David Bennett

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Location: Madison, AL
Country: US

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Gregg Schneeman Elvensong Bob Cat Brown dulcinina Slate Creek Dulcimers Strumelia Ken Hulme Kevin R. Richard Streib Dan Ken Longfield Robin Clark Cynthia Wigington jeffrey charles foster Stewart McCormick Kevin Messenger Robin Thompson John C. Knopf Lexie R Oakley Sean Ruprecht-Belt Gordon Hardy

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youtube videos: 11
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Latest Activity

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David Bennett
@david-bennett • 6 days ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Jacob Meadors 1873 Feb 15:
"Just "wow!"  Hope to see/hear videos when you're done working on it."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on "THE ZITHER CAROL" on Hummel:
"Bravo!"
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Created a new Group discussion "Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: DECEMBER":
"https://heritagedulcimers.wordpress.com/today-in-mountain-dulcimer-history/timdh-december/"
Mountain Dulcimer History
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Monochord?:
"I finally got a chance to start reading through the two booklets that came with the set and found this about the use of the monochord image on the box:..."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Monochord?:
"Lisa,  my set has a list of all the tunes, performers and instruments used. No monochords or dulcimores listed. "
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Does this mean Sally is a "tabby"?"
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Updated a Group discussion "":
"For my birthday Karen gave me a 6 CD set, Anthology of American Folk Music, originally released in 1952 on vinyl.  Musicologist Harry Smith assembled the..."
Mountain Dulcimer History
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Created a new Group discussion "Monochord?":
"For my birthday Karen gave me a 6 CD set, Anthology of American Folk Music, originally released in 1952 on vinyl.  Musicologist Harry Smith assembled the..."
Mountain Dulcimer History
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What do we call it?":
"Probably not what you're looking for but I just say "collection"... though agglomeration and arsenal come to mind as well."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What if you could only have one dulcimer?":
"If I can only have one it would be one of my Uncle Ed Thomas reproductions."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Yesterday while Karen and I were watching football on TV our young cat, Sally, sauntered in from what we call the "computer-music room and lay innocently on..."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • one month ago • comments: 5
Created a new Group discussion "11-11-18: Appalachian Dulcimer Players In World War I":
"Here's a short piece I put together in honor of today being the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I:11-11-18: Appalachian Dulcimer Players In World..."
Mountain Dulcimer History
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How does your pet react to your Dulcimer playing?":
"Our previous cat really liked me to play the dulcimer. She'd walk over to it and meow at me then lay down when I'd start playing. The new cat, Sally, at..."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Sally at 2 months and 7 months checking out my 1931 Uncle Ed Thomas reproduction made by Kevin Messenger "
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A W Jeffreys Jr.":
"     Just by chance several weeks ago, before my friend sent me the link to this dulcimer sale, I had started gathering information on A.W. Jeffreys for my..."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A W Jeffreys Jr.":
"A friend saw this AW Jeffreys dulcimer on Craigslist. Looks like the seller is about 3 minutes from my house. Too bad I'm not collecting, seems like a good..."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 months ago • comments: 25
Posted a new Comment on @dan:
"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..."
David Bennett
@david-bennett • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Learn, play and enjoy the mountain dulcimer. -(FL):
"Howdy Jon, been missing you here in north Alabama, especially this last weekend at the Tennessee Valley Old time Fiddlers Convention."

Latest Group Discussions

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David Bennett

Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: DECEMBER


https://heritagedulcimers.wordpress.com/today-in-mountain-dulcimer-histo...
@David Bennett 2 weeks ago - Comments: 1
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Monochord?


For my birthday Karen gave me a 6 CD set, Anthology of American Folk...
@David Bennett 4 weeks ago - Comments: 10
David Bennett

11-11-18: Appalachian Dulcimer Players In World War I


Here's a short piece I put together in honor of today being the 100th...
@David Bennett one month ago - Comments: 5
David Bennett

Jethro Amburgey #883 Comes Home


Jethro Amburgey #883 Comes HomeSource: Carolina Mountain Life Spring...
@David Bennett 4 months ago - Comments: 1
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Dulcimer vs Dulcimore


Today I ran across a letter to the editor written in 1973 regarding...
@David Bennett 4 months ago - Comments: 7
David Bennett

Peg Drops, Peg Dope and Peg Compound


Is there a difference between Peg Drops, Peg Dope and Peg Compound? At...
@David Bennett 10 months ago - Comments: 17
David Bennett

Photos from Don Pedi noter/drone workshop in Athens Alabama


Yesterday evening Don Pedi came to town for a workshop/concert/jam....
@David Bennett 11 months ago - Comments: 4
David Bennett

The mad dulcimer doctor is in...


