Dan

Dan

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Location: New Tazewell, TN
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SoundCloud Tracks: 65
youtube videos: 14
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The Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore Maker. I'm in my 8th year and just completed the 160th + instrument and over 1,700,000 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 • yesterday • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Organic noter (aka finger) on the Hummel:
"Spot on!"
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Liked a youtube item created by @peter-searle: Organic noter (aka finger) on the Hummel
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@dan • 4 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Tips for using loop end strings on a build?:
"Agreed, just use a brad or small nail. You can clip the head off with wire cutters and smooth them out with a file. Historically, square cut nails were..."
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Posted a new Comment on Red is the Rose:
"Spot on Darlin' !"
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Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Red is the Rose
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@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Liked a photos item created by @john-c-knopf: A new Tennessee music box that looks OLD...
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@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on A new Tennessee music box that looks OLD...:
"Your tin work looks great!"
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@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Care Advice Sought for 2 Really Old Instruments:":
"I clean with distilled water, gently wiping with a soft cotton cloth (an old t-shirt) and Q-tips. Dry air is not good for any instrument so some sort of..."
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @kendra-ward: Lillie’s Lullaby
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Liked a youtube item created by @kendra-ward: Sunday Sunrise...When the Roll is Called Up Yonder
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Liked a youtube item created by @kendra-ward: Sunday Sunrise...Sweet By and By
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Posted a new Comment on Sunday Sunrise...The Uncloudy Day:
"One of my favorite hymns!"
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@dan • 3 weeks ago
@dan is now following @greg-gunner
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @redmando: Conversation with Paul Crocker
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @dan-evans: The Dipper - original dulcimer instrumental
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Stephen Foster Medley:
"I had forgotten about My Old Kentucky Home!"
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @larry-conger: Stephen Foster Medley
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@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a soundcloud item created by @kevin-r: Midnight on the Water
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Posted a response to "Do not adjust your set!":
"Looks great John!!!"
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube item created by @dan-evans: Narrowboat film with trad. dulcimer music
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Project: Folk Strings!:
"Bravo, bravo, bravo!!! All the very best to you John for all you do with these young folks....."
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 17
Liked a youtube item created by @john-keane: Project: Folk Strings!
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Liked a photos item created by @bob: A new Scheitholt
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on 1976 Hamer:
"Tod Roush: Here's an article that mentions him and some 'dulcimer choirs' gathering in Kingsport...."
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on 1976 Hamer:
"- the top is covered with carved oak leaves and acorns..."
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 7
Created a new Group discussion "1976 Hamer":
"Looking for any information on the maker Philip Hamer of Kingsport, TN"
Mountain Dulcimer History & Traditions
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Long, long ago:
"BRAVO!!!"
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Long, long ago
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 10
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Posted a response to "Conversation with John Crocker":
"Our beloved John Henry, thank you for sharing!!!"
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @redmando: Conversation with John Crocker
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Tyrolian Music Box

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1976 Hamer


Looking for any information on the maker Philip Hamer of Kingsport, TN
@Dan one month ago - Comments: 7
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Kurt Simerman


Any one know how many pieces he made. I've found reference to Number...
@Dan 9 months ago - Comments: 0
Dan

Jacob Meadors 1873 Feb 15


I have come across the sibling of D52 in L. Allen Smith's Catalogue on...
@Dan 11 months ago - Comments: 15
Dan

Number 9


Started a 26 inch Betty, all poplar with butternut fret board and maple...
@Dan 11 months ago - Comments: 4
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What is it?



@Dan last year - Comments: 2
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Integral fret board and peg head


I'm looking into the makers of traditional pieces that had an integral...
@Dan last year - Comments: 5
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Woodcraft Magazine Dec/Jan


....has a dulcimer making article!    
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 1
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Harmie Griffie


Any one have any information on Harmie Griffie (1935-2017) of Letcher...
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 5
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John Scales Jr.


Any one have a straight on image of his piece? Thank you in advance,...
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 0
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Old Pine


I have access to some "old" pine for making some instruments. I know...
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 4
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Tuning question


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


The subdominant is the same distance below the tonic as the dominant is...
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 2
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Meredith Slone Dulcimer


Any one have one of these? He is from Hi Hat, Kentucky.
@Dan 4 years ago - Comments: 5

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The Shadow (Locrian)

The Shadow (Locrian)


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2 months ago - Comments: 4
Cripple Creek II

Cripple Creek II


@Dan
3 months ago - Comments: 4
Wildwood Flower

Wildwood Flower


@Dan
5 months ago - Comments: 11
Pretty Polly II

Pretty Polly II


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 9
Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair


@Dan
8 months ago - Comments: 6
Isabella (Original Aolian Tune)

Isabella (Original Aolian Tune)


@Dan
9 months ago - Comments: 8
Simple Gifts 1873 Jacob Meadors

Simple Gifts 1873 Jacob Meadors


@Dan
11 months ago - Comments: 6
Brown Eyed Janie II

Brown Eyed Janie II


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11 months ago - Comments: 3
Pretty Saro

Pretty Saro


@Dan
last year - Comments: 12
Once I Had A Sweetheart

Once I Had A Sweetheart


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last year - Comments: 15
Shady Grove on the Third Grand

Shady Grove on the Third Grand


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last year - Comments: 7
Staples and Strings

Staples and Strings


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last year - Comments: 10
Boil Dem Cabbage Down

Boil Dem Cabbage Down


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last year - Comments: 3
The Chickens They Are Crowing

The Chickens They Are Crowing


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last year - Comments: 8
Dulcimore Wind

Dulcimore Wind


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last year - Comments: 6

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The Shadow

The Shadow


@Dan
2 months ago - Comments: 21
Traditional Loop Ends

Traditional Loop Ends


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last year - Comments: 6
Pegs

Pegs


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last year - Comments: 12
Big Barren Creek

Big Barren Creek


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 7
Way Up On Clinch Mountain

Way Up On Clinch Mountain


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2 years ago - Comments: 7
Little Pink

Little Pink


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2 years ago - Comments: 8
Number 5-16

Number 5-16


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

Ridin' the Zigzag and Wobble Railroad


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

Ode To Joy


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 6
Away In A Manger

Away In A Manger


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

What A Friend We Have In Jesus


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

Dulcimore Dan Cox at HLDF 2015


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

900 Miles Stamper Style


@Dan
4 years ago - Comments: 9

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Betty Number 11 19

Posted: Thursday July 18 2019, 6:20 PM
By: @Dan

What do we call it?

Posted: Monday December 31 2018, 9:01 AM
By: @Benjamin W Barr Jr

Comments

Sarah-from-TN
03/02/19 05:59:22PM @sarah-from-tn:

Hello, Neighbor!  I have been to the museum many times; I used to take my children when they were young.


nick o'sullivan
02/04/19 02:42:11PM @nick-osullivan:

Dan, your Pretty Saro is gorgeous!! 


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