Cynthia Wigington

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Location: Fairlee, VT
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@cynthia-wigington • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @ladriskell:
"Greetings from Vermont Ladriskell and welcome to the site."
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Posted a new Comment on @dick-jan-l:
"Greetings from Vermont Dick and Jan and welcome to the site."
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Posted a new Comment on Road to Lisdoonvarna, aeolian mode:
"Sounds real impressive Bob, and well-played too."
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Posted a new Comment on @dave-maron:
"Dave for an old music instructor, that's pretty exciting to hear...please do follow me back though so we can keep private messages off the public board..."
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"Greetings from Vermont Joyce and welcome to the site.  "
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"Greetings from Vermont Shilo and welcome to the site."
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"Greetings from Vermont Patricia and welcome to the site."
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"Greetings from Vermont Patty and welcome to the site."
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"Greetings from Vermont Sly and welcome to the site."
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"Greetings from Vermont Known_Droter and welcome to the site."
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@cynthia-wigington • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Visiting John Henry....:
"How lovely to see this pic Jim with you and JH. And JH you really look great, and spring has indeed sprung."
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Posted a new Comment on @fretfull:
"Greetings from Vermont and welcome to the site - don't fret, you'll find lots of old-time music here and good folks too."
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@cynthia-wigington • 4 weeks ago • comments: 28
Posted a new Comment on In the Garden-A Tribute to my Sister-in-Law and Friend:
"So lovely Cindy, and a sweet thing for you to have shared with us."
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Posted a new Comment on @joyce-hughes:
"Greetings from Vermont Joyce and welcome to the site."
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"Greetings from Vermont J and welcome to the site."
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"Greetings from Vermont Shirley and welcome to the site. Enjoy."
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Posted a new Comment on Going Home:
"Nicely played David - one of my favorites too, as well as Farther Along."
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@cynthia-wigington • 4 weeks ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Turkey In the Straw:
"Fretless is the way to to go - you sure did a great job with this one. Great spring fun. Thanks."
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@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Ecouter, Ecouter :
"Lovely Bob - lived in France and never heard this one. Thanks for doing it for us."
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Posted a new Comment on @katydid:
"Greetings from Vermont Katydid and welcome to the site. I hope you post a clip of Soldier's Joy - would love to hear it. Yeah, there is a lot of enthusiasm..."
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"Greetings from Vermont Darrly and welcome to the site. Enjoy."
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Posted a new Comment on @kelley:
"Greetings from Vermont and welcome to the site. You may be surprised as you learn the folks you can help too. It's a great group, have fun in any event."
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Posted a new Comment on @macsaw:
"Greetings from Vermont Macsaw and welcome to the site - Elk River Blues is one of my favorites too and one of these days I'm going to get it right LOL. Have..."
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@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @dan-bogler:
"Greetings from Vermont Dan and welcome to the site. Sounds like you're wanting to learn how to play the dulcimer and meet some folks. Best luck to you with..."
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@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on O Sacred Head Now Wounded:
"The breath of God is the only way I can describe your playing. Jan this is possibly your most beautiful yet. Also, your chords are spot on - it's not always..."
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"Greetings from Vermont Kitty and welcome to the site."
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Posted a new Comment on Kantele, Supplication (Sacred Harp):
"Aw thanks Lisa, I sure appreciate that. Maybe time will bring me back around to it again soon. And yes, Greta was always my most appreciative audiance ever...."
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Posted a new Comment on @jim-hedman:
"Greetings from Vermont Jim and welcome to the site. You'll find the info you need here - it's a good connect."
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@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @edkaminski:
"Greetings from Vermont Ed and welcome to the site. I play guitar and uke too, and enjoy playing with others as well. Who knows, I bet we can lure you to the..."
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Posted a new Comment on @mountainwanabee:
"Greetings from the Green Mountains of Vermont Mountainwannabee and welcome to the site."
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@cynthia-wigington • one month ago • comments: 51
Posted a new Comment on Kantele, Supplication (Sacred Harp):
"Thank you Annie - between the kantele and Sacred Harp music, that's often the result."
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Posted a new Comment on Kantele, Supplication (Sacred Harp):
"Thank you Lisa, I wish I would too LOL. I sure miss my sweet dog. "

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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

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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!


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

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


zigeunerin
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!


Laurel K Scott
02/26/17 06:27:59PM @laurel-k-scott:

Thank you kindly, Cynthia! I am so tickled to find a place where beginners are welcome! I see that you are interested in Sacred Harp -- I am interested in that, too.

My antique shop find came with a 2-year-old receipt for recut nut and saddle grooves, a new screw for a string hold, and restringing -- from a local violin shop!

Whether because the previous owner was left handed or because the violin shop didn't know any better, it appears to be strung upside down. The wooden peg for the base string looks like it might have a tendency to slip a tiny bit if I'm not careful to seat it well, and I also suspect that the dulcimer's action may be considered high (I am clueless, but did the nickel/dime test).

Since I don't really know how to tune it yet, I can't tell anything about its intonation ... and in comparing its fretboard to contemporary ones, I don't think it has the 6+, etc. frets. But perhaps someone can tell me from the attached photo? :)


My Dulcimer.jpg
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jbarnes54
02/26/17 02:35:03PM @jbarnes54:

Thank you for the warm welcome! Certainly more that I got from the other dulcimer site I'm registered on.


Gwyn
02/25/17 02:30:45PM @gwyn:

Hi Cynthia,

Thanks for the warm welcome!  I don't have a dulcimer yet...did all the research and decided to ask Ron Gibson to make one for me.  Anticipation is not my strong suit.  ;-)

Glad to know that there is someone "close".  Where in Vermont do you live?  I'm in Schuylerville, NY.

Looking forward to some lovely music!

Best always,

Gwyn


Jennifer Ranger
02/21/17 12:31:40AM @jennifer-ranger:

Hi there Cynthia, and thank you for your warm welcome!


majajog
02/20/17 01:38:40AM @majajog:

Thanks for the welcome.  Looking forward to seeing the songs.  Whether I can play them or not depends on how hard they.  I don't have a lick of talent so usually play simpler things than many of the musicians play.