I live in Olney, England (the home of Amazing Grace) and I have been playing mountain dulcimer for over 40 years. Although I use modal tunings, my favourite tuning is Ionian (DAA but more commonly EBB), which I use much of the time. My dulcimers have a diatonic scale with no half frets and only three strings. I play almost exclusively finger-style and my repertoire is a mixture of songs and airs, based on traditional songs from the British Isles as well as original instrumentals, often about nature. I have released 5 CD albums to critical acclaim and undertaken 18 international tours to date, mostly to the USA. Visit my website to learn more.
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Hi Strumelia - where and how can I post info about my forthcoming US tour - I have posters and flyers and hyperlinks to blog posts ... ? thnx - Dan
You can post a thread about your upcoming tour in our Single Instructor Events forum at any time, free of charge. It can include links and images. Only one such thread at any given time though, and it will be removed once the event is over.
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my interview for the Dulcimer Players News can also be found on my new website blog: https://www.english-dulcimer.com/interview-in-dulcimer-players-news/
article written for Nashville's Grand Old Dulcimer Club on best advice to become a good dulcimer player is now on my new website blog: https://www.english-dulcimer.com/dulcimer-advice-article-for-nashville-dulcimer-club/
I have a new website - the domain is the same: www.english-dulcimer.com but the content is now up to date and the new site work on smartphones and tablets now
Ok, thanks. Talking with Roland/Boss yesterday, I did set the amp to just mic & that may help.
Thanks for your video that started a whole new adventure.
I don't know if I can help you like this - if you email me @ Dan@english-dulcimer.com full details of the instrument, pickup, and amp and what is not working I will do me best do comment - else I suggest youi buy a lesson from a local electric guitaist who uses FX
A dulcimer with a pick up, how different is that from electric dulcimer or guitar & is that why I am having trouble getting the sounds from the GT-1
an electric dulcimer works just the same as an electric guitar - I recommend using a guitar amp (not an acoustic amp) if you have an electric dulcimer with coil pickup
the GT-1 has a master feature where you can speciafly globally what the output is fed to - ie PA, stack, amp etc
(rather than use preset patches )
Have you played around with the patches just to see how they sound & do they really sound like they should or does a dulcimer not work with this like a a garage does.
Do different amps change the sound, can you think of anything I could do to help the pre tones sound like they should? I want to start with a patch then change it some but so many of them sound the same with the dulcimer.
no I don't use Boss Tone Central for anumber of reasons - rather than use preset patches and editing them, I build my own from scratch - over 40 years of using pedals and then muti-FX I pretty much know exactly what I want, althouhg some of th epresets are worth disecting to get ideas for fresh sounds - as a perfomer I need the GT-1 to be free-standing
Do you have your GT-1 hooked up to Boss Tone Central by way of laptop? Have you tried any of the free sets & will they work with a dulcimer? If I can't get the sounds to sound like it should, is it my amp or are these live set patches only for the guitar?
you might find this of use ... http://www.english-dulcimer.com/FX-for-dulcimer-and-guitar.asp it is a little dated now and both my thinking and equipent avaialble have moved on - but it may help you get going - suggest you print it as it will come down when my new website goes up later in the year
good luck with doging the hurricane - we can see it on our news over here in the UK - the Boss GT-1 does not come with much of a manual - nothing does these day - but it does tell you the basics of how to edit and save patches - the best way to learn is to watch one of the many You Tube videos that show you how to work it - it isn't difficult or slow when you know how - Ihave the advantage of having used FX for decades and know what I want plus I've use programable multi FX boxes before - so that helped too - an easy was is to edit exisiting patches, rather than clreate your own from scratch - best - Dan
I loved the sound you have done with your dulcimer & GT 1 . So much that I went out and picked one up. I think I need lessons, all the demos say how easy it is, well maybe for someone who knows these things.
I live in North Houston area and with the Harvey Hurricane I made sure I had something fun to play since I would be stuck insides for days as we watch the water rise. So far I have enjoyed some of the sounds programed & even a few I played around with but do not know how to save yet so loose them as soon as I turn things off. Ha, the next time I worked on learning how to use the GT 1, I felt many of the tones sounded the same.
Lots to learn and some may think it shouldn't be used with a dulcimer but I like the idea of different tones for different songs and one dulcimer can be many. Besides it is keeping me company through the downpours of Harvey.
thanks for sharing ' The Water Is Wide ' very fitting for the flooding areas around me.
Hi Dan- I got your PM, but I sent a response via my private gmail address to be sure you received it. Please be on the lookout for it in your email inboxes. Thanks!
Hi Dan, I've been sending you some messages, but the Mailgun email.notification system says the following, so you may not be getting any site notifications unless your IP address gets changed. Sorry, there's nothing I can do about this unless you contact your provider or change your IP:
Dan, what a very pleasant surprise this morning, very very thoughtful of you am enjoying as I write to you. Thank you very much, hope our paths cross again soon. Val.
No sir...we have not met (it was probably some other crazy guy - LOL). My loss I'm sure. Hope to do so sometime in the future.Scooter
Sorry it took so long to welcome you but, hey...WELCOME to FOTMD! Hope you can make yourself at home and share some of your knowledge.ScooterLake Tyler, Texas, USA
i Love the Guitar also ! I do enjoy the Dulcimer