Cynthia Wigington

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Location: Fairlee, VT
Country: US

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Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 5 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on In The Sweet Bye and Bye, key of G :
"Nice to hear you playing Sweet Bye and Bye again James - and you look so cute in your new glasses. Gives you a more studious look lol."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on @lawrence-sheperd:
"Lawrence thank you - have fun with N/D (noter drone)."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on The Blackest Crow:
"So heart-warming to hear your version of this Rob, sweet and tender it is."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Big Barren Creek:
"Pretty sweet Dan - really liked this. I was out haying today and it's a lot what that work felt like - good for the soul though hard on the body. Thanks for..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Mineral Music:
"The baby robins flew their nest today a bit before the rains came - grey and cool in Vermont and all the world is green. This music was fitting for the day...."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @gail-webber
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Goin' Down to Cairo:
"Gail that sure is a great sounding baritone. I love the arrangement you used - any chance you would trade undying loyalty for a copy of it? I really love it."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @mbethical
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @mbethical:
"How funny - the mash-up or whatever the dulcimer players call it is just something I had fun with with those 3 songs, never wrote it dow - kind of played one..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @luigi
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@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @pluckette:
"Greetings from Vermont Pluckette, and the home of Covered Bridge Waltz, and welcome to the site. There are a number of people from the Villages who have..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @wchmgo:
"Greetings from Vermont Wchm and welcome to the site. Enjoy."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @pdicarlo:
"Greetings from Vermont Carlo and welcome to the site. If you just fell in love with your first dulcimer, this is the place for you. What I love best is all..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @mbethical:
"Greetings from Vermont Mbethical and welcome to the site. How I loved playing those minor tunes when I started - Shady Grove mash-up with Wayfaring Stranger..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @alamaine:
"Greetings from Vermont Alamaine and welcome to the site. It's a good hymn you mentioned, one of my favorites too."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @iciec1:
"Greetings from Vermont Iciec1 and welcome to the site. I too really like that song Bye Bye Blackbird and play it on uke - I've only wondered what the story..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @afiddle:
"Greetings from Vermont Afiddle and welcome to the site."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @toyladyellen:
"Greetings from Vermont Toyladyellen and welcome to the site. I saw "throw out" before I saw "questions" in why you joined and I gasped, horrified someone..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on God, You Are Like A Wild-Flower:
"I think this is Anne's best yet John - maybe she could do something wonderful with the Russian Orthodox prayer "Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me". Just..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @audrey-r:
"Greetings from Vermont Audrey and welcome to the site. Funny you mentioned that hymn How can I keep from Singing - I just discovered that one recently and it..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @nctoni:
"Greetings from Vermont Nc and welcome to the site. I am envious that you are new to the dulcimer - what sweet days those were. I recommend you spend some..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @gigi:
"Greetings from Vermont Gigi and welcome to the site. I hope you have fun rejoining us and the dulcimer. Many of us have to make do with lesser dulcimers lol,..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @spyguy:
"Greetings from Vermont SpyGuy and welcome to the site. I think you'll find loads of ideas for new songs here - I do nearly daily and it makes my life richer."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @burbs:
"Greetings from Vermont Burbs and welcome to the site. I do think you will enjoy the simplicity of the dulcimer very much as we do - I highly recommend you..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @ladriskell:
"Greetings from Vermont Ladriskell and welcome to the site."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @dick-jan-l:
"Greetings from Vermont Dick and Jan and welcome to the site."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Road to Lisdoonvarna, aeolian mode:
"Sounds real impressive Bob, and well-played too."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on @dave-maron:
"Dave for an old music instructor, that's pretty exciting to hear...please do follow me back though so we can keep private messages off the public board..."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on @joyce-waldroop:
"Greetings from Vermont Joyce and welcome to the site.  "
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @shilo:
"Greetings from Vermont Shilo and welcome to the site."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @patriciaml:
"Greetings from Vermont Patricia and welcome to the site."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @pattyb:
"Greetings from Vermont Patty and welcome to the site."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @sly86:
"Greetings from Vermont Sly and welcome to the site."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @known-droter:
"Greetings from Vermont Known_Droter and welcome to the site."
Cynthia Wigington
 
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Visiting John Henry....:
"How lovely to see this pic Jim with you and JH. And JH you really look great, and spring has indeed sprung."

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Cynthia Wigington

Interactive Rhythm Tutor on-line


I see a lot of beginners, and any who come to me for help really...
@Cynthia Wigington 2 years ago - Comments: 11

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Dave Maron
07/20/17 02:09:12PM @dave-maron:

Hi Cynthia;

I haven't been on the site for a while, so that's why I

didn't respond right away. As it turned out, it was a learning experience for the music teach as well because she didn't know any of the daa dulcimer chords. She just had them play the melody on the melody strings. I told the sixth graders that they can actually play melody on any of the strings and not just the melody string. To show them, I retuned to dad and played Wayfaring Stranger on the A string (B minor). It was an "AAhhaa" moment for them.

Anyway, hope all is well with you. We are in the middle of a heat wave here. 100 tomorrow.  YUK!!

 

Dave


Lawrence Sheperd
07/07/17 01:23:47PM @lawrence-sheperd:

Sorry for the delayed response to your kind welcome, Cynthia. I'm a native of Georgia and a resident of South Carolina by marriage! I spent my youthful summers in the mountains of north Georgia and western North Carolina. I'll look for Wigginton road in my travels.

I'm glad to be able to play noter/drone since I have very limited mobility of my middle finger on my left hand. Can't play the bass guitar anymore, so I've switched to mtn. & hammered dulicmer and bowed psaltery. Still can't play any of them worth a flip, but I'm having fun!


