ConnorC

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Location: Burnley
Country: UK

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Scottish. Bad guitar player. Not sure how to use a pick :)

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ConnorC
@connorc • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Good VSL for chording? (DAD, DGD, CGC, DAA mainly)":
"Thanks, @dusty-turtle I am glad I'm not alone, or doing it all wrong. I tried my wife's Dulcie-May (smaller, teardrop) and it was a lot easier to reach them,..."
ConnorC
@connorc • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Good VSL for chording? (DAD, DGD, CGC, DAA mainly)":
"Bruce, my dulcimer, has a 27” VSL (nut to bridge if I understand that properly). I have fairly large hands, but a few chords in D and E need quite a..."
ConnorC
@connorc • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Learning “Carrickfergus”. Mostly got the tune down (cgc) now starting to work on the other two strings. 😉"
ConnorC
@connorc • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Red Kite Dulcimer - Bird Rock Dulcimers - anyone play one?:
"Robin confirmed that they are not available this year, so that idea will have to wait for the future :)"
ConnorC
@connorc • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Red Kite Dulcimer - Bird Rock Dulcimers - anyone play one?:
"Strumelia: I'm sure Robin C. will respond here and help you out, and maybe he can fix his sound clip links.  Meanwhile, here's a different page with a..."
ConnorC
@connorc • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Red Kite Dulcimer - Bird Rock Dulcimers - anyone play one?:
"cacofonix: Good morning i recently spoke to Robin C about his Red Kite Dulcimers. I don’t think he has any on stock and may not be able to get more. Robin..."
ConnorC
@connorc • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Red Kite Dulcimer - Bird Rock Dulcimers - anyone play one?:
"Forgot to say. The link on the page that should go to the sound sample page is dead, that’s part of the problem."
ConnorC
@connorc • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Created a new Group discussion "Red Kite Dulcimer - Bird Rock Dulcimers - anyone play one?":
"I am all for supporting local businesses, but can’t find any video of someone playing a Red Kite dulcimer so I don’t know what they sound like. I am saving..."
UK and European Mountain Dulcimers
ConnorC
@connorc • 3 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Expensive hobby in the UK. Looks like I'm buying a lathe :D:
"Well, update. She admitted she’s getting a lot of finger pain, even with just using the finger pick, so on to further plans.  We are going to try the foam..."
ConnorC
@connorc • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"You know your Dulcimer has a hold on you when you constantly pick it up to play whenever you have to wait a few minutes for something... .. and then get..."
ConnorC
@connorc • 3 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Looks like we’re joining the noter group. :
"Thanks, @Strumelia. She is loving the dulcimer, as am I. It really is a beautiful instrument and has so many ways you can play it! I hope more people..."
ConnorC
@connorc • 3 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Expensive hobby in the UK. Looks like I'm buying a lathe :D:
"I have various ideas and she is willing to experiment. 😎 I could fashion something she could hold in her palm/fingers and drill out the..."
ConnorC
@connorc • 3 months ago • comments: 12
Created a new Group discussion "Expensive hobby in the UK. Looks like I'm buying a lathe :D":
"My wife needs custom noters, owing to us being old and arthritic. I made her a noter from a piece of dowel, but now it is time to experiment with different..."
OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
ConnorC
@connorc • 3 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Looks like we’re joining the noter group. :
"Thank you all. Lots of very useful information. 👍"
ConnorC
@connorc • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The EverythingDulcimer website has returned. Whooopie!!!":
"That ED site has a lot of tab! Thanks for letting us know it exists. "
ConnorC
@connorc • 3 months ago • comments: 2
Updated a Group discussion "":
"Just found these on Kindle. I needed new noter music, now that  my wife has mastered ‘Mary had a little lamb’. 😉 I was searching Amazon..."
OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
ConnorC
@connorc • 3 months ago • comments: 2
Created a new Group discussion "Kindle Dulcimer tab Books by Jeffrey Lambert":
"Just found these on Kindle. I needed new noter music, now that  my wife has mastered ‘Mary had a little lamb’. 😉 I was searching Amazon..."
OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
ConnorC
ConnorC
@connorc • 3 months ago • comments: 11
Created a new Group discussion "Looks like we’re joining the noter group. ":
"Owing to arthritis, my wife needs a noter which means I am also learning to use Noter and Drone since I have the musical background and work things out..."
OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
ConnorC
@connorc • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Buying my wife a Dulcimer - string gauges question:
"I had not heard of him. I still know very little about dulcimers, UK or otherwise. I was always a clarinet and guitar player. I will look him up, thank..."
ConnorC
@connorc • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Buying my wife a Dulcimer - string gauges question:
"Thank you. I should be good with those I already own, according to those calculations. Handy link that! 👍"
ConnorC
@connorc • 3 months ago • comments: 442
Posted a new Comment on @rob-n-lackey:
"Thanks for the welcome. No, I did not know about Roger. I had never even heard of a Dulcimer until about 2 weeks or so ago. I am a huge Steeleye Span fan,..."
ConnorC
@connorc • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Created a new Group discussion "Buying my wife a Dulcimer - string gauges question":
"My wife has watched me learn the mountain dulcimer for the last week and decided to try mine out. She has never played a stringed instrument but loved the..."
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ConnorC

