Dusty Turtle

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Location: Northern California
Country: USA

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Fatcat Cindy Steighner ZeeAviatrix Sharon Porter TwoGunBob hoodoo Slate Creek Dulcimers Fredr sweetbriar Bob Stephens fishface LeonM Geckostar97 VictorValente Don Grundy LisaJr Ron Zuckerman Ariane Jim Soltis Linda Riddle Elvensong Bryan Fridlund Exukaden Ginney Camden Kathyb53 JenniferC fordferguson Pierre-Yves Donnio Deborah Hamouris Sheryl St. Clare Wandafull1 Lois Sprengnether Keel Blondie Jimmy Sample Martin Oesterle Joyoussinger heartstrummer giddykitty Billy T folkfan Mary MacGowan Randy Adams Kevin R. Jill Geary Lauren Deming Dan Evans dulcinina DianeL Rock-wyre Doug Jones

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SoundCloud Tracks: 8
youtube videos: 50
images: 22
events: 2
Groups: 2
videos: 10
audio tracks: 9


An educator and folk/roots music enthusiast living the good life in Northern California, I run a local dulcimer group called River City Dulcimers.  


 

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When tyrants tremble thick with fear


And hear their death knells ringing,


When friends rejoice both far and near,


How can I keep from singing?  


 

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Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 4 hours ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Sugar Reel, St. Joseph's Reel, St. Anne's Reel
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ray Branson Dulcimer 1987":
"Hi @retomas.  It sounds like you have a really nice instrument there.  I would be surprised if no one around this site has any information for you. FYI: I..."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 4 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Black Mountain Rag:
"I really like the harmony part you guys add here.  I might have to steal that. "
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"@Ken-Hulme, someone served me a jackfruit curry recently. It was quite tasty, but I had no idea what it was. I looked it up afterward and have to admit that..."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Good for you, Andreas.  I'm sure somewhere between being a sports junkie and not moving for 15 years there is a happy medium and a healthy lifestyle."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • one week ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on How many frets are really useful?:
"Strumelia's explanation for why at least 17 frets are necessary makes sense in theory and had me completely convinced.  However, I looked at all my..."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on My Keith Young Limberjack Project:
"Can't tell if that limberjack is Uncle Ed or Uncle Dave!"
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • one week ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Melodies while strumming:
"Hi Rachael and others.  I received two questions by personal message about the video I posted here.  Rather than type forever in response, I made another..."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Pick Thickness:
"Tallytune, as @Steven-Berger says, you are doing nothing wrong. Picks are a very personal thing, so what works for one person will not work for another.  In..."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 2 weeks ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Fly around my pretty little miss:
"If we needed a single sound clip to demonstrate the unique and fun sound of the mountain dulcimer, this would be it. That's some right nice playing, Bobby...."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer makers with longer VSLs:
"David Beede and Bonnie Carol don't make custom dulcimers at all.  In David's case, he simply had trouble keeping up with orders so he decided to make a very..."
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Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Reubens Train:
"My feet don't move fast enough to dance to this! Nice work!"
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Melodies while strumming:
"Rachael, I though of something that I should have mentioned in my video but just sort of took for granted.  When you are strumming chords to accompany..."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 2 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on How many frets are really useful?:
"Something else to think about: make the strum hollow extra wide.  That might mean reducing the number of frets, but I agree that some of those really tiny..."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Melodies while strumming:
"Rachael, I put together this demo of how I mix melody, strumming, and arpeggiation in a version of The Banks of the Ohio.  Maybe it will help."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Good for you, @Andreas-Fischer, for getting the new bike.  Don't overdo it too fast, though.  You might want to start out doing 3 km a day for a while, and..."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Melodies while strumming:
"Rachael, I'm not precisely sure what you're asking here. Are you asking how to compose a melody to fit over the chord progression of a song for a musical..."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on https://youtu.be/Y2vzmjpiya8:
"Nice job!  You've got a nice steady, hoppin' rhythm there."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 2 weeks ago • comments: 56
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"@Eaglenest61, if you are a true beginner, I don't think you need to worry about the Circle of Fifths just yet. Just start out learning how to read..."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Great Resource for Music Theory Group:
"The link has been fixed."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"Those radishes look delicious, but I'd prefer the roots to the greens. I don't grow them myself, but this time of year I eat a LOT of fresh English peas.  I..."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on QUANTUMloop video:
"Something tells me you won't be getting any household chores done for a spell, Christine. That looks like way too much fun!"
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on White Room Studio photo-shoot - II :
"pretty cool"
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Sarah Kate Morgan live!":
"Thank, @Dan. I'm listening to Sarah on that show right now! I should let you know that I moved this discussion to the section on single instructor workshops..."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on You are My Sunshine:
"Cindy, The short answer is that a copyright was registered for "You Are My Sunshine" by Peer Music in 1940.  It is still under copyright. But I would put..."
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@dusty-turtle • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "RIP Leon Redbone":
"What a cool title for a ukulele songbook!  And thanks for sharing "Shine On.""
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "RIP Leon Redbone":
"One of my musical influences died today.  Leon Redbone died this morning at the age of 69. In the mid-1970s he attained a degree of commercial success,..."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 3 weeks ago • comments: 19
Liked a youtube item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Holly leaf dulcimore
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a youtube item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: My Dan Cox Dulcimore!
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Honaker Holly Leaf Dulcimore:
"She's a beaut, Bobby. It's nice to see how active you've been building recently."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Action-is it too high?:
"Rachael, watch the really good dulcimer players, like Don Pedi or Aaron O'Rourke.  Their left hand looks to barely be touching the fretboard.  I used to..."
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Born to Run - chromatic bari - in concert:
"Just know, Sam, if you start working on the Sopranos theme song, I'm gonna call for an intervention. (But don't worry; we'll be serving Jersey tomatoes and..."
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@dusty-turtle • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Birdseye Maple Steel String- Stephens Lutherie:
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@dusty-turtle • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Born to Run - chromatic bari - in concert:
"Tramps like us, Sam!  Nice work.  Next year you'll have to do a tune by Bon Jovi.  "

