Charles Thomas

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Location: El Paso, TX
Country: US

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MattS Val Hughes Mark Gilston Christine Shoemaker giddykitty John W. McKinstry David Pedersen Tennessee Jed Jennifer Ranger Bee Lick Farm Paula Brawdy Mary MacGowan Erin Hussey jeffrey charles foster DianeL Mariainct hugssandi Steven Berger Cat Brown Mike Thurman Marc Mathieu Bob Reinsel Gail Webber Beth Goodman Dan Goad Stephanie Muschlitz Salt Springs Dan Fronefield Pine AndreasAdamson Jan Potts Benjamin W Barr Jr Helen Seiler Ken Backer Richard Wojtulewicz Gordon Hardy Kevin Messenger robert schuler Sheryl St. Clare Robin Thompson Joy W. Rob N Lackey john p John Henry Virginia Hogfiddler Lynn austin Cynthia Wigington Dusty Turtle Lexie R Oakley

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Playlists: 1
youtube videos: 10
images: 3
audio tracks: 51

Latest Activity

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Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 7 hours ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Custom Build Carl Gotzmer:
"Outstanding!!"
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 7 hours ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube by @wayne-jiang:
Planxty Fanny Power
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 7 hours ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Goodbye Cluck Old Hen:
"Stave, that was lovely! The minor key melancholy works so well."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 8 hours ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube by @mark-gilston:
Going South
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 8 hours ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Going South:
"Mark, Loved it!! That was fun to listen to!!"
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 3 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Summer Storm:
"Thanks Matt! This is an original composition, actually it's more of an improvisation."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Summer Storm:
"Thanks Steven and Marg!! I've played without a noter and without a pick, so next I might try without strings!!.....wait a minute, that might not work  Oh..."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Summer Storm:
"This was played on a Tom Yocky dulcimer named "Artist". The little critter on the right is a wood carving by Francisco Hernandez Cruz from Oaxaca Mexico."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new YouTube video:
Summer Storm
Charles Thomas
 
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • one week ago • comments: 6
Liked a soundcloud by @pierre-lain:
Rond d'eau bergère
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Big Barren Creek:
"Great playing Dan! Blowing up stuff is fun !!"
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Spring Winds:
"Thanks Matt! I primarily use a noter when I play, sometimes I use a finger like a noter on the bass string when the mood strikes me. Most times I use some..."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 weeks ago
@charles-thomas is now following @matts
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Inside Myself:
" Thanks, Matt!"
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Mineral Music:
"Thanks Steve!"
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Quill:
"Thanks Robin! I really like playing with a quill."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Stone pick":
"Randy, I think Barney was underrated!"
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Mineral Music:
"Thanks everybody!! Cynthia, I miss those kind of days."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Mineral Music:
"Thanks Marg! Yes, I'm using a stone noter and pick. I'm finding out that I have to be careful because the stone pick can make a loud click when it hits the..."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new YouTube video:
Mineral Music
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a soundcloud by @dusty-turtle:
Skye Boat Song
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Stone pick":
"I was looking for other stones to make a pick out of when I found this stone(And 12 cents). I remembered Ken H's post about his malachite noter and I thought..."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on My return to the noter!:
"I'm with Robin T on this, it's the only way I've ever played (And yes, it's lots of fun!!)."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a soundcloud by @dan:
Unclouded Day
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 16
Liked a youtube by @christine-shoemaker:
Leaving Lismore
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Gavotte 2 - Michael Praetorius - Duo Dulcimus:
"Martin, that was so much fun!!"
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Stone pick":
"While I was patrolling a fenceline at an electric company substation (that's part of my job) I noticed this rock and I thought that might make a nice pick.I..."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube by @mark-gilston:
Karis Pers Hambo
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Karis Pers Hambo:
"Mark, Loved this! Is that a Ewing Dulcimette? "
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Matty Groves/ Shady Grove:
"Steve, Years ago I first heard Shady Grove by Doc Watson, then I heard the darker version of Matty Groves. You've captured both sides of this tune."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Liked a photos by @steven-berger:
My "buddies"
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Inside Myself:
"Thanks everyone!! The tuning is GG dD GG."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new YouTube video:
Inside Myself
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago
@charles-thomas is now following @mark-gilston

Latest Group Discussions

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Charles Thomas

Quartz - 6 String Baritone.


I made this tune up over the weekend. I enjoy listening to traditional...
@Charles Thomas 2 years ago - Comments: 0

