Dan

Dan

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Location: New Tazewell, TN
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The Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore Maker. I'm in my 8th year and just completed the 160th + instrument and over 1,800,000 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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"I'm for the most part left handed, but played guitar 40 years or so right handed. When I picked up the dulcimore I naturally played right handed. I tinkered..."
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"That Butternut is Sweet!"
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"This is the guy I deal with for wooden pegs... http://www.violinwoodworkshop.com/violin-pegs.html"
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Posted a response to "North Carolina dulcimers getting media attention":
"“We sometimes say they’ve taken out all the wrong notes, because it does not have all the sharps, flats, all the keys that a piano has, but we have enough..."
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"Bravo!"
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"Old wood is the best wood!"
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"@Irene, this was made by my youngest daughter home for the holiday."
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Posted a new Comment on What Thickness do you use for the Top & Bottom boards?:
"Tim, there is no "thickness" per say. The wood will tell you how thin it can go. Thin is good but not too thin. I "feel of" the panels as I'm thinning them..."
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"Thrice! Dai is the bomb!!! Those 36 inch BOOM....."
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Posted a response to "John Molineux uses a striker on a mountain dulcimer":
"Irene showed us how to do this @ the Berea Gathering!"
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Posted a new Comment on Old East Tennessee Rye:
"Ariane: Very beautiful sound of your noter drone playing! danke Liebling !"
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Posted a new Comment on Old East Tennessee Rye:
"Dusty Turtle: Nice playing, Dan. I don't think I've ever heard this tune before.  It's a nice one! Thank you sir!"
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Posted a new Comment on Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering -(KY):
"Great job on the advertisement Lisa!!!"
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1976 Hamer


Looking for any information on the maker Philip Hamer of Kingsport, TN
@Dan 4 months ago - Comments: 7
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Kurt Simerman


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


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



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Integral fret board and peg head


I'm looking into the makers of traditional pieces that had an integral...
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Woodcraft Magazine Dec/Jan


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


Any one have any information on Harmie Griffie (1935-2017) of Letcher...
@Dan 3 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,...
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Old Pine


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


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


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

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Old East Tennessee Rye

Old East Tennessee Rye


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Nine Hundered Miles II

Nine Hundered Miles II


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The Shadow (Locrian)

The Shadow (Locrian)


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Cripple Creek II

Cripple Creek II


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Wildwood Flower

Wildwood Flower


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Pretty Polly II

Pretty Polly II


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Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair


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Isabella (Original Aolian Tune)

Isabella (Original Aolian Tune)


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Simple Gifts 1873 Jacob Meadors

Simple Gifts 1873 Jacob Meadors


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Brown Eyed Janie II

Brown Eyed Janie II


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Pretty Saro

Pretty Saro


@Dan
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Once I Had A Sweetheart

Once I Had A Sweetheart


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Shady Grove on the Third Grand

Shady Grove on the Third Grand


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2 years ago - Comments: 7
Staples and Strings

Staples and Strings


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Boil Dem Cabbage Down

Boil Dem Cabbage Down


@Dan
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The Shadow

The Shadow


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Traditional Loop Ends

Traditional Loop Ends


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Pegs

Pegs


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Big Barren Creek

Big Barren Creek


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Way Up On Clinch Mountain

Way Up On Clinch Mountain


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Little Pink

Little Pink


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Number 5-16

Number 5-16


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Ridin' the Zigzag and Wobble Railroad

Ridin' the Zigzag and Wobble Railroad


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Ode To Joy

Ode To Joy


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Away In A Manger

Away In A Manger


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What A Friend We Have In Jesus

What A Friend We Have In Jesus


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Dulcimore Dan Cox at HLDF 2015

Dulcimore Dan Cox at HLDF 2015


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900 Miles Stamper Style

900 Miles Stamper Style


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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

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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