Dan

Dan

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Location: New Tazewell, TN
Country: USA

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The Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore Maker. I'm in my 11th year and just completed the 235th + instrument and over 2,180,000 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 • 2 days ago • comments: 6
Liked a music item created by @richard-streib: Trust and Obey
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@dan • 2 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Trust and Obey:
"Amen! Thank you for sharing."
Dan
@dan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a youtube item created by @dusty-turtle: The Lark in the Clear Air on a baritone
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@dan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Thoughts on tonewoods?:
"They aint' but two ways to do any thing, the way that works and the way that don't.....looks like it will work to me!"
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@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 27
Liked a youtube item created by @ethan-chastain: Maddie and Daddy
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@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Liked a group discussions item created by @soledad: First time build
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@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Seneca Square Dance:
"Happy PMOTPD2022!"
Dan
@dan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @ron-zuckerman: Seneca Square Dance
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@dan • one month ago
@dan is now following @ryan-carrell
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 1
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Making a noter":
"I believe river cane makes the best noter. (Historically correct and indigenous)  Bamboo is very similar being high in silicon content that makes them last a..."
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @royb: Making a noter
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@dan • one month ago • comments: 2
Liked a music item created by @robin-thompson: Leaving Home For Good
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube item created by @john-w-mckinstry: "His Voice, as the Sound of the Dulcimer Sweet"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on "His Voice, as the Sound of the Dulcimer Sweet":
"One of my FAVORITE tunes, thank you for sharing!"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ionian tuning question":
"Bravo @royb!!!"
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ionian tuning question":
"Strumelia: Dan: You aint' got none posted for sale yet? I'll take one.... How to make $20 by selling dulcimer buttons: Start by spending $70 to make and..."
Dan
@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ionian tuning question":
"Strumelia: I really think there should be a button one could wear that just says: bim bim BOM. You aint' got none posted for sale yet? I'll take one...."
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@dan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ionian tuning question":
"[quote="RoyB"] [quote="ocean-daughter"] I think some of the dulcimer renaissance pioneers developed their own ways of thinking and talking about theory and..."
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@dan • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Finding a tuning Peg":
"No there is no off the shelf peg for your dulcimer. Each maker had his own way of making pegs and the pegs were "fitted" to it's own hole. If you can find a..."
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@dan • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "KY Fretboard":
"The Kentucky and North Carolina pieces were usually around 28 inch VSL.  (29 inch was common) The Virginia pieces were closer to 26 inch VSL. (Many shorter..."
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@dan • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @homer-ross: KY Fretboard
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@dan • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @curtis-carlisle-bouterse: What is the best way to dipose of my collection?
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@dan • 3 months ago • comments: 9
Liked a music item created by @robin-thompson: Ariel
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@dan • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Possum board":
" "possum board" is a regional term for a tapered board used to stretch animal hides while they dry. I don't know if anyone knows who, when, where or why it..."
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@dan • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on We're Floating Down the Stream of Time:
"Well done!"
Dan
@dan • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Liked a music item created by @richard-streib: We're Floating Down the Stream of Time
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@dan • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @homer-ross: Possum board
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@dan • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Wanted: Solid Body Electric Dulcimer":
"Hey John, what say you?"
Dan
@dan • 4 years ago • comments: 5
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

2021 Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering


Well the 2021 Gathering has come and gone....what a wonderful time had...
@Dan last year - Comments: 19
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Number 18 20 Wedding Dulcimore


https://imgur.com/YzjmQzR https://imgur.com/6l5udVe Busted pallet I...
@Dan last year - Comments: 10
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1976 Hamer


Looking for any information on the maker Philip Hamer of Kingsport, TN
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 7
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Kurt Simerman


Any one know how many pieces he made. I've found reference to Number...
@Dan 3 years ago - Comments: 5
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Meredith Slone Dulcimer


Any one have one of these? He is from Hi Hat, Kentucky.
@Dan 7 years ago - Comments: 5
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Integral fret board and peg head


I'm looking into the makers of traditional pieces that had an integral...
@Dan 4 years ago - Comments: 5
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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 4 years ago - Comments: 15
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Number 9


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



@Dan 4 years ago - Comments: 2
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Woodcraft Magazine Dec/Jan


....has a dulcimer making article!    
@Dan 5 years ago - Comments: 1
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Harmie Griffie


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


Any one have a straight on image of his piece? Thank you in advance,...
@Dan 5 years ago - Comments: 0
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Old Pine


I have access to some "old" pine for making some instruments. I know...
@Dan 6 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 6 years ago - Comments: 2
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Aha!


The subdominant is the same distance below the tonic as the dominant is...
@Dan 6 years ago - Comments: 2

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Wildwood Flower

Wildwood Flower


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5 months ago - Comments: 3
Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts


@Dan
5 months ago - Comments: 6
Für Cari

Für Cari


@Dan
5 months ago - Comments: 4
Brown Eyed Janie ( 1_22 )

Brown Eyed Janie ( 1_22 )


@Dan
8 months ago - Comments: 4
Sally Goodin (Folk Strings)

Sally Goodin (Folk Strings)


@Dan
8 months ago - Comments: 6
Brown Eyed Janie on the Grand

Brown Eyed Janie on the Grand


@Dan
10 months ago - Comments: 2
Silent Night

Silent Night


@Dan
11 months ago - Comments: 2
Saints

Saints


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Simple Gifts Number 6 20

Simple Gifts Number 6 20


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 5
Shady Grove on the Third Grand

Shady Grove on the Third Grand


@Dan
4 years ago - Comments: 7
Boil Dem Cabbage Down

Boil Dem Cabbage Down


@Dan
4 years ago - Comments: 3
Away In a Manger

Away In a Manger


@Dan
7 years ago - Comments: 4

Latest Videos

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Dulcimore Day 2022

Dulcimore Day 2022


@Dan
6 months ago - Comments: 4
Blackest Crow on the Grand

Blackest Crow on the Grand


@Dan
10 months ago - Comments: 3
Diatonic Tuning Round Robin

Diatonic Tuning Round Robin


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last year - Comments: 1
Taps Across America 2021

Taps Across America 2021


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Mawhee Galax Dulcimore

Mawhee Galax Dulcimore


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 5
Fiddle Dulcimore

Fiddle Dulcimore


@Dan
2 years ago - Comments: 5
The Shadow

The Shadow


@Dan
3 years ago - Comments: 21
Traditional Loop Ends

Traditional Loop Ends


@Dan
4 years ago - Comments: 6
Pegs

Pegs


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

Big Barren Creek


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

Way Up On Clinch Mountain


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5 years ago - Comments: 7
Little Pink

Little Pink


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

Number 5-16


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

Ridin' the Zigzag and Wobble Railroad


@Dan
6 years ago - Comments: 8

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Latest Forum Discussions

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SoundCloud issues

Posted: Monday October 25 2021, 6:00 PM
By: @Dan

Name that tune.

Posted: Friday June 18 2021, 7:31 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

What do we call it?

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

Comments

Doug Naselroad
12/12/20 10:27:41PM @doug-naselroad:

Hey, Dan!  Hope things are going well for you over in TN.  Still busy here despite COVID.  Lots going on!  You?

More soon,

Stay well,

Doug


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.