Latest Audio

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Meditation

Meditation


@Charles Thomas
4 months ago - Comments: 4
Painting

Painting


@Charles Thomas
5 months ago - Comments: 7
Just Wandering

Just Wandering


@Charles Thomas
6 months ago - Comments: 2
Dragon Egg

Dragon Egg


@Charles Thomas
7 months ago - Comments: 5
Project 17

Project 17


@Charles Thomas
7 months ago - Comments: 4
Around The Corner

Around The Corner


@Charles Thomas
7 months ago - Comments: 2
Metal And Wood

Metal And Wood


@Charles Thomas
8 months ago - Comments: 3
Sunset

Sunset


@Charles Thomas
9 months ago - Comments: 5
The Last Dare

The Last Dare


@Charles Thomas
9 months ago - Comments: 9
Trickster

Trickster


@Charles Thomas
9 months ago - Comments: 1
So Many Stories

So Many Stories


@Charles Thomas
10 months ago - Comments: 4
Desert Bloom

Desert Bloom


@Charles Thomas
10 months ago - Comments: 8
In Memoriam

In Memoriam


@Charles Thomas
11 months ago - Comments: 6
Bend in the Road

Bend in the Road


@Charles Thomas
11 months ago - Comments: 5
Stream

Stream


@Charles Thomas
11 months ago - Comments: 4

Latest Videos

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Summer Storm

Summer Storm


@Charles Thomas
one week ago - Comments: 6
Mineral Music

Mineral Music


@Charles Thomas
4 weeks ago - Comments: 8
Inside Myself

Inside Myself


@Charles Thomas
2 months ago - Comments: 5
Quill

Quill


@Charles Thomas
2 months ago - Comments: 5
Another Perspective

Another Perspective


@Charles Thomas
3 months ago - Comments: 7
Spring Winds

Spring Winds


@Charles Thomas
3 months ago - Comments: 12
Pick Percussion

Pick Percussion


@Charles Thomas
3 months ago - Comments: 8
Hope

Hope


@Charles Thomas
4 months ago - Comments: 5
Meditation

Meditation


@Charles Thomas
4 months ago - Comments: 6
A Song For Jeniffer

A Song For Jeniffer


@Charles Thomas
8 months ago - Comments: 4

Latest Photos

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West Texas Railroad Workers.jpg
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Latest Forum Discussions

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Stone pick

Posted: Thursday June 29 2017, 6:11 PM
By: @Charles Thomas

Oddities hanging on your walls

Posted: Saturday September 17 2016, 12:28 AM
By: @marg

Pets and Dulcimers

Posted: Sunday August 28 2016, 8:50 AM
By: @Linda Boies

Thoughts on Harmonicas

Posted: Monday August 22 2016, 8:50 PM
By: @robert schuler

Help! (dulcimer acquisition disease)

Posted: Monday August 15 2016, 8:39 PM
By: @sleepingangel

New keys for dulcimer

Posted: Saturday April 9 2016, 7:41 AM
By: @Patty from Virginia

Old Photos

Posted: Friday December 18 2015, 9:29 PM
By: @Charles Thomas

Interesting Pick

Posted: Saturday September 5 2015, 12:07 AM
By: @Charles Thomas

Arkansas Traveler 1916

Posted: Sunday July 5 2015, 1:03 PM
By: @Charles Thomas

Comments

Helen Seiler
04/27/17 06:46:05PM @helen-seiler:

I really like this Charles. The percussion pick effect is great.


Helen Seiler
02/29/16 03:55:25PM @helen-seiler:

G'day there Charles.. i always pop a reply up on the video clip page when folks find the time to comment... I just realised that people might not reallise its there. I want to thank u so much for following my music and for your kind words.


Salt Springs
02/14/16 10:09:51PM @salt-springs:

I really like your work...........it is outstanding.....my pint of  Guinness so to speak.  Question:  What sort of recording mic or software are you using?  What I have is just lousy all the way around and it needs to be replaced.  What do you recommend?  Your work comes through loud and clear with little or no distortion.

Ron


Pine
01/10/16 08:32:42AM @pine:

Hi Charles...Thanks for the listen and kind words on "Merlin's Joy". I play it like a guitar..so much easier as I am a guitar player mostly.

Really love what I have heard of your work so far. As Arnold said: "I'll be back"

coool   


Gordon Hardy
08/29/15 02:30:59AM @gordon-hardy:

Hello Charles, re "Hard Times": I very much appreciate your kind comments. Thanks for listening.


Strumelia
06/23/15 09:31:20PM @strumelia:

Thanks for your nice comment...glad you are having fun with our new site!   clapper


Lexie R Oakley
06/20/15 12:12:19PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Hi Charles, Really loved "Why won't it rain". Living in TX it is a good song for you.

 


Strumelia
06/20/15 08:24:19AM @strumelia:

Thanks so much Charles!


Rob N Lackey
05/23/15 09:03:53PM @rob-n-lackey:

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

Rob


Karen Keane
05/23/15 07:37:56PM @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 E. Wood
05/23/15 02:33:08PM @john-e-wood:

Welcome Charles. Good to see you here on FOTMD. We look forward to your participation. Best wishes.


Ken Longfield
05/23/15 10:38:05AM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Charles. It's good to have you aboard.My wife and I were through El Paso near the end of March.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


John Keane
05/23/15 10:10:51AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!


Benjamin W Barr Jr
05/23/15 10:02:54AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Charles, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn and exchange ideas about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

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Cynthia Wigington
05/23/15 07:50:19AM @cynthia-wigington:

Welcome Charles. I love noter/drone too and there are some great players here for it - Robin Clark has a video of advanced techniques, John Henry is terrific, Randy Adams just to mention a few. You will be inspired beyond belief.


Jim Fawcett
05/23/15 06:23:41AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Charles, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.