Charles Thomas

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Location: El Paso, TX
Country: US

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Joyoussinger PapaSims Don Grundy 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

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Playlists: 1
youtube videos: 13
images: 3
audio tracks: 51

Latest Activity

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Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 3 days ago • comments: 1
Liked a soundcloud by @dan:
And the Holy Ghost (Number 6 Simerman)
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 3 days ago
@charles-thomas is now following @joyoussinger
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 3 days ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube by @mark-gilston:
Jamaica
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 3 days ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Legacy:
"This was played on a Ron Gibson Barbara Allen model, cherry top, walnut back and sides. The tuning is GDFF (DACC with a capo on the third fret). The photo in..."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new YouTube video:
Legacy
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Closed Doors:
"Thanks Matt! I change tunings as often as I change socks!!"
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Closed Doors:
"This was tuned GGdDGG"
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new YouTube video:
Closed Doors
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago
@charles-thomas is now following @papasims
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Dizzy Lizzy:
"7...8..Rock Out!! Loved It!!!"
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Rose Tickle:
"Mark, That was Fantastic! I play with a noter and your tune makes me want to practice pull-offs ( and hammer-ons) more. Thanks for posting this! On a side..."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Old Horse and Buggy:
"Randy, loved it!! You have such great control of your noter,I'm in awe!!"
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Optimum chair:
"I just use an old armless office chair(arms get in the way) "
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Growing Old:
"Thanks Marg!!! I like to experiment with different picks,thin,thick, soft ( felt or leather ), hard or no pick at all. They all make a slightly different..."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Growing Old:
"Thanks Papasims! Glad you enjoyed it!"
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Growing Old:
"Thanks, Steve! I really like using a quill, I can strum soft or loud with ease or I can pick delicately. It's very versatile. Since there are few barnyard..."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Gail,I'm very sorry for your loss. Music has always helped me through hard times."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • one month ago
@charles-thomas is now following @val-hughes
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Growing Old:
"Thanks everyone!! I was trying to think of a name for this tune and nothing was coming to mind. I thought to myself "man, I'm growing old" A dim light bulb..."
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Growing Old:
"This was played on a Bill Berg 5 string tuned DdGCC"
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new YouTube video:
Growing Old
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 18
Liked a youtube by @christine-shoemaker:
Irish Washerwoman duet
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube by @mark-gilston:
Applebo Ganglat
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Custom Build Carl Gotzmer:
"Outstanding!!"
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Liked a youtube by @wayne-jiang:
Planxty Fanny Power
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months 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 • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube by @mark-gilston:
Going South
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Going South:
"Mark, Loved it!! That was fun to listen to!!"
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new YouTube video:
Summer Storm
Charles Thomas
 
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Liked a soundcloud by @pierre-lain:
Rond d'eau bergère
Charles Thomas
 
@charles-thomas • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Big Barren Creek:
"Great playing Dan! Blowing up stuff is fun !!"

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
6 months ago - Comments: 4
Painting

Painting


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

Just Wandering


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8 months ago - Comments: 2
Dragon Egg

Dragon Egg


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8 months ago - Comments: 5
Project 17

Project 17


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9 months ago - Comments: 4
Around The Corner

Around The Corner


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9 months ago - Comments: 2
Metal And Wood

Metal And Wood


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10 months ago - Comments: 3
Sunset

Sunset


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10 months ago - Comments: 5
The Last Dare

The Last Dare


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11 months ago - Comments: 9
Trickster

Trickster


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11 months ago - Comments: 1
So Many Stories

So Many Stories


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last year - Comments: 4
Desert Bloom

Desert Bloom


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last year - Comments: 8
In Memoriam

In Memoriam


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last year - Comments: 6
Bend in the Road

Bend in the Road


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last year - Comments: 5
Stream

Stream


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last year - Comments: 4

Latest Videos

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Legacy

Legacy


@Charles Thomas
one week ago - Comments: 1
Closed Doors

Closed Doors


@Charles Thomas
4 weeks ago - Comments: 3
Growing Old

Growing Old


@Charles Thomas
2 months ago - Comments: 10
Summer Storm

Summer Storm


@Charles Thomas
2 months ago - Comments: 6
Mineral Music

Mineral Music


@Charles Thomas
3 months ago - Comments: 8
Inside Myself

Inside Myself


@Charles Thomas
4 months ago - Comments: 5
Quill

Quill


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

Another Perspective


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

Spring Winds


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

Pick Percussion


@Charles Thomas
5 months ago - Comments: 8
Hope

Hope


@Charles Thomas
5 months ago - Comments: 5
Meditation

Meditation


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

A Song For Jeniffer


@Charles Thomas
10 months ago - Comments: 4

Latest Photos

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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.