Forum Activity for @mary-z-cox

Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
01/29/11 08:20:03PM
60 posts



My family keeps me so busy making quilts and quilted grocery bags that I have never made anything for my mountain dulcimers. I just got this brand new awesome sewing machine--maybe I'll try something--after I finish my niece's wedding quilt. :)

Best wishes,

Mary Z. Cox

ps. My family likes my music a lot--but they go really crazy over the quilts. :)

Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
06/08/10 10:20:41AM
60 posts



Katie,Welcome to the wonderful world of dulcimers. Best wishes,Mary Z. Cox www.maryzcox.com
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
04/04/10 05:24:13PM
60 posts



Heck--these new smiley faces are way too fun. Let's start a wave for Lisa.
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
04/04/10 05:20:59PM
60 posts



Lisa,You are like a renaissance (spel?) woman--you go everywhere, play everything and have a lovely ski cap too. You go girl. Best wishes,Mary Z. Cox www.maryzcox.com
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
04/04/10 10:14:41AM
60 posts



Hello,My first love is old time banjo--but the mountain dulcimer is so relaxing and fun to play too. And I actually play Afro/Caribbean drums pretty well--but just don't have time to pursue it in any kind of public playing.Also--can only play one instrument at a time and it takes a lot of time, effort, and hauling power to lug multiple instruments on stage --so I mostly stick to banjo and dulcimer--although I have and play many different instruments for my personal enjoyment at home. :)
Here's a fun little Youtube of banjo and drums.Best wishes,Mary Z. Cox www.maryzcox.com
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
03/05/10 03:24:07PM
60 posts

If you could only keep ONE of your dulcimers....


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hey--I just can't play this game--the idea of one lonely dulcimer hanging on the wall is sooooooooosurreal--it would give me the heebie jeebies to imagine it. :)

Even my bassets arrive in twos. :)
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
03/03/10 09:50:24PM
60 posts

If you could only keep ONE of your dulcimers....


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Michael,This is a very awesome dulcimer--I've heard it and played it. Since you are only keeping one of your Dorogis--maybe I could have your second best? :)love,Mary Zps. See you on Saturday. :) Michael Vickey said:
If I could keep only one mountain dulcimer, I would keep my Dorogi D Model dulcimer. Built by Chautauqua County, NY luthier Dennis Dorogi. The D Model is a one-of-a-kind. Incredible sound, perfect intonation and a beautiful wood sculpture.

I have several Dorogi dulcimers - all exhibit fine craftsmanship and all are built to Mr Dorogi's exacting standards.

Michael Vickey
www.goodfornuthin.com
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
02/27/10 05:57:18PM
60 posts

How many dulcimers do you own... lets see the lists..


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Terry Duggins told me on FaceBook that he has over 70 mountian dulcimers! I think he is a member of this forum too--Come On-- Terry---put your list up here--I'm dying to see what you have. :)Best wishes,Mary Z. Cox www.maryzcox.com
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
02/23/10 05:51:22PM
60 posts

How many dulcimers do you own... lets see the lists..


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Got an email from Paul Conrad and these are the words:walnut, honey locust, buckeye :)
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
02/14/10 05:49:46PM
60 posts

How many dulcimers do you own... lets see the lists..


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

This is the Kurt Simmerman Spanish Curly cedar front with figured mahogany on the back. :)My dulcimers do not really have names--I just call them by maker and or wood.For some unexplainable reason I think of the Blue Lion dulcimer with the rose inlay, the lady with the checkered past, and the swan dulcimer as female, and all the others as male except for the Galax dulcimer which has a name "LiL Tater" and it looks like a big sweet potato--and has the personality of a basset hound. :) Bob Lewis said:
Mary Z. Cox said:


What instrument are you holding in the picture?
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
02/14/10 12:41:36PM
60 posts

How many dulcimers do you own... lets see the lists..


