Ferrator

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Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Ferrator
@ferrator • 18 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"@lisavb  I fingerpick. Exclusively. I was taught to play by fingerpicking. While playing chords and all, I have the habit of anchoring the ring finger on..."
Ferrator
@ferrator • 19 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"@irene I understand what it is like to have your ability to get out and about hampered by the weather. Shouldn't be much longer though before you will..."
Ferrator
@ferrator • 19 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"@irene  You are one good egg! It is a joy to swap posts with you! :) 30 harps? I have been considering building a harp! A smaller, travelling style,..."
Ferrator
@ferrator • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"Fess up Irene... How did YOU get all callous...er...get the callouses on your fingers?"
Ferrator
@ferrator • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"Oh yeah, it IS harsh. But it is attributed to some hard core jazz musician. Sort of urban legend territory. ~LOL~ But I know about the callouses. Then there..."
Ferrator
@ferrator • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"Just think of the nice callous you are going to have! I know I am still working on mine. ~L~ That and a nice stripe on the left thumb. Beats the heck out of..."
Ferrator
@ferrator • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Would like info on my new to me dulcimer.":
"~L~ Yeah, I saw that! No worries, I think a lot of us feel the same. When there is a real passion for playing, both the music and the instrument, there is..."
Ferrator
@ferrator • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Would like info on my new to me dulcimer.":
"I have to admit to a bit of a bias. I was initially taught to play by fingerpicking. It is all I do. But then, I lack some of the needed coordination to use..."
Ferrator
@ferrator • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Would like info on my new to me dulcimer.":
"I have to echo the others. That is one nice looking dulcimer! I really like the carving work in the strum hollow."
Ferrator
@ferrator • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Aeolus dulcimer?":
"I have to say, my dulcimer is a really sweet instrument. I didn't think it was all that rare. Thank you Dusty and Salt. Good advice! :)  "
Ferrator
@ferrator • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Intros and bridges":
"I will see if I can get them and look them over. Thank you very much! I have been working with one from Wayne Jiang."
Ferrator
@ferrator • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Aeolus dulcimer?":
"Excellent! Thank you for the tips :) It has been close to 20 years since Dale and I saw one another. Too many things turned me away from keeping up with my..."
Ferrator
@ferrator • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Aeolus dulcimer?":
"Yes, but the point of contact is with Cynthia Smith through Aeolus. She taught me to play and did the inlays on my dulcimer. But if I need work on the..."
Ferrator
@ferrator • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Intros and bridges":
"Wonderful! This is excellent stuff! What got me thinking on this and spurred me on to ask was I had been trying playing some of Part B as an intro. (Usually..."
Ferrator
@ferrator • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Aeolus dulcimer?":
"Yes I do. But trying to get hold of Dale is proving as easy as looking for teeth on a chicken. Mine was made in 1988 so it is "aging in and mellowing" very..."
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@ferrator • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Intros and bridges":
"Is there an easy way to come up with a bridge or an intro? For example, I have one of the Jessica Comeau books. Included is Scarborough Gaire. Now it is..."
Ferrator
@ferrator • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"I tried tying flies once. Damn things just will NOT hold still. It is as calming and Zen as herding cats."
Ferrator
@ferrator • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Aeolus dulcimer?":
"Has anyone heard of Aeolus dulcimers made by Dale E. Foye?"
Ferrator
@ferrator • 3 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Timing/length of notes, and also foot tapping:
"Thank you all! Let me have a go at this. See how it works with finger picking. When I originally learned to play it was strictly fingerpicking. But an..."
Ferrator
@ferrator • 3 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Timing/length of notes, and also foot tapping:
"Thank you Greg. I am pretty sure I follow that. I think my problem is with the single eighth. For example, a dotted quarter, an eighth then a quarter. I know..."
Ferrator
@ferrator • 3 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Timing/length of notes, and also foot tapping:
"OK, still having a problem. I have found a metronome I can work with, but I am still beyond baffles by the "ticks" to count/use for a given note length...."
Ferrator
@ferrator • 3 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on The Entertainer - Grant Olson :
"I am beyond impressed!  As Dusty mentioned, the harmonies are excellent."
Ferrator
@ferrator • 3 months ago • comments: 7
Liked a youtube item created by @granto: The Entertainer - Grant Olson

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Notes and 'time' I am coming back to playing after a very long absence...
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Ferrator
09/02/19 12:46:14PM @ferrator:

Could be hit or miss for me. I am in AZ. A state in search of a time zone. And the only state on the mainland that doesn't "do" Daylight Savings.


Jim Fawcett
09/02/19 07:14:05AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Ferrator, I'm usually in the chat room early in the morning Around 6:30 AM. But the time difference is the big difference. I live in PA, so it would be pretty early for you. Every now and again a few of us talk at night around 9PM. Maybe you can check it out then.


Ferrator
08/20/19 06:58:35PM @ferrator:

Thank you so very much Benjamin! I feel right at home here! :)

 


Benjamin W Barr Jr
08/19/19 05:07:52PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Ferrator, 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


Ken Longfield
08/15/19 05:15:40PM @ken-longfield:

I'm glad you are loving it so far. I hope you continue to enjoy the discussions and forums. Jump in when you can.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Ken Longfield
08/14/19 08:05:21PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Ferrator. It is good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Richard Streib
08/13/19 08:11:31PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Ferrator to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. Best wishes as you get back to playing the dulcimer.