dulcinina

Location:

Location: Somerset, KY
Country: USA

My Latest Followers:

Steve Battarbee Jim Fawcett Jack Ferguson Ron Gibson Black Dog Bess Gregg Schneeman Noah Cline Geckostar97 Linda Jo brockinton haydee025 Dan Molly McCurdy Peter Searle Mandy Cindy Stammich Slate Creek Dulcimers David Bennett Charles Thomas Randy Adams JenniferC Kevin R. Ken Longfield Rob N Lackey Ariane marg Robin Clark Norm Williams Luigi Cynthia Wigington Bob Reinsel Christine Shoemaker John Keane Marc Mathieu Helen Seiler Bob John Gribble Jessica Comeau DulcimerJones Robin Thompson sleepingangel Jill Geary Strumelia Cat Brown Mark Runge Mary MacGowan Dusty Turtle Larry Conger Janene Millen Jan Potts Gail Webber

Stats

Latest Activity

  All
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 4 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on "WHITEHAVEN VOLUNTEERS" on Dulcimer:
"That was great, Gregg.  What tuning did you use?  I watched both videos and like your style of playing.  Dulcinina"
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite albums":
"Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer Volume one features 19 selections by 19 different dulcimer players.  I bought it at a festival from Susan Trump.  Try..."
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 6 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on O Little Town Of Bethlehem:
"Nice, Mandy.  Thanks for sharing the tab. That's a wonderful gift and sweet sounding ducimer. Dulcinina"
dulcinina
@dulcinina • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Christmas songs:
"Hi Terry. Our group played at 3 facilities so far and some of the songs we play are The Cradle Song (the other version of Away in the Manger), Jolly Old St...."
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 4 weeks ago
@dulcinina is now following @steve-battarbee
dulcinina
@dulcinina • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Cozy Playing Corners":
"Charles, your playing spot is so neat, in the sense of being tidy.  OK, I confess. I cleaned my nook and got rid of a lot of the clutter.  Posting a picture..."
dulcinina
@dulcinina • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Cozy Playing Corners":
"Here's my playing corner.  It's in a spare room I use as my office and get-away place. Nina Oops. Not sure if my picture attached."
dulcinina
@dulcinina • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on 11-11-18: Appalachian Dulcimer Players In World War I:
"That was a great article, David.  Thanks oe putting it together. Nina"
dulcinina
@dulcinina • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Strings":
"Hey Ken, What are the strings for your noter/drone.  I just bought a used McSpadden and ordered strings from them.  When I told them I would be switching..."
dulcinina
@dulcinina • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Using Metronome apps":
"Thanks for the recommendations.  I'll look into those.  Our local music store didn't have any electronic metronomes. So for now I'll try the apps."
dulcinina
@dulcinina • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Using Metronome apps":
"Do you use a metronome app on your phone or an online metronome?  What do you recommend? Dulcinina"
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Buying a used McSpadden questions":
"Here's an update and intriguing history.  I bought the McSpadden after trying it out and questioning the young man selling it.  The guy's girlfriend's..."
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 months ago • comments: 145
Posted a new Comment on @strumelia:
"Hi Strumelia, Ithink I upgraded my email.  Please re-send your comments to see if they come through.  Thanks, Delcinina"
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Buying a used McSpadden questions":
"I'll be trying out a used McSpadden tomorrow that was made in 2000. I called the company and they said it's walnut and the back is made of plywood. It is not..."
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 months ago
@dulcinina is now following @jim-fawcett
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Cerise, Cerise - featuring Ariane Klauer:
"That was just beautiful. Dulcinina"
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 months ago
@dulcinina is now following @jack-ferguson
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 months ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Bocs Cân Idris – A new traditional instrument!:
"I was fascinated by your post even though I didn't understand a lot of it since I haven't built an dulcimer or zither and don't intend to.  The sound of your..."
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 months ago
@dulcinina is now following @ron-gibson
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 2 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Boil Them Cabbage Down :
"Hey Terry, I enjoyed your video and the suggestions.  I'm going to see if I can get some rattles/shakers.  I play at an Alzheimer center once a month and I..."
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 3 months ago
@dulcinina is now following @black-dog-bess
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"On Wednesday $ of us Played for patients in the respiratory care unit of Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mt. Vernon, KY.  This is the largest freestanding..."
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 3 months ago • comments: 27
Posted a new Comment on POLL: Do you play alone, or with others?:
"I play with 3 out-of-town groups about 45 miles away, average.  I also play with a group I started here in my town of  5 players.  I'd like to play with a..."
dulcinina
@dulcinina • 3 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Hangman's Reel:
"Very nice, Kevin.  What are you tuned to?  Nina"