Latest Group Discussions

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article and video on San Diego dulcimer ensemble


Hey Golden Staters.  Our brethren in San Diego got some positive press...
@Dusty Turtle 6 months ago - Comments: 0
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1923 material to enter public domain in 2019!


On New Year's Day 2019, anything published in 1923 will enter the...
@Dusty Turtle 6 months ago - Comments: 1
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name that (partial) chord: 5-6-6+ in DAd


This is not a game, but a genuine question. I am working on an...
@Dusty Turtle 9 months ago - Comments: 9
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Margaret Wright's dulcimer ministry in the Baptist Press


Members of this group might be interested in this article from The...
@Dusty Turtle last year - Comments: 3
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teaching multiple versions of a song


I have had a lot of success teaching beginning dulcimer players by...
@Dusty Turtle last year - Comments: 3
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Smithsonian Folkways on Appalachian Women Heritage Fellows


I thought fans of Jean might find this short article from Smithsonian...
@Dusty Turtle last year - Comments: 2
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four notes in place of three


In a duple meter such as 2/4 or 4/4, when three notes take the place of...
@Dusty Turtle last year - Comments: 6
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MFA Boston exhibit on zithers


The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has a collection of musical...
@Dusty Turtle 2 years ago - Comments: 3
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no longer a beginner?


How do you know when you are no longer a beginner?  What left-hand or...
@Dusty Turtle 2 years ago - Comments: 16
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Bonne Humeur -- a Haitian méringue on appalachian dulcimer


Here is a hoppin' Haitian méringue by the violinist Arthur Duroseau....
@Dusty Turtle 3 years ago - Comments: 8
Strumelia

Little dulcimer...or epinette?


