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Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
09/20/17 10:23:45PM
49 posts

Showing support for FOTMD ?


OFF TOPIC discussions

Can't say enough about what FOTMD has meant to me in the last 2 1/2 years...but, um, where do we keep those smileys, so I can give y'all a hug?

 

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
08/26/17 09:32:24PM
49 posts

Are you playing on your porch today? -Aug 26, 2017


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Strumelia, I'm sure you'll enjoy your porch every bit as much as we do. We forget we have a living room or dining room altogether! Except when it's rainin' sideways.

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
08/26/17 09:18:04PM
49 posts

Are you playing on your porch today? -Aug 26, 2017


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Yup! Just came in from the screened porch; played with my guitar-playing buddy. Started with Shady Grove,ended with Dona Nobis Pacem (Give us Peace), which we sang, too. Anybody out there want to be the third part? As it was we sounded pretty good, and for once drowned out the neighbours' dogs and kids on the trampoline! ;-) 

Peace to all, Annie

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
05/07/17 11:23:29AM
49 posts

Does size really matter? 28.5 vs 26


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Interesting. I noticed a comment that longer VSL gives more tension with the same gauge strings...
But longer dulcimers use heavier gauge strings, yes? My experience going from 26 to 28.5 VSL is more mellow tone and sweetness, along with being able to tune all over the place (several times whenever I play) with no broken strings in the year I've had the dulcimer. Thank you Ron Gibson!
Just my 2 cents worth.
Enjoy your day, all!
Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
04/21/17 09:48:39PM
49 posts

Noter/drone duet books?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Spent some time with JennlynnM today playng DUETS! Not sure which was the best - the sweet harmonies to be found in Row, Row, Row your Boat and Dona Nobis Pacem, or the gales of laughter when we got so excited about what we were doing that we (mostly me) forgot what we were doing! Our long range goal is to play 2 parts of Dona Nobis Pacem and sing the third at the same time! If we ever do this, you can bet there will be a video!

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
04/14/17 08:35:31PM
49 posts

Noter/drone duet books?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Robin, thank you so much for this suggestion and especially for taking the time and trouble to record Supplication. We do both read music, so that helps. Your playing is inspiring...

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
04/12/17 09:33:15PM
49 posts

Noter/drone duet books?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I knew you folks would have great ideas! Thanks so much! I play by ear, (N/D) and am just starting a few chords. Jenn is just starting dulcimer, watching what I do knee to knee in the old way. But she's a quick study, so we were already planning totry Dona Nobis Pacem. There will be lots of laughing...

Strumelia, good idea to back off of the drones! I think I can do that. Ta also for reminder of Blackest Crow harmony! I learned it from your tab; will try singing with the harmony. Time to revisit your beautiful blog anyway, now that I'm at a different place in my journey.

Greg - one part higher up, great! 

Skip, would never have guessed about the Steven S. book. Will search for it.

Ken, I knew it was a stretch to think there'd be a book...I can play what I can hum, but not make up harmony on dulcimer.

And Lisa G, big thanks for the idea of rounds and the terrific list of partner songs. Never heardof partner songs before! whole new world!

Do I ever love fotmd!!

 

 

 

 

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
04/11/17 10:44:00PM
49 posts

Noter/drone duet books?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Anybody know of any noter style duet books or resources?  Thanks.

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
10/16/16 02:57:13PM
49 posts

Please share pics of your homemade dulcimer bags and cases


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thanks, Ken, for the ideas. Not a woodworker, me. Think I'll trace the outline of the dulcimer and have a look in second hand stores for some of those instrument cases you suggested...BTW, what is a 4/4 fiddle?

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
10/15/16 08:22:59PM
49 posts

Please share pics of your homemade dulcimer bags and cases


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Needing a hard case so I can humidify my 37" dulcimer Any ideas? 

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
09/28/16 04:53:31PM
49 posts

the "Millennia Whoop" saturating current popular music


OFF TOPIC discussions

Yup, Dusty, that's the one, So HAppy Together! I guess limited tunes are nothing new - but I do long for a good tune now and then...

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
09/27/16 10:41:47PM
49 posts

the "Millennia Whoop" saturating current popular music


OFF TOPIC discussions

And another thing: most pop songs these days seem to use the whoops instead of a tune. IMHO the range of notes used is often too narrow.i.e. moving up or down 1 note or 2, rather than all over the place in a melodic way. Does anybody remember the song that had in the chorus "I can't see me lovin' nobody but you, for all my life."? Now that was a tune! 

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
09/05/16 08:48:57PM
49 posts

Please share pics of your homemade dulcimer bags and cases


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thanks, Ken and Jennifer, I passed that on to the maker. I thought I'd be in search of a hard case, until I read Irene's post! 

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
09/05/16 03:59:21PM
49 posts

Please share pics of your homemade dulcimer bags and cases


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Sorry, there they are now...looks like I can't spell today, either!😉

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
09/05/16 03:57:09PM
49 posts

Please share pics of your homemade dulcimer bags and cases


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Ok, so that didn't work I guess....or can others ee them? A.

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
09/05/16 03:51:15PM
49 posts

Please share pics of your homemade dulcimer bags and cases


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Will try to post some pics of the dulcimer bag Melody made for me. I love to kayak, so the top is green for the pines on shore; the bottom is blue for the water. Lining covered with musical notes. 2 little pockets for noter and picks. She had bought the batik fabrics a few years ago...prettiest gift ever. Crazy quilt style, she says. To luck me, it's a work of art. 


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Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
08/15/16 05:02:15PM
49 posts

Help! (dulcimer acquisition disease)


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I thought it was called Dulcimer Aquisition Affliction -for us DAA players! I only have 3, so thanks for removing my guilt. I have a David Lynch student, a Robert Schuler JI, and (new) Ron Gibson. Robert, maybe it should be 'Feed Your Obsession??

