Cynthia Wigington


Location: Fairlee, VT
Country: US

Latest Followers:

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 Terry Wilson VTMama Vicki Moore John W. McKinstry Three Rivers robert schuler Paul Killian Cindy Stammich Annie Deeley Rathbun Rambler Lexie R Oakley Jan Potts Bucko Futreal Guy Babusek Helen Seiler Jack Ferguson Travis Kandee Patty from Virginia Steve Battarbee


youtube videos: 34

Latest Activity

Cynthia Wigington
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Wildwood Flower - Warren May Dulcimer Duet:
"Sweet - it never ceases to amaze me how one can play N/D and the other chords and it does not sound out of tune. Doesn't make sense, does it?"
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 5 days ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube by @marc-mathieu:
End of Summer (c)2004
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 5 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on End of Summer (c)2004:
"Sweet tune and good playing. Thanks for posting this."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Wildwood Flower - Warren May Dulcimer Duet:
"You're a hoot Robin, and such a clever one too. Funny about those fret settings and tunings...I have a Backyard Music cardboard just intonated that I asked..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dave Lynch/Harpmaker in hospital":
"Hi there. I went through this a year ago and was one minute from the major cut when the dic got a break and they were able to do it laproscopically. It..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimentary: Jake Hisaw's 99th Birthday Jam:
"Oh! What is the waltz at 5 minutes - and the next one too? It reminds me of what my southern relatives played when they came with instruments when I was 16..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Student Dulcimers - Lots of them!!!!:
"Robyn it sounds awesome - AND it's even properly intonated, a rare enough thing in the dulcimer world I've noticed. You wouldn't be willing to post the tab..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 months ago • comments: 50
Posted a new Comment on @dan-goad:
"Dan thanks for the article - I have always admired you Coast Guard folks above all the services. You go out when no one else does, at a huge cost to your own..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Satisfied-hymn in public domain:
"Sometimes people play a song so perfectly that I never want to play it because I don't want to ruin the memory of that beauty. This is one of those songs for..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 3 months ago
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 4 months ago • comments: 36
Posted a new Comment on Go Down Moses / When Israel Was in Egypt Land:
"Nice playing Carrie - I remember when I was new chatting with you and you talked about the Child Ballads, how you loved the songs of murder mayhem and..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 4 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Good King Wenceslas, key of G:
"James thanks for posting this. You always play so simply and cleanly - more and more I want sparser dulcimer notes as I play and now fingerpick hymns. I wish..."
Cynthia Wigington
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 4 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Nothing But The Blood of Jesus:
"Ethan this was so sparsely beautiful. You can congratulate yourself on being the first person to get this old guitar player to fingerpick a dulcimer. You..."
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington • 4 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Goodbye Cluck Old Hen:
"Steve that's brilliant. I may have to write some new words for the new song you created. Really love it and will play it so from now on."

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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


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.




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!

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!


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?

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!

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!


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.

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

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!

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

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

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!