Forum Activity for @gregg-schneeman

Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
09/05/20 07:24:28PM
26 posts

Heard of "The Left Hand Dulcimer Band"?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

They were a couple of Dulcimer playing friends living I believe I remember said they lived in Troy, Alabama. They put out their self named cassette during that period where LPs were on their way out and CDs hadn't quite arrived. I met them, bought their cassette, loved their Dulcimer playing and songs, but lost it. One cut from their cassette has surfaced on YouTube...See "Left Hand Dulcimer Band"...but neither he nor I know their names or what became of them. If anyone on FOTMD has a copy of this cassette please let me know their names, contact information, etc. Thank You!

Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
09/05/20 01:42:07PM
26 posts

Song Identification Help


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions


Susie:

Gregg Schneeman:

Susie:

Can someone identify the song that is played here in this video? Thanks.



"My Own House Waltz" into tune #2 I do not know and back to "My Own House Waltz" then into "Ye Banks and Braes"


Thanks, that gives me a starting point to work on this (and tab it out). A lovely tune.


Further Correction --- It is "My Own House Waltz" -- Not "Home"
updated by @gregg-schneeman: 09/05/20 01:49:34PM
Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
09/05/20 12:11:44PM
26 posts

Song Identification Help


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Dusty Turtle:

@susie, you must have been writing at the same time @gregg-schneeman was.  He identified the the tune at the beginning and at the end (I didn't even make it that far) but there is a third tune in the middle he doesn't know.   No surprise Gregg knew the answer.  You don't get a beard like that without acquiring a lot of knowledge and wisdom. 

As a matter of fact, as you can see in my two "Play Music On The Porch" videos the big beard is gone! Didn't get along with face mask efficiency, and no Renaissance Faire. 
Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
09/05/20 12:00:31PM
26 posts

Song Identification Help


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions


Susie:

Can someone identify the song that is played here in this video? Thanks.



"My Own House Waltz" into tune #2 I do not know and back to "My Own House Waltz" then into "Ye Banks and Braes"
updated by @gregg-schneeman: 09/05/20 01:45:15PM
Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
10/06/19 12:54:28PM
26 posts

2019 Bowed Psaltery Gathering - Nozomi Nose!


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Thanks for liking my Posting about ETBPG here on FOTMD Strumella!

Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
10/06/19 10:01:39AM
26 posts

2019 Bowed Psaltery Gathering - Nozomi Nose!


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 The Bowed Psaltery Gathering in East Tennessee Oct. 24 - 26 2019 is a great event for Bowed Psaltery enthusiasts but more special this year because Nozomi Nose, the best Bowed Psaltery Player in the world is flying there from Japan to perform and get a chance to meet the American Bowed Psaltery community! In Japan there is a large group of Bowed Psaltery players that perform together on stage. She will be bringing one of the extra large Bowed Psalteries she makes. I plan on driving out there from California in order to bring more instruments and gear and get to the campground on site early though its never full as most people stay at the wide range of motels in the area. Visit EVENTS on FOTMD's sister site "Psaltery Strings" for more information.


updated by @gregg-schneeman: 10/27/19 12:02:25PM
Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
06/07/19 02:15:58PM
26 posts

Eppinette, Scheitholt, and Kantle player "Orange Kantele"


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Hello, I'm updating the information here - the fellow who made all these wonderful Kantele and Eppinette videos and music as "Orange Kantele" has moved on in his musical interest towards making making more "Moog" synthesizer music and changed his YouTube channel name to "MOOGNASE". However if you go to his channel's Playlists you will see the over a hundred videos of our kind  of music. 

 


updated by @gregg-schneeman: 06/07/19 07:51:56PM
Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
05/31/15 01:01:16AM
26 posts

Schneeman's bowed psaltery YouTube Channel


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My latest Bowed Psaltery video, "Water is Wide"...

hope you folks like it.

Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
05/14/15 07:24:34PM
26 posts

Schneeman's bowed psaltery YouTube Channel


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My YouTube channel's name is "Gregg E. Schneeman", surprisingly enough there are quite a few Greg Schneeman's and at least two Gregg E. Schneemans, one is a realtor in Minn. and the other is a rugby coach in NY state!

Geekling said:

Absolutely lovely, Gregg! By the way, this link will take people directly to your YouTube page: Psalteryman's YouTube channel . I subscribed!

Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
05/14/15 07:12:41PM
26 posts

Schneeman's bowed psaltery YouTube Channel


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Hi Lexie- You can buy string in coils and then tie off the strings in a certain way but most people use ball end just like a Dulcimer, .010, .011, .012, and for the longest lowest strings sometimes .013, and wound get used for cello sized BP's. White strings on one side and black key strings on the other side but arranged like a harp with your high strings close to you and the low notes further away, however some people hold the the pointy end and play them backwards! A lot of Bp's come with letters or get letters put on them just on the white key side, they help find your way around and tuning. On a well built and taken care of Bowed Psaltery the strings last for years.

Lexie R Oakley said:

Yes Gregg I understand, the computer thing is why I posted the wrong one the first time.

I enjoy your bowed psaltry videos.

I have a question about the strings and setup of the psaltry; Are the strings piano wires?

Also, is the right side of the instrument like playing the white keys of the piano?

Then the left side when you are bowing it the black keys of the piano?

Thanks.....Lexie

Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
05/11/15 02:25:54PM
26 posts

Schneeman's bowed psaltery YouTube Channel


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Thank you for your help Lexie, I'm still very new to this whole computer thing, so much I don"t know how to do.

Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
05/08/15 10:04:39AM
26 posts

Schneeman's bowed psaltery YouTube Channel


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I would just like to let folks know I am making more Bowed Psaltery videos on my YouTube channel: "Gregg E. Schneeman" with my latest being "The Primrose" by Martin Peerson. More subscriptions are encouraging.


updated by @gregg-schneeman: 06/11/15 07:43:23AM
Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
10/12/14 07:05:17PM
26 posts

Newspaper story about Leo Kretzner and Gregg Schneeman


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

This article was written by Michelle Mills, a friend of Jeanie and I who also dances for our consort at the Rennaisance Faire with swords balanced on her head! www.sgvtribune.com/arts-and-entertainment-20131002/harvest-of-dulcimers-celebrates-the-music-of-the-past


updated by @gregg-schneeman: 06/11/15 07:42:03AM
Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
10/03/14 01:45:46AM
26 posts

1980 Rabbit Junction Dulcimer Festival.


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Sorry, I meant to say "Dulcimer History", I have Bowed Psaltery on my brain constantly.

Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
10/02/14 09:32:58PM
26 posts

1980 Rabbit Junction Dulcimer Festival.


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Two people to the left of Hubbert is Leo Kretzner standing next to David Beede standing next to Kevin Roth. Directly above Beede is me Gregg E. Schneeman, wearing my fur lined knit cap holding up my Bowed Psaltery and my Mushroom Headed Dulcimer you see in my FOTMD profile picture. That was a significant moment in Bowed Psaltery History and I am proud to have been there.

Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
09/16/14 02:05:09PM
26 posts

Harvest Festival of Dulcimers mini review


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Jeanie, her sister Jan, and I really enjoyed your visit and glad you got home safe, now don't drown in a desert in this weather you have coming at you!

Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
12/10/14 10:24:13AM
26 posts

Dec.13th, 2014 San Gabriel Valley-Los Angeles Dulcimer Club Starting Up


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

THIS SATURDAY IN L.A. BRING YOUR DULCIMER AND COME PLAY So far we have 5 people coming for sure, 5 maybes, and 10 can'ts but put us on the mailing list. Which is not that surprising this time of year. We want this to become an at least once a month get together happening on a week day evening. Please friend me here on FOTMD or Psaltery Strings for more information.

Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
12/06/14 03:51:49PM
26 posts

Dec.13th, 2014 San Gabriel Valley-Los Angeles Dulcimer Club Starting Up


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi Alice, we are having our first BP/Dulcimer Together Saturday, Dec.13th, please friend me here on FOTMD for more information and directions. Looking forward to meeting you and hearing about your Dulcimer adventures!

Alice C. Dolamore said:

Hi , I would love to join your group. You do not know me because I go to Ohio from May through October so i can play the dulcimer with groups and go to many of the festivals in the East coast area. I use to go to the festival but have not been for many years as I am in Ohio. I have dulcimers, baritone, banjammer,and my newest addition Dulci-Bro. I live in La Crescenta.

Please let me know when and where. I will be leaving Ohio next week to return to California.

Alice Dolamore

Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
12/03/14 10:50:08AM
26 posts

Dec.13th, 2014 San Gabriel Valley-Los Angeles Dulcimer Club Starting Up


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

The idea of having this Bowed Psaltery/Dulcimer Get Together from 1:00pm to 9:00 is to allow people to come and go as they wish, some people have said are planning on showing up right away and leave after a couple of hours, some have said they are coming around 7. 9:00 is when we figure to wind it up. We will be seeking consensus on when would be the most convenient day of the month to start having once a month get togethers.Please friend or message me here on FOTMD for more information and directions.

Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
11/26/14 02:11:04PM
26 posts

Dec.13th, 2014 San Gabriel Valley-Los Angeles Dulcimer Club Starting Up


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Well Geekling, you are always welcome over here any time you feel like visiting, but yes it is intended as open house come and go, we will have a food area, maybe circle up to play tunes especially after it gets dark, should find enough going on at any moment.

Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
11/26/14 01:54:23PM
26 posts

Dec.13th, 2014 San Gabriel Valley-Los Angeles Dulcimer Club Starting Up


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Having our first get together at our home in Arcadia CA December 13th, 2014 from 1:00pm to 9:00pm. Dulcimers and other string instruments welcome, but Bowed Psalteries will be the focus of this musical event. For more information friend me here on FOTMD or Psaltery Strings.

Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
09/20/14 12:43:33PM
26 posts

Dec.13th, 2014 San Gabriel Valley-Los Angeles Dulcimer Club Starting Up


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I can't imagine being against the noter style Dulcimer playing tradition! When played that way really brings out the reason the Dulcimer is sometimes called the "American Sitar".

Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
09/15/14 10:20:48PM
26 posts

Dec.13th, 2014 San Gabriel Valley-Los Angeles Dulcimer Club Starting Up


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Actually a fairly large turnout at Harvest of Dulcimers encourages me to suggest starting an at least once a month Dulcimer/Bowed Psaltery get together at my house in Arcadia, California. The house is large enough with a shady back yard, leave a message for us here if your interested in joining us.


updated by @gregg-schneeman: 10/27/18 08:22:54AM
Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
09/08/14 11:40:06AM
26 posts

Eppinette, Scheitholt, and Kantle player "Orange Kantele"


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

On You Tube one of my favorite people calls himself Orange Kantele. His playlists show he plays the Eppinette and Scheitholt versions of the Dulcimer and is constantly coming up with new tunes with very strange titles and beautiful drawings illustrating the melodies. I'm very impressed with how he is helping to keep an entire musical tradition alive. He also plays Kanteles and electronic music he writes himself, truly an amazing musician. But what surprises me the most is how few viewers he gets! I recently told him he should join up here on FOTMD and he said he'd look you folks up but I'm encouraging you folks to check out his work.


updated by @gregg-schneeman: 10/27/19 12:02:25PM
Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
09/25/14 01:57:29PM
26 posts

Cretan Lyra


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That bow could actually be older than that particular lyra.

Gregg Schneeman
@gregg-schneeman
09/25/14 11:56:48AM
26 posts

Cretan Lyra


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Interesting bow design too, looks to be original to the instrument.