Dan

Dan

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Location: New Tazewell, TN
Country: USA

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SoundCloud Tracks: 70
youtube videos: 15
images: 161
audio tracks: 4

The Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore Maker. I'm in my 7th year and just completed the 150th + instrument and over 1,500,000 listens on Soundcloud. I have studied the old masters and grow closer to the sharp iron and wood philosophy every day.

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@dan • 6 hours ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Once I Had A Sweetheart:
"Gale A Barr: Beautiful! Does dulcimer tab or sheet music exist for this tune? Is it in copyright? I did a quick Google search and found some recordings..."
Dan
@dan • 9 hours ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @jim-fawcett:
Rob in 84 PA
Dan
@dan • 20 hours ago • comments: 3
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
Pretty Saro
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@dan • yesterday • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Once I Had A Sweetheart:
"Thank you all! DAN www.dulcimore.com"
Dan
@dan • 5 days ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Once I Had A Sweetheart:
"Many thanks guys! (I'll have to look up Vinegar Pie) DAN www.dulcimore.com  "
Dan
@dan • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @jim-fawcett:
Wartz n All Fall Gathering
Dan
@dan • 6 days ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Once I Had A Sweetheart:
"Ariane: Very beautiful playing, Dan, with a lovely crystal-clear sound! Thank you!"
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Cerise, Cerise - featuring Ariane Klauer:
"Dude and dudette, spot on!!! DAN www.dulcimore.com"
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube item created by @elvensong:
Cerise, Cerise - featuring Ariane Klauer
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Clamps for building":
"Cut off broom/mop handle. Drill 1/4 inch hole in center. Bolt, wing nut and washers from the box store. Cork padding from the craft store......"
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 3
Good stuff! No, great stuff!!!
https://fotmd.com/strumelia/group_discuss/1872/from-appalshop-a-wonderful-interview-with-jean-ritchie
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 3
Liked a group discussions item created by @strumelia:
From Appalshop, a wonderful interview with Jean Ritchie.
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on From Appalshop, a wonderful interview with Jean Ritchie. :
"...intro is none other than I.D.Stamper!!!!! DAN www.dulcimore.com"
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 15
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
Once I Had A Sweetheart
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Jethro Amburgey Chronology:
"Have you visited the dulcimer shop in Hindman? The boys up there are full of great information about Jethro!   DAN www.dulcimore.com "
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on What is it?:
"Thank you guys! I cleaned it up, replaced a few strings and he is going to display it on the wall."
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Going home tomorrow!:
"Thank you all, and an update... he is tickled pink with it! I was pleasantly surprised at the volume of this piece and the wonderful tone of the walnut..."
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on @david-bennett:
"I'm guessing around ten, but I'll let you know as soon as they finalize the schedule!"
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on @david-bennett:
"Hey David, you like this sort of thing?..."
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane:
Scarborough Fair
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to ""Glory" in all her glory":
"Sweet!"
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @john-c-knopf:
"Glory" in all her glory
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 23
Liked a group discussions item created by @robin-clark:
Bocs Cân Idris – A new traditional instrument!
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Liked a youtube item created by @terry-wilson:
Boil Them Cabbage Down
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Non-toxic Finishes for dulcimers?:
"I'll second John. I will add it is very forgiving and rubs out right nice!"
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Going home tomorrow!
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 19
Liked a youtube item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers:
You gotta move
Dan
@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 11
Liked a youtube item created by @jenniferc:
Singvogel Ländler
Dan
@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 11
Liked a soundcloud item created by @ariane:
Dark Grey and a kind of Beige
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @john-c-knopf:
"Glory" Cherry Galax
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on "Glory" Cherry Galax:
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @john-c-knopf:
"Glory" Cherry Galax
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on "Glory" Cherry Galax:
"Sweet!"
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Sound Hole Placement":
"You are gunna' get a lot of differing opinions to "sound" effect by varying placement . I won't respond to that but will tell you the size is very important...."
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Hangman's Reel:
"Nothing else sounds like a Traditional Appalachian Mountain Dulcimore, thank you!"