Pluckette
06/10/17 08:39:23AM @pluckette:

Thank you Cynthia.  Yes, The Villages Beginning Dulcimer club that got me into playing is a great group and really helps us newbies get started. I do love to play the Covered Bridge Waltz as you noted.  Love this site--so fun and so useful.

Barb


mbethical
06/09/17 01:04:55PM @mbethical:

Thanks so much, Cynthia.  Some day I hope to be able to play that mash up (and find the tabs for it!).  I have relatives in your area - maybe we will strum together some day!

Mary Beth


Dave Maron
05/19/17 07:35:20PM @dave-maron:

Hi Cynthia

A short while back, I got to share chords in DAA tuning with the 6th graders at my school. The music teacher has a bunch of cardboard instruments for teaching the dulcimer, and she didn't know the chords. She was doing only melodies with a pick and noter. It worked out pretty good for the kids, as only two or three actually knew what a chord was. So I kept it simple with D, G, A & C, and that we use all our fingers, including the thumb, to play the dulcimer. Most of them took to it like a duck to water. Next Wed. the school is having a talent show and two of the 6th graders are playing a tune in it. I think Good King Wenceslaus. I get to play a tune also. I'll let you know how it goes.

 

Dave


FretFull
05/06/17 07:16:40PM @fretfull:

Hi Cynthia,

Thanks for your nice welcome.

No fretting here, just full of frets.

Happy to see a thriving online community.

Peace,

F


David Pedersen
05/02/17 07:17:38PM @david-pedersen:

Hi Cynthia, just followed you, perhaps you could do the same so we can talk about Uke and MD.

 

Thanks,

Dave


Cindy Stammich
04/29/17 10:15:43PM @cindy-stammich:

Hi Cynthia!  So you lived in France???  How long did you live there?  Just wondering smile

Have you been playing?  I hope so!


Dulcidude
04/04/17 11:10:42PM @dulcidude:

Hi Cynthia! Thanks for the welcome. I have fond memories of your state, hiking in the Green Mountains, visiting Stowe, sailing down from Quebec.... lovely country!

D


Cynthia Wigington
03/29/17 06:58:13AM @cynthia-wigington:

Se vuoi podere communicare con altri qui, devi accetare "follow Cinzia". Come questo possiamo communicare privatamente senza annoiare tutti bli altri lol. Non credo che viaggero piu fuoiri degli Stati, ma qui sa, non? Mi faceva molto piacere di conoscerla anche a me - di dove sei in Italia?


Raaka
03/29/17 03:30:49AM @raaka:

Complimenti per il tuo italiano, Cynthia! Che bello conoscere qualcuno che parla italiano e svedese. Sei molto gentile, grazie per il messaggio. Spero che tu riesca un giorno a venire in Scandinavia!


Raaka
03/23/17 09:32:03AM @raaka:

Hej Cynthia, tack för din snälla meddelande! Jag är faktiskt inte svensk - jag är italiensk, men bor i Sverige där jag pluggar Nordiska språk. Jag älskar Skandinavien. Lycka till med svenskan! Säg till om du behöver hjälp med språket.

Hälsningar från Uppsala!

Lucia


Tennessee Jed
03/22/17 04:11:48PM @tennessee-jed:

Thanks for the warm welcome.   I like this site and the people just amaze me. I am trying to find a Dulcimer that I will like to start playing on. There doesn't seem to be any stores local though.  I may have to travel down to WV to sample some dulcimers.


billiesue
03/18/17 11:54:45AM @billiesue:

Hi Cynthia:  Thank you for your warm welcome.  I love the area you are in, including the Vt. Bread store, nearby.. I will keep you in and your group mind if in the area.  This site is amazing.. I didn't know it existed until a friend mentioned it..  Enjoy and think spring, Janis


vtpiecer
03/14/17 09:50:32AM @vtpiecer:

Hello Cynthia Wigington.  Yes, we met at Kingdom Mountain Dulcimers and glad you are progressing with your dulcimer activities!


kristen0823
03/09/17 08:34:41AM @kristen0823:

Thank you Cynthia! The builder near me is Mike Clemmer of Wood n Strings.


zigeunerin
03/04/17 04:34:36PM @zigeunerin:

Thank you Cynthia!


Laurel K Scott
02/26/17 07:33:58PM @laurel-k-scott:

You know, I was wondering if that was the case! Thanks so much for confirming!! I have joined that group, too, thanks. :)


Laurel K Scott
02/26/17 07:07:10PM @laurel-k-scott:

... and thanks for the tip about Backyard Music! Awesome option!


Laurel K Scott
02/26/17 06:27:59PM @laurel-k-scott:

Thank you kindly, Cynthia! I am so tickled to find a place where beginners are welcome! I see that you are interested in Sacred Harp -- I am interested in that, too.

My antique shop find came with a 2-year-old receipt for recut nut and saddle grooves, a new screw for a string hold, and restringing -- from a local violin shop!

Whether because the previous owner was left handed or because the violin shop didn't know any better, it appears to be strung upside down. The wooden peg for the base string looks like it might have a tendency to slip a tiny bit if I'm not careful to seat it well, and I also suspect that the dulcimer's action may be considered high (I am clueless, but did the nickel/dime test).

Since I don't really know how to tune it yet, I can't tell anything about its intonation ... and in comparing its fretboard to contemporary ones, I don't think it has the 6+, etc. frets. But perhaps someone can tell me from the attached photo? :)


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