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Dan Goad
@dan-goad
07/02/19 03:46:16PM
160 posts

Instruction books for DAA Noter playing


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Just play the frets for the melody string and ignore the rest,  That's how I do it,

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
01/26/19 06:39:34PM
160 posts

Partial Frets


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Staples are what a lot of the old timers used.  So do some of the new timers.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
10/08/18 03:33:41AM
160 posts

motivation


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

JP, I first read "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley while in high school. It inspired me then and still resonates over fifty years later.  I share it wih you in the hope that it will resonate with you as well.

INVICTUS

By William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,

     Black as the pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatevet gods may be

     For my unconquerable soul.

 

In the fell clutch of circumstance

     I have not winced nor cried aloud

Under the bludgeonings of chance

     My head is bloody but unbowed.

 

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

     Looms But the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

     Finds and shall find me unafraid.

 

It matters not ho strait the gate,

     How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate,

     I am the captain of my soul.

 

Peace be with you, my friend. 

 

 

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
06/15/18 08:47:18PM
160 posts

fret markers.


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

You could glue on small pearl shirt buttons.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
06/15/18 06:26:44PM
160 posts

fret markers.


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I agree with Dusty.  If you feel you must use markers,why not use a water-based marker as a temporary one until you learn the frets by sight/feel.  Then you can wipe them off when you feel confident in your playing.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
05/01/18 05:34:20PM
160 posts

Pick paranoia!


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Don't limit yourselves with only "store bought" picks.  I've had some good success making picks from plastic lids from microwavable bowl type meals and the plastic packaging from various other products.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
01/26/18 09:24:25PM
160 posts

TAB for "Deep Settled Peace"


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It's likely that this hymn is under copyright and not in the public sector.  You may have to create your own arrangement.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
01/04/18 02:03:22AM
160 posts

The Drifting Thread...


OFF TOPIC discussions

One of my fondest memories from my Coast Guard service is the many times being able see a majestic eagle swoop down to grab a fish from the water's surface.  It's truly a thrilling experience.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
01/03/18 05:52:18PM
160 posts

The Drifting Thread...


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Although we had a rainy, chilly and blustery morning here in Lake Panasoffkee, FL, some visitors did show up.


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Dan Goad
@dan-goad
09/20/17 11:00:21PM
160 posts

Wound versus Plain string for bass


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

It eliminates most of that awful sound the bass strings makes when the finger slides up or down the string.  The tuning does not change.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
08/22/17 10:19:09AM
160 posts

Dulcomore Dan or John Knopf sound clips


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There are several examples of both in the video and audio pages.

 

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
08/12/17 05:20:13AM
160 posts

Hitting the strings


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I'm very tempted to call this 'mountain dulcimer abuse'

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
07/27/17 05:57:23AM
160 posts

seagull soundholes


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

The dulcimer maker would know.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
07/13/17 08:44:47PM
160 posts

DAA or DAD as primary tuning ?


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The search function is at the top of the page beside your name (looking glass icon) and everythingdulocimer.com has a listing of teachers for MO and KS.  By the way, we are not bothered by a lot of questions, we are here to answer any and all.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
06/22/17 12:00:38AM
160 posts

Sam Carrell dulcimer


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I've got 5 dulcimers with the wooden pegs and i use a product called Regal Peg Drops from Regal Music, Ely MN.  One drop holds for quite some time.  A lot longer than water or spit. (more hygenic too). LOL I think i got it throough EBAY.  It's very inexpensive and one bottle lasts for years.  One drop per peg.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
06/21/17 02:43:54AM
160 posts

Looking for a pick


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I've had some sucess using the plastic lids from microwave soups, chili and stews.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
05/16/17 04:14:04PM
160 posts

Info about John ans Shirley Naylor Mountain Dulcimer


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I agree with Ken.  The nut/bridge on my backpacker (DF1) model looks to be made of delrin or a similar hard plastic material.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
04/23/17 10:18:17AM
160 posts

No Groups in the Groups Tab on my profile page?


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Double clicking the group on the "groups I belong to" page will take you to that group page.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
04/12/17 08:11:22PM
160 posts

What's fer dinner?


