Cynthia Wigington

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Location: Fairlee, VT
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Cynthia Wigington
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Vermont Tribal Art:
"Heavens Lisa, I have no idea...will have to look into that when I'm feeling energetic. I sure appreciate you telling me about it though. "
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Improvisation around 1-3-5 tuning:
"This was a warm surprise on this chilly day. And I'm thinking a lot of fun for you...you familiar with Pancho de Lucia? Good stuff."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"That would be awesome Jan - you know, your avatar reminds me of a Terry Riley record cover. He looks very...zen there...so do you. I think I need to go to a..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Vermont Tribal Art:
"Thank you too Robin. You look nice playing together, a bit jazzy..."
Cynthia Wigington
Cynthia Wigington
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Reading your post Jan as the day dawns at 10 below here in Vermont. I sure would like to hear you play the Boat Song - don't know the Loch Tay one, just..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 4 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Vermont Tribal Art:
"Charles, I was a little afraid to tell you I did the drawing - you have a great "Vermont" lantern jaw, and I made it extra wide on purpose. You were fun to..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Did you tell us how to do that on here yet? Sounds like the third world food I try to live on..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Lois, get yourself a fresh can of pumpkin and coconut milk and make it again. Heck you literally only need to add a quart of water, well, and some chili..."
Cynthia Wigington
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Vermont Tribal Art:
"You have an excellent imagination...it was so much fun to do - especially Lilo."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Vermont Tribal Art:
"Ben, I guess it's like banging on a dulcimer long enough...eventually you get more right notes right? Now you've done it and drawn attention to yourself my..."
Cynthia Wigington
Cynthia Wigington
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Vermont Tribal Art:
"Aw shucks Robin and Irene your comments sure cheered me up today, thank you. I'll try to put up a few others if I can get the printer to talk to the computer."
Cynthia Wigington
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Drone playing in DAD?":
"Just play the melody on the d string Don. Sometimes it goes down to the A. Some tunes work out better playing them DAd - you don't have to go so high. For..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Cold Frosty Morn:
"This is beautiful and accurate with 27 below zero in Vermont this morning. Was a lovely starlit walk though. Luigi, I may be wrong but I believe it's DAc...."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Auld Lang Syne:
"Sounds real nice. I bet you'd love a slide guitar."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"You guys so are cracking me up. Well looks like it's going to be about 25 below zero with the wind chill tonight, and the lake must have two feet of snow on..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on @bluemoontexan:
"Yes both styles are indeed fun, and if you want to hear some perfectly wonderful finger-picking, listen to Jan Potts. If you want to listen to the best..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"a moonlit walk on the lake no less"
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Thanks Lisa...and Gordon wins the arctic blast contest. The soups sound good and this is fun stuff. The thought of this cold must have frozen Ken's fingers..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @bonger:
"A freezing cold sub-zero welcome from Vermont Bonger and welcome to the site. You should find many new tunes on here for your group as new ones are posted..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @carynj:
"A freezing cold sub-zero greeting from Vermont Cary and welcome to the site. You will find so many inspirational videos and sound clips on here. As you've..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Well I'm thinking of John P today and that wonderful recipe he shared for fruit bread while he was still with us. It was 20 below this morning - the trash..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @mathom:
"A freezing cold below zero greeting from Vermont and welcome to the site. Enjoy your return journey to the dulcimer. It's very inspiring here."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on @bluemoontexan:
"A freezing cold below zero greeting from Vermont Bluemoon and welcome to the site. Get the kids doing all these things, then you can do these things and..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @fordferguson:
"Freezing cold below zero greetings from Vermont Ford and welcome to the site. With your proclivities, you're going to love playing the dulcimer. I highly..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @chris-west:
"Freezing cold below zero greetings from Vermont Chris - welcome to the site, and sadly you have all the symptoms of someone who will find themselves ever..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @bhev:
"A freezing cold below zero greeting from Vermont B, but welcome and warmest wishes for you to have much fun on here and playing the dulcimer."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Le Menuet de la Chaine from Wandembrile manuscript 1778:
"Ca alors! Nous avons un Breton. Formidable."

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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 3 years ago - Comments: 11

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Tenor Guitars

Posted: Monday August 24 2015, 9:11 AM
By: @Sheryl St. Clare

Kantele

Posted: Wednesday April 8 2015, 1:02 PM
By: @Cynthia Wigington

Stewart-MacDonald Black Walnut dulcimer kit

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

Comments

bluemoontexan
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! ;)


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

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


fordferguson
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.


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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!