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B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
11/21/20 11:39:09PM
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How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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Dusty Turtle:

I drove by our neighborhood community center today and there was a long line of cars trying to enter the parking lot. Why?  They were giving out free face masks.  I don't know who sponsored that effort, but what a great idea!

Hope they were good ones, Dusty! Washable ones should be three layers, cotton-cotton-water resistant, and cover from above the nose to below the chin, according to our city's Chief Medical Officer of Health.

B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
11/21/20 10:49:40PM
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How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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Richard Streib:

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My plea is that we all would act with consideration toward others and wear our masks, limit our gatherings, keep our distance and stay home when we don't need to go out. We can limit the further spread of the virus by following the advice of the scientists who are studying this beast. Let's just do it!

Right on, Richard. We have one friend from our knitting circle who got infected right out of hospital while recovering from a broken hip. Her physiotherapy was wasted. She has recovered after a month on a ventilator but now has to try to do her rehab at home as an outpatient; and she lives alone.

B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
11/21/20 12:33:21PM
49 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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Musically speaking, our folk chorus have been doing online rehearsals since September, and right now our video editor (the husband of one of our section leaders) is putting together a video of all of us singing into our cellphone cameras on the Temagami Round. If we go public with it I will post a link here. We have more planned. This year, thanks to doing it remotely, we have members from Nova Scotia to Michigan. (Usually, we only have members who can get in to downtown Toronto physically.)

B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
11/21/20 12:22:22PM
49 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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Yes, Robin ... the City of Toronto and Peel Region to our west (Mississauga, Malton, Brampton etc.) are being hit extremely hard so far by the second wave.

On the other hand I have a look at the maps of what is going on in the States and almost the entire country was in shades of red yesterday, except Hawai'i. I fear for my family, in Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York and California, and my myriads of friends down there.

It is kind of a cliche to say so, but in my nearly 53 years up here I have actually found Canadians slightly more disciplined about accepting authority than my and Sandie's fellow Americans ... it is not always a good thing but right now there is less resistance to masking up etc. and that, friends, is really a good thing.

B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
11/20/20 10:39:22PM
49 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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::A-hem:: Dr Fauci has no jurisdiction. Everybody North of the Lakes knows that the Canadian border in the Arctic extends right to the North Pole ... Santa even has a Canadian postal code. H0H 0H0.

B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
11/20/20 03:51:24PM
49 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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Hugs.

Sounds as if you may be less lonely than my lady and I in our little apartment in midtown Toronto, surrounded by people ... but as of Sunday midnight going back into lockdown. We have our holiday lights up already, keeping our living room window ablaze with twinkles.

B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
11/12/20 09:12:30PM
49 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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Dusty, things are getting like that all over this Fall. Most of the US is confronted by rising infection rates, and here in Canada we are too.

Good for your lady, that reduces the personal risk.

Keep smiling. keep playing.. we will get through this all together or not at all.

B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
07/19/20 07:38:15PM
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How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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Hi, all, it has been a while since I poked my head in here ... Sandie and I are still alive, and living in the middle of the 4th largest city north of Mexico. I have not played much at all in the last while. Our community chorus scrubbed its season in March and we have only done the occasional online singing since. The COVID-19 pandemic has not hit us anywhere near as bad as it has our neighbours across the Lakes, but it has hit our elders in Long Term Care really hard, plus the personal care workers who look after them.
But I am back, and hope to pick up the dulcimer again! Glad to see the rest of you too.

Sandie and I mask up when venturing out, and I get out a lot more than she does. She is asthmatic. Masks are now required in indoors public spaces like malls, stores, etc. Bars and restaurants are now open only for outside service, patios etc. Pro sports are still on hold, and the federal government have decided not to allow our baseball team to play their home games here ... keeping cross-border travel to the essential minimum. Hockey may resume, with all games played in two Canadian cities, Edmonton and Toronto, no cross-border travel involved. I am wondering whether the same will happen with the Canadian Football League.

There were some shortages for a while, particularly TP and bakers' yeast! Since I use a bread machine that got to be a hassle for a while but it is coming back now. The Province is opening up gradually, much more slowly than some of your states are (I hope that is not too political, LOL).

Travel is difficult. I have an annual conference later this summer that is going to be online instead of in person because it is just not going to be possible to get to Ottawa safely. So it goes.

