Dan

Dan

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Location: New Tazewell, TN
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The Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore Maker. I'm in my 7th year and just completed the 140th + instrument and over 1,200,000 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
@dan • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A tune that's out of reach":
"Dusty brings up a common problem in deciphering tunes; embellishment! Getting a clear melody is difficult at best in so many arrangements. Most tunes are out..."
Dan
@dan • 6 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Do you have a way to stand up and play?:
"I play on the kitchen counter!"
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Nettie Hicks Presnell:
"Nettie was Rays Aunt."
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Nettie Hicks Presnell:
"My favorite lady!!!"
Dan
@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Dan
@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
Sourwood Mountain
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions by @richard-streib:
Introducing Pretty Betty
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
Old Virginny
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 7
Liked a youtube by @caleb-dan-bennett:
Original song by Caleb Bennett
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Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Friends of Don Neuhauser Needed":
"Don hasn't been in the shop for about a year, but he will always be my hero dulcimer maker......."
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Wound versus Plain string for bass":
"The solid bass string will have the traditional "twang" that is commonly referred to as "silvery". The wound strings are generally fuller toned, what I liken..."
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Wound versus Plain string for bass":
"Drone or chording?"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions by @kevin-messenger:
Thomas completed
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Created a new Group discussion "Harmie Griffie":
"Any one have any information on Harmie Griffie (1935-2017) of Letcher County, Kentucky? Thank you in advance....."
Mountain Dulcimer History
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Number 1 - 16:
"A timber I would describe as traditional, but not the same as an all poplar. It's just a different ring about them."
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on "Possum Board" - false bottom:
"Had this one for a few years."
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Liked a youtube by @bob:
'Simple Gifts' on Mountain Dulcimer
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Liked a group discussions by @johnstoneb:
Dulcimer case
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
And the Holy Ghost (Number 6 Simerman)
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Simerman number 6:
"Robin Thompson: Lucky you!  Did Kurt's design evolve much over time?  Don't really know that much about the guy. He did build several upper scale..."
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Simerman number 6:
"Yes. ;)  "
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Simerman number 6
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Timeline Comment: https://fotmd.com/ryan-carrell/timeline/52671:
"Sweet, thank you for sharing!"
Dan
@dan • 3 months ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube by @mark-gilston:
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
Dan
@dan • 3 months ago
@dan is now following @richard-streib
Dan
@dan • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Short leather strap on dulcimer :
"Yes."
Dan
@dan • 4 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Number 6-17:
"I've been left handed for well over 50 years and no, I can't play it!"
Dan
@dan • 4 months ago • comments: 3
Number 6-17
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@dan • 4 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Growing Old:
"Love it!"
Dan
@dan • 4 months ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube by @charles-thomas:
Growing Old
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@dan • 4 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Good King Wenceslas, key of G:
"One of my favorite "old" tunes!"
Dan
@dan • 4 months ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube by @james-phillips:
Good King Wenceslas, key of G
Dan
@dan • 4 months ago • comments: 2
Liked a music by @ethan-chastain:
Nothing But The Blood of Jesus

Latest Group Discussions

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Dan

Harmie Griffie


Any one have any information on Harmie Griffie (1935-2017) of Letcher...
@Dan 2 months ago - Comments: 1
Dan

John Scales Jr.


Any one have a straight on image of his piece? Thank you in advance,...
@Dan 6 months ago - Comments: 0
Dan

Old Pine


I have access to some "old" pine for making some instruments. I know...
@Dan last year - Comments: 4
Dan

Tuning question


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

Aha!


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

Latest Audio

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Whiskey Before Breakfast

Whiskey Before Breakfast


@Dan
4 weeks ago - Comments: 0
Sourwood Mountain

Sourwood Mountain


@Dan
4 weeks ago - Comments: 1
Old Virginny

Old Virginny


@Dan
one month ago - Comments: 0
And the Holy Ghost (Number 6 Simerman)

And the Holy Ghost (Number 6...


@Dan
2 months ago - Comments: 1
Samanthra

Samanthra


@Dan
5 months ago - Comments: 7
Unclouded Day

Unclouded Day


@Dan
5 months ago - Comments: 3
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss

Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 4
Walnut Neff

Walnut Neff


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 6
Big Barren Creek

Big Barren Creek


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 3
Soldiers Joy

Soldiers Joy


@Dan
7 months ago - Comments: 6
Way Up On Clinch Mountain

Way Up On Clinch Mountain


@Dan
9 months ago - Comments: 1
Little Pink

Little Pink


@Dan
9 months ago - Comments: 4
Beatrice sound clip

Beatrice sound clip


@Dan
10 months ago - Comments: 2
Blessed Assurance

Blessed Assurance


@Dan
11 months ago - Comments: 1
O Tannenbaum

O Tannenbaum


@Dan
11 months ago - Comments: 1

Latest Videos

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Big Barren Creek

Big Barren Creek


@Dan
5 months ago - Comments: 7
Way Up On Clinch Mountain

Way Up On Clinch Mountain


@Dan
9 months ago - Comments: 7
Little Pink

Little Pink


@Dan
9 months ago - Comments: 7
Number 5-16

Number 5-16


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last year - Comments: 7
Ode To Joy

Ode To Joy


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last year - Comments: 6
On Earth Peace

On Earth Peace


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

Away In A Manger


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

What A Friend We Have In Jesus


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

Dulcimore Dan Cox at HLDF 2015


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

900 Miles Stamper Style


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 9

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Meredith Slone Dulcimer

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

Comments

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.


John Keane
06/18/15 05:03:42PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!