David Bennett

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Location: Madison, AL
Country: US

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David Bennett
 
@david-bennett • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new YouTube video:
Dulcimentary: Jake Hisaw's 99th Birthday Jam
David Bennett
 
@david-bennett • one month ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on @david-bennett:
"With the total solar eclipse coming up Monday I was trying to think of some tunes that might be appropriate so after thing of some off the top of my head I..."
David Bennett
 
David Bennett
 
@david-bennett • 3 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on @david-bennett:
"This may have been around already but I just saw it this morning. I saw this posted on the Gila Mountain Dulcimers website at..."
David Bennett
 
@david-bennett • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Bring Your Dulcimore To Work Day:
"Steven Berger: Great idea! How did the other folks like it? Nice picture, by the way.  Steven It went well. I found a shady out of the way place to..."
David Bennett
 
@david-bennett • 3 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on My return to the noter!:
"When I started playing dulcimer about 9 years ago I dabbled with noter/drone but at the time locally no one else was. Then about two years ago I too renewed..."
David Bennett
 
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David Bennett
 
@david-bennett • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Summertown Bluegrass Reunion: 1st Dulcimer Lesson:
"Here's some non-dulcimer shade tree picking at Summertown https://youtu.be/TFh672XRsps"
David Bennett
 
@david-bennett • 3 months ago • comments: 4
David Bennett
 
@david-bennett • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Summertown Bluegrass Reunion: 1st Dulcimer Lesson:
"I can only fret with my ring or little finger. One interesting thing my wife noticed is that the kids weren't fretting with their index fingers (in the..."
David Bennett
 
@david-bennett • 3 months ago • comments: 4
David Bennett
 
@david-bennett • 4 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Me and Jake Hisaw:
"Jake was in D-Day in WWII. In fact he had two brothers at D-Day, all in different units, and they all survived not just the battle but all three made it..."
David Bennett
 
David Bennett
 
@david-bennett • 4 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Museum of Appalachia Pt II:
"Dan: Here you go! Thanks! I don't think that was there last time we were there.  "
David Bennett
 
@david-bennett • 4 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Down In The Valley:
"Now that I think of it, I forgot to double check the tuning after carrying it around for a bit. Hope it isn't too far off."
David Bennett
 
@david-bennett • 4 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new YouTube video:
Down In The Valley
David Bennett
 
@david-bennett • 4 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Museum of Appalachia Pt II:
"Dan, what's the story with the crutch on the wall?"
David Bennett
 
@david-bennett • 4 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Museum of Appalachia Pt II:
"I'm playing my Uncle Ed 1915 reproduction dulcimore made by John Knopf."
David Bennett
 
David Bennett
 
@david-bennett • 4 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Museum of Appalachia:
"IRENE: ooooooooooooh, WHERE IS THE PLACE?  I want to go and see for myself.  aloha, irene Clinton, Tennessee just north of Knoxville..."
David Bennett
 
@david-bennett • 4 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Museum of Appalachia:
"This was a BYOD event... Though did take a close gander at another dulcimore..."
David Bennett
 
@david-bennett • 4 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Uncle Ed Thomas Comes To Visit:
"The dulcimer in the middle was made for me almost exactly a year ago by John Knopf. It is patterned after the E5 dulcimer in L. Allen Smith’s book that was..."
David Bennett
 

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David Bennett

What If Exercise: The Un-festival


 Here’s a “brain storming” or “what if” exercise.   I've never run a...
@David Bennett 4 months ago - Comments: 18
David Bennett

Friction Tuner Tool For People With Orthopedic Problem


For those who play mountain dulcimers with wooden friction tuners, or...
@David Bennett 5 months ago - Comments: 5
David Bennett

Question about Jean Ritchie iPhone App


Every once in a while I'll do a search in the iTunes store on...
@David Bennett 8 months ago - Comments: 0
David Bennett

Buna Hicks


  November 11, 1888  Buna Vesta Presnell Hicks (1888 - 1984) was born...
@David Bennett 11 months ago - Comments: 2
David Bennett

Wish List: Mtn Dulcimer iPhone App


I've got a hammered dulcimer app on my iPhone that works pretty well but...
@David Bennett last year - Comments: 4
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Vintage Tennessee Tech Dulcimers


Here's my latest dulcimentary:...
@David Bennett last year - Comments: 4
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No reviews of The Story of the Dulcimer 2nd Ed.,


I noticed there are not any book reviews of Ralph Lee Smith’s new book,...
@David Bennett last year - Comments: 5
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oldest recorded mountain dulcimer songs


What is the oldest recorded mountain dulcimer song that anyone knows...
@David Bennett last year - Comments: 5
David Bennett

The Lomax Kentucky Recordings


I've been on a quest to locate and compile old mountain dulcimer...
@David Bennett last year - Comments: 7
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Effie and Addina Wilson


Bio http://lomaxky.omeka.net/exhibits/show/artistprofiles/wilsonHas good...
@David Bennett last year - Comments: 2
David Bennett

A "Little" Mountain Dulcimer Music


I don't know how "old style" this is but I did use a noter! I didn't...
@David Bennett last year - Comments: 8
David Bennett

Dulcimentary: Kentucky Dulcimer Excursion


I could have done a better job with some of the photos and captions but...
@David Bennett last year - Comments: 3
David Bennett

The Ritchie Family of Kentucky


This may be old news to many of you but I just ran across "The Ritchie...
@David Bennett 4 years ago - Comments: 1
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Does Jean Ritchie have any instrumental dulcimer albums?