Stay safe, all!


updated by @b-ross-ashley: 07/19/20 07:50:31PM
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
12/15/12 11:24:19PM
49 posts



Yes!
That is Barb Feick's Public Domain group, all she wants there is PD music, nothing still under copyright; I've been a member for a couple of years now.
David Swanson said:

B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
10/09/12 11:26:14PM
49 posts

He, she or it?


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That would be dulse , Benjamin, with an s, not a c. [Scottish Gaelic duileasg , from Old Irish duilesc .] at The Free Dictionary , it's not got anything to do with sweetness.


Benjamin W Barr Jr said:

Wow! What an interesting thread! I should sharpen up my linguistics should I have a mind to enter into this tale that is being woven.

I recall trying to search out the meaning or origin of dulcimer. Somewhere (perhaps it was over the rainbow?) I read that the word dulce was German and meant sweet. I suppose it could be Latin and Greek as Goschi states.

Anyway, I think that I concluded sweet for Dulce and that the other half would be music, so I like to think of it as "sweet music".

However, to throw something else that I don't know the exact origin to is that my cousins from New Brunswick, Canada call seaweed Dulce. I have tried it and find it is anything but sweet! Of course, my cousins look at me as if I"m kinda strange , especially not only because I don't like "dulce" but that I don't drink my tea with milk!

Well, that's my tale and I'm sticking to it...until a better one comes along!

B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
01/13/12 03:08:40AM
49 posts

What's up with the headless vids?????


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My little Flip video camera does not have much of a field of view, and it is hard enough to get the instrument in the picture. Also its microphone is none too good and I have to be fairly close to get the sound in! If I get a better camera, I'll shoot better videos. Promise!

B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
01/16/12 01:14:38AM
49 posts

dulcimer gender studies


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That's odd, I never thought to name my dulcimer ... my bike is Madama Butterfly, because she is an Italian/Taiwanese hybrid (a Bianchi Boardwalk, built in Taiwan about 1987.) I probably ought to name the dulci. Hmmm. It's a stock Connecticut-built 1989 Folkcraft cherry teardrop.

Cherry Poptart? Yeah, right.

B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
01/05/12 03:43:47PM
49 posts



I'd second Marc's recommendation of MusEdit. Excellent programme for MD, freeware now, and runs well on all versions of Windows (and Linux and OS X if you install it in Wine.) Doug Rogers is travelling in Asia now and is really hard to contact for support, but there is a user group on Yahoo which has provided me with some help in the past: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/musedit/

I would not know anything about tabs for the HD, I've never seen one.

B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
12/28/11 09:06:48PM
49 posts

A very wonderful Christmas gift...


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That is so pretty! I can't wait to hear yours.

B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
07/29/10 10:01:48PM
49 posts

FOTMD one year anniversary on July 29th, 2010 !


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I love this bunch. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
05/09/10 10:14:46PM
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As I said originally, I think I might try it out, when I have the time. I just wonder how it would sound with noter&drone play. What sort of chords would come out of the box?
updated by @b-ross-ashley: 02/13/16 08:09:46PM
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
05/07/10 07:58:49PM
49 posts



Could have sworn I'd already replied to this ... I like it, although I've never yet played it myself. Have a look on youtube at some Galax dulcimer videos.
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
04/26/10 07:15:55PM
49 posts



I got a nice rosewood one from Carrot Creek last year when I got my dulcimer, it is showing signs of wear now but not so bad as Strumelia's maple one! Probably means I need to play more often.
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
06/25/10 11:46:54PM
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The Kitchen Sink - talk about food


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Watermelon SorbetI got this recipe from my friend the folksinger Eve Goldberg, who got it from her mother Ruth. I don't particularly like watermelon as is, but this works for me on a hot summer night.1 watermelon of your choice, relatively small, 8 to 10 lbs.1 cup (roughly) of sugar, about 2 tbsp. per cup of watermelon juice, or to taste3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or more if you like1. Slice the watermelon in half and scoop the flesh out into a large bowl.2. Cut the flesh into pieces and put them into a blender or food processor (you will probably need to process in several batches); puree.3. Using a sieve, strain the seeds and pulp out of the watermelon puree and reserve the liquid. (Eve recommends straining even if you use seedless watermelon; it seems to shorten freezing time and makes the finished product smoother.)4. Add sugar and lemon juice to the watermelon juice and stir.5. Pour the juice into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. You'll need lots of ice (I'd get at least 20 pounds, to be safe) and some rock salt. It usually takes at least 20 minutes, but the freezing time is highly variable.IF you want to get really fancy you can section and freeze the watermelon rind, reassemble the sections, scoop the freshly-frozen sorbet into the shells with frozen wild blueberries for seeds, freeze overnight as a reassembled melon, slice along the section lines and serve the slices ...
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
06/25/10 11:35:28PM
49 posts