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

1. Kurt Simmerman concert goncala alves2. Kurt Simmerman concert Spanish curly cedar and figured mahogany3. Kurt Simmerman concert sassafras and walnut4. Blue Lion rosewood and red cedar5. Blue Lion 6 string Robert Force6. Ben Seymour cherry Galax7. Unidentified with carved swan head8. Bob Cox (John Huron model) sassafras and cherry9. Ron Ewing dulcimette walnut and vintage wine vat10 The lady with the checkered past (Ron Cook--walnut and maple checkerboard--carved lady's head)11. McSpadden cherry and spruceon order12. Bill Taylor courting dulcimer TBA13. Paul Conrad Timbre TBAI will probably try to keep this right at thirteen as that is a lucky and positive number of dulcimers to have in one household to maintain instrument stability in the universe. If I sell one--I would have to cut back to 8 and if I buy a new one--I'd have to add on until I had 21. I try to maintain stability and harmony in my instrument numbers as transitions tend to be chaotic. :)

Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
02/03/10 01:06:49PM
60 posts

dogs & songs


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Well, of course there is Elvis's "Ain't Nothin but a Hounddog.""Little Black Dog Gone Trottin' Down the Road" (a nice old time fiddle tune) is tabbed and taped on mountain dulcimer in my new "Easy String Band Method for Mountain Dulcimer" book cd.It's also on fiddle and banjo in the key of D on my Vintage Banjo cd.oh--and here's a youtube of the tune on banjo. :)
There's a nice version of "Old Yellow Dog" on my "Walkin' That Banjo Home" cd.And, of course, my favorite dog tune of all time is only available in this Youtube.
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
01/04/10 08:40:19PM
60 posts

Favorite accessories to go with MD


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

My favorite is my adjustable dulcimer stand by John Stockard. :)And I really like my double dulcimer bags made by the Felts. :)
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
12/09/09 07:44:02PM
60 posts

STINKAROO advice...


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Well--this is not dulcimer related, but I just read a piece of real stinkaroo advice in today's local paper.It was a short article telling folks that instead of bringing flowers or wine to dinner as a guest--we should consider bringing a stalk of brussels sprouts instead of flowers. Evidently they are in season and can be put in a vase--then taken out and eaten the next day for dinner. (yuk!)Sure hope no one I know decides to take that advice--I'd mush rather have flowers and wine. :)
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
04/15/10 04:00:16PM
60 posts

Any banjo players out there?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

As soon as I get my fifth string gear replaced to hold a nylagut string-I will. The current gear will only take metal strings. Best wishes,Mary Z. Cox www.maryzcox.com
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
04/15/10 11:05:47AM
60 posts

Any banjo players out there?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Usually I don't resetup my banjos--preferring to let them sound like the builder intended--but just recentlyI am doing a different set up for my 12 inch Chuck Lee Custom. It has a 12" skin head and a 25.5 scale and some really pretty woods on it and a Tony Pass ancient wood rim--so have begun to put on some classical nylagut strings--and think I am really going to like this sound for this banjo. All my other banjos that have gut or nylagut strings are low tuned on big thick strings--so this is going to sound quite different--but very warm and interesting.

Best wishes,Mary Z. Cox www.maryzcox.com
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
01/22/10 01:02:01PM
60 posts

Any banjo players out there?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Hello--just love banjos and have sixteen of them. I try to record on different ones so folks can hear their voices. There is a Goldtone 5-string cello banjo, a Gibson RB250, Deering John Hartford, Lame Horse Shooting Star, and a Bowlin 1865 fretless on the new CD that's coming out soon.Also--there is my Blue Lion mountain dulcimer and Ron Ewing dulcimette. :) One of my favorite tunes has cello banjo and dulcimette playing together. :)
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
12/08/09 02:49:24PM
60 posts

Any banjo players out there?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Yes--a nice simple tab arrangement of it is in the Florida Banjo Tab book which is available through my website. maryzcox.com Also--here is a Youtube of it too. Foggers said:
Mary your banjo playing is a delight. I especially like The Wind that Shakes the Barley. Is there anywhere I can get the TAB for that tune?
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
12/06/09 10:11:32AM
60 posts

Any banjo players out there?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Hello,Yes--I've played banjo since I was 12 years old and my Grandad was also a professional banjoist.If you'd like to know more about me and my banjo music, please visit my website. :) maryzcox.com I do usually play at least a couple mountain dulcimer tunes in concert and evidently I play my mountain dulcimer so much in the old time string band style that folks have come up to inquire "What is the difference between a banjo and a mountain dulcimer? They sound so much alike when you play them. " :)

 
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