Dan

Dan

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Location: New Tazewell, TN
Country: USA

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SoundCloud Tracks: 72
youtube videos: 15
images: 164
audio tracks: 4

The Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore Maker. I'm in my 7th year and just completed the 150th + instrument and over 1,500,000 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
@dan • 20 hours ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Best resources to learn noter/drone:
"My favorite! DAN www.dulcimore.com"
Dan
@dan • yesterday • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Jingle Bells noter/drone:
"Spot on!"
Dan
@dan • yesterday • comments: 9
Liked a youtube item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers:
Jingle Bells noter/drone
Dan
@dan • 6 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on 1873 Jacob Meadors:
"Lisa the embellishments are black ink of some sort. The piece listed in Smith's Catalogue (D52) dated 1881 has the same type markings. The author describes..."
Dan
@dan • 6 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on 1873 Jacob Meadors:
"If I'm correct in the hunt for "old" Jacob, he was about 16 when this was built! The piece has significant tool marks though out, there was a goodly amount..."
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@dan • 6 days ago • comments: 0
1873 Jacob Meadors
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@dan • 6 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
Simple Gifts 1873 Jacob Meadors
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Dulcimer":
"Yes the term "dulcimer" was used in the KJV, it was a very popular instrument when that translation was written. (Hammer dulcimer) DAN"
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Magical Black Walnut and Butternut !:
"Got that sexy Tignor waste, LOVE IT!!!"
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @bob:
Magical Black Walnut and Butternut !
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Brown Eyed Janie II:
"All poplar with maple tuners and butternut fret board. Hand rubbed wax finish and weighs in at a cat hair over 19 ounces!"
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
Brown Eyed Janie II
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Jacob Meadors 1873 Feb 15:
"John C. Knopf: You're such a lucky dog, Dan!  I mean.... such a fortunate...such a blessed luthier/historian! Yes, yes I am Blessed! Luthier? No...."
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 15
Liked a youtube item created by @terry-wilson:
Waterbound using noter
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Jacob Meadors 1873 Feb 15:
"From what I've found so far it came from around Jellico Creek, KY. If the Jacob I found is correct, he was about 16 years old when he made his first piece...."
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Jacob Meadors 1873 Feb 15:
"The writing and embellishments are painted on, and they are on the sides on both pieces. Interestingly on the earlier piece the name is written in a quite..."
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Jacob Meadors 1873 Feb 15:
"Images..."
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 12
Created a new Group discussion "Jacob Meadors 1873 Feb 15":
"I have come across the sibling of D52 in L. Allen Smith's Catalogue on page 71! Any knowledge of the maker would be greatly appreciated..."
Mountain Dulcimer History
Dan
@dan • one week ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @james-phillips:
Good King Wenceslas, key of C
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Question about Homer Ledford dulcimer finish":
"Homer used Sherwin-Williams Sherwood Dull Lacquer. DAN www.dulcimore.com"
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @mandy:
Away In a Manger
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Pretty Saro:
"Steve Battarbee: So nicely played Dan. Loving those drones. Thank you sir! DAN"
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Number 9 :
"John C. Knopf: Pretty pegs, Mr. Dan!  Just don't make too many of 'em at once, or you'll go peggy on us!  I really like the store bought rosewood pegs..."
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Ball End Strings: What End Pins?:
"https://www.folkcraft.com/collections/building-supplies-plans/products/dulcimer-string-anchor-pins-2340171"
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 29
Posted a new Comment on Show us your Galax!:
"....and a Kentucky style?"
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Number 9 :
"Don't see how to attach this....."
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Created a new Group discussion "Number 9 ":
"Started a 26 inch Betty, all poplar with butternut fret board and maple tuners......"
Dulcimer Making
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @davesterino:
My fancy dulcimer build - in progress
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Neuhauser dulcibro Brazilian cherry mountain dulcimer":
"Don has several Galax championships by various artist using his pieces! He is a truly wonderful man.....   DAN www.dulcimore.com"
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What did you do on 'Black Friday' (day after thanksgiving)":
"...went to work.....   DAN www.dulcimore.com"
Dan
@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Giving Thanks":
"For our first grand daughter, all smiles and love!!! DAN www.dulcimore.com"
Dan
@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What if you could only have one dulcimer?":
"My purple 28 inch ultra-lite. It is what I'd describe as the most traditional.... DAN www.dulcimore.com"
Dan
@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "What do we call it?":
"I don't recall a discussion on the name of our group of dulcimores. I refer to them as a "clutch" , but would like to hear what you guys call them.... maybe..."
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Pretty Saro:
"Dusty Turtle: What a rich tone that dulcimer has!  And your mastery of the noter is on display here as well.  One of my favorite tunes, and you certainly..."
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on How to Improve the Sound or your Drones:
"Spot on!  "

