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Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/13/21 09:34:39PM
58 posts

RIP Bill Taylor


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Dusty Turtle:

At the last Quarantune 5 concert yesterday, there was a nice tribute to Bill.  Tull Glazener changed his avatar screen so it was a picture of Bill and then when the concerts were over Stephen Seifert led a short jam that centered on Bill's arrangement of Rock the Cradle Joe.


The Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club has a whole page dedicated to tab donated by Bill and his wife Barbara.  You can find it here .


Thank you so much for sharing this!  What a wonderful collection!
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/09/21 10:34:06PM
58 posts

The Positive Thread...


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Ken Longfield:

Here is some more dulcimer good news: https://stonecountyleader.com/stories/dulcimer-reclaimed-after-50plus-years,4160


Ken


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Wow!,,  this story sure did make me smile!  Thank you for sharing Ken!
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/09/21 10:29:04PM
58 posts

The Positive Thread...


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Dusty Turtle:

I put new strings on the Guild 6-string last night, all in preparation for today's Pick - N - Jam, an annual party in which people pick wild berries (mostly blackberries this time of year) and then gather at an old farmhouse to make jam. While the jam is cooking, we take out our instruments and pick and jam some more.  I'll be bringing my dulcimer and my guitar.  This event was canceled last summer, but this year anyone vaccinated was invited to come.  So grab your dulcimer and your copy of Rise Up Singing and come on down!jive


Ok I haven’t been on here for a spell, but saw this as I was reading down thru the posts…..this absolutely sounds like a down home absolutely  wonderful time!!!!!!!!
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/09/21 09:28:16PM
58 posts

RIP Bill Taylor


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Yes @dusty-turtle ….. thank you so much for sharing this interview!  
I was happy to see Emma’s Song was even mentioned!

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/09/21 04:19:47PM
58 posts

RIP Bill Taylor


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Emma’s Song - written by Bill Taylor is on Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer- Volume One.  Bill wrote this song the night Emma was born.  The version that is on Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer is very special as it was recorded 15 years later, and featured Emma on the flute!

I always have been and always will be a Bill Taylor fan!

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/09/21 03:37:33PM
58 posts

RIP Bill Taylor


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

This makes me so sad🥲. I have a beautiful Bill Taylor dulcimer, which is actually what led me to FOTMD!  He was amazing, and I had the opportunity to meet Bill at the first Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club retreat many years ago. He was so talented, so humble, and so much fun!  He sang and played the best ever version of “The Preacher and the Bear”!  And “Emma’s Song” is, to this day, one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard!

Rest In Peace Bill 💙

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
07/04/20 02:40:04PM
58 posts

The Drifting Thread...


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Irene, I am so very sorry for your loss...
I pray you find comfort during this difficult time.
Hold tight to your precious memories ❤️
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
05/07/20 08:52:49PM
58 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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Thank you Lisa!  I know my mom would disagree with me, but when I say the blessing is all mine....

i truly feel that way!

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
05/06/20 10:26:54PM
58 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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I have been working from home (a real challenge - and I don't even have kids under foot).  Early Tuesday mornings I do our grocery shopping as well as my mom's.  I deliver her groceries (only to the front porch).  Then we walk.  It's amazing that we haven't missed a walk in all the weeks we have been doing this!  She is 87 and still walks a mile every day!  The hardest part is leaving without a hug!

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
07/29/19 08:21:28PM
58 posts

HAPPY 10th, FOTMD!


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Time flies when you are having fun!  And fun is definitely here!

Happy 10th Birthday FOTMD HUG

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
06/15/19 10:03:47PM
58 posts

Show Us Your Pets!


