Dan

Dan

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Location: New Tazewell, TN
Country: USA

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The Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore Maker. I'm in my 10th year and just completed the 225th + instrument and over 2,180,000 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 • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @strumelia: RIP Bill Taylor
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Tips on playing fast:
"Practice, practice, practice!"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on What brand of strings do you use?:
"I use Mapes Music Wire made in Tennessee, I buy it by the pound. For store bought strings, I get them from..."
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 33
Posted a new Comment on Copyright law and dulcimer music:
"...I don't believe I will run out of public domain tunes to work on in my life time! I, as a few others, have added a few tunes to the list. The original..."
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Liked a photos item created by @natebuildstoys: dulcoiak
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @natebuildstoys: Why is it called a possum board?
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Why is it called a possum board?":
"The "false bottom" or Galax bottom" is what we call the bottom attached to the instrument. "Possum board" is one of the names for a tapered thin board used..."
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago
@dan is now following @forums
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Liked a forum discussions item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Signature Virginian #3 for sale
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Things to do with Prichard and his dulcimers:
"steve c.: Here’s my Prichard. SWEET!!!"
Dan
@dan • 3 months ago • comments: 12
Liked a youtube item created by @robin-thompson: Zion Ridge
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@dan • 3 months ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @natebuildstoys: dc3
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@dan • 3 months ago • comments: 11
Liked a group discussions item created by @glp1958: Just Finished No. 1
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Liked a youtube item created by @steve-c: Westphalia Waltz Steve Carney
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@dan • 3 years ago • comments: 3
Good stuff! No, great stuff!!!
https://fotmd.com/strumelia/group_discuss/1872/https://fotmd.com/strumelia/group_discuss/1872/from-appalshop-a-wonderful-interview-with-jean-ritchie

Latest Group Discussions

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Dan

2021 Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering


Well the 2021 Gathering has come and gone....what a wonderful time had...
@Dan 5 months ago - Comments: 16
Dan

Number 18 20 Wedding Dulcimore


https://imgur.com/YzjmQzR https://imgur.com/6l5udVe Busted pallet I...
@Dan 9 months ago - Comments: 10
Dan

1976 Hamer


Looking for any information on the maker Philip Hamer of Kingsport, TN
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 7
Dan

Kurt Simerman


Any one know how many pieces he made. I've found reference to Number...
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 5
Dan

Meredith Slone Dulcimer


Any one have one of these? He is from Hi Hat, Kentucky.
@Dan 6 years ago - Comments: 5
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Integral fret board and peg head


I'm looking into the makers of traditional pieces that had an integral...
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 5
Dan

Jacob Meadors 1873 Feb 15


I have come across the sibling of D52 in L. Allen Smith's Catalogue on...
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 15
Dan

Number 9


Started a 26 inch Betty, all poplar with butternut fret board and...
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 4
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What is it?



@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 2
Dan

Woodcraft Magazine Dec/Jan


....has a dulcimer making article!    
@Dan 4 years ago - Comments: 1
Dan

Harmie Griffie


Any one have any information on Harmie Griffie (1935-2017) of Letcher...
@Dan 4 years ago - Comments: 5
Dan

John Scales Jr.


Any one have a straight on image of his piece? Thank you in advance,...
@Dan 4 years ago - Comments: 0
Dan

Old Pine


I have access to some "old" pine for making some instruments. I know...
@Dan 5 years ago - Comments: 4
Dan

Tuning question


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

Aha!


The subdominant is the same distance below the tonic as the dominant is...
@Dan 5 years ago - Comments: 2

Latest Audio

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Saints

Saints


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7 months ago - Comments: 9
Simple Gifts Number 6 20

Simple Gifts Number 6 20


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last year - Comments: 5
Shady Grove on the Third Grand

Shady Grove on the Third Grand


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 7
Boil Dem Cabbage Down

Boil Dem Cabbage Down


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3 years ago - Comments: 3
Away In a Manger

Away In a Manger


@Dan
6 years ago - Comments: 4

Latest Videos

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Diatonic Tuning Round Robin

Diatonic Tuning Round Robin


@Dan
4 months ago - Comments: 0
Taps Across America 2021

Taps Across America 2021


@Dan
5 months ago - Comments: 4
Mawhee Galax Dulcimore

Mawhee Galax Dulcimore


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last year - Comments: 5
Fiddle Dulcimore

Fiddle Dulcimore


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last year - Comments: 5
The Shadow

The Shadow


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

Traditional Loop Ends


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 6
Pegs

Pegs


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3 years ago - Comments: 12
Big Barren Creek

Big Barren Creek


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4 years ago - Comments: 7
Way Up On Clinch Mountain

Way Up On Clinch Mountain


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4 years ago - Comments: 7
Little Pink

Little Pink


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4 years ago - Comments: 8
Number 5-16

Number 5-16


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5 years ago - Comments: 7
Ridin' the Zigzag and Wobble Railroad

Ridin' the Zigzag and Wobble Railroad


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

Ode To Joy


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

Away In A Manger


@Dan
6 years ago - Comments: 8

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Name that tune.

Posted: Friday June 18 2021, 7:31 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Number 8 21 P Saw Body Psaltery

Posted: Monday June 14 2021, 7:42 PM
By: @Dan

What do we call it?

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

Comments

Doug Naselroad
12/12/20 10:27:41PM @doug-naselroad:

Hey, Dan!  Hope things are going well for you over in TN.  Still busy here despite COVID.  Lots going on!  You?

More soon,

Stay well,

Doug


Mary
04/10/20 02:36:20PM @mary:

Thanks, Dan. After my initial confusion I figured it out. This is my first dulcimer with the smaller fret board. I have 3 other dulcimers. Just didn't expect D to go to D# then to E.


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.