Christine Shoemaker

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Location: Clawson, MI
Country: US

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Mandy Elvensong dora71 Joyce Hibbard Lois Sprengnether Keel Kevin R. dulcinina Blondie dadbgdg Rick Garrett whocindylou Charles Thomas Annie Deeley Billy T David Pedersen Kevin Burns Mary MacGowan Estes George LisaJr DianeL Kusani Erin Hussey Lynn austin PDGotro sleepingangel Caleb Dan Bennett stessler Boo Monica Robin Thompson artandsong2@yahoo.com Salt Springs Joe Hamilton Bucko Futreal Jeff Steven Deckard Robert Worth Danny Harris Helen Seiler Samm Bennett Rick Probst Kandee Babs Greene Stephen Addison Tumbleweed Jack Ferguson Noah Aikens Wayne Jiang Steve Battarbee Ron Larson2

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youtube videos: 38

Latest Activity

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Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • yesterday • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Green Bushes:
"I most certainly agree with Bob...your voice and your dulcimer are a perfect match, Gordon!    "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • yesterday • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on When the roll is called up yonder:
"So nice that even the doggies answered the call!  "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • yesterday • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Cherokee Shuffle:
"Love this, Larry and Elaine!  Soooo fluid and perfectly polished.  Thank you for sharing this vid! "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 2 weeks ago • comments: 32
Posted a new Comment on Irish Washerwoman duet:
"Thanks so much, GLS and Elvensong!  "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 2 weeks ago • comments: 23
Posted a new Comment on Boil dem (or em?) Cabbage Down:
"Very impressive, JP!    Now I understand your desire to record.  Whew...big job, for sure!  "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 2 weeks ago • comments: 23
Posted a new Comment on Boil dem (or em?) Cabbage Down:
"I am really happy that you stopped in too - thanks so much, JP!  It is challenging to put several instruments together, but it’s a fun and satisfying..."
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a youtube item created by @john-w-mckinstry:
O What a Blessing Friends
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on What A Friend We Have In Jesus:
"Very nice, Mandy!  I enjoyed the playing, the story, and the chicken video.  "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 3 weeks ago • comments: 23
Posted a new Comment on Boil dem (or em?) Cabbage Down:
"Thank you for watching and for the very gracious comment, Ariane!  "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 3 weeks ago • comments: 23
Posted a new Comment on Boil dem (or em?) Cabbage Down:
"Thank you, Joe!  I have to admit that I was not familiar with John Prine's song, Whistle and Fish, so I YouTubed it.  Oh yes...I most definitely hear it,..."
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 3 weeks ago • comments: 23
Posted a new Comment on Boil dem (or em?) Cabbage Down:
"Your kindness so warms my heart, Terry.  Thank you!    I'm really glad you liked the blend, Benjamin!  "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 4 weeks ago • comments: 23
Posted a new Comment on Boil dem (or em?) Cabbage Down:
"You all made my morning so much brighter - thank you!!!    Steven and Marg, I just cannot seem to stop myself from getting all caught up in a tune.  I try..."
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 4 weeks ago • comments: 23
Posted a new Comment on Boil dem (or em?) Cabbage Down:
"That makes me very happy, Blondie - thank you!   Blondie: ...  Now, off to my baritone to see what might happen...  :) I love that statement - it's so..."
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 4 weeks ago • comments: 23
Posted a new Comment on Boil dem (or em?) Cabbage Down:
"Thank you, Dean!  Dusty, I sure would love to do that with you in person!  I have family that live near Sac.  Next time I visit I would love to time it so I..."
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 4 weeks ago • comments: 23
Posted a new YouTube video:
Boil dem (or em?) Cabbage Down
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 4 weeks ago • comments: 26
Posted a new Comment on Stop Breaking My Heart - an original:
"That is very kind of you, Elvensong - thank you!  "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 4 weeks ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on "Just Like Before" - an original:
"Thank you so much, Dean - I greatly appreciate that!  "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 4 weeks ago • comments: 29
Posted a new Comment on Raisins and Almonds (Rozhinkes Mit Mandlen):
"Wow - sooo beautiful!  Outstanding, Dusty!!!    Thank you for sharing this.  "
Christine Shoemaker
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Turquoise Mist:
"So peaceful, so lovely.    Thank you, John and Karen!  "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @gordon-hardy:
Bunch Of Thyme
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 4 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Jabberwocky Viking Style on Anglo-Saxon Lyre:
"I throughly enjoyed that, Ken!  "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on The Last Call:
"Thank you, Mandy - I greatly appreciate that!  "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on The Last Call:
"Thank you, Charles.  I really enjoy playing the dulciborn.  "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on The Last Call:
"Thanks so much, Terry!  I really appreciate your kindness!  "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on The Last Call:
"I can certainly understand that, Ben.  I am glad you were able to get a couple of shots!  Exciting, isn't it?  A few years back I was in the boat and the..."
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on The Last Call:
"From the bottom of my heart, thank you Ariane, Elvensong, and Cindy!    "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on The Last Call:
"That is so kind of you and very much appreciated, Irene - thank you!!!  "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on The Last Call:
"I really appreciate that, Robin - thank you.    Yes, the remaining Loon...the harrowing rescue...the sad outcome.   All of it left a deep imprint on my..."
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on fat felt pick demonstration on mountain dulcimer:
"Thank you, Robin!  I checked Elderly's website and you are correct, they still carry them.  Cool!"
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on The Last Call:
"Thanks so much, Benjamin!  Yes, I took the vids over the course of the season.  Those and a lot more!  The Loons generally do not come close enough to get a..."
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on The Last Call:
"Dusty, that means a great deal to me - thank you!    "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube item created by @cindy-stammich:
Amazing Grace
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on fat felt pick demonstration on mountain dulcimer:
"I do believe that I want to give the felt a try now - thank you, Robin!  "
Christine Shoemaker
@christine-shoemaker • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Ned of the Hill:
"Sooo lovely...as always with you, Janene!  "