So just out of curiosity (and maybe in my capacity as...
@Strumelia 4 years ago - Comments: 4
Dusty Turtle

how to indicate a capo in Tabledit?


Howdy good people. I am trying to tab a simple version of "Rights of...
@Dusty Turtle 4 years ago - Comments: 21
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How do you highlight the melody in Tabledit?


I've seen some arrangements in Tabledit in which the melody note is...
@Dusty Turtle 4 years ago - Comments: 10
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Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul


OK, some tunes you work on for months. (I've been working on Pig Ankle...
@Dusty Turtle 4 years ago - Comments: 16
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Couldn't Hear Myself


OK, it was only a small, unpaid gig, but there were a fair number of...
@Dusty Turtle 5 years ago - Comments: 16
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What are half frets and do I need any?


This is the third incarnation of this piece. The first part of what...
@Dusty Turtle 5 years ago - Comments: 15
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alternate endings in Tabledit


OK, Tabledit experts. I don't know the precise terms for what I want to...
@Dusty Turtle 5 years ago - Comments: 8
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multiple modules in TablEdit


Just another in my long line of TablEdit questions. TablEdit allows us...
@Dusty Turtle 6 years ago - Comments: 5
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a mic, a pickup, and a di box -- questions from an electro-phobe


When I was sixteen I played "Honkey Tonk Woman" on an electric guitar...
@Dusty Turtle 6 years ago - Comments: 14
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measure spacing in Tabledit


Can any of you more experienced with Tabledit than I explain how to...
@Dusty Turtle 6 years ago - Comments: 7

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Planxty Hewlett

Planxty Hewlett


@Dusty Turtle
10 months ago - Comments: 12
Skye Boat Song

Skye Boat Song


@Dusty Turtle
2 years ago - Comments: 5
Lincoln and Liberty Too

Lincoln and Liberty Too


@Dusty Turtle
2 years ago - Comments: 5
Indian on a Stump/Sauvage sur le chicot

Indian on a Stump/Sauvage sur...


@Dusty Turtle
3 years ago - Comments: 20
Sally in the Garden on mountain dulcimer

Sally in the Garden on...


@Dusty Turtle
3 years ago - Comments: 14
The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down


@Dusty Turtle
3 years ago - Comments: 12
Cosumnes River Blues

Cosumnes River Blues


@Dusty Turtle
4 years ago - Comments: 17
Booth Shot Lincoln

Booth Shot Lincoln


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4 years ago - Comments: 26
Grasshopper Sittin' on a Sweet Potato Vine

Grasshopper Sittin' on a...


@Dusty Turtle
4 years ago - Comments: 10
The Ash Grove

The Ash Grove


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4 years ago - Comments: 15
Dry & Dusty

Dry & Dusty


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4 years ago - Comments: 3
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Fishin' Blues

Fishin' Blues


@Dusty Turtle
5 years ago - Comments: 0
Westphalia Waltz on baritone dulcimette

Westphalia Waltz on baritone...


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5 years ago - Comments: 10
Hard Times on baritone dulcimer

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Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)

Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)


@Dusty Turtle
3 months ago - Comments: 14
This Old Dulcimer Man

This Old Dulcimer Man


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6 months ago - Comments: 20
Choucoune (Ti Zwazo)

Choucoune (Ti Zwazo)


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Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne


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The Wind that Shakes the Barley

The Wind that Shakes the Barley


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2 years ago - Comments: 34
Planxty Fanny Power

Planxty Fanny Power


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Rakes of Mallow

Rakes of Mallow


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3 years ago - Comments: 26
Needle Case

Needle Case


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3 years ago - Comments: 28

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RIP Leon Redbone

Posted: Thursday May 30 2019, 6:51 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Lullabies from Around the World -- Dusty's...

Posted: Wednesday April 17 2019, 8:17 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Randy Wilkinson tab book for Elizabethan...