Latest Group Discussions

  All
dulcinina

Tab for Scarlet Purple Robe


Anyone know where I can get tab for The Scarlet Purple Robe? Dulcinina
@dulcinina 10 months ago - Comments: 0
dulcinina

TablEdit Tutorials


I just bought TablEdit and am limping along by hunting and pecking.  Can...
@dulcinina last year - Comments: 7
dulcinina

Courage to play publicly


Two weeks ago my mother passed away.  Music therapists came twice and...
@dulcinina last year - Comments: 24

Latest Audio

  All

Latest Videos

  All

Comments

Strumelia
10/24/18 02:21:10PM @strumelia:

Ok- I managed to remove the Mailgun suppression for your address Nina, and now the notifications seem to go through ok- you should start getting site notifications now, and all seems well.  No need to change your email address in your fotmd account now.

Thanks!  thumbsup


Strumelia
10/24/18 02:19:13PM @strumelia:

(another test)


Strumelia
10/23/18 11:43:09AM @strumelia:

Hi Dulcinina,

The notifications from FOTMD are no longer able to get to you because our Mailgun program says that at some point you marked one of our notifications as spam.  In order to start receiving site notifications again (such as for when your discussion gets a new post or a reply, or when you receive a private note, if someone leaves a comment or 'like' on your page or your items, etc) you will need to put our site email (contact@fotmd.com) on your email 'whitelist' or Friends list.  Also check your spam folders and if you find an email there from us, remark it as 'not spam'.

The only other way to fix this if that doesn't work is to use a different new email address for your FOTMD account, which you can change to inyour account settings here.  Let me know if you need help with any of this.

(P.S. I had to post this on your profile page comment wall since I knew you would not be able to receive notifications from me due to this issue.)

Strumelia


Noah Cline
08/13/18 08:20:08PM @noah-cline:

You’re welcome ;)


Noah Cline
08/11/18 03:01:30PM @noah-cline:

Hi there, just finished up the tab for Carolan's Welcome and posted it here:https://fotmd.com/noah-cline/gallery/carolans-welcome-tab/all


Cindy Stammich
05/03/17 10:37:55PM @cindy-stammich:

Hi Nina,

Music is such a wonderful thing for folks in a nursing home!  Thank you for playing! 

I have played different times over the years at a local nursing home.  One thing that seemed to work well was to just set with your instrument out in the hallway in an area where the residents are somewhat mobile.  Ask them to come out in the hall if they want to.  It keeps the group very small and personal, you can play a couple of songs and then move on down the hall. 

I found this to be very helpful when I was first playing in public.  And the residents love it!  It is a WIN WIN situation! 

Good luck with your endeavors!HUG


Strumelia
01/10/17 11:44:43AM @strumelia:

Hi Nina, please ask your site question in this forum so that others may benefit from the questions & answers:

http://fotmd.com/forums/forum/site-questions-how-do-i


Rhonda Sorrells
09/09/16 07:54:16PM @rhonda-sorrells:

Nina, I am glad if my note was helpful.  I am so glad you are deciding to give this kind of visiting a try.  It's great that you have someone else to go with you, too!

