Cynthia Wigington

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Location: Fairlee, VT
Country: US

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youtube videos: 34
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Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • yesterday • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on All Things Bright and Beautiful:
"Lovely paintings and music. I especially like the turkeys. They are quite challenging to paint I think. I wonder if you have a painting of a mule in there..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one week ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Balm in Gilead Spiritual:
"Very peaceful and beautiful John. Music is a healing space, Vermont is a liminal place. Best to you always."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Partons,la mer est belle.:
"So uplifting and beautiful. I really like your singing."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @venni
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 weeks ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @lmcwilli
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on All Through the Night:
"This one made me cry today. Sometimes you just have to cry."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Help Somebody Today:
"Well your very sweet song helped me today - I sang with you today, feeling the pain of having my oldest friend here move to Massachusetts to live with her..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Happy New Year! Cedar Waxwing:
"Sophisticated simplicity. No wait simple but sophisticated. No. Anyway, looking at these wonderful bird paintings of yours, makes me think I can paint these,..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad:
"Your ever present warm heart. "
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on New Year Carol (Benjamin Britten):
" My bad! Not a single accidental in that Benjamin Britten song! What a jewel of a find. Thank you."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 4
Liked a music item created by @studentofrhythm: New Year Carol (Benjamin Britten)
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on New Year Carol (Benjamin Britten):
"Marvelous! I have one of those cardboard dulcimers and I love it too. It's fun to sit in the sun and not worry about a wooden one melting the glue. And so..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Miss McLeod's Reel:
"A wonderfully joyful way to begin the new year. Thank you Gordon."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Pomp and Circumstance and Dulcimer:
"Nice to tie up this season with this song. Just what I needed with 12º dark morning to lift my spirits. Thank you Sam."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on O Little Town of Bethlehem:
"Aw, too sweet and the perfect video for Christmas morning. Thank you."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on At Eventide:
"You two sure brighten up the night before Christmas with only a mouse in the house. Thanks so much. Sure does sound like an autoharp, but more fun to play."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Spirit of God:
"Dec. 24, 22. This is the day your video will get a thousand views. 9º in Vermont after 4" of raining and slushing. Since you like the old songs, contact..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube item created by @lenard: Spirit of God
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Spirit of God:
"Just what I needed this morning, and it was fun singing along in harmony with you!"
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on In the bleak midwinter:
"Das hat mir so froh gemacht. Niemand macht Weinachten wie di Deutscher! Es hat mich erinnert an die schöne musikalischen Jahren und Weinachten die ich in..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Christmas Dulcimer Instrumental Music:
"Very very lovely and you were dressed for the season as well! The baritone sounds fantastic and you are playing very well on it. The was money well spent. I..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Merry Christmas:
"We're in a monster snowstorm here in Vermont and this was just what I needed. So beautiful John. We need you here!"
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @dulcidom
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer Christmas:
"Very beautiful John. Wishing you and yours a Merry Merry Christmas. I too love this season of beauty and sharing."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Bright Quiet Eily O'Carroll (Mac A Liondain, 1666-1733):
"This is beautiful and cheered up my day! Thank you for posting it."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Great High Mountain :
"Evocative - like how I felt the other day sitting on a south facing slope on a chilly but sunny day wrapped in a wool blanket. Really nice to hear you..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Wind Through the Olive Trees:
"Absolutely fantastic and you look so handsome today. I just love those paintings! Thanks so much John. You and the sunshine made my day."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago
@cynthia-wigington is now following @jeff-curtis
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Shady Grove:
"If you want to add a third one to these two aeolian tunes, Wayfaring Stranger goes great with them. Pretty sure you can pick it up by ear. Can't wait until..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Scarborough Fair:
"It's good to have you on the site Jeff. You're also about to meet a pile of interesting and varied people and make a bunch of new friends. It'll be fun to..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Happy Holidays to all:
"Aw how sweet they are! You should get staples to make a post card of the 3 on one card. If you do it, please send me one. This is quite a cheer-er-upper on a..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Bring a Little Sylvie:
"Ah, that's the one you meant! What a joy and your voice goes very well with that baritone."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Sweet Hour of Prayer:
"Very calming and beautiful and you look very handsome in those clothes John - love the colors - you're ever an artist!"
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Red Headed Kid at the Dance Last Night :
"Randy I'm going to start putting aside some bail money for you. Great tune though. Too bad the musician's can't be up on a stage to discourage that sort of..."

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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 8 years ago - Comments: 10

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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

Jeff Curtis
12/05/22 08:39:46AM @jeff-curtis:

Thank You Cynthia,

I am looking forward to learning from and receiving great advice from the members of this forum. Thank you for your encouragement.


Ken Longfield
07/17/22 11:20:14AM @ken-longfield:

Hello, Cynthia,

Betty and I recently traveled through southern Vermont on our way to Camp Calumet in New Hampshire. We spent a week camping with family there.

Best wishes,

Ken


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