Latest Group Discussions

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Dan

Jacob Meadors 1873 Feb 15


I have come across the sibling of D52 in L. Allen Smith's Catalogue on...
@Dan one week ago - Comments: 12
Dan

Number 9


Started a 26 inch Betty, all poplar with butternut fret board and maple...
@Dan 3 weeks ago - Comments: 4
Dan

What is it?



@Dan 4 months ago - Comments: 2
Dan

Woodcraft Magazine Dec/Jan


....has a dulcimer making article!    
@Dan last year - Comments: 1
Dan

Harmie Griffie


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

John Scales Jr.


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

Old Pine


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

Tuning question


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

Aha!


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

Latest Audio

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Simple Gifts 1873 Jacob Meadors

Simple Gifts 1873 Jacob Meadors


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

Brown Eyed Janie II


@Dan
one week ago - Comments: 3
Pretty Saro

Pretty Saro


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

Once I Had A Sweetheart


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

Shady Grove on the Third Grand


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

Staples and Strings


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

Boil Dem Cabbage Down


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

The Chickens They Are Crowing


@Dan
8 months ago - Comments: 8
Dulcimore Wind

Dulcimore Wind


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

Nicaea (Dykes 1861)


@Dan
8 months ago - Comments: 5
Amazing Grace (Wheel Hog Fiddle)

Amazing Grace (Wheel Hog Fiddle)


@Dan
9 months ago - Comments: 2
The Long Ago

The Long Ago


@Dan
10 months ago - Comments: 2
Now The Day Is Over

Now The Day Is Over


@Dan
10 months ago - Comments: 4
Groundhog

Groundhog


@Dan
last year - Comments: 9
Whiskey Before Breakfast

Whiskey Before Breakfast


@Dan
last year - Comments: 1

Latest Videos

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Traditional Loop Ends

Traditional Loop Ends


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

Wheel Hog Fiddle in Irwin's Chapel


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

Wheel Hog Fiddle


@Dan
9 months ago - Comments: 14
Pegs

Pegs


@Dan
11 months ago - Comments: 12
Big Barren Creek

Big Barren Creek


@Dan
last year - Comments: 7
Way Up On Clinch Mountain

Way Up On Clinch Mountain


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last year - Comments: 7
Little Pink

Little Pink


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last year - Comments: 8
Number 5-16

Number 5-16


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 7
Ridin' the Zigzag and Wobble Railroad

Ridin' the Zigzag and Wobble Railroad


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 8
Ode To Joy

Ode To Joy


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 6
On Earth Peace

On Earth Peace


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 5
Away In A Manger

Away In A Manger


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 9
What A Friend We Have In Jesus

What A Friend We Have In Jesus


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 7
Dulcimore Dan Cox at HLDF 2015

Dulcimore Dan Cox at HLDF 2015


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 9
900 Miles Stamper Style

900 Miles Stamper Style


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 9

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Latest Forum Discussions

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What do we call it?

Posted: Sunday November 18 2018, 2:44 PM
By: @Terry Wilson

Integral fret board and peg head

Posted: Sunday April 8 2018, 5:44 AM
By: @Dan

Meredith Slone Dulcimer

Posted: Saturday September 12 2015, 6:54 AM
By: @Dan

Comments

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!


James Phillips
06/18/15 08:30:49PM @james-phillips:

welcome back Dan!


Mike Slone
06/18/15 06:34:54PM @mike-slone:

Well, look who's back.