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
06/14/16 12:56:48PM
49 posts

Just intonation and limitations


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thanks, Robin. Very helpful, as always. 

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
06/12/16 06:31:29PM
49 posts

Just intonation and limitations


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Robert and Strumelia - I'll get my guitar buddy to try open tuning, and we'll see what happens. Maybe it was the guitar! ;-D

Paula, Enjoy!

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
06/11/16 12:41:18PM
49 posts

Just intonation and limitations


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I bought a JI dulcimer last summer, beforre I knew any of the above info. Thought it sounded "off" when a guitar player joined me....However, I hafta' say, it has the sweetest sound in the world when played on its own...thank you, Robert Schuler!

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
05/23/16 09:53:37PM
49 posts

Dulcimer shops near Asheville NC?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi Marg, nothing more to add - just can't say enough about the folks at Song of the Wood. So welcoming, Jo Ann encouraged me to play. Very interesting shop! I notice Black Mountain has a music festival in October that is mainly ducimers (see events list here) it would be delightful to go- if only it was  a bit closer to me...

Enjoy Black Mountain! Be sure to leave time for lunch, coffee, other shopping.

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
04/04/16 06:20:00PM
49 posts

Kirtan for Dulcimer anyone?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Salt-springs, thank you for posting this chord chart! I was just at a place of needing one, and voila!! Typical fotmd magic!

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
03/23/16 05:31:35PM
49 posts



Thanks, Ken, I'll give that.a try!

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
03/23/16 11:43:11AM
49 posts

Creating a music PLAYLIST


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

I did that, got a playlist, but when I click on it I get taken to the player's profile page and, yes, my list is there but only one tune will play at a time...Noah and Robin, any idea how to fix? Tnx.

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
03/23/16 11:28:33AM
49 posts



Got some felt picks from our biggest music store but they are very thick and very stiff, so insted of clacking I get seriious thumping...anybody know of modifications I could try? Txs.

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
03/15/16 10:21:30PM
49 posts



Oh, sorry guys - the stiffer picks create a different kind of resistance when I strum - which means some litle shoulder muscle has to work harder and gets aggravated. (So I mostly use the thin Fender held loosely, but it clacks more.) 

 

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
03/14/16 09:21:35PM
49 posts



What I mean is - no pain with the Fender, both the others hurt my shoulder...

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
03/14/16 09:19:50PM
49 posts



Have used a big very thin Fender pick since I started playing, tried Herdim and now Tortex. The Fender does clack!! and the Tortex not so much, but danged if my shoulder doesn't start to hurt after one or 2 songs with the other 2!! So yeah, better sound, but not worth wrecking my shoulder...trying to work it up gradually...might give the leather ones a try...thanks.

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
03/06/16 06:02:39PM
49 posts

Sad news- Rest in peace our good friend John Phillips


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I am sad too. One tune he posted, during the blizzard in the US, was Log Cabin Home in the Sky.........sweet playing...Play on, John-p...

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
03/01/16 09:55:25PM
49 posts

What do you aspire to with your music?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Like Terry, I play because I love it so much. My goal - going to a dulcimer festival! Dulcimer Day in Duluth is the closest...

 

Rob, Dusty, you are both pros, in my eyes.  

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
02/24/16 11:44:22AM
49 posts

Dulcimer shops near Asheville NC?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

A week ago today I was on the way to Asheville and we stopped in Black Mountain,as planned.

What a cool little town! Delicious Thai food in a restaurant there, plus lots of little shops and coffee places.

Went to Song of the Wood, where Jo Ann Smith was most welcoming! Got to play both a Folkcraft and a MCSpadden. I didn't stay too long, as was with other people, and the place was BUSY! People in the Appalachian dulcimer corner, playing when I arrived, and another lady took over my chair as soon as I finished. If I could do it over, I 'd take advantage of the chance to play more McSpaddens in different wood combinations. (duh). Lots of hammered dulcimers and psaltries, too.

Did visit Acoustic Corner, but they only had a display dulcimer made with 4 different woods. Tom Fellenbaum, they told me, only builds custom at this time.

Anyway, it was a great time. Thanks to all for your help.

 

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
02/07/16 02:57:07PM
49 posts

Dulcimer shops near Asheville NC?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thanks, Ken. You are always so quick to help! I know for sure we are passing through Black Mountain, so that's good. A.

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
02/06/16 02:40:48PM
49 posts

Dulcimer shops near Asheville NC?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Going to visit NC next week. Please suggest shops/builders I could visit in this dulcimer heartland?Thanks!

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
01/15/16 05:06:00PM
49 posts

Folkcraft FSH all walnut vs CSH walnut with red cedar soundboard


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Hi. I have a mellow,sweeeet-soundiing dulcimer. Built by Robert Schuler of butternut, which I understand is related to walnut...

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
01/02/16 08:58:31PM
49 posts

Looking for TAB for "To Drive the Cold Winter Away"


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

Dear Rob, we were just today wondering where the cd of this (Loreena McKennit) had gone = and tonight I found the tab you posted and am learnning it. Thank you so much. Isn't it a pretty one?

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
12/30/15 05:28:03PM
49 posts

String Gauge for Warm Rich Sound


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Dulcinina, doesn't Warren May build dulcimers in Berea? Might be huge fun to try his out, or maybe you have already. Wish I could!

Annie Deeley
@annie-deeley
12/29/15 10:32:34AM
49 posts

String Gauge for Warm Rich Sound


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Hi Jane. From the comments you have made, I think your student dulcimer may be the same model as my first dulcimer. if you want to chat about them, "follow" me and I will message you back with some of the things I have found helpful. 

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