Latest Group Discussions

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Comments

Matthew Andrew
05/06/17 08:45:26AM @matthew-andrew:

Hi Christine! Love your videos! I especially love the sound of your McSpadden baritone dulcimer. I ordered one a week ago, but not six strings. I am wondering what kind of amp you use with it?


Helen Seiler
05/06/17 03:03:34AM @helen-seiler:

G'day Chris. Thanks for watchin friend. I hope you are keeping musically busy up there. H x


Salt Springs
03/28/17 11:37:18PM @salt-springs:

Chris.............found some clips of ya on you tube............outstanding...........hope to hear more...........

 


Lexie R Oakley
01/23/17 07:11:36PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Fantastic Chris, oh Smiles watched love seeing your dogs and got excited seeing them fetch!

Fun tribute to our Smiley Friend Chris, so enjoyed it! 

Smiley didn't sing he wanted to play, but we'll listen to it each day.

No, No didn't get hurt, I was in my farmers snow suit and Smiles and my shovel got me up, just great that Smiley is good support.

Fun seeing your dogs, ya know Smiley would get along with them I bet, especially Beatrix and Toffy. 

Love you Chris!


Lexie R Oakley
01/21/17 11:59:49AM @lexie-r-oakley:

I am touched that you are moved and want to honor Smiley Friend, wish you could meet him.

I look forward to your creative songs.

Smiley truly saved me, just last week he helped me up after I had fallen in the snow, it was -20 and there are countless other times he has helped me and others.

Bless you my Friend!


Lexie R Oakley
01/12/17 03:01:38PM @lexie-r-oakley:

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  Chris, I appreciate that you are writing songs about Smiley, I am touched! heart  Maybe these pictures might help with your video.

Thanks so much for your time on this. Also I have a little story about him in the forum; "Show us your Pets."

I wish I was better at computer stuff and taking pictures so that I could help you with this.

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Lexie R Oakley
10/14/16 12:00:42PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Hey Chris, yep Smiley sang this morning....grin 

Smiley howls when I have to leave him, which is not very often. I believe he will sing to music when I leave it on for him those times I leave him alone.

He sings to string instruments and people singing, when the phone rings and I put it on speaker when my Mom calls, he will talk to her. 

He also will talk to children...he is funny that way, loves kids.

