-g • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on The Cuckoo's Nest - Paddon & Pennick:
"This was lovely!  Thank you for sharing it.  :)"
Brian G.
@brian-g • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new YouTube video:
An Almaine, Anonymous - Fretted Dulcimer
Brian G.
@brian-g • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Menuette by Leopold Mozart:
"Thank you Cindy!  I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)"
Brian G.
@brian-g • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Menuette by Leopold Mozart:
"Thanks Ariane!  I'm sure it sounded great on recorder. "
Brian G.
@brian-g • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Menuette by Leopold Mozart:
"Thanks Dusty!  Glad you enjoyed it.  :)  And about this instrument, it is a joy to play.  The night I got it, I was playing in a spare bedroom and my wife..."
Brian G.
@brian-g • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Menuette by Leopold Mozart:
"Thank you Steven!"
Brian G.
@brian-g • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new YouTube video:
Menuette by Leopold Mozart
Brian G.
@brian-g • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "For Sale: 1996 Blue Lion IIR (rosewood) dulcimer":
"Hi all, I am selling my 1996 Blue Lion IIR Rosewood dulcimer.  This model starts at $1,275.00 per Blue Lion's website, but you can buy mine with no waiting..."
Brian G.
@brian-g • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on JIg of Slurs:
"Very nice playing of a great Jig, Mark. Really enjoyed it!"
Brian G.
@brian-g • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Tune 095:
"Hi Randy, As always, I love your playing and enjoy this tune very much.  Thanks for sharing it!"
Brian G.
@brian-g • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Sad News":
"I'm very sorry to read this..."
Brian G.
@brian-g • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Happy Birthday to Jim Fawcett !":
"Happy birthday Jim!"
Brian G.
@brian-g • 3 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Finger Positioning:
"Hi all, I just wanted to write that I agree with everything Dusty wrote below, and wanted to offer an additional way to play these chords following the..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Brian G.

Yes, it's another Hallelujah (L. Cohen cover)


Hi all, I had recently arranged a version of Hallelujah and just...
@Brian G. 5 years ago - Comments: 10
Brian G.

Here Comes the Sun (Beatles)


Hi all, Was fooling around with a classic Beatles tune while thinking...
@Brian G. 7 years ago - Comments: 65
Brian G.

Norwegian Wood


Hi all, I had posted a version of this in one of the Groups, and was...
@Brian G. 8 years ago - Comments: 16

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For Sale: 1996 Blue Lion IIR (rosewood)...

Posted: Thursday January 24 2019, 4:32 PM
By: @Brian G.

"New" harp dulcimer and Gallier A-frame...

Posted: Monday January 4 2016, 9:26 PM
By: @Brian G.

One buzz - 2nd fret, bass string. Driving...

Posted: Thursday August 25 2011, 4:44 PM
By: @Brian G.

Comments

Lois Sprengnether Keel
05/26/18 02:49:22PM @lois-sprengnether-keel:

Brian, I imagine you haven't been following the Everything Dulcimer discussion since you succeeded in your download.  I've used the same HTTrack program to mirror the site on a flashdrive.  It comes up with a .wrc extension.  I have yet to find a way to be able to open it.  What am I missing besides my sanity!?!?boggling


VirginiaKY
03/23/17 09:27:15PM @virginiaky:

Thanks for the welcome, Brian! I notice that you have the 1.5 fret, which I don't (yet). I'll have a listen now and then to remind me what I'm working towards, and someday I'll have a dulcimer that can play up to my ambitions - even if my talent is lacking. :)

Virginia


VirginiaKY
02/11/17 10:04:04AM @virginiaky:

Hi Brian, I am a new dulcimer player and also new to the forum. I found a thread that showed you playing (beautifully!) Norwegian Wood. It's also one of my favorite Beatles songs, and I wonder if you still have tablature that you can share?  Thank you.

Virginia Goodman


Robin Thompson
02/08/16 07:19:25PM @robin-thompson:

Hey, Brian, James's  monthly tune challenge is in the Call the Tune group.  (I saw where you'd wondred about it.) 


filipinouker
05/13/14 10:29:11AM @filipinouker:

Hi Brian, thank you for listening to my "Wildwood Flower" video. Yes it is my very first piece on the MD. I will admit, I'm struggling with a lot of chords, but I'm persevering - the sound of the MD is soooo addictive! Again, thank you for the encouragement.


Ken Bloom
10/08/13 08:08:18AM @ken-bloom:

Hi Brian,

I'd be happy to build you one. Why don't you e-mail me at kbloom1@triad.rr.com and we can talk about it in depth!


Scott Allen
05/09/13 08:06:32AM @scott-allen:

Here you go Brian. This list was mostly compiled by Sara Johnson with a few I added. The highlighted ones are ones I already know or are planning on learning in the near future.

