Charles Thomas

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Location: El Paso, TX
Country: US

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sleepingangel Cindy Stammich Elvensong dulcinina Ariane Phil Myers Sam Repp Selah Joyoussinger PapaSims Don Grundy Val Hughes 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 Sheryl St. Clare Robin Thompson

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Playlists: 1
youtube videos: 30
images: 3
audio tracks: 51

Latest Activity

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Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 2 hours 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 • 4 hours 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 • 5 hours ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Hoodie Experiment:
"Great idea Davesterino! I just might try that! Thanks for listening!"
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 4 days ago • comments: 3
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 • 4 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new YouTube video:
Hoodie Experiment
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 3 weeks 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 weeks ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane:
Yearning for the Noble Knight
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 3 weeks 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 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston:
Polska från Åre
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a vimeo item created by @steve-battarbee:
Down by the Elk
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 3 weeks 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."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Once I Had A Sweetheart:
"Dan,I just love the sound of your long scale Dulcimores! I'm saving my pennies for one ( I did just spend 2$ on a lottery ticket, so when I win the 900..."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 15
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dan:
Once I Had A Sweetheart
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Cerise, Cerise - featuring Ariane Klauer:
"Dean, That was so beautiful! Yes, there is ugliness in this world, but there is so much beauty too. Your tune shows this, your playing is so emotional and..."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 6
Liked a photos item created by @dan:
What is it?
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "motivation":
"What Dusty said,hang in there JP."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Scarred:
"Thanks Cindy!! This dulcimer now has lots of personality!!"
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Zwei kleine Wölfe:
"That was so much fun!! Thanks for posting this!"
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 12
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane:
Zwei kleine Wölfe
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Bocs Cân Idris – A new traditional instrument!:
"This is great! Using sympathetic drones was brilliant, sort of a sitar dulcimer hybrid! Bravo!"
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Scarred:
"Thanks Ariane! I've done some work with pick percussion, so I thought I'd try it with finger style. Next time I'll use my all walnut McSpadden, it's built..."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Scarred:
"This has a dark title, but it actually refers to the scars on the cedar top from my percussion attempts.This was played on a six string McSpadden ."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new YouTube video:
Scarred
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on A Feather In My Cap:
"Thanks Cindy! I really like playing finger -picking with a noter,it just feels natural. I have a lot of picks in my collection but I find myself playing more..."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 27
Posted a new Comment on POLL: Do you play alone, or with others?:
"I'd like to vote " none of the above " I play alone,but I can post online and people around the world can watch and listen."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Flight To Minas Tirith:
"Dean, That was outstanding!! I could feel them riding to save Minas Tirith ,the beacons were being lit!  I love the smial in the background!!"
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on A Feather In My Cap:
"Thanks  Dean! I was trying to figure out what to name this, when I looked up and saw a collection of feathers I have and I was wearing a new cap, and Presto!..."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on A Feather In My Cap:
"Ariane,Thanks so much for listening!! This was a spur of the moment recording, the tune has been floating around in my head for a while.    "
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on A Feather In My Cap:
"This was done on a 5 string Berg 160. The tuning is DdGDD."
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new YouTube video:
A Feather In My Cap
Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas • 3 months ago
@charles-thomas is now following @sleepingangel

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 3 years ago - Comments: 0

Latest Audio

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Meditation

Meditation


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Painting

Painting


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Just Wandering

Just Wandering


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Dragon Egg

Dragon Egg


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Project 17

Project 17


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Around The Corner

Around The Corner


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Metal And Wood

Metal And Wood


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Sunset

Sunset


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The Last Dare

The Last Dare


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Trickster

Trickster


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So Many Stories

So Many Stories


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Desert Bloom

Desert Bloom


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In Memoriam

In Memoriam


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2 years ago - Comments: 6
Bend in the Road

Bend in the Road


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2 years ago - Comments: 5
Stream

Stream


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2 years ago - Comments: 4

Latest Videos

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Hoodie Experiment

Hoodie Experiment


@Charles Thomas
4 days ago - Comments: 3
Scarred

Scarred


@Charles Thomas
one month ago - Comments: 5
A Feather In My Cap

A Feather In My Cap


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

No Direction


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

Running Away


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

Knife Edge


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

Steel Fingers


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

First Flower


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

Spring Wind


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9 months ago - Comments: 9
As It Was

As It Was


@Charles Thomas
10 months ago - Comments: 1
Bobbin 'n Weave

Bobbin 'n Weave


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10 months ago - Comments: 3
Winter Journey

Winter Journey


@Charles Thomas
11 months ago - Comments: 4
Six String Fantasy

Six String Fantasy


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11 months ago - Comments: 2
Equinox

Equinox


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last year - 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.