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Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
03/14/20 07:54:07PM
283 posts

Idle time. What to do.


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I have several things I want to work on, but one in particular. Learn more songs with the dulcimer and harmonica played together. The good folks seem to love this combo, but I’ve been lazy and neglectful. Also, finally take the time to memorize all the verses on Wildwood Flower. What a beautiful song it is,  High time I add some words with it.


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Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
03/14/20 11:42:00AM
283 posts

Idle time. What to do.


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Playing outside is fun, like a Farmer’s Market. That’s where a Roland Mobile Cube amp comes in real handy. Operates on batteries as well as plug-in, and can plug in mic and instrument

Opening day our FM cancelled. Little league games canceled too. Try explaining this bit of news to a 10 yr old. Church services for at least a month.

People are swarming to buy up toilet paper. Whoa...when I was a boy, long as we had a Sears catalog we were fine. Bottled water selling like crazy. I fine our well water to be as wet as the bottled stuff.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
03/13/20 09:10:31PM
283 posts

Idle time. What to do.


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

UserNo4:

"Live streaming" is the same idea as live television broadcast, except it usually means using the internet rather than the airwaves to transmit the signal. It also includes watching on a computer or smartphone rather than a TV with rabbit ears. 

If you're interested in performing in front of a group, it would be a way for you to to that ... except you'd be performing in front of a camera, not (for lack of a better term) a studio audience.

Eh. I suppose it might be better than nothing. But I suspect it would be less satisfying. Then again, people record themselves while playing and then upload the video to YouTube, FOTMD, Facebook, and so forth.

 

 

I don’t reckon I’d ever do that.  But thanks for the info.  Now I know.  
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Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
03/13/20 06:43:27PM
283 posts

Idle time. What to do.


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Susie:

I play at an Assisted Living Facility. I cancelled before I got word from them, because I just don't think any of us outsiders should be coming in there at this time. I have heard one the the Assisted Living Facilities in town isn't allowing visitors, I'm sure the one I play at and the others will follow suit. 

Be smart. Stay healthy.


Susie. You definitely were smart. And you stay healthy, too. I wish good health for everyone.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
03/13/20 06:39:39PM
283 posts

Idle time. What to do.


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Lois Sprengnether Keel:

Hi Terry,

I just reached out to a library where I'm scheduled for a program later this month.  The program I do is 100% public domain -- the joys of historical programs.  I suspect material you are using is also public domain.  They offered to either postpone the program or live stream it.  I'm not sure how many of us have that option, I know I would need them handling it, but it's becoming a method for all manner of meetings and performances.  I confess that techies would need to help me if I tried to do it on my own.

Just heard that Hong Kong is finding that survivors of the virus have 20-30% reduced lung capacity.  Stay well & use it as you said, with new material work.

I might even find time to go back through the timeline here as I've had to be off it with rehearsals and performances.


Lois, the 20-30% is pretty significant. Stay away from my door, pretty please.

Sounds like you are pretty busy. Good on you.
I don’t know anything about the term, “Live streaming.” I guess I am still in the dark ages. Public Domain. Never give it a thought. I never record myself anymore. Probably quit playing if i did. But I am having the time of my life pretending to be an entertainer.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
03/13/20 06:29:12PM
283 posts

Idle time. What to do.


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Rain Dog:
He's such a great lyricist. I've tried to learn Downtown Train on the guitar. Really need to revisit his catalog with the dulcimer in mind. Those are both good songs. Come on up to the house sounds like a gospel song to me, although some might question Tom's spirituality.

I like my baritone ukulele with the two songs I mentioned.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
03/13/20 04:40:58PM
283 posts

Idle time. What to do.


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Rain Dog:
@terry-wilson "I have decided I like Tom Waits." Tom Waits is great! Actually where I took my user name from.

That’s cool as can be. There are 2 songs i really really love. “I hope that I don’t fall in love with you.”
And. “Come on up to my house.”
The 2nd one ca be construed as a gospel song.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
03/13/20 01:11:06PM
283 posts

Idle time. What to do.


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Well, after a few years of performing at senior homes two-three times weekly, I’ve been locked out until further notice.  Coronavirus.

 Others having this experience?  I wholeheartedly agree with their decisions.  But it’s kind of a loose feeling.  Missing the experience, but most of all the residents.  After awhile, it’s like having a bunch of mothers.  Even though I am older than some.

Gonna take this down time to learn some new songs, dulcimer and ukulele.  Already working on this.  I have decided I like Tom Waits.  Write some new jokes.  How many times can you tell the same  old jokes before they figure you out.

Time to also work on some new devotions.  With the reality of this virus and it’s potential outcome,  I suspect it might be high time to delve into this a little deeper.  Perhaps I need to have a gut check.

”Just rambling a bit with a sincere mine.”