The Kitchen Sink - talk about food


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Smoked salmon ApizzaApizza, indigenous to the New Haven area of Connecticut, differs from the regular American-style pizza mainly in using no mozzarella.This uses a prepared crust ... yeah, I know, it's lazy ... but I'm not ready to essay a pizza crust yet!prebaked pizza crustolive oil, to condition crustfresh basil leavesportobello mushrooms, slicedsmoked salmon in 1X2 - inch piecesrehydrated sun-dried tomatoCondition the crust with olive oil. Layer the other ingredients on top. Bake 20 minutes at 450 F. Yum.
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
06/22/10 07:01:11PM
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The Kitchen Sink - talk about food


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Mmmmmm. Ken Hulme said:
Mandarin Orange Muffins
Although the recipe calls for canned mandarin oranges, you can also use fresh tangerine or clementine orange wedges, or even loquats for an equally tasty treat. I usually make a double batch, either as muffins, or baked in a 9x13 pan to make a fruited bread.


1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 cup milk

Topping:
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350F. Place muffin papers in muffin tins or spray tins with vegetable oil. Drain oranges and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, allspice, and sugar. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Whisk together egg and milk. Pour into flour mixture and stir with a fork just until combined. Do not over-mix. Carefully fold in mandarin oranges. Add a little extra water if the batter seems too stiff.

Fill muffin tins 3/4 full. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until centers test done and muffins are lightly golden. Alternately, spread mixture in a lubed 8x8 pan to make a fruit bread.

While muffins are baking, place melted butter in a small bowl. In another small bowl, whisk together sugar and cinnamon.

When muffins are done, dip each hot muffin first into the butter and then into the cinnamon sugar. For bread version, brush melted butter one top and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Let cool.

Yield: 12 large muffins or 24 mini-muffins.
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
06/04/10 09:26:00PM
49 posts

The Kitchen Sink - talk about food


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Looks and sounds real good. I'm more used to Moros y Cristianos being mixed up together, though. Yours seems more like Hoppin' John, but with black beans.

B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
05/07/10 08:34:50PM
49 posts

The Kitchen Sink - talk about food


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Here's a contribution to the recipe collection, passed on from an Aussie science-fiction fan on the Lois-Bujold listserv: Killer Chocolate Thingies 300 grams ground walnuts300 grams caster sugar9 egg whites9 egg yolks300 grams powdered sugar200 grams butter2 tablespoons cornstarch200 grams chocolateCrust: Beat the egg whites, add the caster sugar, beat till shiny and stiff. Fold in the walnuts. Line 2 40 x 30 cm tins with baking paper. Pre-heat the oven to 170C. Divide the mixture into the tins and bake until just set (check with a toothpick after about 10 minutes.)Filling: Beat the egg yolks with powdered sugar, butter, cornstarch and chocolate and cook over a pot of simmering water in a double boiler for about half an hour. Leave covered to cool a bit.Assembly: Put the cake together while the filling is still lukewarm: crust-filling-crust-filling. When completely cooled, cut in small pieces.Conversions of weights and temperatures are left as an exercise for the cook.
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
05/07/10 08:25:02PM
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The Kitchen Sink - talk about food


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The slaw seems superfluous, given the sauerkraut.Wonder how this would come out with German sweet pickled red cabbage, aka rotekohl ? And green peppers are unripe peppers, I'd wanna use orange or yellow Bells. I'd be tempted to flatten the thighs and serve it on slices of a good medium rye bread, e.g. a Munchner-style. Ken Hulme said:
Reuben-esque Thighs
6 Boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1 lb Sauerkraut (drained)1 Green Bell Pepper, sliced thin2 Tbsp White Wine (or water)1 Tbsp Brown Sugar1 Tsp Caraway Seed6 Tbsp Thousand Island Dressing3 slices Swiss Cheese, cut into stripsBrine the thighs 30-45 minutes. Drain, Pat dry. Spray or oil 12 non-stick skillet. Heat to med-high. Brown meat on both sides, 5-7 minutes per side. Remove from skillet. Add sauerkraut, green pepper, wine, sugar caraway and 2 Tbsp dressing. Top with thighs. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook 25-30 minutes. Spoon remaining dressing over chicken and top chicken with cheese strips. Cover and cook another 2-3 minutes until the cheese melts.Serve with: Grilled Cole Slaw 1 head Red Cabbage, cored and cut into 8 wedges3 Tbsp Olive oil, for brushing4-1/2 Tbsp Mayonnaise4-1/2 Tbsp Cider Vinegar3 Pickled Peppers (jalapeo, banana, or Italian) seeded and minced2 tsp Pickling Liquid from the pepper jarSalt & Pepper to tastePreheat the grill. Dont want to fire the grill? Use your ovens broiler with the rack set to the highest mark.Brush cabbage wedges with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill cabbage until it starts to char and blacken - about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a work surface. When the cabbage is cool enough to handle, finely slice it crosswise with a sharp knife.Whisk together the mayonnaise, cider vinegar, and pickling liquid. Toss with the shredded cabbage. Season with salt and pepper and toss again.
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
04/27/10 12:36:39AM
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Are those chorizos? Might be the same sausage, but I would like to make sure. (Should there be a cedilla under the c, as in chourio, I'd be more sure.) Ken Hulme said:


