Dan Evans

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Location: Olney
Country: GB

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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.  I have released 5 CD albums to critical acclaim and undertaken 15 international tours to date, mostly to the USA.  Visit my website to learn more about my playing, teaching and recordings www.english-dulcimer.com - visit my website blog for a variety of dulcimer resources and my You Tube Channel to see films of me playing.  

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Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • one week ago • comments: 33
Posted a new Comment on @dan-evans:
"dear @marg 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..."
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • 2 weeks ago • comments: 33
Posted a new Comment on @dan-evans:
"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..."
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • 2 weeks ago • comments: 33
Posted a new Comment on @dan-evans:
"@marg 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..."
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on The Water Is Wide - a demo of my electric dulcimer:
"awh, thnx @val-hughes"
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on The Water Is Wide - a demo of my electric dulcimer:
"the coil fitted is a humbucker and it's palced away from the bridge - this already gives a very mellow, soft sound - the FX are created by the Boss GT-1..."
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • 3 weeks ago • comments: 12
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • 3 weeks ago • comments: 33
Posted a new Comment on @dan-evans:
"@marg 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..."
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • 3 weeks ago • comments: 33
Posted a new Comment on @dan-evans:
"@marg 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..."
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • 4 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on The Water Is Wide - a domo of my electric dulcimer:
"NB - I use the Boss DD-500 on all my acoustic instuments, including dulcimers - but that's another story ...   "
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • 4 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on The Water Is Wide - a domo of my electric dulcimer:
"@marg the Boss Gt-1 has a headphone socket - so in theory, you could practive in a hotel room before a concert - and I have done that before with FX,..."
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • 4 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on The Water Is Wide - a domo of my electric dulcimer:
"two things I forgot to say ... i) the dulcimer is in DAA tuning, naturally ? ... and ii) although the FX box is on the floor the FX are not an add-on..."
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • 4 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on The Water Is Wide - a domo of my electric dulcimer:
"you xan see the GT-1 in the stills photos and in my photo gallery"
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • 4 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on The Water Is Wide - a domo of my electric dulcimer:
"thnx @marg & @john-c-knopf the 'patch' (programmed combination of effects) at 1minute in is called 'slow gear' - it reduces the leading edge of the note,..."
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • 4 weeks ago • comments: 12
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • one month ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on digital effects:
"@marg it's a solid body-electric - I did try to add more text to explain but the software of the website kept rejecting it    "
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • one month ago • comments: 3
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Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on photo-shoot at Cootersbrooke gardens:
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • one month ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on composer:
"Until recently I didn' take this aspect of my music seriously - I thought of myself as a player who made up tunes occasionally - but there's now a breadth of..."
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • one month ago • comments: 1
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Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on NY & VT tour March 2017:
"... 'forgot to say the 1st two pieces are original"
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on NY & VT tour March 2017:
"thnx @strumelia"
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on NY & VT tour March 2017:
"thnx @val-hughes"
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • 2 months ago • comments: 5
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NY & VT tour March 2017
Dan Evans
 
@dan-evans • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Sept 17th- Concert in Olney, England":
"Sunday afteroon 17th September 2017 @3pm tickets £10 on door featuring ... Dan Evans - dulcimers Rebecca Hallworth - vocals Andy Crowdy - bass, guitar..."

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Dan Evans

cool new DAA chords


I stumbled across some cool new DAA chords the other day start by...
@Dan Evans 8 months ago - Comments: 2

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NY & VT tour March 2017

NY & VT tour March 2017


@Dan Evans
2 months ago - Comments: 5
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace


@Dan Evans
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New Lang Syne

New Lang Syne


@Dan Evans
8 months ago - Comments: 5
Farewell, Farewell

Farewell, Farewell


@Dan Evans
8 months ago - Comments: 14
working with David Schnaufer

working with David Schnaufer


@Dan Evans
8 months ago - Comments: 5
duets with Stephen Seifert

duets with Stephen Seifert


@Dan Evans
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The Mill Stream Film

The Mill Stream Film


@Dan Evans
8 months ago - Comments: 6
The Water Is Wide

The Water Is Wide


@Dan Evans
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Sept 17th- Concert in Olney, England

Posted: Monday July 24 2017, 8:35 AM
By: @Dan Evans

song accompaniment

Posted: Sunday June 22 2014, 7:24 PM
By: @AnnLaura Tapia

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marg
09/09/17 08:35:13AM @marg:

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.


Dan Evans
09/09/17 03:12:25AM @dan-evans:

dear @marg

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


marg
09/08/17 05:32:15PM @marg:

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


Dan Evans
09/08/17 06:05:42AM @dan-evans:

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    


marg
09/08/17 02:25:15AM @marg:

(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.


Dan Evans
09/08/17 02:12:50AM @dan-evans:

@marg

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   


marg
09/07/17 07:47:42PM @marg:

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?


Dan Evans
08/27/17 11:19:20AM @dan-evans:

@marg

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


Dan Evans
08/27/17 10:41:35AM @dan-evans:

@marg

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     


marg
08/26/17 08:56:14PM @marg:

    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.


Strumelia
01/14/17 01:13:50PM @strumelia:

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!  howdy


Strumelia
01/13/17 03:00:00PM @strumelia:

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:

13 Jan 2017 11:41:48AM failed dan@english-dulcimer.com 554 The IP Address of the sender (209.61.151.247) was found in a DNS blacklist database and was therefore refused.

Val Hughes
12/22/14 10:21:34AM @val-hughes:

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.


Scotty Lee Shuffield
09/18/10 09:32:15AM @scotty-lee-shuffield:
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
Scotty Lee Shuffield
09/18/10 12:45:01AM @scotty-lee-shuffield:
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
Sue Simms
09/09/10 06:57:17PM @sue-simms:
i Love the Guitar also ! I do enjoy the Dulcimer Smile.gif
Bill Lewis
08/28/10 05:01:51PM @bill-lewis:
Welcome to FOTMD Dan. Grin.gif
Neal Walters
08/26/10 08:44:37AM @neal-walters:
Thanks Dan ... we also fondly remember our visit to Olney ... sorry about the rabbit remark if it offended you ... I honestly didn't mean to ... we're headed over to visit our kids in October but have no "plan" ... we are going to Wales for 3-4 days while the kids are out of school and we can't stay as long as we'd like due to other commitments but thanks for the offer! Hugs.
Neal Walters
08/25/10 08:19:02PM @neal-walters:
Hey Dan, good to hear from you ... hope to see you one of these days ... hugs.
Carla Maxwell
08/25/10 01:38:28AM @carla-maxwell:
Lovely! I hope we get to meet and play in person someday.