I am always afraid I will insult one of our "Friends" when I tell them my dog sings to their music, but Smiley is a big part of my music experience and I see it as a fun compliment.

So know that "We" really enjoy your music and sometimes I will need to listen to it a second time when Smiley is out doors....I don't let him know, he always wants to listen to music each day and will ask for it. giggle2


Lexie R Oakley
06/23/16 07:16:30PM @lexie-r-oakley:

WOW Christine, Nationals, I really am a big supporter of yours and had the privilege of seeing your progress.

So very happy for you and will be following you to Nationals.

You go to it Girl, so happy you have shared your success and music with us.

It means so much my friend......jive HUG 


Helen Seiler
06/22/16 05:27:29PM @helen-seiler:

I hope you dont mind me mentioning your big news re qualifying for the Nationals. You have a lot of friends on here Christine who would be as thrilled as me at your news.


Helen Seiler
06/04/16 05:54:42PM @helen-seiler:

Hi Christine.. i've been a bit blue but am picking up. Cant seem to play when blue. I just found a very good guitar builder near by who can add the 1+ fret to a few of my other dulcimers at a reasonable rate. I was gonna get 2 of my favourite standard 4 string dulcimers done for starters... but on watching your clip i think i will get one standard and my baritone Gibson done. Where do u find all those great blues chords my friend. I have been getting a bit frustrated with my limited chord knowledge... i have a chord book but just cant seem to pick out anything i can use.. a bit frustrated at moment... one of those plateaus learning players hit i guess. Hoping getting the Baritone going again will help. I think its my lack or chord theory that is holding me back. I dont know how to build a chord cos i dont know the notes i am playing eg.. u could say, play me a G Helen.. and i wouldnt have a clue. Its why i cant play along with other instruments. But enough whining by me. What other stuff are you working on Christine? H


Helen Seiler
04/01/16 05:31:10PM @helen-seiler:

Thanks for your kind comments Christine...Swinging Doors was gonna be all blues but it took a different direction half way thru and it was kinda pretty so i kept it. Ps. I watch reruns of Lucy most days on cable... i love Ricky's music too.

As for coming over...i am working on my travel issues... i just hope i get there one day. Ps. That baritone sounds wonderful and chromatic will give u so many more playing options. I didnt know u could get a custom Dulciborn or was it cos your great playing vids has helped them sell a whole lot more. Either way, congrats on her. I can now dream of how wonderful it would be to have two Dulciborns in my home. Happy strumming and a pick'n. H x

 


Helen Seiler
03/08/16 11:03:08PM @helen-seiler:

G'day again Chris..just a quick note.. my Looper came today....WOW!!! WHAT FUN!!!  It was your great Beat Buddy compositions that got me interested in effects pedals....thank u so much! Helen


Helen Seiler
03/05/16 10:59:25PM @helen-seiler:

Ps again.....had second thghts and managed to change my order to the Boss RC3...a girl needs rhythm right?...lol.  i play a little guitar too, only the basics but i have pickups in my acoustic and elec Epiphone hollowbody guitar (plus in 2 of my dulcimers..including the one with the extra frets).. oh yeah, my Goodtime banjo that i am getting better at  has a pickup too. The RC 3 lets u have verse and chorus loops so that will be handy when i figure out what the hell i am doing. Cheers! Helen.


Helen Seiler
03/05/16 09:30:01PM @helen-seiler:

G'day Christine... i hope you and your family and friends are all well. I was just wondering what u were working on musically. I gave up my search for a Dulciborn cos i have gone on to some expensive tablets, so a big spend wasnt gonna be doable. To cheer myself up about that i ordered a very simple Looper (for my very simple tech brain and limited playing and coordination skills). I picked a Boss RC1 .. one loop, one memory but a simple inexpensive way to start. I just want to put something fresh into my writing, make my practise more fun and improve my sense of tempo.. it should be here in a week.  who knows, i may even busk with it later on. Hoping it will be fun. I saw a good info session and demo of it on Youtube.  I really wanted the RC3 (it has 99 loop memorys and lots of rhythmns) but that will have to wait for my birthday $ to come in, later in the year. Beatbuddys are very expensive here cos of our poor currency exchange rate but who knows.. maybe one day eh. Ps. I put up a video of a simple tune i called Swinging Doors.. nice bluesy start to it (then i lost my way a bit). Happy playing! Helen.