Red Kite Dulcimer - Bird Rock Dulcimers - anyone play one?


I am all for supporting local businesses, but can’t find any video of...
@ConnorC 2 months ago - Comments: 7
ConnorC

Expensive hobby in the UK. Looks like I'm buying a lathe :D


My wife needs custom noters, owing to us being old and arthritic. I...
@ConnorC 3 months ago - Comments: 12
ConnorC

Kindle Dulcimer tab Books by Jeffrey Lambert


Just found these on Kindle. I needed new noter music, now that  my...
@ConnorC 3 months ago - Comments: 2
ConnorC

Looks like we’re joining the noter group.


Owing to arthritis, my wife needs a noter which means I am also...
@ConnorC 3 months ago - Comments: 11
ConnorC

Buying my wife a Dulcimer - string gauges question


My wife has watched me learn the mountain dulcimer for the last week...
@ConnorC 3 months ago - Comments: 4
ConnorC

Do I need that fourth string?


Jessica Comeau says in her Dulcimer Lesson 1 to take it off, so I did....
@ConnorC 3 months ago - Comments: 9
ConnorC

How thick are a nickel and a dime? Action height question.


I have never seen a nickel or a dime, sorry. I need to fix the action...
@ConnorC 3 months ago - Comments: 4

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Good VSL for chording? (DAD, DGD, CGC, DAA...

Posted: Tuesday June 9 2020, 11:00 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

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Rob N Lackey
05/21/20 07:06:31AM @rob-n-lackey:

Interesting.  I've been a Steeleye Span fan since about 1972-3.  My first album of theirs was "Below the Salt."  Didn't notice 'til much, much later that Tim Hart played the dulcimer on it.  He played it on a lot of their work.  I didn't discover Nicholson until after his death.  Kinda bummed me out that he was gone.  Even tho' I'd been a finger picker for years I started playing more and more in his style and using dulcimers with no "extra" frets.  l was able to contact his daughter and widow and get permission from them to use his material in my teaching.  Well, glad your enjoy his music; now let's get off here and play!


Rob N Lackey
05/14/20 06:32:51AM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, ConnorC, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  There's quite a "tradition" of fingerpicked dulcimer in the UK.  I'm sure you know of the late Roger Nicholson.  If you don't check out his stuff!  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob

 


Benjamin W Barr Jr
05/12/20 03:19:15PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

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

Ben


Jim Fawcett
05/11/20 05:52:11AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Connor, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Richard Streib
05/10/20 09:31:38PM @richard-streib:

Welcome ConnorC to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great place to ask questions and to learn. Join in the discussions and make many dulcimer friends. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.


Ken Longfield
05/09/20 08:52:19PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD ConnorC. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions.

Ken

 "The dulcimer sings a sweet song."