Charles Thomas

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Location: El Paso, TX
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

Terry Wilson Davesterino sleepingangel Cindy Stammich Elvensong dulcinina Ariane Phil Myers Sam Repp Selah Joyoussinger PapaSims Don Grundy MacAodha Mark Gilston Christine Shoemaker giddykitty John W. McKinstry David Pedersen Tennessee Jed Jennifer Ranger 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

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Playlists: 1
youtube videos: 32
images: 3
audio tracks: 51

Latest Activity

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Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden's Luthiers":
"My six string baritone had the name Blact(?) Richardson(2013) and my walnut four string is marked "Laurence Chapman"(2008). I couldn't figure out the first..."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago
@charles-thomas is now following @terry-wilson
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Winter Wind:
"  Thanks  everyone!!! I was letting the chopstick kind of float in my hand but it kept floating away so I wrapped one end with masking tape so it wouldn't..."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on "Es ist ein Ros entsprungen" - a German Christmas Song:
"Thanks for posting this!! Frohe Weihnachten!"
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Winter Wind:
"Instead of using a pick I took a chopstick and wrapped one end with masking tape to make a sort of mallet. This was played on a 6 string McSpadden Baritone..."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new YouTube video:
Winter Wind
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Three Strings To The Wind:
"Thanks Irene!! I really like playing with a quill, I used one for the pick and one for the noter. Sometimes I play with the quill in a vertical position,..."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Three Strings To The Wind:
"Thanks Terry! Funny thing, I recorded a version of this tune last week but I deleted the good audio(by accident) and saved the good video and I was wondering..."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Three Strings To The Wind:
"Thanks for listening and your support everyone!! DAC is one of my favorite tunings."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Three Strings To The Wind:
"This one is tuned DAC. I used my noter on three strings on some parts."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 10
Posted a new YouTube video:
Three Strings To The Wind
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Hoodie Experiment:
"Thanks Lisa!! It was just a happy accident. Someone once said "There is no right or wrong way to play the Dulcimer" !"
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago
@charles-thomas is now following @davesterino
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Cozy Playing Corners":
"Janene, I put the photo in by clicking on "attach file" and it shows photos on your desktop, I clicked on the one I wanted. I'm working with a Mac  but I..."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Cozy Playing Corners":
"Here's my playing space. The desk and bookcase has lots of tchotchkes, and a small two headed red dragon to guard it all. The screen behind the desk is solid..."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Hoodie Experiment:
"Great idea Davesterino! I just might try that! Thanks for listening!"
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Hoodie Experiment:
"I was practicing and the metal tipped drawstring of my hoodie brushed against the strings and it sounded kind of cool, so I went with it."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new YouTube video:
Hoodie Experiment
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 3 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Yearning for the Noble Knight:
"Ariane, Your tune is beautiful! I was wisked away to a forest clearing with moss covered boulders and a stream rippling, the knight riding through looking..."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 3 months ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane:
Yearning for the Noble Knight
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 3 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Polska från Åre:
"Mark, It's so cool how you play traditional old world tunes on a traditional new world instrument. "
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 3 months ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston:
Polska från Åre
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Liked a vimeo item created by @steve-battarbee:
Down by the Elk
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Down by the Elk:
"Steve, That was Great! Lovely tune and your strumming has a wonderful flare! I really liked the angle you filmed this with."

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 4 years ago - Comments: 0

Latest Audio

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Meditation

Meditation


@Charles Thomas
2 years ago - Comments: 4
Painting

Painting


@Charles Thomas
2 years ago - Comments: 7
Just Wandering

Just Wandering


@Charles Thomas
2 years ago - Comments: 2
Dragon Egg

Dragon Egg


@Charles Thomas
2 years ago - Comments: 5
Project 17

Project 17


@Charles Thomas
3 years ago - Comments: 4
Around The Corner

Around The Corner


@Charles Thomas
3 years ago - Comments: 2
Metal And Wood

Metal And Wood


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3 years ago - Comments: 3
Sunset

Sunset


@Charles Thomas
3 years ago - Comments: 5
The Last Dare

The Last Dare


@Charles Thomas
3 years ago - Comments: 9
Trickster

Trickster


@Charles Thomas
3 years ago - Comments: 1
So Many Stories

So Many Stories


@Charles Thomas
3 years ago - Comments: 4
Desert Bloom

Desert Bloom


@Charles Thomas
3 years ago - Comments: 8
In Memoriam

In Memoriam


@Charles Thomas
3 years ago - Comments: 6
Bend in the Road

Bend in the Road


@Charles Thomas
3 years ago - Comments: 5
Stream

Stream


@Charles Thomas
3 years ago - Comments: 4

Latest Videos

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Winter Wind

Winter Wind


@Charles Thomas
one month ago - Comments: 9
Three Strings To The Wind

Three Strings To The Wind


@Charles Thomas
one month ago - Comments: 10
Hoodie Experiment

Hoodie Experiment


@Charles Thomas
2 months ago - Comments: 5
Scarred

Scarred


@Charles Thomas
3 months ago - Comments: 5
A Feather In My Cap

A Feather In My Cap


@Charles Thomas
4 months ago - Comments: 7
No Direction

No Direction


@Charles Thomas
6 months ago - Comments: 9
Running Away

Running Away


@Charles Thomas
8 months ago - Comments: 4
Knife Edge

Knife Edge


@Charles Thomas
9 months ago - Comments: 3
Steel Fingers

Steel Fingers


@Charles Thomas
10 months ago - Comments: 6
First Flower

First Flower


@Charles Thomas
10 months ago - Comments: 3
Spring Wind

Spring Wind


@Charles Thomas
11 months ago - Comments: 9
As It Was

As It Was


@Charles Thomas
last year - Comments: 1
Bobbin 'n Weave

Bobbin 'n Weave


@Charles Thomas
last year - Comments: 3
Winter Journey

Winter Journey


@Charles Thomas
2 years ago - Comments: 4
Six String Fantasy

Six String Fantasy


@Charles Thomas
2 years ago - Comments: 2

Latest Photos

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Latest Forum Discussions

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How does your pet react to your Dulcimer...

Posted: Sunday November 4 2018, 3:49 PM
By: @Davesterino

Thoughts on Harmonicas

Posted: Tuesday January 30 2018, 9:03 PM
By: @Terry Wilson

What is this?

Posted: Saturday January 13 2018, 4:34 PM
By: @Charles Thomas

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

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.