Dan

Dan

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Location: New Tazewell, TN
Country: USA

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SoundCloud Tracks: 71
youtube videos: 16
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audio tracks: 4

The Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore Maker. I'm in my 8th year and just completed the 170th + instrument and over 1,940,000 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 • one month ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on a VERY strange hypothetical:
"Bob Stephens: My standard steel string has a false bottom that is the soundboard just as Nate envisioned in his description.  The bridge extends thorough..."
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on a VERY strange hypothetical:
"Bob Stephens: Nate,  You just described my standard steel string design exactly and I can verify that it works very well- so maybe your idea wasn't so..."
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Truss Rods?":
""That makes sense. I am fascinated that there are well preserved dulcimers that old! Do you know where I could find visuals, recordings, or anything like..."
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Truss Rods?":
"I've played several traditional pieces well over one hundred years old and no warping issues! The zither is a very different animal than the lute, requiring..."
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 8
Liked a soundcloud item created by @robin-thompson: Let Your Little Light- in memory of Patty
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 4
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Number 104:
"Wonderful scroll work!!!"
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 7
Liked a group discussions item created by @bob-stephens: In pursuit of the ultimate dulcimer
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on In pursuit of the ultimate dulcimer:
"Sounds like fun!!!"
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer sales in 2020":
"Less sales, I think folks are holding on to their money for good reason. I'm still active in the Dulcimore Den, just working on my own projects!"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Liked a group discussions item created by @magictime: Why I chose meantone fretting on my Thomas reproduction
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Number 9 20 Mawhee set up:
"Thank you all!"
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Mule Tracks (Ratliff):
"Thank you all!"
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Sam Russell dulcimore update:
"Sweet!"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Liked a photos item created by @john-c-knopf: 005
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Number 9 20 Mawhee set up:
"Thank you ladies! Yes the melody string placement is for aggressive play as this instrument lends itself to being wailed on. I have some hand made "horn"..."
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
Mule Tracks (Ratliff)
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer-Tree:
"That would make a wonderful card!"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Liked a photos item created by @ariane: happy dulcimering
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @robin-thompson: video Mr. Wilson at Mountain Dulcimer Museum in Hindman
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Zitter Number 6 20
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 5
https://fotmd.com/dan/uploaded_audio/1100/simple-gifts-number-6-20
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Created a new Audio File:
Simple Gifts Number 6 20
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @john-c-knopf: A Samuel F. Russell dulcimore replica
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Shenandoah- on mountain dulcimer and guitar:
"I never thought of using an ear piece for the metronome!"
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Liked a soundcloud item created by @robin-thompson: Shenandoah- on mountain dulcimer and guitar
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Liked a photos item created by @sheryl-st-clare: 20200621 121749
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Mawhee Galax Dulcimore:
"Thank you all!"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Mawhee Galax Dulcimore:
"Richard Streib: Great video. Sounds great. Thank you sir!"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new YouTube video:
Mawhee Galax Dulcimore
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on The Blackest Crow:
"John builds a fine instrument!"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Liked a music item created by @magictime: The Blackest Crow
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @robin-thompson: film from Hindman Settlement School & the Artisan Center
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Size of Soundbox and Loudness":
"NateBuildsToys: Dan: I'm going to suggest a large Galax with heavy strings drawn up tighter than a banjo.......like a MawHee on steroids? Hello Dan. Does..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Dan

1976 Hamer


Looking for any information on the maker Philip Hamer of Kingsport, TN
@Dan last year - Comments: 7
Dan

Kurt Simerman


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

Meredith Slone Dulcimer


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

Integral fret board and peg head


I'm looking into the makers of traditional pieces that had an integral...
@Dan 2 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 2 years ago - Comments: 15
Dan

Number 9


Started a 26 inch Betty, all poplar with butternut fret board and...
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 4
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What is it?



@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 2
Dan

Woodcraft Magazine Dec/Jan


....has a dulcimer making article!    
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 1
Dan

Harmie Griffie


Any one have any information on Harmie Griffie (1935-2017) of Letcher...
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 5
Dan

John Scales Jr.


Any one have a straight on image of his piece? Thank you in advance,...
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 0
Dan

Old Pine


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

Tuning question


On the page 36 of The Dulcimer Book she has the tuning 1-5-3? Any...
@Dan 4 years ago - Comments: 2
Dan

Aha!


The subdominant is the same distance below the tonic as the dominant is...
@Dan 4 years ago - Comments: 2

Latest Audio

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Mule Tracks (Ratliff)

Mule Tracks (Ratliff)


@Dan
2 months ago - Comments: 5
Simple Gifts Number 6 20

Simple Gifts Number 6 20


@Dan
2 months ago - Comments: 5
Sally Goodin II

Sally Goodin II


@Dan
3 months ago - Comments: 4
Old Molly Hare

Old Molly Hare


@Dan
3 months ago - Comments: 6
Kitchen Girl

Kitchen Girl


@Dan
3 months ago - Comments: 4
Johnson Boys

Johnson Boys


@Dan
4 months ago - Comments: 2
Fiddler A Dram

Fiddler A Dram


@Dan
4 months ago - Comments: 3
Wuhan Blues

Wuhan Blues


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 7
Old East Tennessee Rye

Old East Tennessee Rye


@Dan
10 months ago - Comments: 8
Nine Hundered Miles II

Nine Hundered Miles II


@Dan
11 months ago - Comments: 8
The Shadow (Locrian)

The Shadow (Locrian)


@Dan
last year - Comments: 4
Cripple Creek II

Cripple Creek II


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last year - Comments: 4
Wildwood Flower

Wildwood Flower


@Dan
last year - Comments: 11
Pretty Polly II

Pretty Polly II


@Dan
last year - Comments: 9
Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair


@Dan
last year - Comments: 9

Latest Videos

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Mawhee Galax Dulcimore

Mawhee Galax Dulcimore


@Dan
2 months ago - Comments: 5
Fiddle Dulcimore

Fiddle Dulcimore


@Dan
3 months ago - Comments: 5
The Shadow

The Shadow


@Dan
last year - Comments: 21
Traditional Loop Ends

Traditional Loop Ends


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 6
Pegs

Pegs


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 12
Big Barren Creek

Big Barren Creek


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

Way Up On Clinch Mountain


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 7
Little Pink

Little Pink


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 8
Number 5-16

Number 5-16


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

Ridin' the Zigzag and Wobble Railroad


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

Ode To Joy


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

Away In A Manger


@Dan
5 years ago - Comments: 8
What A Friend We Have In Jesus

What A Friend We Have In Jesus


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

Dulcimore Dan Cox at HLDF 2015


@Dan
5 years ago - Comments: 9

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Latest Forum Discussions

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What do we call it?

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

Comments

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.


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.