Enjoy!18th%20century%20music.docx


Helen Seiler
10/08/12 04:55:52PM @helen-seiler:
Gaday Brian. Thanks for your input on my left hand discussion. Your video does demonstrate what you said very well. I think my beginners enthusiasm has seen me diving into songs without first working out the most efficient way to play them. Rather than trying to change how I play those first songs I think from now on I will make a rule of planning the most efficient way to play each new tune I take on. I watched a few of your videos. Oh, to be able to play like that one day. I really enjoyed them. Thanks again for your help.
Karen Keane
04/02/12 07:20:59AM @karen-keane:

Palestine was great and their was a lot of great music and jams. It'll probably be a few days before we get everything together so we can post stuff, but that's what long weekends are for. Glad to know everything is OK with you. Talk with you later.Grin.gif


Karen Keane
04/02/12 12:26:55AM @karen-keane:

Hey Brian, it's Karen. I have been worried about you. I haven't heard any recent vids and wanted to check on you. Have you been busy or what?


Vivian Hays
01/29/12 12:01:45PM @vivian-hays:

Thanks Brian, it's nice to make new friends!


John Henry
01/08/12 09:06:39AM @john-henry:

Brian, my thanks for your kind comment on Nonsuch, and also for the fact that you took the trouble to 're-post' it. I do not have the faintest notion on what that entails, I can make a reasonable dulcimer, and sometimes get a decent tune or two from one, but can barely cope with this thing lol

best wishes

John


Dan Goad
12/17/11 10:11:40PM @dan-goad:

Brian my email is danielgoad@bellsouth.net

Dan

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John Henry
10/19/11 05:42:24PM @john-henry:

Your comment means a lot Brian, for I appreciate your musical attributes. I just do what I do ,lol !

Hope to get some hammered dulcimer time in for a change this weekend, will think of you !

John


Kerry Werry
09/20/11 04:17:57PM @kerry-werry:

Brian I'd appreciate a copy of the old TAB if you can find it.. I don't read music but know the song so I can probably figure it out.. i'm playing it right now from the fiddle tune, I managed to sort out thefingeringto pluck it on the melody string.. ( ok but far from the best).

Thanks

Kerry


John Henry
08/21/11 08:38:29AM @john-henry:

Thanks for comment Brian, just keep them tunes coming, I am really enjoying your recent choices!n I can't remember if I asked before, so am asking now (it's me age ,you know) What Hammered dulcimer do you have?

John


John Henry
08/18/11 05:41:47PM @john-henry:

One on Christmas Eve 2009, and one two weeks before Christmas last year ! I am just about OK now, after a bit of fine tuning, tho' there is the matter of a sticking valve yet to be sorted.............!

This is part of the reason I have had a splurge of making and posting tunes, things yet to done which should have been done ect.

I'm 78, and have seen and done a lot, but only of recent years made music, and I am 'having a blast' as we used to say a few years back.

Its good to know you Brian.

John


John Henry
08/18/11 11:49:26AM @john-henry:

Brian ! Very kind of you to comment on my last video, it helps a lot when musicians like yourself offer encouragement to us not so talented people, I'm a maker who dabbles with playing, but enjoys doing so immensely. After my heart attack just prior to Christmas last, all this is a bonus !!

best wishes

John


Janene Millen
08/17/11 10:06:45AM @janene-millen:

OOOPS. I got it wrong. It's "King of the Fairies". Maybe you know it now that I gave you the correct name?? If not I did a QUICK search on YouTube for some samples and there are LOTS but here is one I found that has the tempo I'm used to hearing it. Larry C. made a nice arrangement of it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek1PWKvgDZE&feature=related

which was the first time I had ever heard it. Did I mention I took lessons from him about 13 years ago..as an advanced beginner. He asked me what kind of music I liked and I had just gotten an O'Carolan CD (my first celtic music CD) and I was wearing it out. So we worked primarily on Celtic music. It was a great gift he gave me. I'll message you about guitars and lady singers.


Janene Millen
08/16/11 06:17:30PM @janene-millen:

Brian--hallelujah! I will CERTAINLY check out every single artist/tune you have mentioned. I LOVE LOVE recommendations (leads)because you never know where the next true passion will come from. Thanks!!

I just listened to a couple more of your vids and they are all so good but you really do a terrific job on Blarney Pilgrim. It's one of my favorites too but I haven't learned it yet. I also like Larry Conger's TAB of "Fairy King". So clean and up to speed, and I'm guessing you get to that point relatively fast, compared to some of us. You have terrific motor skills Grin.gif

Loveacoustic guitar and I always look for good guitarists to buy. Just a sidelite...one of my favorite CDs (when I bought CDs)is by DUO-TONES acoustic surf guitar! Fantastic.