Posted: Friday March 1 2019, 11:50 PM
By: @Linda Jo brockinton

Giving Thanks

Posted: Thursday November 22 2018, 7:53 PM
By: @Dan

Si Bheag Si Mohr dulcimer duet

Posted: Wednesday June 21 2017, 8:14 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

What's your favorite FOTMD smiley?

Posted: Tuesday March 7 2017, 9:19 AM
By: @Strumelia

Napoleon in red and the language that...

Posted: Thursday October 13 2016, 3:38 PM
By: @Steven Berger

Where are all the dulcimers by Gary...

Posted: Saturday August 27 2016, 8:37 PM
By: @D. chitwood

Dulcimer Week at Cigar Box Nation!

Posted: Tuesday July 19 2016, 9:31 PM
By: @Patty from Virginia

Oh Fiddlesticks!

Posted: Friday June 10 2016, 10:15 AM
By: @Bob Reinsel

How do I create a new forum discussion?

Posted: Wednesday March 23 2016, 7:12 PM
By: @Strumelia

pocket tunes and maintaining the backpack

Posted: Friday March 4 2016, 9:55 AM
By: @Skip

Joni explaining and playing the dulcimer

Posted: Friday February 26 2016, 12:58 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

acoustic bass guitar

Posted: Wednesday November 18 2015, 1:23 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Celtic Tunes Commonly Played on the Dulcimer

Posted: Sunday April 5 2015, 11:36 AM
By: @john p

help me name that fiddle tune -- please!

Posted: Tuesday January 20 2015, 11:14 AM
By: @Janene Millen

RIP Pete Seeger

Posted: Wednesday May 14 2014, 10:57 AM
By: @Doug Jones

Common Dulcimer Jam Tunes

Posted: Tuesday May 6 2014, 10:38 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Advice starting a website

Posted: Thursday November 21 2013, 9:02 PM
By: @Garland Coulson

levers on a dulcimer?

Posted: Saturday August 17 2013, 3:57 PM
By: @Ivan Bradley

Bonnie and Clyde and the "dulcimore"

Posted: Sunday June 16 2013, 6:05 PM
By: @folkfan

Capritaurus -- seeking info on recent...

Posted: Tuesday May 14 2013, 5:35 PM
By: @Howard Rugg

Holiday Music Recommendations

Posted: Saturday December 15 2012, 9:00 PM
By: @Stephanie Stuckwisch

dulcimer gender studies

Posted: Saturday January 21 2012, 10:51 PM
By: @Kimberly C.

purpose of design features on a MD

Posted: Tuesday April 27 2010, 11:44 AM
By: @folkfan

Comments

Ken Longfield
08/24/18 09:06:50PM @ken-longfield:

Um, Dusty. I like the video you posted in the Positive thread, but where are you playing in the video? Perhaps you could just direct folks to the video through a link.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song.


MacAodha
07/10/18 05:48:26AM @macaodha:

Dusty, recorded a couple of video clips recently on Achill Island, was wondering if Vimeo and Youtube were the only way of posting Videos here on FOTMD. Val.


Brian McC
06/05/18 11:03:38PM @brian-mcc:

Just coming back to playing after too long a lay off. Opened the case and "POP" went the string... I am so very glad you posted the info about the Smother;s string calculator, Must wanted to say THANK YOU!!


Helen Seiler
05/18/17 01:37:18AM @helen-seiler:

Thanks Dusty!  sun


MacAodha
03/02/17 04:54:15PM @macaodha:

Again Dusty thank you, what you say about true use of chords answers that very clearly.


MacAodha
03/02/17 04:05:47PM @macaodha:

Thank you Dusty for you very prompt and easy to understand reply. So would I be right in saying that back in the day when the ladies and gents were sitting on their porches playing ND or melody drone, whether they new it or were playing melody and chords? and does this mean that the Dulcimer is not just a melody instrument but also a chordal instrument?