Here's something I put on the dulcimer page I manage for our local...
@David Bennett 11 months ago - Comments: 0
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Noter/drone article in Dulcimer Players News


At the risk of self promotion, or tootin' my own horn, I wanted to...
@David Bennett last year - Comments: 19
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Nettie Hicks Presnell


Over time I've been trying to locate CDs and videos of old time and...
@David Bennett last year - Comments: 10
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Need pointers for playing witha quill


  Lately I’ve been concentrating on playing with a noter and quill....
@David Bennett last year - Comments: 18
David Bennett

What If Exercise: The Un-festival


 Here’s a “brain storming” or “what if” exercise.   I've never run a...
@David Bennett last year - Comments: 18
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Friction Tuner Tool For People With Orthopedic Problem


For those who play mountain dulcimers with wooden friction tuners, or...
@David Bennett last year - 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 last year - Comments: 0
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Buna Hicks


  November 11, 1888  Buna Vesta Presnell Hicks (1888 - 1984) was born...
@David Bennett 2 years 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 2 years ago - Comments: 4
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Vintage Tennessee Tech Dulcimers


Here's my latest dulcimentary:...
@David Bennett 2 years ago - 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 2 years ago - Comments: 5
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oldest recorded mountain dulcimer songs


What is the oldest recorded mountain dulcimer song that anyone knows...
@David Bennett 2 years ago - Comments: 5
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The Lomax Kentucky Recordings


I've been on a quest to locate and compile old mountain dulcimer...
@David Bennett 2 years ago - Comments: 7

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Making Lemonade in the Southern Highlands

Posted: Saturday June 23 2018, 11:05 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

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

Comments

Dan
10/09/18 06:46:03AM @dan:

I'm guessing around ten, but I'll let you know as soon as they finalize the schedule!


David Bennett
08/05/18 05:37:40PM @david-bennett:

Jake Hisaw will be 100 years old on 30 August. We'd like to encourage anyone who'd like to to send a birthday greeting to him do so at the address below. Over the years Jake has played with many campers and jammers between Virginia and Texas. Jake still sings, yodels and plays his guitar. He knows more songs than anyone I know. The last couple years he's been a regular with the Athens Dulcimers. 

Jake Hisaw

 Room 8

 The Madison Village & Assisted Living

 6016 Wall Triana Highway, Madison, AL 35757

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David Bennett
06/08/18 05:44:40PM @david-bennett:
I happened to be checking for dulcimer related items on Ebay today and found a FOTMD button for $6.95 plus $4 shipping.

Hmmm, maybe a should buy a bunch of nice new pins Strumelia sells for $2.50 each and sell them on ebay. That's almost a 40% profit!


Strumelia's pins http://harmonias.com/FOTMD%20buttons/

David Bennett
02/24/18 05:16:24PM @david-bennett:

Today I received the FOTMD buttons I ordered to wear at the now cancelled Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming. The good news is I'll still get to wear them that weekend in Berea and Hindman when I meet some of the other droners from FOTMD that have nothing else to do tht weekend. dulcimer Anyway, in trying to explain the significance of the  rare and elusive Lesser Hairy Toed Fotmd on the one button to Karen I was unable to find the post about the moth here on fotmd.com (maybe I just missed it). However, I did find it on the older dulcimer-noter-drone.blogspot.com site and thought some of the newer member might be interested in the story.

The rare and elusive Lesser Hairy Toed Fotmd
https://dulcimer-noter-drone.blogspot.com/search?q=moth

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David Bennett
01/24/18 05:49:36AM @david-bennett:

Long, Long Ago

Here's a new old tune I'm learning. Dave Holeton's video is excellent for learning the tune
https://athensdulcimerclub.wordpress.com/2018/01/16/long-long-ago/


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