Latest Group Discussions

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Dan

What is it?



@Dan 2 months ago - Comments: 2
Dan

Woodcraft Magazine Dec/Jan


....has a dulcimer making article!    
@Dan 11 months ago - Comments: 1
Dan

Harmie Griffie


Any one have any information on Harmie Griffie (1935-2017) of Letcher...
@Dan last year - Comments: 3
Dan

John Scales Jr.


Any one have a straight on image of his piece? Thank you in advance,...
@Dan last year - Comments: 0
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Old Pine


I have access to some "old" pine for making some instruments. I know...
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Dan

Tuning question


On the page 36 of The Dulcimer Book she has the tuning 1-5-3? Any...
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 2
Dan

Aha!


The subdominant is the same distance below the tonic as the dominant is...
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 2

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Pretty Saro

Pretty Saro


@Dan
20 hours ago - Comments: 3
Once I Had A Sweetheart

Once I Had A Sweetheart


@Dan
one week ago - Comments: 15
Shady Grove on the Third Grand

Shady Grove on the Third Grand


@Dan
2 months ago - Comments: 7
Staples and Strings

Staples and Strings


@Dan
3 months ago - Comments: 10
Boil Dem Cabbage Down

Boil Dem Cabbage Down


@Dan
4 months ago - Comments: 3
The Chickens They Are Crowing

The Chickens They Are Crowing


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 8
Dulcimore Wind

Dulcimore Wind


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 6
Nicaea (Dykes 1861)

Nicaea (Dykes 1861)


@Dan
7 months ago - Comments: 5
Amazing Grace (Wheel Hog Fiddle)

Amazing Grace (Wheel Hog Fiddle)


@Dan
7 months ago - Comments: 2
The Long Ago

The Long Ago


@Dan
8 months ago - Comments: 2
Now The Day Is Over

Now The Day Is Over


@Dan
8 months ago - Comments: 4
Groundhog

Groundhog


@Dan
11 months ago - Comments: 9
Whiskey Before Breakfast

Whiskey Before Breakfast


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last year - Comments: 1
Sourwood Mountain

Sourwood Mountain


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last year - Comments: 1
Old Virginny

Old Virginny


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last year - Comments: 0

Latest Videos

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Traditional Loop Ends

Traditional Loop Ends


@Dan
one month ago - Comments: 6
Wheel Hog Fiddle in Irwin's Chapel

Wheel Hog Fiddle in Irwin's Chapel


@Dan
5 months ago - Comments: 15
Wheel Hog Fiddle

Wheel Hog Fiddle


@Dan
7 months ago - Comments: 14
Pegs

Pegs


@Dan
9 months ago - Comments: 12
Big Barren Creek

Big Barren Creek


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last year - Comments: 7
Way Up On Clinch Mountain

Way Up On Clinch Mountain


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last year - Comments: 7
Little Pink

Little Pink


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last year - Comments: 8
Number 5-16

Number 5-16


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 7
Ridin' the Zigzag and Wobble Railroad

Ridin' the Zigzag and Wobble Railroad


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 8
Ode To Joy

Ode To Joy


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 6
On Earth Peace

On Earth Peace


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 5
Away In A Manger

Away In A Manger


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 9
What A Friend We Have In Jesus

What A Friend We Have In Jesus


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 7
Dulcimore Dan Cox at HLDF 2015

Dulcimore Dan Cox at HLDF 2015


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 9
900 Miles Stamper Style

900 Miles Stamper Style


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 9

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Integral fret board and peg head

Posted: Sunday April 8 2018, 5:44 AM
By: @Dan

Meredith Slone Dulcimer

Posted: Saturday September 12 2015, 6:54 AM
By: @Dan

Comments

David Bennett
10/09/18 05:36:51AM @david-bennett:

Dan, thanks for the info on The Great Appalachian Fiddle Convention. I'll have to see if I can make that. Do you have any idea about what time of day the dulcimer competition is?


Dan
12/03/16 10:59:10AM @dan:

Lexie R Oakley:

Really enjoy your audios Dan, love how you play "Just as I am."

