Forum Activity for @ann-wells

Ann Wells
@ann-wells
08/11/17 02:01:04PM
6 posts

Fingerpicking a dulcimer - buzzing problem


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thank you so much for all the advice, I will try going to DAD and see if the problem still exists, also will order bigger gauge strings, and it probably is my technique that needs attention.  I will keep trying as I so love the sound of this beautiful instrument especially when finger picked.  Thanks to everyone who offered advice, I really appreciate it and surely appreciate the fact that i can go on FOMD and ask these questions knowing that I will get the right answers. 

Ann Wells

Ann Wells
@ann-wells
08/08/17 11:45:47AM
6 posts

Fingerpicking a dulcimer - buzzing problem


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions


I started to learn fingerpicking from Sue Carpenter's book and am finding that when I try to pick the string the second time, with finger picks,  I am getting a buzz.  I am tuned to CGC and wonder if my strings are too loose.  Does any one have a chart of the different strings for different tuning. Is there some way to get rid of the buzzing?  Thank you so much for your trouble, I love the dulcimer and would like to get the best sound possible from it.  

Ann Wells

Ann Wells
@ann-wells
08/07/17 04:00:25PM
6 posts

Crowd Sourcing Questions when funding a CD


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I am starting to learn fingerpicking on the dulcimer. Can anyone tell me why when I wear picks, each time I go to pick the same strings the second time, I get a buzz.  I am also playing without picks and do not get a buzz.  Are my strings too loose as I am tuned to CGC?

Also are there different strings I should be using every time I retune?  I was told someone has a chart of the different strings for each tuning.   Hope some one can answer my questions and thank you so much for the trouble.  I love the dulcimer so much that I want to get the best sound possible from it.

Ann Wells
@ann-wells
08/27/15 05:00:11PM
6 posts

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


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Hello

My name is Ann Wells and last year mid summer i was camping in Pictou, NS, Canada with my hubby.  A travel trailer pulled in across from us and later in the day, i could hear music coming from there, then fiddle music...well, I just had to go over to talk.  The lady was here with her hubby and another couple. We talked about her fiddle music, found she was a teacher of music in Vermont.  When I asked about the other instrument I had heard, she brought out her dulcimer and played a song...I immediately fell in love.  Turned out her hubby and lady friend also had dulcimer..I went back to our trailer and told my hubby that was what i wanted for my coming birthday.  He bought me a Cedar Creek, hour glass model and a book.  I tried to get the gest of it for a month or so.  Went on FOMD and asked if there was anyone in the Antigonish area who played, little knowing that I was the only one who owned one except for, as we later found out, a man about 200 miles away.  As a result of my inquiry, I was contacted by Jane Williams from Kentucky, who summers in Liscomb in Nova Scotia.  How blessed can you be?? Last Sept, just before they left to go home again, Jane and her hubby came for a visit. That's when I discovered that she teaches dulcimer to seniors at the college in Kentucky.  Don't think I didn't feel like dropping down and kissing her feet...and still do.  She is the most wonderful, gracious and talented friend who goes out of her way to help me out.  She has even come up to my area to play at the local nursing home with me. As a result of her teachings and patience, I have been playing at my church, nursing homes, library and for anyone who will listen. I do thank all the generous people who share their tab also but If there was an award for greatness, I would certainly nominate her.

Ann Wells

Ann Wells
@ann-wells
12/11/14 08:44:54AM
6 posts

dulcimer tab and wishes


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I am trying to tab Feliz Navidad and am having trouble, does anyone have this song in tab.

I will also take this chance to thank you all for the help and info in 2014, and to wish one and all a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2015.

Ann Wells


updated by @ann-wells: 06/11/15 07:42:13AM
Ann Wells
@ann-wells
07/27/14 06:30:52PM
6 posts

Enter FOTMD's 5th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer CONTEST!


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Heard from Strumelia who said from 10 to 500, so my new guess, if allowed is:

55

Ann