Cynthia Wigington


Location: Fairlee, VT
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

granto Don Grundy Mandy Peter Searle Ethan Chastain Foggers Bob PapaSims Paula Brawdy Ariane Norm Williams Carla Maxwell John Shaw cacofonix terry ritchey Pierre-Yves Donnio Brian G. Janene Millen dulcinina E.Vincent David Bennett Dan Goad Jessica Comeau Gail Webber mbethical Luigi John Keane David Pedersen Julia Gabriele Raaka Tennessee Jed Jennifer Wren Kevin R. Bob Reinsel Jennifer Ranger JenniferC Laurel K Scott Gwyn Billy T karen s Tom McDonald Dan Evans Larry Conger Gail Golliher hugssandi Sandy K Cat Brown melanieangela Linda Boies Salt Springs


Playlists: 1
youtube videos: 34
images: 9

Latest Activity

Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one week ago • comments: 55
Posted a new Comment on Kantele, Supplication (Sacred Harp):
"Thanks Robin. I miss years sometimes too. It's nice to be back though."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to ""Musical Spring 2020" online calendar":
"Aw, this will bloom into so much joy for everyone and you! You're awesome."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @granto
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Be Thou My Vision - Flute and Dulcimer:
"This is one of my favorites as well and it is a lovely arrangement with flute and beautifully played you two. Maybe you could do the Jacques Ibert flute and..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Pretty Saro:
"Nice - I especially like the sparseness of the guitar notes. The longer I play and sing, the sparser I want the notes."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Sound Check of Dulcimer #88:
"You are making more and more amazing dulcimers. It sounds great, walnut/butternut is a nice mix and it's sooo pretty. You played very nicely too. Thanks for..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Between the Years:
"This is soooo lovely Ariane. What kind of dulcimer are you playing on anyways? I pictured the lower part to be the old year, and the high part the..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Bunessan, key of G:
"Hey James. Nice to hear you playing. I like that new dulcimer. I bet it's the only one they every built in G-gg-g."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 121
Posted a new Comment on Musical Advent/Christmas Calendar -(online):
"You are unbelievable...if you love doing this, you should keep it up, even missing days you're not in the mood to keep it fresh. Start in again any day and..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 121
Posted a new Comment on Musical Advent/Christmas Calendar -(online):
"Gosh Ariane this is amazing. I'm so sorry I only caught the tail end. Can't we watch all of them? are really something else."

Latest Group Discussions

Cynthia Wigington

Interactive Rhythm Tutor on-line

I see a lot of beginners, and any who come to me for help really...
@Cynthia Wigington 5 years ago - Comments: 11

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Latest Forum Discussions



Posted: Thursday August 15 2019, 8:13 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Tenor Guitars

Posted: Wednesday March 6 2019, 2:01 PM
By: @kjb

Stewart-MacDonald Black Walnut dulcimer kit

Posted: Friday October 3 2014, 4:45 PM
By: @Cynthia Wigington


Cindy Stammich
05/19/18 03:30:33PM @cindy-stammich:

Hi Cynthia!

How are doing?

I hope you post some new videos sometime soon!happys

Cynthia Wigington
02/18/18 09:29:15AM @cynthia-wigington:

Still here Terry, I was out roof raking this morning when you were on. We'll catch up on chat soon I'm guessing.

terry ritchey
02/17/18 08:41:24PM @wiseraven2000:

hello how are you i miss you from the old sight


terry ritchey
02/12/18 02:36:17AM @wiseraven2000:

hello i didnt want you to think ive forgotten you just wanted to say hi and i miss our chats


Robin Clark
01/31/18 06:53:43AM @robin-clark:

Thanks for your offer about sending some Peg Drops Cynthia.  If no one in the UK can point me towards a supplier I'll send you a PM with my address and we can sort out payment via PayPal.


terry ritchey
01/19/18 06:15:08PM @wiseraven2000:

Awesome how are you doing these days I left comments on your videos

terry ritchey
01/19/18 04:37:11PM @wiseraven2000:

I can't it says it's pendingthat means I have to wait for your approval honey

terry ritchey
01/19/18 06:22:49AM @wiseraven2000:

Lol I'm awaiting your approval so how have you been

12/30/17 11:09:23PM @bluemoontexan:

Thanks for the welcome! I have been trying a little of both styles so far... the droning style makes me think of how the Beatles used the sitar in some of their songs. It’s fun, though... there are so many possibilities and it’s really fun to play with chord sounds when you’ve spent a lifetime on woodwinds doing one note at a time! ;)

12/30/17 01:06:36PM @bonger:

Thanks Cynthia, we are frigid too, but probably not as cold as Vermont.

12/30/17 08:21:56AM @fordferguson:

Thanks for the advise Cynthia, yes I do love hymns, very anxious to receive my dulcimer, not due until the end of January, not even made yet

Cat Brown
12/14/17 08:24:20AM @cat-brown:

Oh bless you!    This will be so peaceful...


Dan Goad
08/26/17 07:37:57PM @dan-goad:

Cynthia, I thinik this article will interest you and your friend.

bear 1.pdf  •  594KB

Bear 2.pdf  •  761KB

Bear 3.pdf  •  709KB

Bear 4.pdf  •  646KB

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!!



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!

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.


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.



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.



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.