I have several of Jean Ritchie's albums and she she sings on every one...
@David Bennett 6 years ago - Comments: 3

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Ralph Lee Smith Mtn Dulcimer History &...

Posted: Monday February 13 2017, 10:31 PM
By: @Kusani

Looking for tabs/books devoted to old...

Posted: Friday April 22 2016, 5:10 AM
By: @John Gribble

1970s TIME Magazine Advertisement...

Posted: Thursday June 18 2015, 6:44 PM
By: @Strumelia

Dulcimentary: Appalachian Dulcimers in TV...

Posted: Monday May 4 2015, 9:44 PM
By: @Lexie R Oakley

Dulcimentary: the history of the...

Posted: Tuesday April 28 2015, 10:37 AM
By: @Lexie R Oakley

Who Will Sing For Me -- In memory of Judy...

Posted: Sunday February 8 2015, 5:22 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

An Unofficial History of Westphalia Waltz

Posted: Saturday January 24 2015, 1:51 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Archie Lee dulcimentary

Posted: Sunday November 2 2014, 7:25 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Clifford Glenn Dulcimer photos

Posted: Tuesday May 20 2014, 5:34 AM
By: @David Bennett

Hee Haw Plank Dulcimer

Posted: Monday July 8 2013, 8:59 PM
By: @David Bennett

John Stinson #2 history?

Posted: Sunday November 4 2012, 9:38 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

My first Mountain Dulcimer Competition

Posted: Sunday October 7 2012, 8:11 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

A new dulcimer from a 100 year plus old...

Posted: Thursday September 27 2012, 10:42 PM
By: @Stephanie Stuckwisch

My two Keith Young Dulcimers

Posted: Tuesday February 14 2012, 10:05 AM
By: @Strumelia

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David Bennett
08/15/17 07:27:54PM @david-bennett:

With the total solar eclipse coming up Monday I was trying to think of some tunes that might be appropriate so after thing of some off the top of my head I went through my tab books looking for promising titles. Some of these might be a stretch. Feel free to add your own:

Monday Night Waltz (The eclipse on Monday)
Keep On The Sunny Side
Rising Sun Blues (House of the)
Sunshine In the Shadows
When This Evening Sun Goes Down
You Are My Sunshine
Meet Me By the Moonlight, Alone
Black Mountain Rag (?)
Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella
Give Me Oil in My Lamp
Lamp Lighting Time In The Valley
Meet Me By the Moonlight, Alone
Old Aunt Jenny with Her Nightcap On
Sunshine In the Shadows
Three Blind Mice
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Wake Up Susan
What a Day That Will Be
When the Stars Begin to Fall
When This Evening Sun Goes Down
Worried Man Blues


Gordon Hardy
04/17/16 08:45:59PM @gordon-hardy:

Hello David, regarding simple noter and drone tunes, if you wish to "follow" my profile, we can private message each other our home email addresses, then I can share several DAA and DAD tabbed tunes with you. I am unfamiliar with the 1-5-5 and 1-5-8 terms or keys or any of that stuff. I keep things fairly simple and am happy to share. You can check out some of my videos here on FOTMD to get a feel of what I play.


Jim Fawcett
04/13/11 04:57:17PM @jim-fawcett:
Hey David, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.
Dulcimer Diva
04/13/11 09:40:33AM @dulcimer-diva:

Hey David, glad that you joined us here at FOTMD. We have a group for people that face such challenges playing, be sure to check it out.Grin.gif


Randall McKinnon
04/13/11 09:26:23AM @randall-mckinnon:
Hi David, and welcome to FOTMD! There are lots of fun, helpful folks here with lots to offer about all things dulcimer.Look around, join in the discussions. Gald you are here!
Bill Lewis
04/13/11 07:11:16AM @bill-lewis:
Welcome to FOTMD David, glad ya found us. Grin.gif
John Henry
04/13/11 03:14:54AM @john-henry:

Sorry David, I forgot to say in the previous post that I had also been persuaded to post a blog about the TMB on this site which may also be of interest ?

JohnH


John Henry
04/13/11 03:03:24AM @john-henry:

Good morning David, and welcome to FOTMD from the UK/European group that exists within it. It was a welcome surprise for me to find that you had taken the trouble to send me a message aquainting me of the fact that you had posted additional info on the ED site, thank you. Your instrument has been made on TMB lines, tho' I would suggest somewhat shallower than others that I read about when researching in order to make one, plywood has been around for a long time, and fits in with the concept that the old makers used what was to hand. Should you be interested, there are pics of mine 'in the making' ( I got the 'tinwork' very wrong !!!) and also video footage of me playing it, posted on this site. I was very lucky in that after I answered something on ED I was sent some very beautiful poplar from Indianna to work with. Keep in touch,

JohnH