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 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 • 3 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Scarborough Fair:
"Thank you guys!"
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Liked a music item created by @hoodoo: Going to Boston
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@dan • 4 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
Scarborough Fair
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@dan • one week ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @mandy: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
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@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Synthetic fretboard":
"Lisa, the old style traditional pieces with oil or shellac finishes hold up pretty good in the cold, but I don't know of anything that will be good in the..."
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@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Liked a photos item created by @john-c-knopf: "Long Tom" poplar hourglass dulcimer
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@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on @jimmy-lamar:
"I would like to invite you to the Berea Gathering in May. http://www.dulcimore.com/berea/berea_home.html There will be four traditional makers there..."
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@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Things Were Going Okay.... Then This!!!:
"The sides have a slight tension to them causing the sides to try to spring in, drawing the bottom up on the ends. When you do your next clamp up take this..."
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@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 13
Liked a youtube item created by @randy-adams: Tune 097b
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a photos item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Butternut and Osage Shoat Hogfiddle
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Butternut and Osage Shoat Hogfiddle:
"Wow!"
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Butternut and Osage Shoat Hogfiddle
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Butternut and Osage Shoat Hogfiddle:
"Sweet!!!"
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new Group discussion "Kurt Simerman":
"Any one know how many pieces he made. I've found reference to Number 740, any information is greatly appreciated!"
Mountain Dulcimer History & Traditions
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Another Newbie Question - Drone Volume:
"How you strum the strings can minimize the drones. Striking the strings at an angle, more on the melody, less on the drones. If you can watch the I.D...."
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @charles-thomas: Music must be in my blood
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Jinny 1-19 open D:
"Thank you all! Having second thoughts on the pine!"
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Jinny 1-19 open D:
"http://www.dulcimore.com/music/Sound%20Clip%201-19.mp3"
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Jinny 1-19 open D
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on silly bill:
"May have to take another look into this tune!"
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Liked a soundcloud item created by @robin-thompson: Prayer Before Daybreak working title
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on silly bill:
"That tune goes well with the Galax style!!!"
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Liked a soundcloud item created by @nick-osullivan: silly bill
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a group discussions item created by @david-bennett: Advise on making plectrum/strummer from a piece of hickory
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@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a soundcloud item created by @robin-thompson: Hemlock Project updated version
Dan
@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Partial Frets":
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDmA_O5_ECk&t=119s"
Dan
@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Mountain dulcimer...with a difference : ):
"Ariane: Hi Jim, the tuning is (yet) not so well known - it is crochet hookolydian So can we say with a certain amount of confidence, that it is not..."
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @janene-millen: Dink's Song
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 14
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Worth a Try
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on How Do You Sign Your MD?:
"Printed out from the computer, signed and ready to glue in with wood glue. What Lisa said....."
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 3
Liked a music item created by @hoodoo: Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Isabella (Original Aolian Tune):
"IRENE: One of my daughter's names is ISABELLA.   I wonder if I can send this to her?  loved it!!!  wish I had the music to learn this tune.  aloha, irene..."
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 9
Liked a youtube item created by @karel-votanek: Lord of the Dance
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Isabella (Original Aolian Tune):
"Thank you all!"

Latest Group Discussions

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Kurt Simerman


Any one know how many pieces he made. I've found reference to Number...
@Dan 3 weeks 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 3 months ago - Comments: 15
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Number 9


Started a 26 inch Betty, all poplar with butternut fret board and maple...
@Dan 3 months ago - Comments: 4
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What is it?



@Dan 6 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 11 months ago - 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

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Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair


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

Isabella (Original Aolian Tune)


@Dan
one month ago - Comments: 7
Simple Gifts 1873 Jacob Meadors

Simple Gifts 1873 Jacob Meadors


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

Brown Eyed Janie II


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3 months ago - Comments: 3
Pretty Saro

Pretty Saro


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

Once I Had A Sweetheart


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4 months ago - Comments: 15
Shady Grove on the Third Grand

Shady Grove on the Third Grand


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

Staples and Strings


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

Boil Dem Cabbage Down


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

The Chickens They Are Crowing


@Dan
10 months ago - Comments: 8
Dulcimore Wind

Dulcimore Wind


@Dan
10 months ago - Comments: 6
Nicaea (Dykes 1861)

Nicaea (Dykes 1861)


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11 months ago - Comments: 5
The Long Ago

The Long Ago


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Now The Day Is Over

Now The Day Is Over


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Groundhog

Groundhog


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 9

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Traditional Loop Ends

Traditional Loop Ends


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 6
Wheel Hog Fiddle in Irwin's Chapel

Wheel Hog Fiddle in Irwin's Chapel


@Dan
9 months ago - Comments: 15
Wheel Hog Fiddle

Wheel Hog Fiddle


@Dan
11 months ago - Comments: 14
Pegs

Pegs


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Big Barren Creek

Big Barren Creek


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2 years ago - Comments: 7
Way Up On Clinch Mountain

Way Up On Clinch Mountain


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2 years ago - Comments: 7
Little Pink

Little Pink


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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


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3 years ago - Comments: 8
Ode To Joy

Ode To Joy


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On Earth Peace

On Earth Peace


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4 years ago - Comments: 5
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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What do we call it?

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

Comments

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 


Karen Keane
06/18/15 08:55:14PM @karen-keane:

Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!