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Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
06/16/15 08:17:50PM
86 posts

MEET THE MODERATORS...


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

Not to worry Dusty, It'll never get to that...I bet HD's would burn longer, too.thumbsup

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
05/26/15 10:54:19AM
86 posts

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


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Hey here is something that is not too bad for the diet. Bev (my wife) made a rhubarb/strawberry sauce that goes over cake. five cups of rhubarb a package of fresh strawberry's (we added the strawberry's for color because we have green rhubarb) a little bit of honey. Very tart and very tasty if you like rhubarb, this is right up your ally.

P.S. you can leave out the cake if you want to.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
11/11/14 09:57:07PM
86 posts

Video Links for the Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

It was a fun thing to do. Videoing what I could, and did. The icing on the cake, it was the first Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
01/17/14 03:56:34PM
86 posts

House fire


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Phil, that is great news. Here's hoping for ya!

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
01/12/14 06:44:45AM
86 posts

House fire


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Phil, that doesn't surprise me at all about Wal Mart. I used to work for them and they haven't changed at all. It's sad that they have to be the way they are. Too big for their britches. I echo what Geekling and Ken said... Shame on them.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
01/08/14 05:16:40PM
86 posts

House fire


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Phil, just remember that everyone here at FOTMD is thinking of you and your family at this time. You have certainly gone through a lot this past year. Hopefully you will be able to salvage at least one of your instruments. You and your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
12/09/13 07:46:23AM
86 posts

My music and TAB arrangement of Southwind


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

A challenge for someone that plays noter drone. Guess I should step out of my comfort zone and try it.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
11/13/13 05:59:27AM
86 posts

How Many


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I only have the three:

Cripple Creek (I built from a kit)

Mawhee (like) built by Kevin Messenger

the other lent to my daughter in law, can't remember who built it.

and one strum stick built by Kevin also.

almost forgot about that.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
02/08/14 07:27:59AM
86 posts



That is a shame. The one I have I got as a kit back in 07. Has a very sweet sound to it. Sorry they ran into hard times. Hopefully they can get things turned around.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
08/08/13 01:52:57AM
86 posts



Joseph, just slide the dulcimer more to the right, so that it is more stable on your lap when you fret the 1st and 2nd frets. You don't have to strum over the strum hollow so move the dulcimer to the right a little more and your problem will be solved. It also needs to be on a slight angle so that the tail of the dulcimer is closer to your right hip and the scroll head is just beyond the left knee.


updated by @jim-fawcett: 02/08/16 08:48:05AM
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
06/24/13 11:01:53AM
86 posts



I got my Cripple Creek dulcimer kit 6 yrs. ago this coming December. It plays like a dream. Like your older one mine has Cripple Creek Dulcimers burned into the side of the fret board and my named burned into the other side. They even exchanged the fret board that had a flaw in it. I called and they exchanged it. Sight unseen. They didn't want the old one back. I haven't been in the area since, but I am sorry of the way things have turned out for you. I guess time changes everything. For better or worse. Like Ken, they were great people to deal with.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
05/13/13 07:53:23AM
86 posts



Harmony or Part B, Really sounds like a nice addition.

Dusty Turtle said:

I had never heard of a B part to Rhody either. I would guess that what Wayne is playing as a B part is actually a harmony part. It sounds like the two parts he plays would sound great played simultaneously.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
12/25/12 07:18:22PM
86 posts

Christmas gift to FOTMD


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Not bad at all, Phil. Thanks, and Merry Christmas.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
11/17/14 06:50:44AM
86 posts

Have you met other FOTMD's in real life and become friends?


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Last weekend when I was in Hindman KY, I met a few FOTMD and former FOTMD members. Mike Slone, Dan Cox, John Knopf, and Larry Hicks. I don't think I forgot anyone.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
04/06/14 01:43:02PM
86 posts

Have you met other FOTMD's in real life and become friends?


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I was hopeful that she would attend, Lisa, being new and not knowing anyone here was a leap of faith for her. But she did come and had a great time.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
04/06/14 07:19:30AM
86 posts

Have you met other FOTMD's in real life and become friends?


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Just yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting a brand new member of FOTMD Jeanne White, at our Wartz 'n' All Spring Gathering. She just lives about 20 minutes over the hill from me in good ole PA. Chalk up another one.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
03/25/13 08:36:07AM
86 posts

Have you met other FOTMD's in real life and become friends?


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I didn't realize it until Rob said something to me this morning. Jerry Rockwell is a member of FOTMD and I didn't remember that.

Sorry Jerry! So he's another one that I've met from here.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
03/24/13 02:41:21PM
86 posts

Have you met other FOTMD's in real life and become friends?


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Had the pleasure of meeting Ken Longfield and his wife Betty at the Wartz 'n' All Spring Fling in Clarksburg, WV. Yesterday. So 13 members so far.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
01/11/13 06:41:08PM
86 posts

Have you met other FOTMD's in real life and become friends?


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Just remembered that I met Macy Jane (Wendy) and Jennifer Schaffer at Perkasie this past May.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
01/10/13 10:44:30AM
86 posts

Have you met other FOTMD's in real life and become friends?


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Hey Robin. Thanks for jogging my memory. I think one of the very first people from FOTMD I met was Randall. Sorry, Randall, it's that sometimers kickin' in again.