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Awww Sandi, come on down.  I could drive down to Tampa, we could jam with Ken, feast 'high on the hog' and you, your hubbie and I could discuss what has or has not changed in Henrico County since I worked there in 2005.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
04/09/17 09:40:59PM
160 posts

What's your Favorite Finger Board length?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I have small hands for a man plus a deformed pinky on my fretting hand (left) and prefer 26.5 or less.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
04/09/17 02:11:56PM
160 posts

How and if to add a 1 1/2 fret


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You took the words right off my fingertips, Ken.  I was trying to compose a post saying the same thing basicley,  I'm in awe of your

'word smithy-ness'

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
02/21/17 08:42:28PM
160 posts

Single or Double Melody Strings?


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That particular thread may have no responses but the subject matter is often mentioned/debated on these pages.  My own opinion is that it is a personal preference item.  I have and play both and notice very little difference.  If the dulcimer has mechanical tuners I tend to like the double melocy, wooden tuners, single melody.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
02/14/17 11:04:12AM
160 posts

Outfitting a Brit friend with a dulcimer, idea for accessories?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I'm not absolutely sure how gifts are viewed by customs officials, but view it as something that should be checked before an unexpected expense crops up.  I think we had a discussion about this a few years ago here on fotmd but haven't been able to find it yet.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
02/14/17 11:00:48AM
160 posts

Outfitting a Brit friend with a dulcimer, idea for accessories?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I'm not absslutely sure how gifts are viewed by customs officials, but view it as something that should be checked before an unexpected expense crops up.  I think we had a discussion about this a few years ago here on fotmd but haven't been able to find it yet.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
02/14/17 09:08:37AM
160 posts

Outfitting a Brit friend with a dulcimer, idea for accessories?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I hate to throw cold water on this wonderfully thoughtful idea, but, have you given any thought to the inport/export duties to be paid upon your friends return to the UK?

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
02/12/17 05:43:09PM
160 posts

Gold Tone Dulciborn - thoughts, reviews?


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Gale, you may want to check fellow member, Christine Shoemaker's page.  She has posted numerous videos with her Gold Tone.  In fact, it may have been Chris that you saw at Evert.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
12/09/16 05:33:40PM
160 posts



Here is the tab that i have in my files.

 

Another tab is available at ED.


Blow_the_Candles_Out_DAD.pdf - 53KB
Dan Goad
@dan-goad
12/08/16 11:09:10PM
160 posts

Pick Won't Slip....


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Thanks for the info, Ken.  I've never needed to use that or and other grip gimmicks.  Even at 70 (as of 8:36 a.m. tomorrow) I have never suffered any sort of hand problems.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
12/08/16 10:22:50PM
160 posts

Pick Won't Slip....


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I seem to remember a similar thread about 7 yrs ago when I first started playing.  A product called "Gorilla Snot" was highly recommended as a remedy for slippery picks.  Is that product still on the market?

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
11/07/16 07:53:59PM
160 posts

Playing the high notes well...


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

If you're like me, I almost have to force myself to go to the high octave.  I have also be practicing playing the melody on the bass string in DAd tuning.  No I haven't done much on the high octave bass string.  LOL

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
11/07/16 07:14:08PM
160 posts

Playing the high notes well...


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

No tricks, it just takes lots of practice.  The position of your fretting hand is more across the body and a bit more 'cramped' for lack of a better word.  Just keep working at it slowly and you'll be fine.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
11/01/16 02:37:38PM
160 posts

looking for tab


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Likely unavailable due to copyright.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
10/05/16 11:48:48AM
160 posts

Wondering Who Built This Dulcimer


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If it is a Presnell, changing to mechanical tuners would adversly affect the value of the dulcimer.  I currently own six dulcimers with wooden pegs and enjoy them all.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
10/05/16 11:22:54AM
160 posts

Wondering Who Built This Dulcimer


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Do you have any experience using the wooden tuning pegs, Sheryl?  They have a fairly steep 'learning curve' and are troubling for anyone with hand problems (arthritis, etc.).

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
09/07/16 12:51:29AM
160 posts

Changing tuners on a Warren May dulcimer.


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The drops work for me and it lasts a good while as well.  I would like to hear Mr. May's reason for chalk only.  I've never heard that before.  I'm sure he has a good reason.  I've heard that rosin is good too but I've never used it either.

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
09/06/16 10:50:57PM
160 posts

Changing tuners on a Warren May dulcimer.


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I've been thinking of replacing the wound bass string on my Thomas repro to a plain steel string.  I may try to put together a video of the process.

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