Dan

Dan

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Location: New Tazewell, TN
Country: USA

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SoundCloud Tracks: 72
youtube videos: 16
images: 200
audio tracks: 4

The Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore Maker. I'm in my 9th year and just completed the 176th + instrument and over 2,000,000 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 • 15 minutes ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Curved back dulcimers":
"I did a few Virginia pieces years ago, there didn't seem to be any interest in them then. I wet the panel and placed it in a clamping jig drawing it to shape..."
Dan
@dan • 24 minutes ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Pallet Dulcimore:
"Thank you gents!"
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Simple Gifts Bass:
"IRENE: I want to see and play this big boy.   what a marvel!!!  Did you use the same fret wire you usually use for your dulcimers of regular size?   VERY..."
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Simple Gifts Bass:
"Thank you Robin. https://i.imgur.com/cFbx7bEl.jpg"
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
Simple Gifts Bass
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Nylon-string dulcimer for sale $260":
"I shipped a piece to UK for $90 US, they have to pay something on their end. If you do your paperwork correctly you shouldn't have any issues."
Dan
@dan • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Pallet Dulcimore:
"John Gribble: This one is now a Japanese resident. Thanks, Dan. She's beautiful.  I'm really pleased.  Nippon Special!"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago
@dan is now following @salt-springs
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
The Unclouded Day
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Pallet Dulcimore
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Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Number 11 20 Mawhee set up:
"marg: Beautiful.  What is (number 8 music wire) is that the same as dulcimer strings or guitar strings? Music wire is a coated piano wire. The tensile..."
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Number 11 20 Mawhee set up:
"  Strumelia: Real handsome dulcimer, Dan! Thank you!"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Mississippi Sawyer:
"Thank you all!"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Number 11 20 Mawhee set up:
"IRENE: OH SO NICE....AND I love it all.   You mean #8 music wire for the staple frets, yes?   or do you mean the three strings.................I look..."
Dan
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
Mississippi Sawyer
Dan
@dan • 2 years ago • comments: 3
Good stuff! No, great stuff!!!
https://fotmd.com/strumelia/group_discuss/1872/https://fotmd.com/strumelia/group_discuss/1872/from-appalshop-a-wonderful-interview-with-jean-ritchie

Latest Group Discussions

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Dan

1976 Hamer


Looking for any information on the maker Philip Hamer of Kingsport, TN
@Dan last year - Comments: 7
Dan

Kurt Simerman


Any one know how many pieces he made. I've found reference to Number...
@Dan last year - Comments: 5
Dan

Meredith Slone Dulcimer


Any one have one of these? He is from Hi Hat, Kentucky.
@Dan 5 years ago - Comments: 5
Dan

Integral fret board and peg head


I'm looking into the makers of traditional pieces that had an integral...
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 5
Dan

Jacob Meadors 1873 Feb 15


I have come across the sibling of D52 in L. Allen Smith's Catalogue on...
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 15
Dan

Number 9


Started a 26 inch Betty, all poplar with butternut fret board and...
@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Dan

What is it?



@Dan 2 years ago - Comments: 2
Dan

Woodcraft Magazine Dec/Jan


....has a dulcimer making article!    
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 1
Dan

Harmie Griffie


Any one have any information on Harmie Griffie (1935-2017) of Letcher...
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 5
Dan

John Scales Jr.


Any one have a straight on image of his piece? Thank you in advance,...
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 0
Dan

Old Pine


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

Tuning question


On the page 36 of The Dulcimer Book she has the tuning 1-5-3? Any...
@Dan 4 years ago - Comments: 2
Dan

Aha!


The subdominant is the same distance below the tonic as the dominant is...
@Dan 4 years ago - Comments: 2

Latest Audio

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Simple Gifts Bass

Simple Gifts Bass


@Dan
2 weeks ago - Comments: 4
The Unclouded Day

The Unclouded Day


@Dan
2 months ago - Comments: 1
Mississippi Sawyer

Mississippi Sawyer


@Dan
2 months ago - Comments: 5
Mule Tracks (Ratliff)

Mule Tracks (Ratliff)


@Dan
4 months ago - Comments: 5
Simple Gifts Number 6 20

Simple Gifts Number 6 20


@Dan
4 months ago - Comments: 5
Sally Goodin II

Sally Goodin II


@Dan
5 months ago - Comments: 4
Old Molly Hare

Old Molly Hare


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 6
Kitchen Girl

Kitchen Girl


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 4
Johnson Boys

Johnson Boys


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 2
Fiddler A Dram

Fiddler A Dram


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 3
Wuhan Blues

Wuhan Blues


@Dan
8 months ago - Comments: 7
Old East Tennessee Rye

Old East Tennessee Rye


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last year - Comments: 8
Nine Hundered Miles II

Nine Hundered Miles II


@Dan
last year - Comments: 8
The Shadow (Locrian)

The Shadow (Locrian)


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last year - Comments: 4
Cripple Creek II

Cripple Creek II


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Latest Videos

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Mawhee Galax Dulcimore

Mawhee Galax Dulcimore


@Dan
5 months ago - Comments: 5
Fiddle Dulcimore

Fiddle Dulcimore


@Dan
5 months ago - Comments: 5
The Shadow

The Shadow


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last year - Comments: 21
Traditional Loop Ends

Traditional Loop Ends


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 6
Pegs

Pegs


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 12
Big Barren Creek

Big Barren Creek


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 7
Way Up On Clinch Mountain

Way Up On Clinch Mountain


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 7
Little Pink

Little Pink


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 8
Number 5-16

Number 5-16


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

Ridin' the Zigzag and Wobble Railroad


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

Ode To Joy


@Dan
4 years ago - Comments: 6
Away In A Manger

Away In A Manger


@Dan
5 years ago - Comments: 8
What A Friend We Have In Jesus

What A Friend We Have In Jesus


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

Dulcimore Dan Cox at HLDF 2015


@Dan
5 years ago - Comments: 9

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Latest Forum Discussions

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What do we call it?

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

Comments

Mary
04/10/20 02:36:20PM @mary:

Thanks, Dan. After my initial confusion I figured it out. This is my first dulcimer with the smaller fret board. I have 3 other dulcimers. Just didn't expect D to go to D# then to E.


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.