Since "sumer is icumen in", I thought y'all might like to try this gourmet sandwich recipe for your next bike trip, boat ride, or day playing dulcimers in the park. I won first place in the Boating TV "Best Boating Sandwich" with this version of a Nawlins' Po Boy. Gaspar Sausage was the co-sponsor. I won 25 pounds of their very good chourico and linguisa. The chourico is nice for those who don't like much spice. You could also substitute any of the Hillshire Farms style ring sausages...

Shrimp & Chourico Submarine
The perfect boat sandwich is submarine of course. In this case a New Orleans style Po Boy sub with traditional hard crusty baguette bread, not a soft hoagie type roll. Hard crusty bread can stand more time at sea before becoming mushy and soft. Po Boys can be undressed or dressed.

Undressed:
1 fresh French Baguette, about 24 long
1/2 lb Shrimp, 16-20 count, peeled & deveined
1/2 lb Gaspar Chourico or Extra Hot Chourico
1 Tbsp Creole/Cajun spice blend, to taste
2 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Red Bell Pepper, cut into strips
3/4 cup Kalamata Olives, pitted (or regular pitted Black Olives)

Dressed:
All of the above, plus
1 large Dill Pickle sliced into thin strips
2-3 Roma Tomatoes, sliced into rounds
1-2 long leaves of fresh Romaine lettuce
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise mixed with 2 Tbsp Lime juice
1/2 Red Onion, sliced thin
Salt & Pepper to taste

Slice the bell pepper and roughly chop the olives. Set aside.

Slice the chourico diagonally to make long oval pieces about 1/8 thick. Saute the chourico in a splash of oil on medium heat to brown it and bring out the flavors. Remove from pan and reserve. Toss shrimp with spice blend and saute them in the same skillet, adding more oil if necessary. Cook just until the shrimp turn pink, remove from pan and cool.

To assemble the dressed sandwich:
Slice the baguette lengthwise, but leave it hinged. Brush the insides of the loaf with the lime-mayo. Fold the romaine leaves lengthwise along the center rib. Place in the baguette, with the lettuce ribs running along the bread hinge. Inside the folded lettuce, arrange slices of chourico, the shrimp and red pepper strips. Top with slices of tomato, pickle, onion and additional shredded romaine if desired. Add a dash of salt & pepper and serve.

Can be assembled and wrapped in plastic wrap ashore; or the individual components can be placed in zip top bags and stored in the cooler until lunch time, and then assembled. Serves 2-4 hungry boaters.



B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
04/04/10 05:31:00PM
49 posts



MD, Ocarina, used to play the Hohner Melodica but the steel reeds rusted out on my HM-901 ... and I sing, as a chorister I am an instrument in the conductor's hands.
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
03/21/10 03:32:47AM
49 posts

Do You Have A Favorite Irish Song?


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I know which one you mean, Ken, we sang it last Saturday night at Song Circle ... but the title escapes me. I don't have a copy of Rise Up Singing, but it is in there. Ken Hulme said:
My Bad!
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
02/26/10 10:04:02AM
49 posts



Hmmmm ... just three?Dandelion River RunShenandoah/The Water Is Wide medleySong of the Wandering Aengus
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
03/14/14 07:43:00PM
49 posts

wow...it's party time again... REVISITED :)


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And this thread reminds me of Rod. We only ever met online but I miss him.

B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
03/14/14 07:40:15PM
49 posts

wow...it's party time again... REVISITED :)


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That doesn't look any worse than head cheese ...