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Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
03/13/20 12:46:54PM
283 posts

Lucy Wise - Walking Out


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

That was wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
03/02/20 01:08:13PM
283 posts

You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Robin Thompson:

I understand!  I have different problems with my hands.  Other than pulling up my pants and brushing my teeth, mountain dulcimer is the big consideration when something happens with my hands. :) 


My dad once told me, “Son, if you keep your feet firmly planted on the ground, you’re have trouble getting your pants up.”
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
12/31/19 06:23:08PM
283 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Welcome, Patrick. You will find FOTMD to be a wonderful place to visit. You can make many new friends who will be most happy to give you advice and encouragement.

Happy New Year!🎆
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
12/09/19 11:41:50AM
283 posts

Wind Instruments????


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Welcome Gary.
I too have 3 HS flutes and a Stellar flute. My favorite is the HS pocket flute in A.

Terry
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
11/27/19 08:02:51PM
283 posts

Giving Thanks


OFF TOPIC discussions

Thank you, Lisa.
May you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

And happy Thanksgiving to all.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
11/25/19 09:05:13AM
283 posts

Beginners dulcimer book


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Sal- monella

In answer to your question about a good dulcimer learning book.

Beyond the Basics, by Linda W Collins, of Cabin Hill Music.

www.cabinhillmusic.com

A great great learning tool by video, are Strumelia’s old videos.  She has posted many learning videos that are very valuable to beginners.  Were to me, 8 years ago, anyway.

Good luck in your hopefully amazing journey.

Terry


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Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
11/15/19 09:35:53AM
283 posts

Your Three Favorite Songs


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Lamp lighting in the Valley

Wildwood Flower

River (take me along); By Bill Staines

“My selections were easy. The words and the message of each song are phenomenal.”
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
11/14/19 07:55:26AM
283 posts

Call 'em Ukes, Ukuleles, but never Ukeleles!


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

You folks are ha ha 😄 funny. 


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Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
11/13/19 12:49:44PM
283 posts

Call 'em Ukes, Ukuleles, but never Ukeleles!


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

😀👍☀️.
Lisa, I say this often. “If God is watching us, the least we can do, is be entertaining.”
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
11/13/19 10:06:05AM
283 posts

Call 'em Ukes, Ukuleles, but never Ukeleles!


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Hi Lisa,
Thank you.
Good time to be us, huh? This is the first time in my life I’ve been 73. A little pain was expected, but so much fun was totally unexpected.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
11/13/19 09:15:18AM
283 posts

Call 'em Ukes, Ukuleles, but never Ukeleles!


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

The uke is alive and fun. While I mostly play a baritone uke, for Halloween I pulled out my $25 plastic little bitty blue soprano uke. Donned my Elvis mask, sang Blue S Shoes, and shook my body. Four times I did this routine and the crowds went wild. Well, as wild as 80 - 98 yr olds can be.

I tell you this to restate what I wrote over a year ago. The ukulele is a sing along, very very fun instrument. Instant smiles all around.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
09/13/19 03:42:20PM
283 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Welcome Patty, from Beavercreek, Oregon. Sounds like a great place to live.

Good luck with your new challenge, learning to play the mountain dulcimer.

Hey, don’ t forget about the simple bar stool. Something about a bar stool that draws people together.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
07/29/19 01:55:21PM
283 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


OFF TOPIC discussions

Lisa, a question begs to he answered. 'Tick bites a side, can a person have way, way, too much fun?"

Me thinks you qualify. Life is good for you, and that's a wonderful & healthy life to live. "It's a wonderful life."
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
07/20/19 08:28:31PM
283 posts

Kantele


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Hi Cynthia

I love your kantele....sounds wonderful. Good to know you are still challenging yourself learning new instruments.

When I think of you, I always think of , "The old church yard."

Still one of my favorite songs. I quit playing music with the song. Now I "talk/sing" the beautiful song.

Thanks a million times over.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
07/11/19 04:49:50PM
283 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Welcome back. You are not alone with hand problems. I wish you the best in your return journey with the dulcimer.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
01/03/19 11:45:45PM
283 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Lisa, welcome to fotmd.com. You will meet many new friends here, who will help you in your journey with this wonderful instrument, called a dulcimer.

Often, I use a NAF in my assisted living home ministry. There are others too.

Good luck to ya.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
12/17/18 09:26:58AM
283 posts



Currently, I own five dulcimers, and another one on the way. Only two have got my attention in the past couple of years.

If I could choose only one, it would be my 4 string McSpadden hourglass, that I purchased five years ago. I've bought and sold at least a dozen dulcimers in the last 6 years, but this McSpadden was never for sale

The built in pickup failed me after 2 years. McSpadden repaired it free of charge. I can tune it from aea to Dad and the string tension remains perfecr. Never tried going higher than dad.

McSpadden got it right with this dulcimer.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
12/13/18 12:47:20PM
283 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi Jamie. Welcome to the wonderful world of FOTMD. If you stick around a while, you will make many new friends here.


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Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
12/09/18 10:29:08AM
283 posts

The Dulcimer


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Here are three interesting bits of information I learned this week:

(1) Baby Jesus was, in all likelihood, born in a cave, not a manger in a stable.

