Dan

Dan

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Location: New Tazewell, TN
Country: USA

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SoundCloud Tracks: 69
youtube videos: 18
images: 149
audio tracks: 5

The Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore Maker. I'm in my 9th year and just completed the 217th + instrument and over 2,160,000 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 days ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @lisa-c: dulcimer air travel case planninglisac 3
Dan
@dan • 6 days ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Reuben's Train
Dan
@dan • 6 days ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @granto: The Mowing Jig - Original Composition
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on fret installation on older just intonation dulcimer:
"Hey Bill, you could just do it the way it's always been done, bend staple wire and drive them into pre drilled holes?"
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @randy-adams: Jouhikko/Tagelharpa
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@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Hindman Luthiery school giving people a second chance:
"glp1958: That is so awesome!  Our area of eastern Kentucky has been devastated by the dual catastrophes of the collapse of the coal industry, and the..."
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a vimeo item created by @steve-eulberg: Rest-Stop Pop-Up Shady Grove IN a shady grove
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@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Bonaparte's Retreat:
"Ethan Chastain: Sounds great! Thank you sir!"
Dan
@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Bonaparte's Retreat:
"MandaPanda: We have the record with Mother Maybelle playing this on autoharp. Well played rendition, Dulcimore Dan!  Thank you @mandapanda!!!"
Dan
@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Bonaparte's Retreat:
"Steven Berger: I must say that I totally agree with the sentiments expressed here by my esteemed colleague, Prof. Knopf, another (like yourself) master of..."
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Bonaparte's Retreat:
"John C. Knopf: I entirely concur with the foregoing comments proffered by our distinguished comrades. Thank you John!"
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Bonaparte's Retreat:
"CarolynF: Beautiful! All the low tones make the higher notes sound achingly sweet as they come in. Thank you!"
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @steve-eulberg: Traditional Noter Style 6-Week Class
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Bonaparte's Retreat:
"Robin Thompson: As always, well played, Dan!   Thank you @robin-thompson!!!"
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Bonaparte's Retreat:
"Dusty Turtle: Seems like just yesterday you were asking the name of this song, Dan, and now you've conquered it!  Nice playing! One of the tunes I..."
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 14
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
Bonaparte's Retreat
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Name that tune.":
"Thank you sir. One of those tunes I know, but I couldn't place it!"
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Name that tune.":
"I know this video has been around a time or two, found it again the other night and can't quite make out the tune for the second segment on Edd Presnell,..."
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @dusty-turtle: 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell's "Blue"
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on 2021 Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering:
"Sweet!!!"
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Jesus Loves Me - for my new Great-Grandson!:
"Love them babies!"
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @cindy-stammich: Jesus Loves Me - for my new Great-Grandson!
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 11
Liked a group discussions item created by @robin-thompson: Jean's sister Edna
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 10
Liked a group discussions item created by @robin-thompson: Howie Mitchell on Bagpipe tuning
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Number 8 21 P Saw Body Psaltery":
"Sound Clip"
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Number 8 21 P Saw Body Psaltery":
"Select Walnut sawn body with Walnut bottom and figured Maple top. Eight string diatonic C thru C. Hand rubbed oil finish. Comes with a hand made Walnut 12..."
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a new YouTube video:
Diatonic Tuning Round Robin
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's the exact difference between a dulcimore and dulcimer":
"Don't know there is any thing exact in the tradition. Some (I included) use the term Dulcimore to differentiate the traditional  pieces from the..."
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on 2021 Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering:
"I've put together a design for a t-shirt (or other items) for those who are interested. 2021 Berea Dulcimore Gathering"
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Boil Dem Cabbage Down:
"Bravo!"
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 7
Liked a youtube item created by @ethan-chastain: Boil Dem Cabbage Down
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @john-c-knopf: Awarding the "giveaway dulcimore" in Berea!
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on 1873 Meadors:
"And thank you John for the avatar image! Yes history, very blessed to be a part of keeping it alive and well in Appalachia."
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer Photos:
"Who made this Galax?"
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube item created by @chadritchie: Flop Eared Mule

Latest Group Discussions

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2021 Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering


Well the 2021 Gathering has come and gone....what a wonderful time had...
@Dan 2 months ago - Comments: 16
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Number 18 20 Wedding Dulcimore


https://imgur.com/YzjmQzR https://imgur.com/6l5udVe Busted pallet I...
@Dan 6 months ago - Comments: 10
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1976 Hamer


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


Any one know how many pieces he made. I've found reference to Number...
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 5
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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
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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 3 years ago - Comments: 15
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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
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Woodcraft Magazine Dec/Jan


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


Any one have any information on Harmie Griffie (1935-2017) of Letcher...
@Dan 4 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,...
@Dan 4 years ago - Comments: 0
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Old Pine


I have access to some "old" pine for making some instruments. I know...
@Dan 5 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 5 years ago - Comments: 2
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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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Bonaparte's Retreat

Bonaparte's Retreat


@Dan
one month ago - Comments: 14
Saints

Saints


@Dan
4 months ago - Comments: 9
Maria's Gone

Maria's Gone


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 2
Possum Perfume (Keane)

Possum Perfume (Keane)


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 3
The Amazing Grace

The Amazing Grace


@Dan
7 months ago - Comments: 5
Simple Gifts Bass

Simple Gifts Bass


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8 months ago - Comments: 6
The Unclouded Day

The Unclouded Day


@Dan
10 months ago - Comments: 2
Mississippi Sawyer

Mississippi Sawyer


@Dan
10 months ago - Comments: 5
Mule Tracks (Ratliff)

Mule Tracks (Ratliff)


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last year - Comments: 5
Simple Gifts Number 6 20

Simple Gifts Number 6 20


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Sally Goodin II

Sally Goodin II


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Old Molly Hare

Old Molly Hare


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Kitchen Girl

Kitchen Girl


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Johnson Boys

Johnson Boys


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Fiddler A Dram

Fiddler A Dram


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Latest Videos

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Diatonic Tuning Round Robin

Diatonic Tuning Round Robin


@Dan
one month ago - Comments: 0
Taps Across America 2021

Taps Across America 2021


@Dan
2 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


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3 years ago - Comments: 6
Pegs

Pegs


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3 years ago - Comments: 12
Big Barren Creek

Big Barren Creek


@Dan
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


@Dan
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.