Robin Thompson said:

Oh, Kim, I was so focused on mountain dulcimer events. . . ! What a pleasure it was to meet you in Pilot Mountain and to see you take to the bowed dulcimer so quickly. (I wasn't surprised to see you catch-on so quickly! )

I also have met Don Pedi, Paul Tantillo, Maurice Solis, ReVonda Crow, Teri Sato, Marge Diamond and Randall McKinnon. There are some FOTMD members I've listed that I met before there was an FOTMD; I knew of them from Everything Dulcimer and then we met in-person.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
12/29/12 09:51:53AM
86 posts

Have you met other FOTMD's in real life and become friends?


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To start off I met Robin T. and Tom McDonald at the first Noter and Drone Camp out. Wayne A. and Gail at Perkasie. Rob, Kevin M., Patty from VA., Scott Allen at the Wartz 'n All gathering, and this past Noter and Drone Camp Out John Wood, and Pat Boardman. By the way she sold me the dulcimer and is pictured between me and John in our group photo. So ten friends I have met from FOTMD and still counting. Hope to meet more this year.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
10/19/12 03:10:34AM
86 posts

He's baaaackkk!


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Looks like some really nice country over there, Ken.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
10/12/12 11:14:24AM
86 posts

Crock Pot Beer Chicken


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That does sound not only interesting, but most important, really good!

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
10/10/12 01:06:39PM
86 posts



I used tung oil on my dulcimer when I put my kit together. I finished it with three coats and it sounds great. Didn't deaden the acoustics in the least. In my opinion. I even put the finish on the fret board right over the fret wire. No ill effects that I can notice. That's been going on four years now. I have pics of it on my page, take a look for yourself. Even did a few videos, so you can hear how it sounds.


updated by @jim-fawcett: 02/12/16 03:14:38AM
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
10/12/12 01:04:59PM
86 posts

Play ball!


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That would have been the best casescenario. Oh well, maybe next year.

Robin Thompson said:

You know I wanted the Reds to win the division and the Pirates to win the wild card.

Jim Fawcett said:

Well, all I can say after 20 years of having a losing season with the Pirates, Let's go Nats!

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
10/12/12 11:24:24AM
86 posts

Play ball!


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Well, all I can say after 20 years of having a losing season with the Pirates, Let's go Nats!

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
09/07/12 09:32:51AM
86 posts

just bought a dulcimer


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Well, Chuck, That's one beautiful looking dulcimer. Great find on your part.

Can't wait to hear it...sooner than later...LOL

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
08/16/12 08:49:08AM
86 posts

Are Dulcimer Players Nicer?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Have to agree with Rob. We just aren't right and want everyone to feel at home, not being right.

R N Lackey said:

It's really 'cause we just ain't right

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
08/07/12 10:45:28AM
86 posts

Photos Dulcimer Factory c. 1995 DF-4


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Aw Sam, that is a nice lookin dulcimer. Beautiful! Nice find for sure. Jury's still out as to what kind of wood it is.


updated by @jim-fawcett: 01/24/16 12:57:21AM
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
08/02/12 02:05:23PM
86 posts

Mixed, compatible tunings.


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Skip,

When Rob Lackey and Kevin Messenger, and I met and jammed for a few hours at Cooper's Rock in good old WV. I played in DAA (noter & drone) and Rob did finger dancing on the other dulcimer(DAD) and Kevin on the Dulci Banjo tuned DAD also. It sounded great, and no one complained about my drones... in fact Rob did a medley playing noter and drone. When we were jammin, it really bother me that they were in anothercompatibletuning. It blended together nicely.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
07/30/12 11:04:19AM
86 posts

Happy Birthday to US !!!


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Three years, doesn't seem that long. Time really does fly when you're having a good time. FOTMD is really a place to have a good time and share in the love of the dulcimer. Thanks Lisa for such a great and friendly place to meet.

Strumelia said:

Thought I'd highlight this old thread from 2 1/2 yrs ago when we hit 500 members.... good times...

http://mountaindulcimer.ning.com/forum/topics/wow20-members-to-go-a...

Happy 3rd birthday FOTMD!

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
05/12/12 10:26:45PM
86 posts

YARD SALE FIND!!!!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Nice find at a yard sale for sure!

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
05/10/12 02:32:38PM
86 posts

gig bag for bicycle?


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oh, ok. Sorry. My bad that I didn't check out the size of her dulcimer.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
05/10/12 01:53:10PM
86 posts

gig bag for bicycle?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

http://www.ebay.com/itm/For-full-sized-Deluxe-Dulcimer-Gig-Bag-carry-case-/110793410439?pt=String_Instrument_Parts_Accessories&hash=item19cbcd4787#ht_3380wt_1037 here's a link to a bag like I have Mandy. It has shoulder straps like you want. I got one like it with the dulcimer I just bought. I just ordered another for my other dulcimer.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
02/24/12 12:05:06PM
86 posts



All I know is, one is NOT enough. One of these days....

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
01/26/12 06:33:06PM
86 posts



Hey now, I like those links. Pretty cool.


updated by @jim-fawcett: 02/16/16 03:21:46PM
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
01/11/12 03:10:47PM
86 posts



I use tabs to get me started, learn the song, then put it away. I can play just a little by ear, but i use the tabs. It's a great way for someone like me that can't read music, to play an instrument.

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
12/26/11 09:09:23AM
86 posts

A very wonderful Christmas gift...


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

What a great gift for the Queen Bee of FOTMD. When are we going to hear it sign, Lisa?

John, very thoughtful of you.

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