Helen Seiler
12/22/15 11:49:49PM @helen-seiler:

Again, thank you so much for my song Christine. And thank you for giving me the biggest smile i have had in a good ten years. Pardon my ignorance but is MI  Michigan? If so, brrrrr it must be getting cold up there. Just tossing ideas around.  It might just be a fun pipedream idea for now but i do want to visit dulcimer territory and meet a few dulcimer friends.  I have a lot of saving to do but if i do get the $$ and the nerve it might be easier to meet down south (USA). Australians can fly direct into Texas and we could meet up in dulcimer country. Just an idea to dream about. Cheers. Helen


Helen Seiler
12/22/15 05:52:05AM @helen-seiler:

yay! I just watched yur two Christmas videos Christine. The ballad is gorgeous and i havent heard it before. Gosh you not only rock but you have a sensitive side too.. and i can see there is a lullaby from 2 wks ago that i will watch in the morning. As for the medley....it definitely earns one of my Wow Wowdee Wow Wows.... what a briliiant arrangement and you and your Beatbuddy were meant to be... gosh you groove along with it and your beat changes are seamless. You are playing so great... and i love the decorations and head gear. Oh I wish u lived in my street. What tuning are you usung on the Dulciborn for this Christine? Keep up the fantastic work! CHRISTMAS HUGS Helen x


Helen Seiler
12/22/15 01:41:25AM @helen-seiler:

G'day my bluesy buddy... a song for me...waay cool.. i look forward to it. Thanks forthe Youtube link. My tablet broadband signal is crap on a cracker at the moment (an expression i picked up off tv series Mike & Molly). So i look forward to seeing your Christmas songs in the nxt day or two.  It sounds like you have been very busy musically... great stuff! I think we need to both take a valium or three in a cpl of yrs (when i have the $) and board our respective planes and meet somewhere to jam as you suggested. I've been trying to find another slide to use in a blues tune other than the 1.5 fret -2 fret that i used in that first blues tune i did (Double Chin Blues). It seems everything i am writing comes back to that slide. I dont want to be a 'one slide wonder'. Any suggestions?     Yest i sold a dulcimer to a guy who saw the clip for that tune... i recommended your page to him. His name is Mark but i am not sure if he has joined yet, he is very keen to play blues on dulcimer. I hope Santa finds your place and you keep nice and warm.... bring on the food!  ( a day off my diet on xmas day..yay!) Ho..Ho..Ho


Helen Seiler
12/17/15 11:20:01PM @helen-seiler:

G'day Christine... the slide has led me down a slippery path... lol. A Dulciborn is waaay too expensive here as our crummy dollar value adds 45% to the cost plus shipping... but i got the blues bad! I bought a cheap knockoff of a Weissenborn style guitar from an oz online seller i have dealt with before. It has the high nut for slide play and tuned in Open/Special D. It arrived but the proper slide hasnt yet so I've been trying that same tube slide on it and am having a ball. But not neglecting my dulcimrs... wrote another tune this morning and after watching Terry play Oh Shanandoah, i worked tab out for that. I wrote a couple of clawhammer banjo tunes the other day too...having new songs come into my head and hands is a real joy. Happy holidays to you and your family. Its over 100 degrees F here today, and tomorrow, and yest and the day before...you get the picture. Many hot Aussies still sit down to a hot Christmas dinner... lots just have seafood cold meats and salads.


Helen Seiler
12/14/15 04:20:42PM @helen-seiler:

Hey there Christine, i tried  a metal guitar slide on dulcimer for blues with lets say 'interesting results. If u want to see what happenned there is a clip on my page titled 'Beginner Slide on Dulcimer'. Have a great festive season.


Helen Seiler
11/24/15 02:44:54PM @helen-seiler:

G'day again Christine. If u need a laugh, i posted my first attempt at the blues the other day. Its called 'Double Chin Blues'. There is at least one ugly chord in it (tab 013) but what the heck, it sure was fun . Even tho it doesnt show, i was rock'n on the inside. Thanks so much for the inspiration and encouragement.