MacAodha
03/02/17 09:11:19AM @macaodha:

Hello Dusty, Was going to put this question out there then thought you would be one of many who could answer it. Firstly from a young age I was a whistle player so playing melody was my thing, the jigs, reels etc. Left others to worry about chords. When I started playing Dulcimer I was playing mainly melody drone and at that time mainly in Dad. That was down to lack of knowledge of other tunings. I still play melody drone but now have a few more tunings. The tunings I use mostly are Dad, Dgd, Ddd, Dac and Ddc. The question I want to put to you is, in any of those tunings, playing melody drone and starting to strum at the first fret and working my way down the fret board is there a chord or part of a chord being played? It might be a silly question but have my reasons for asking which I will explain later. I have no interest in getting in to chord playing at my age, but in songs and slower tunes I do play chords not knowing what they are but if they sound good to me they go in. The answer to my question may not be a simple yes or no. You do not have to go into too much detail in your answer. Look forward to hearing from you Val.


Karel Votanek
06/14/16 02:14:03PM @karel-votanek:

Hi Dusty,

thank you very much for your nice comment.

Karelmusic


David Pedersen
05/03/16 05:50:44PM @david-pedersen:

Thanks for the latest tab "Fair Flower of Northumberland" .


Strumelia
03/21/16 11:00:51PM @strumelia:

Dusty, this is just a test post- ignore!  :)


CMM
01/04/16 07:15:08AM @cmm:

 Dusty, appreciate the follow.  I love the Morning Blues video with what I assume is your daughter.  Do you have the tabs for it for the dulcimer or is it from memory.

 

Jerry


Susie
11/14/15 03:01:33PM @susie:

Hey Dusty, how do you like your (daughter's) Eede Beede? Is it something for an adult to consider for travel?


alan kolman
11/08/15 05:50:22AM @alan-kolman:

hi dusty - have enjoyed your playing since i found this website - just wish your reggae video continued to the end of the song. i see that you play a probst dulcimer in 3 of your vids - could you tell me how you like it? sounds very balanced, but hard to tell on youtube. thanks, and keep posting -lots of fans out here!   alan


David Pedersen
10/25/15 10:40:28PM @david-pedersen:

Dusty, still can't figure the PM bit. However, I do have a 1+ so can play John Henry. Still working on it. Thanks for showing Polly wolly ... did'nt need that at this time. Like it also.

You mentioned Walter Lay, did'nt see any dulcimers on web site. Bonnie Carol--way up there. What are you playing that you favor at present, cause you have some good sounding Dulcimers.

 

I play a Jenny Lind from Ron Gibson and my fingers catch on some fret bars. Kinda hurts on John Henry slides.  Its a Black Walnut.

Tried following instructions for PM but did"nt work.

By the way, I do like my Jenny Lind.  Just want to upgrade.

 


David Pedersen
10/24/15 10:33:12PM @david-pedersen:

Hi Dusty, can we PM I had some questions on a Dulcimer comment you made to me and wanted more info. Thanks.  Dave


David Pedersen
10/15/15 10:06:37PM @david-pedersen:

Hey Dusty,  Been watching your youtube from 1yr ago of John Henry. Fairly addicted to it at this time. Told my wife give me 3 weeks and I'll have it. Might do it in 10 days. thats all I play.

Loving it. Such a gruve on it. 


Nancy Garrett
09/23/15 04:57:46PM @nancy-garrett:

Dusty, I do like how you played Booth Shot Lincoln! I've learned it from Bing so it will be interesting to compare your tab to how he plays it in A. I'm back here in WI.


Slate Creek Dulcimers
06/19/15 11:06:44PM @slate-creek-dulcimers:

Thanks Dusty!


Cynthia Wigington
06/19/15 03:24:12PM @cynthia-wigington:

Dusty, can't figure out how to send you a message, but thank you. All are purr-fect.


John E. Wood
05/25/15 10:54:14AM @john-e-wood:

Hi Dusty and thanks for the friend request. I don't post many comments but I surely enjoy reading them, especially those that you post. Best wishes to you and yours.