Cynthia Wigington

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Location: Fairlee, VT
Country: US

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youtube videos: 34
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Latest Activity

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Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @macaodha
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
There is a very positive first aid initiative in this country called "Stop the Bleed". Bleeding from trauma is the 2nd major cause of death in this country. Anyone can take these courses as it's pretty straight forward. As a longtime EMT who was on our rural first aid squad for a decade, I am so thrilled we are doing this in the US. Our local fire department gives the courses, free.
https://fotmd.com/strumelia/forum/11758/the-positive-thread
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 4 weeks ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @redmando
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 4 weeks ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on The Linden Tree:
"Quite evocative - I love it. I hope you keep writing songs. I want to hear them all. "
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Cold Frosty Morning:
"Awesome tune and playing on both Bobby's dulcimer and guitar."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer Sound Comparison:
"This is very interesting. Now you need to build 2 more - one with walnut body and cherry top, and other with cherry body and walnut top. I like the other two..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Any banjo players out there?":
"Clawhammer banjo is the one that grabs me, and I used to play it. If I had a gourd with nylon strings I'd be playing it right now! About happiness and..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Buttons and Strings:
"So, would it be OK if we played your tune Bob? We have a friend who might be able to tab it for you, for us, if that's OK."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Buttons and Strings:
"Beautiful! Please post the tab for us!"
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Handmade jigdoll from Banjo Dai (UK):
"Aw that is the sweetest thing they did for all of us!"
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Can you help me ID this song?":
"That worked. Nice. What does it mean, her Soundings book? Maybe she was improvising?"
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Can you help me ID this song?":
"Didn't work that way on my Mac - please do record it if it's so beautiful...whenever you get back. And thanks, have a good trip."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Can you help me ID this song?":
"Dusty, can you play a short clip of it for us non-downloaders? Pretty please..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Can you help me ID this song?":
"Now you have me curious but I don't want to download it...hope someone IDs it."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Funning on a new dulcimer:
"Gosh what a beauty and nice mixolydian sounding tune. You're something you are."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 months 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 • 3 months 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 • 3 months ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @granto
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 months ago • comments: 7
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 • 3 months ago • comments: 6
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 • 3 months ago • comments: 5
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 • 3 months ago • comments: 9
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 • 3 months 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 • 3 months 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 • 3 months 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? Bitte...you are really something else."

Latest Group Discussions

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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 5 years ago - Comments: 11

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Kantele

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

Comments

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.

Robin


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


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