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Thanks all, I was able to contact him thanks to Ken Longfield. And sorry to Kevin in getting his name wrong.
Does anyone know if Ken Messenger is still active here? Trying to contact him concerning my Prichard replica that he built for me. I tried the contact page on his website but haven't heard from him. Not sure if this site has a private message feature or not. At least I haven't seen one. Thanks in advance!
Other forums I belong to has the original post at the top and you scroll down to read all posts in the order they we posted. ie, first to last. I see that this site lists the original post at the bottom so to read it you have to scroll all the way down to the end and then work your way up to the top in order to read them as they were posted. This seems awkward to me. Is there a way of changing the order in which you see posts?
Hey thanks guys! Kevin, I assume the shape and dimensions were to help in volume over singers? I still like it and will keep an eye on it.
Hi all, it's been a while since I've posted but I saw this dulcimer on ebay and I'm very interested.
It's by a B J Roth and made in 1973. Just wondering if anyone have heard of this maker and what you all think of the instrument? I asked and it doesn't have any cracking or separating. I'm thinking of bidding. I'd appreciate opinions.
Hey, I missed that Dusty! Things that make you go hmmmm!
Dusty Turtle said:
How aboutthe musicologist Professor Herbert Nositall?
Scott Collier said:Well i don't know but with a "music professor" named Will E. Playmore? Still makes me wonder, lol. It may or may not be a true story but it's thought provoking non the less!
I have to agree with John. Sounds a little suspect. First, I'd like to find out how the recordings were identified as to the performers. But with a story like this, you just want to believe that it's true. More research is needed.
This is a great discussion! I can relate to the Tab vs. playing by ear this way. My Son plays the bass guitar and since he has "grown up" in the digital age, never even thought of taking lessons or buying books. He started watching songs he wanted to learn on Youtube. He was able to quickly learn them. I was amazed at his ability to grasp the concept of a song by just watching someone else play.
I come from a background of learning SMN and the sax. But have been out of that for so long I can't read it anymore. Tab helps me learn a new song but one thing tab can't help you with is the pace and timing of a song. If you have never heard a particular song before, tab won't help you with the rhythm.
Following my Son's lead, I have started using Youtube more often and it really helps. I have to agree that tab is good to help beginners learn the notes of a song but teachers should help them steer away from it and listen to the songs they are learning once they get the notes down.
And I agree with Robin. If we post more songs in alternate styles and modes at this level, it will help sway popular trends, eventually, and everyone will benefit.
I think you answered your own post with this paragraph:
So, why these tunes? I do think they fit really well on the instrument. In the long run, they're easier to transmit and execute than some other types. They're also great for traditional dancing and what it requires. The notes are just enough to keep folks busy and happy. The feel is just right.
They just are the "right type" of songs that fit I guess. Everyone seems to know a lot of them and it's just easier to go to them in a jam. IMHO
You're very welcome Robert. I believe elderly carries them. I got mine from a small private seller(can't remember the name now) but they took forever to get them. Good luck. BTW, do have a website that shows your dulcimers?
I'm late into this topic but wanted to add my 2 cents. I love the traditional look of a scroll head but hate to see guitar style tuners sticking up on them. Just looks weird to me. I'd rather see the banjo style planetary tuners but I do like the traditional wood tuners. Anothercompany who makes wood look tuners but with modern gears is www.pegheds.com . I have a pair on an old ukulele and they work great.