Carla Ruigh


Location: Gilroy, CA
Country: US

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Carla Ruigh

Tuning for Chromatic 4 equidistance?

Made a Chromatic dulcimer, actually 2 of them over the last year. Been...
@Carla Ruigh 5 years ago - Comments: 7
Carla Ruigh

#3 is done, getting better

So, finally #3 is done. Haven't been on FOTMD too much recently. Working...
@Carla Ruigh 5 years ago - Comments: 10
Carla Ruigh

Dulcimer #2, "Hades" is done, sort of..

It has earned the name, yes, Hades, as in the dulcimer from Hades ;-)...
@Carla Ruigh 5 years ago - Comments: 9
Carla Ruigh

help with finish

OK, so I really need some help now. The short story, trying to get...
@Carla Ruigh 5 years ago - Comments: 19
Carla Ruigh

It's doneā€¦ OK for a rookie...

At last, it's done, or pretty much done. I haven't glued in the nut and...
@Carla Ruigh 5 years ago - Comments: 27
Carla Ruigh

project update, question on fret "dressing"

OK, it took a while, made a jig, but I think it was worth the extra...
@Carla Ruigh 6 years ago - Comments: 8
Carla Ruigh

Progress report - fretboard

Hello All, starting to make a little progress on the dulcimers. These...
@Carla Ruigh 6 years ago - Comments: 8
Carla Ruigh

Progress report

Hey all, yeah, been MIA for a while, but making some slow progress....
@Carla Ruigh 6 years ago - Comments: 3
Carla Ruigh

Zero Fret and Break angle

I don't know whether it is something with my computer, but once again,...
@Carla Ruigh 6 years ago - Comments: 8
Carla Ruigh

placing tuners/gearheads

Well the search function does not seem to be working, so I guess I'll...
@Carla Ruigh 6 years ago - Comments: 19
Carla Ruigh


I've been slowly working at my dulcimer project, squeezing in an hour...
@Carla Ruigh 6 years ago - Comments: 17
Carla Ruigh

Progress report, questions on wood, steaming

Hello all, figured it is time for a progress report. It is amazing how...
@Carla Ruigh 6 years ago - Comments: 18
Carla Ruigh

Question on resawing

Thanks for all the help on forms... I have another question on resawing....
@Carla Ruigh 6 years ago - Comments: 10
Carla Ruigh

Form options for bending

Finally getting ready to start the building! The shop is cleaned,...
@Carla Ruigh 6 years ago - Comments: 19
Carla Ruigh

Design Progress -- Looking for input

Took me a while to model the peg head, and I haven't done the holes...
@Carla Ruigh 6 years ago - Comments: 33
Carla Ruigh

First Design drawings, question re. fretboard

Finally had some time to start on my dulcimer design... body is 70.1...
@Carla Ruigh 7 years ago - Comments: 15
Carla Ruigh

Schnaufer style dulcimer... design, materials and tone?

Hello all, new here to FOTMD, and this forum. I've had a McSpadden...
@Carla Ruigh 7 years ago - Comments: 4

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Peter Tommerup
12/02/12 04:09:51AM @peter-tommerup:

Hi Carla,

That would be great! I enjoyed your participation in my last workshop, and I think you kind of have a knack for playing dulcimer that probably mostly needs more exposure to experienced dulcimer players and a bunch of practicing!Grin.gif

I'm planning on starting folks who come to this workshop at 2 or 3 different levels, and then coach them along at their own speed. So, hopefully everyone will come away with a better sense of what they need to know to progress in their playing, and have some tools, techniques and tunes they can work on to make it happen. My goal is to have folks stretch a bit, but to try to not have anyone feel overwhelmed.

Hope you can come!

All the best,


Carla Ruigh left a comment for Peter Tommerup

"Hi Peter, thanks.. I am thinking bout coming to the workshop, yes it would be a stretch but just the exposure to information, techniques etc. i think would be of value... i think my husband is working that weekend, so the timing is good. "

Peter Tommerup
11/29/12 11:30:44PM @peter-tommerup:

Hi Carla,

So glad hat you enjoyed my workshop!Grin.gif I had a lot of fun, too! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask away.

It would be a bit of a stretch, but I'm teaching another workshop for mountain dulcimer at Gryphon on Saturday, December 8. This time the focus will be on intermediate playing skills.

Happy practicing! Hope to bump into you again sometime. Keep Redwood Dulcimer Day in mind for this coming Summer. It's in the Santa Cruz area.

All the best,


Karen Keane
11/11/12 03:14:41PM @karen-keane:

Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!

John Keane
11/10/12 02:24:03PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to the FOTMD family!

Jim Fawcett
11/10/12 01:28:02PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Carla, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Carla Ruigh
11/10/12 10:20:03AM @carla-ruigh:

Thanks for all the welcoming comments! My, what a friendly place!

Rob N Lackey
11/10/12 09:39:49AM @rob-n-lackey:

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


Benjamin W Barr Jr
11/10/12 08:47:11AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Carla, and welcome to the 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.


John E. Wood
11/10/12 08:00:02AM @john-e-wood:

Welcome Carla. You've come to the right place for advice and learning. Lots of friendly, knowledgable folks here. Best wishes.