Dan

Dan

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Location: New Tazewell, TN
Country: USA

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SoundCloud Tracks: 64
youtube videos: 13
images: 183
audio tracks: 4

The Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore Maker. I'm in my 8th year and just completed the 160th + instrument and over 1,700,000 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 • yesterday • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Fly around my pretty little miss:
"Spot on!"
Dan
@dan • yesterday • comments: 10
Liked a soundcloud item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Fly around my pretty little miss
Dan
@dan • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Anchoring Right Hand Fingers":
"There are two methods to the right hand. Mandolin and guitar. Mandolin cups the hand and open strums the strings. The guitar anchors the fingers on the sound..."
Dan
@dan • 3 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Staple frets?:
"Getting the placement of the staples can be tricky in Diatonic's."
Dan
@dan • 3 days ago • comments: 7
Liked a group discussions item created by @wildmeadow: Staple frets?
Dan
@dan • 4 days ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on 1st Mountain Dulcimer Meeting in Hesse Germany:
"Build it and they will come!"
Dan
@dan • 4 days ago • comments: 11
Liked a photos item created by @ariane: 1st Mountain Dulcimer Meeting in Hesse Germany
Dan
@dan • 5 days ago • comments: 3
Liked a group discussions item created by @robin-thompson: video- Folk Legacy 1975
Dan
@dan • 5 days ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube item created by @bob: A Hymn, played on the Scheitholt
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Wood Identification Question:
"I'm leaning towards ash.  Let be known, I've made dulcimore and not been clear to the species I had in hand. So long as the density is right, I'm good with..."
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Edd Presnell dulcimer":
"$400 - $500"
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering 2019: THE MOVIE:
"I'm going to post a link on our web site."
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 11
Liked a group discussions item created by @ballad-gal: (another) Berea Traditional Gathering Video - 2019
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on (another) Berea Traditional Gathering Video:
"Ann, may we post a link to this on our web site? (Oh yes, great job!!!)"
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Prayer Before Daybreak Duo Mountain Dulcimer And Guitar:
"Love this tune!"
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Liked a soundcloud item created by @robin-thompson: Prayer Before Daybreak Duo Mountain Dulcimer And Guitar
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 16
Liked a youtube item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Fly around my pretty little miss
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Liked a music item created by @phil-myers: Reubens Train
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @bob: Curly Maple and Black Walnut Teardrop
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a soundcloud item created by @tssfulk: Amazing Grace
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @kendra-ward: Turkey Quill Preparation
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Challenged Players:
"Or simply run a permanent black marker down the string. It will rub off after a while but can easily be done again.... "
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube item created by @kjb: Fly Around / Grey Cat
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Sarah Kate Morgan live!":
"Thank you @dusty-turtle! Sarah is a great talent.(and my home girl!)"
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Luthier's Handbook--tap tuning for dulcimers?:
"Lisa, when they refer to "all string instruments" they are referring to "lutes". The dulcimore is a zither and has a different dynamic to it all..."
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Sarah Kate Morgan live!":
"Sarah has a radio spot with Brad Reeves @ 2:00 p.m. EDSThttps://wdvx.com/listen-live/ For those interested!"
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Wildwood Flower:
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago
@dan is now following @sharon-porter
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a group discussions item created by @bill-s: Palette wood
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Palette wood:
"Agreed @bill-s, a lot of the woods we use in the traditional pieces are recycled or up-cycled woods. (Nail holes and all!) Yes seasoned is important, but..."
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Palette wood:
"Sorry @bill-s , pallet wood is traditionally "what ever" they can find. Any and all "shorts" can and will be used for pallet and crate material. Wood..."
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a soundcloud item created by @tssfulk: Just As I Am
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Just As I Am:
"Love this tune! It have been a favorite "invitational" for many years....."
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering 2019: THE MOVIE:
"WOW, I didn't know CC did that!!!"
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @dan-evans: White Room Studio photo-shoot

Latest Group Discussions

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Kurt Simerman


Any one know how many pieces he made. I've found reference to Number...
@Dan 5 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 7 months ago - Comments: 15
Dan

Number 9


Started a 26 inch Betty, all poplar with butternut fret board and maple...
@Dan 7 months ago - Comments: 4
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What is it?



@Dan 10 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
Dan

Woodcraft Magazine Dec/Jan


....has a dulcimer making article!    
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 1
Dan

Harmie Griffie


Any one have any information on Harmie Griffie (1935-2017) of Letcher...
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 3
Dan

John Scales Jr.


Any one have a straight on image of his piece? Thank you in advance,...
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 0
Dan

Old Pine


I have access to some "old" pine for making some instruments. I know...
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 4
Dan

Tuning question


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

Aha!


The subdominant is the same distance below the tonic as the dominant is...
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 2
Dan

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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Wildwood Flower

Wildwood Flower


@Dan
one month ago - Comments: 11
Pretty Polly II

Pretty Polly II


@Dan
2 months ago - Comments: 9
Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair


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

Isabella (Original Aolian Tune)


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

Simple Gifts 1873 Jacob Meadors


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

Brown Eyed Janie II


@Dan
7 months ago - Comments: 3
Pretty Saro

Pretty Saro


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

Once I Had A Sweetheart


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

Shady Grove on the Third Grand


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

Staples and Strings


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

Boil Dem Cabbage Down


@Dan
last year - Comments: 3
The Chickens They Are Crowing

The Chickens They Are Crowing


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last year - Comments: 8
Dulcimore Wind

Dulcimore Wind


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last year - Comments: 6
Nicaea (Dykes 1861)

Nicaea (Dykes 1861)


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last year - Comments: 5
The Long Ago

The Long Ago


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last year - Comments: 2

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Traditional Loop Ends

Traditional Loop Ends


@Dan
10 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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Sarah Kate Morgan live!

Posted: Sunday June 2 2019, 3:07 PM
By: @Dan

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