Even though my daughter and I no longer do the "room" visits, we do play as part of our string band at least twice a year at the home in our area.  We try to go in summer and play lighter, faster kinds of tunes, and then closer to Christmas.  We play, pass out Christmas cards and candy canes, and just visit. 

One thing I forgot to mention about visiting.  We always got our flu shots out of the way before visiting==for our protection as well as the people we were visiting.  And any time we were not feeling well, we felt obliged to cancel or reschedule our visit.  A bad cold to a healthy person could be very serious to an elderly person.

I, too, sometimes find navigating FOTMD not easy.  But if it helps, you might want to make sure you are signed in before trying to view replies.  Earlier today, I couldn't see any replies to posts I had made a few years ago...until I signed in and there they were!  (Or maybe it was just something else I did wrong!)

I had originally posted in the Dulcimer Therapy group.  If you scroll up to the very top of the home page or your page, (up where the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer banner is), you will see Groups.  Click there and you can scroll down the page and select the Dulcimer Therapy group.  Click on that and you will see any past discussions.

Hope this helps!  Let me know how things are going!

P.s. I have family near Beaver Dam, KY.  My dad was from Sunnydale (near Hartford and Beaver Dam).

Rhonda

 


Rhonda Sorrells
09/09/16 03:33:42PM @rhonda-sorrells:

Hello Nina smiler.  I was unfortunately unable to continue the individual room visits in the nursing home because of some health and scheduling problems, but I learned quite a bit with the visits we did make....

 

First, be ready to talk with the person you are visiting.  This may sound like a no-brainer, but be prepared to introduce yourself and then ask them about themselves.  I was surprised at how much people just wanted to connect.  After my daughter and I played for them, we often stayed to talk for a good half hour....of course, this reduced the number of people we could end up visiting that day.

 

Use your manners....Another no-brainer, but remember to knock on the door and ask permission to come in to visit before barging in with instrument, stand, and other paraphernalia in tow.  Ask before sitting down in the bedside chair or other furnishings.  Ask if they would like to hear you play your music!  Some people were napping, for example, when we arrived, or had a roommate who was ill or napping.

 

Less is more.  We made up a binder of about 10 songs.  At each room we maybe played only 2 or 3, but it was nice to have a selection to let them choose from. 

 

Young ones win the day....my daughter was the hit of almost every visit.  It does seem as if the very old are drawn to the very young.  I made sure she had at least one song to sing as I accompanied her, and everyone loved it.  Plus, she is more extroverted than I am, so that helped keep conversations going!

 

Don't be afraid to reach out and touch.  A gentle touch on the back of the hand or arm can go a long way to let someone know you care, especially when they are in an environment which is largely "clinical". 

 

Other odds and ends: we brought a single, metal folding music stand (we shared the music), our music binder, a folding camp stool (one of the small armless kinds), and some Germ-X and or antibacterial hand wipes all held in a canvas bag.  And of course, my dulcimer.  I left the dulcimer case in the lobby area and just carried the instrument room to room instead of constantly packing/unpacking it.

 

We made sure to use the hand sanitizer or wipes out in the hall before entering our next room.

 

At the beginning of our visit, we checked in with the activities director who gave us a list of names and room numbers of residents she thought might be interested in a visit, along with any pertinent information we might need to know.  For example, if someone was hearing or visually impaired.  Keep that list for your next visit, and try to make notes of which people you visited and which ones you didn't so that you can try to visit them next time.

 

Our visitations were very satisfying and very appreciated by residents and staff, alike.  We often saw smiles as staff would pause at a resident's door while passing down the hall.

 

I hope this helps.  Let me know if there is anything else I can help with!

 

Rhonda


Rob N Lackey
10/30/15 09:39:21AM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Dulcinina, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob

 


John Keane
10/30/15 07:07:41AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!


Ken Longfield
10/29/15 09:37:47PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Dulcinina. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Benjamin W Barr Jr
10/29/15 09:09:21PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

HI Dulcinina, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben


Jim Fawcett
10/29/15 06:51:25PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Dulcinina, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.