Dan

Dan

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Location: New Tazewell, TN
Country: USA

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SoundCloud Tracks: 62
youtube videos: 12
images: 180
audio tracks: 4

The Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore Maker. I'm in my 8th year and just completed the 150th + instrument and over 1,600,000 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 • 15 hours ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @janene-millen: Lord Gregory
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@dan • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering Update":
"Various operating system securities won't allow some forms to be completed. Simply email your name and address to   berea.traditional.gathering@gmail.com..."
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@dan • 5 days ago • comments: 2
Liked a group discussions item created by @wildmeadow: Curly Burr Oak
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@dan • 6 days ago • comments: 6
Liked a photos item created by @bob: Black Walnut Dulcimer
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@dan • 6 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Black Walnut Dulcimer:
"Sweet!!!"
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@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Early one Morning
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@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Other instruments (East Tennessee Cittern):
"Robin Thompson: Way cool, Dan.  It'd be fun to give her a strum or two!  Thank you Darlin' , I'm getting a local folk musician to do the sound clip on..."
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@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Other instruments (East Tennessee Cittern):
"John C. Knopf: That tailpiece looks familiar--- maybe off of a door frame, perhaps?  Good work! The old folk pieces used up-cycled, re-cycled items..."
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@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Liked a photos item created by @bob: Curly Maple and Lacewood
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@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "looking for a new trad instrument":
"Dulcimore Dan here! (@Dan) I have two original pieces, 26 inch "Betty" and a 28 inch "Ultra-Lite". All poplar with phenolic nut and bridge, Rosewood or Ebony..."
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@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Number 4 19 Wormy Poplar:
"Many thanks gents!"
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Liked a music item created by @steve-battarbee: Gaudete
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube item created by @charles-thomas: Changes
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 10
Liked a soundcloud item created by @ron-zuckerman: Gymnopedie #1
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 14
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Gammal Norsk Mazurka
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Top/Back Thickness and Sustain?":
"I don't measure! I "feel of" the wood panel as I'm thickness sanding to the right thickness. Flexing the panel and from experience knowing the right mass I'm..."
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 16
Liked a music item created by @anne-bowman: Nylon strung Dulcimer prototype . Basse Danse
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @david-bennett: 2nd Grade learning how to play Mountain Dulcimer
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@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Cluck old hen . Die Ziegenklopfer at the Dulcimershop:
"Just WOW!"
Dan
@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 14
Liked a youtube item created by @martin-oesterle: Cluck old hen . Die Ziegenklopfer at the Dulcimershop
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@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube item created by @john-w: The Peacock
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@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a photos item created by @bob: Dulcimer and Case, ready to go home
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@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a group discussions item created by @david-bennett: Homer Ledford Radio Program Audio Files From Berea College
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@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Homer Ledford Radio Program Audio Files From Berea College:
"Great find!"
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@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tiny mahogany dulcimer thingy just made":
"Yes I know all too well about "ideas" gettin' in my head, I got a fire barrel chop full of great ones.... Wonderful work John, I'll play you a door chime..."
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@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @john-c-knopf: Tiny mahogany dulcimer thingy just made
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@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Butternut and Black Walnut Boar Hogfiddle:
"Sweet!"
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@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Butternut and Black Walnut Boar Hogfiddle
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@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @mandy: Softly and Tenderly
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ruth Randle":
"So sorry for your loss Patty......"
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @patty-from-virginia: Ruth Randle
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @david-bennett: The Bard of Armagh

Latest Group Discussions

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Kurt Simerman


Any one know how many pieces he made. I've found reference to Number...
@Dan 2 months ago - 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 4 months ago - Comments: 15
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Number 9


Started a 26 inch Betty, all poplar with butternut fret board and maple...
@Dan 5 months ago - Comments: 4
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What is it?



@Dan 8 months ago - 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: 3
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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

Latest Audio

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Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair


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

Isabella (Original Aolian Tune)


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

Simple Gifts 1873 Jacob Meadors


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

Brown Eyed Janie II


@Dan
4 months ago - Comments: 3
Pretty Saro

Pretty Saro


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 12
Once I Had A Sweetheart

Once I Had A Sweetheart


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 15
Shady Grove on the Third Grand

Shady Grove on the Third Grand


@Dan
8 months ago - Comments: 7
Staples and Strings

Staples and Strings


@Dan
9 months ago - Comments: 10
Boil Dem Cabbage Down

Boil Dem Cabbage Down


@Dan
10 months ago - Comments: 3
The Chickens They Are Crowing

The Chickens They Are Crowing


@Dan
last year - Comments: 8
Dulcimore Wind

Dulcimore Wind


@Dan
last year - Comments: 6
Nicaea (Dykes 1861)

Nicaea (Dykes 1861)


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last year - Comments: 5
The Long Ago

The Long Ago


@Dan
last year - Comments: 2
Now The Day Is Over

Now The Day Is Over


@Dan
last year - Comments: 4
Groundhog

Groundhog


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 9

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Traditional Loop Ends

Traditional Loop Ends


@Dan
7 months ago - Comments: 6
Pegs

Pegs


@Dan
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


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 7
Little Pink

Little Pink


@Dan
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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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

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