B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
01/11/10 11:43:49PM
49 posts

wow...it's party time again... REVISITED :)


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Mmmm, genuine Southern Ontario butter tarts from me ... and perhaps one of our BC members can bring in some Nanaimo Bars. Rod Westerfield said:
So all we have to bring are deserts.. and of course what ever else you want to bring.. you know this group.. they eat anything..especially Jim, Randy(sorry no bones), Andy, and many others.. of course I'll do my part.. :)
oh yeah we need drinks as well... I have ordered a 55 gallon drum of Mountain Dew.. just thought I'd share this great news...
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
01/15/10 09:48:24PM
49 posts

Favorite accessories to go with MD


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I just last week got one of Ray Lynn Woods' deluxe playing stands, with the music rest built in. It's like a possum board on legs ... and cost more than the MD did. But worth it for the increased volume without compromising the tone.Also the rosewood noter I bought from Carrot Creek ... it's starting to get scarred up, but it's still pretty good, especially as my left hand gets lighter with playing. Still want to get one of those bone noters though.
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
12/30/09 10:50:13PM
49 posts

400 members coming up..


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I guess I am a little late, but I got us some genuine southern Ontario butter tarts for dessert.
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
12/24/09 01:50:43AM
49 posts

A Very Merry Christmas to all my New Friends


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Once again the Sun has overcome the darkness, friends; and soon we will celebrate the turning of the year ... a better year to everybody, full of love, joy, and music.
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
11/17/09 12:56:03AM
49 posts

Finding ball-end strings


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Thanks for the reassurance! I've never played guitar or banjo so I never had this problem before ... do guitar strings get as fine as .010? My Folkcraft is 20 years old, the VSL is 27 3/4". Bucko Futreal said:
Any of the ball-ends, regardless of their marketing, should do fine -- at least that's what my experience suggests. I purchase individual guitar strings for all my dulcimers -- any decent music store that sells guitars will have lots of 'em on hand. You can also order 'em: http://www.juststrings.com/singlestrings.html
For instance, for my dulcimer in GDD tuning, I do .22 for the bass string and .12 for the other strings. On DAD dulcimers, I do .24, .18, and .12. Those are both Folkcrafts, by the way, so probably the same neck length as yours.
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
11/16/09 11:42:07PM
49 posts

Finding ball-end strings


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My Folkcraft came to me wearing a set of ball-end strings. I've replaced them once, with a new set, but the set I was able to find was the standard D'Addario set of loop-ends. Every set I have seen in the store or online is loop-end, but my MD was obviously built for ballends, with pins to fit through the holes in the balls. Loops work, but I think I'd get more consistent tension with ball-ends. Should I invest in four individual ball-end banjo or guitar strings?
updated by @b-ross-ashley: 06/08/16 09:24:05PM
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
11/15/09 08:03:17PM
49 posts

OLD TIME MUSIC...You're top ten.


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They are both in the same key and tuning, I strum them in D Ionian, DAA, the tonic for both tunes is D ... one verse of Water followed by one verse of Shenandoah. Try it, it works! Bill Davenport said:
Interesting concept of Water is Wide whith Shenendoah. I'd love to hear that.
Bill

B. Ross Ashley said:
I guess I don't do genre Old Time either. I like stuff like Stephen Foster's "Hard Times", the traditional "Old Joe Clark", and others of that ilk, but I'm not enamored of the okeh Records style, no. I do Red River Valley in Pete Seeger's style, mainly because I love the alternate words he put to it back in the late 30s, There's a Valley in Spain Called Jarama. I do Git Along Little Dogies/Streets of Laredo, and The Water is Wide crossed with Shenandoah, 'cause I like them. ;)
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
11/15/09 12:10:53PM
49 posts

OLD TIME MUSIC...You're top ten.


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I guess I don't do genre Old Time either. I like stuff like Stephen Foster's "Hard Times", the traditional "Old Joe Clark", and others of that ilk, but I'm not enamored of the okeh Records style, no. I do Red River Valley in Pete Seeger's style, mainly because I love the alternate words he put to it back in the late 30s, There's a Valley in Spain Called Jarama. I do Git Along Little Dogies/Streets of Laredo, and The Water is Wide crossed with Shenandoah, 'cause I like them. ;)
B. Ross Ashley
@b-ross-ashley
05/04/10 11:54:38PM
49 posts

Favorite tuners?


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I really really like my little Profile PT-2700 . Just works. Can work in either clip or microphone mode, and is adjustable in what it considers an A, but it's really simple to use.
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