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I am so sorry to hear about Angus...
What a beautiful boy!
They truly are family, and he will live on in your hearts ❤️
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
06/13/19 10:29:30PM
58 posts

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


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Well said Salt Springs!
Thank you for the inspiration as well as the laugh for the day! I will think of you now when I creak and crack!
My 86 year old sweet Mama still takes daily walks! I am joining her tomorrow before we tackle some gardening 💕
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
06/13/19 10:24:45PM
58 posts

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


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2 acres....
I don’t think I can get up - and I only read about the planting!!!!!
Robin I am with you! Pumpkin pie is my all-time favorite! Now I make it without the crust - much healthier and all that wonderful pumpkin taste!
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
06/13/19 08:19:42PM
58 posts

So if Jesus came to dinner, what would you play?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I think I would play Just as I Am........

How fitting to humbly play my music for the King!

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
03/18/19 09:57:42PM
58 posts

Ruth Randle


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I am so sorry Patty....

Prayers for her family and friends........

May each one hold tight to the precious memories 🙏💕

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
03/17/19 09:39:09PM
58 posts

New player / New purchase / Wellborn dulcimer


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

How many Dulcimers does a dulcimer player need???
Just one more 🤣
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
03/03/19 01:19:07AM
58 posts

Playing again after losing all my dulcimers


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Jeannie, I am so sorry for the trauma and heartache you have been thru!  I hope the road ahead gets easier.  I am so happy that you have 3 dulcimers again, and oh my!  That one is sure a beauty!  I have found music to be very healing....... musicwinker

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/29/18 10:33:58PM
58 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi Pondoro!  What a wonderful Christmas present!  The dulcimer (in my book) is the best instrument in the world for Christmas songs and folk music!  Enjoydulcimer

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/27/18 10:35:23PM
58 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Welcome to FOTMD @fredr

There are a lot of great people here that will help you!

You are beginning a wonderful journey!  Have fun!

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/23/18 02:17:53PM
58 posts

A Sweet Find


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

This is a beauty!  Congratulations on a great addition!sun

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/09/18 06:30:03PM
58 posts

Looking for John Stockard Dulcimer Stand


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Blondie - FYI - you can see the stand in my video - "Crippled Creek Osceola Aug 2012

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/09/18 06:20:45PM
58 posts

Looking for John Stockard Dulcimer Stand


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Blondie:

Oh my goodness, this is just awesome!  Thank you so much for sharing!

You are VERY welcome!  Let me know if I can help you any more!  Like I said, it wasn't perfect, but is light-weight, folds up, and adjustable.  I did have a little trouble stitching the shelf liner onto the fabric, but it is helpful so you don't get the instruments slipping and sliding.

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/09/18 06:05:21PM
58 posts

Looking for John Stockard Dulcimer Stand


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions


Hi Blondie! 

Ok - for my stand (which is a double-wide) I used the following:

(4) - 1"x2"x40" - for the legs

(3) - 3/4"x20" - dowel (for the outside leg and center)

(2) - 3/4"x18 1/2" - dowel (for the inside leg)

(2) - 26" lengths of chain (this makes the stand height adjustable)

(4) - hooks to attach chains to

Fabric, shelf liner and stain

While it isn't perfect, it certainly has served me well!  I made it double-wide so I could keep 2 instruments on it, and switch them easily, especially if playing out.  Let me know if you have questions.

Thanks!

 


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updated by @cindy-stammich: 10/09/18 06:06:19PM
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/09/18 11:49:28AM
58 posts

Looking for John Stockard Dulcimer Stand


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I will try to get the pic and measurements this evening!

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/08/18 10:36:41PM
58 posts

Looking for John Stockard Dulcimer Stand


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

A keyboard stand makes a decent alternative also.  The height is adjustable.  I used a small piece of shelving covered with a piece of shelf-liner on top of the keyboard stand.  This works good, but isn't real handy if you are taking it out to play.

I also made my own stand a few years ago.  I could post a picture and some measurements if you want to make your own, or have someone that could make it for you.