Thank you Lexie!


Dan
12/03/16 10:58:42AM @dan:

SuzanneBailey:

Hi Dan.  Just found out about Hindman. Sure wish I could!!!!  But will be up here in Northern KY preparing farm for winter.  Must  put it on schedule for next year.  Will check in for your pictures and activities.  Enjoy all in Hindman!

I was a great time! Loved spending time with Don Pedi and Carrie Norris!


Dan
12/03/16 10:57:48AM @dan:

Robin Thompson:

Dan, I'm intrigued by the sound of your nylon-strung dulcimer.  Did you just put nylon on a dulcimer or did you build with a mind that it'd be strung with nylon?  

I hope you and your loved ones have had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!  

Thanks!  

Yes Robin it was made for the Nylgut strings. They have a very different dynamic to them verses the music wire. The action needs to be very high for the slack nature of them and intonation is very different due to the diameter.


Dan
12/03/16 10:55:14AM @dan:

Robin Thompson:

Dan, your "transitional piece" looks and sounds great!  The banjo-y, plunk-y vibe is really something special.  And the slides can be heard, too.  Really nice! 

Thank you!


Dan
12/03/16 10:54:53AM @dan:

ozarklady:

Dan you responded to a problem I have with my dulcimer's tuning pegs and you said you would look at it and quote me a price. I tried to email you but a problem with the message. If you can tell me when you are available and where you are my husband and I could bring it to you. Thank you and Happy New Year

Sorry, I live in Tennessee now!


Dan
12/03/16 10:54:10AM @dan:

Strumelia:

Hi Dan, I sure wish you'd make another audio recording of the big box dulcimer you made... do you still have it, and can you record another tune for us on it?   hi

Will do!


Dan
12/03/16 10:53:44AM @dan:

Sorry folks, I just scrolled down the page for the first time! I will answer each one, better late than never I suppose.......


Strumelia
03/20/16 12:18:01PM @strumelia:

Hi Dan, I sure wish you'd make another audio recording of the big box dulcimer you made... do you still have it, and can you record another tune for us on it?   hi


ozarklady
12/30/15 09:08:31AM @ozarklady:

Dan you responded to a problem I have with my dulcimer's tuning pegs and you said you would look at it and quote me a price. I tried to email you but a problem with the message. If you can tell me when you are available and where you are my husband and I could bring it to you. Thank you and Happy New Year


Robin Thompson
11/27/15 09:54:43AM @robin-thompson:

Dan, your "transitional piece" looks and sounds great!  The banjo-y, plunk-y vibe is really something special.  And the slides can be heard, too.  Really nice! 


Robin Thompson
11/26/15 09:27:15PM @robin-thompson:

Dan, I'm intrigued by the sound of your nylon-strung dulcimer.  Did you just put nylon on a dulcimer or did you build with a mind that it'd be strung with nylon?  

I hope you and your loved ones have had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!  

Thanks!  


SuzanneBailey
11/05/15 12:34:12AM @suzannebailey:

Hi Dan.  Just found out about Hindman. Sure wish I could!!!!  But will be up here in Northern KY preparing farm for winter.  Must  put it on schedule for next year.  Will check in for your pictures and activities.  Enjoy all in Hindman!


Lexie R Oakley
06/23/15 03:42:54PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Really enjoy your audios Dan, love how you play "Just as I am."


John C. Knopf
06/20/15 03:20:47PM @john-c-knopf:

Dan, it's great to see you back!  Welcome to the new home.


Cynthia Wigington
06/20/15 08:22:17AM @cynthia-wigington:

Dan it's so great to see you on here. Loved the clip you put up, love your playing and your dulcimores.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
06/19/15 09:13:33AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Dan, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, leanr and exchange ideas about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben 


Karen Keane
06/18/15 08:55:14PM @karen-keane:

Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!


James Phillips
06/18/15 08:30:49PM @james-phillips:

welcome back Dan!


Mike Slone
06/18/15 06:34:54PM @mike-slone:

Well, look who's back.