(2) Jesus did not look like a hippie and was short, as most men were at the time, unlike today's man. As was the Jewish custom, Jesus had very little facial hair, and short cropped hair. He would probably have been around 5'1".

(3) The KJV of the Bible is inaccurate, as in its use of the word "dulcimer."

It's been a tough week.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
12/08/18 10:13:05PM
283 posts

The Dulcimer


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Yes, perhaps you guys are right. But we don't know for sure. It doesn't read, hammered dulcimer. It doesn't read, bagpipe. It reads, dulcimer. I'm going with 1 or 2 stringed dulcimer.

Interesting, to say the least.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
12/08/18 08:02:43PM
283 posts

The Dulcimer


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

The dulcimer.  One of the world's oldest instruments.

I have read or heard several times that the dulcimer is written about in the Bible.  But never could find it, as the NKJ only uses the word harp.  However, I got my hands on my wife's deceased brother's very old KJV.  

Sure enough,in Daniel, chapter 3, tis written 3 times the word dulcimer.  It doesn't say mountain or lap dulcimer, just dulcimer.  

It tickled me to discover this today.  Now, with authority,  I can state, "I play one of the world's oldest music instruments known to humankind."

Just thought I would share this very special information.


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Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
11/22/18 08:33:21AM
283 posts

Giving Thanks


OFF TOPIC discussions

Thanks to Dusty for writing his heartfelt feelings 8 years ago, and Lisa for bumping it up to present day. I began my dulcimer journey 04/2012. Not sure, but I think I discovered FOTMD around 06/2012. It's been a wonderful journey. Changed my whole life. I have often pondered what singular word best describes this journey. "Peace". Always comes to mind. There is something about playing a dulcimer ever so gently, very softly, that just transfers you to another zone. Life is indeed good, with a dulcimer in my life


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Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
11/18/18 02:44:48PM
283 posts

What do we call it?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

A stable of dulcimers. "I think I'll ride this one this morning."
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
10/29/18 07:27:36PM
283 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Welcome Pondoro. You will find many new friends here. While this is a dulcimer forum, there are many who play ukulele and harmonica. Bodhran? Now you lost me. I'll have to Google it.

5 min later:  Now I know.  A one sided shallow drum.  Interesting. 


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Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
10/26/18 02:03:15PM
283 posts

Wind Instruments????


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Don Grundy:
I am an incompetent diatonic Harmonica player. And a mediocre chromatic harmonica player. Neither offer the soft music of my dulcimers.
Don, I had to laugh when I read what you wrote. Ha. You just described me. At least that's the way I feel sometimes.

Hey, I don't play blues, only melody. On forums, this means I am less human. Kills me.

Don't be so tough on yourself, I don't need company.

Tremolos rock.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
10/19/18 01:55:18PM
283 posts

Ron Gibson Dulcimers


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Early this year, I purchased a Ron Gibson Baritone dulcimer. Didn't care for the baritone, so I removed the heavy strings and installed 12/12/24 strings. I love it. Wonderful sounds, especially the bass string. I would never consider selling this special instrument.

However. Concerning an internal pickup. I much prefer the pickup on a McSpadden to the Pizzo..that Ron installs. I may be misspelling Pizzo..but that's close. The Pizzo is way to sensitive, you have to be very careful not to bump the area where it's installed.

With that in mind, I use it every week, playing out, with the pickup. Which means it's still manageable. Matter of being aware.

Good luck.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
10/18/18 01:15:48PM
283 posts

motivation


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

J.P., hang in there. Unless this is medically related, "This too shall pass."

I believe it's pretty common to have a total burnout. Doesn't mean we are giving up, just taking a break with life. Sometimes we just need to take a deep free your mind and relax.

Sounds easy, huh? Not so. But you can do it. Why? Because you want too. That's why you brought it up on this forum.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
08/27/18 03:21:33PM
283 posts

Tinwhistle / penny whistles


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

"A fond kiss." (by Eddi Reader) Smitten by the whistle, the very first time I heard this song. I don't know if it's a penny whistle or tin


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Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
08/26/18 09:23:03PM
283 posts

Tinwhistle / penny whistles


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Lisa, I just know y'all had some big time fun. Music and silly go so well together.
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
08/26/18 03:58:22PM
283 posts

Tinwhistle / penny whistles


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Lisa, I always smile when you write about your whistles, if I may. Especially today. You will appreciate this: Our senior group at our church hosted a noon dinner for all church members and guests. Afterwards, I directed bingo games with prizes. Speed bingo. Through in 45 minutes. Guess what? Okay, here it is. I used my Tabor Drum as part of the entertainment. When someone won, they had to agree to talk like a pirate, as in "Arrrrr r." And then walk around wearing and beating the tabor drum, all the while saying "Arrrrrr", for 10 seconds. Fyn. Ayeee, the ole tabor drum.  I still have my tabor whistle.   The one with two holess on top and one under.   Made of wood.  Me thinks you have one.


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