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
10/01/18 09:12:34PM
58 posts

Capritaurus Dulcimer listed on Goodwill auction


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thank you for the update Foundryrat! Looks like someone got a nice deal. I was wishing I could come up with a reason why I needed just one more dulcimer!
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
05/21/18 10:35:31PM
58 posts

Kennedy Barn String Band


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Congratulations!!!  This is awesome!!!  dulcimer

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
09/30/17 07:07:28PM
58 posts

Hi everyone! Total Noob


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi Tillmanator!  Glad to see you here!  There are a lot of wonderful folks here that are very helpful!  You have come to a great place dulcimer

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
09/28/17 10:15:58PM
58 posts

Meeting to buy a 2007 mcspadden ginger labeled gwr


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

How is that Ginger Nellie?  I used to have one and i loved it.  It went to a new home - a really good friend of mine who had some physical issues and had trouble playing a full sized dulcimer.  She was really happy with it, as I hope you are!

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
09/21/17 09:02:59PM
58 posts

Stand for playing while standing


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi Richard,

I have a keyboard stand that I have used for a long time - to stand while playing my dulcimers.

At first - I used 2 pieces of shelving covered with the rubber shelf liner.

The shelving was heavy, so I found some much lighter paneling and covered it with the shelf liner.

Once you have your "base" just adjust to the height that you are comfortable with, and Voila!

Works like a charm!

Keep strumming and smiling!

Cindy

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
05/11/17 10:24:54PM
58 posts

Bill Taylor


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thank you Jan for your input, and I was really happy to see the response from Mark.

That must have been awesome to have Bill for a week-long class!

Sounds awesome!!!

 

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
05/11/17 10:22:50PM
58 posts

Bill Taylor


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Mark!  Thank you so much for responding to this!  I hope all is well with Bill and his family.  It makes me very sad to know that he has stopped playing and stopped building dulcimers.  I only ever had the privilege of meeting Bill the one weekend at the KADC retreat.  He is a truly a wonderful person, and sooooo talented.  The dulcimer I have is beautiful and has such a wonderful sound.  One of the fun moments (one of many) from that weekend was when Bill played and sang "The Preacher and the Bear". 

When you see him again - please tell him I said hi.  He won't know who I am, but he made such an impact on me....I was pretty new to the dulcimer, and he showed me what the dulcimer community is all about!

Thank you again!  And sorry for rambling.......

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
05/05/17 10:42:08PM
58 posts

Bill Taylor


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions


Does anyone here know if Bill Taylor is still building and/or playing the mountain dulcimer?

I have one of his dulcimers and I love it!  Many years ago I went to a KADC (Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club) weekend workshop.  Bill was a part of it.  He is a wonderful person and a great player!  It would be so nice to hear from him!

Thanks!


updated by @cindy-stammich: 10/27/19 12:02:25PM
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
04/27/17 10:44:52PM
58 posts

Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Wow!  This is such a beautiful dulcimer!!!  Can't wait to hear it music

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
04/13/17 10:46:05PM
58 posts

Rest in peace, Brian Beach


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Sorry to hear of Brian's struggles and his passing.

May he rest in peace.

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
04/11/17 10:56:26PM
58 posts

Amazing Grace in Cherokee


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

This is so beautiful.....so heartfelt.......

Thank you so much for re-posting it! 

If only the world had a few more Frans!!!  heart

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
04/11/17 10:52:24PM
58 posts

Offering sympathy to our dear John Henry


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John Henry, I am so sorry that I am so late with this, but  I pray that God lifts you up and comforts you.

I hope you find your way back to playing music, and that it can bring joy in your life.

You and your family are in my heart and in my prayers.

 

God hath not promised skies always blue,

Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;

God hath not promised sun without rain,

Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.

 

But God hath promised strength for the day,

Rest for the labor, light for the way,

Grace for the trials, help from above,

Unfailing sympathy, undying love.

 

 

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
04/10/17 11:32:05PM
58 posts

Capo positions, tunings, chords and other wonderful things


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Dusty Turtle - what a great quote!!! I think we need a tshirt with that on it!
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