Forum Activity for @robin-thompson

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/28/20 08:04:42PM
1,024 posts

Maddie MacNeil


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Butch, I'm grateful to you for putting this lovely piece together.  And to Doug, too, for playing on it.  I read Doug's tribute to Maddie on fb-- it was most touching.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/26/20 10:15:13AM
1,024 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


OFF TOPIC discussions

Jan, I hope you are able to get an accurate diagnosis whether COVID-19 or something else!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/23/20 03:59:11PM
1,024 posts

Rest in peace, Maddie MacNeil


OFF TOPIC discussions

Though I did not know Maddie MacNeil, I have been aware of her influence in the mountain dulcimer world in the years I have been part of the mountain dulcimer world.  I have seen where many people have posted Facebook tributes to her which are wonderful.  If any FOTMD members would like to share a remembrance of Maddie, please feel free to do so!  Mr. Bing Futch made a video in which he pays tribute to Maddie and I post it here: 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/23/20 07:36:01AM
1,024 posts

What's the deal with Aquavinas?


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

Steven's post reminded me I thought it sounded great with no water, too.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/22/20 05:54:04PM
1,024 posts

What's the deal with Aquavinas?


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

Nate, thanks a million for this demonstration!  And your play is really nice.  I could hear what you were saying about the smaller amount of water giving more of that tremolo like sound.  Such a cool experiment.  I look forward to hearing more from you!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/13/20 08:43:00AM
1,024 posts

"Musical Spring 2020" online calendar


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Ariane, Mark & I have been working on our tune and waiting on nicer/drier weather so we can go record at a cave not far from our home.  If weather doesn't cooperate, we'll make a recording someplace other than the cave and send it to you.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/12/20 03:17:06PM
1,024 posts

The Positive Thread...


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I'll be over tomorrow for leftover chicken soup, Robert, and some porch picking!  :)


Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/12/20 01:04:15PM
1,024 posts

The Positive Thread...


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Hey, come on over, Dusty!  We've eaten already but there's plenty more in the soup pot.  :) 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/12/20 11:36:25AM
1,024 posts

The Positive Thread...


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There's a pot of tomato-based bean soup cooking on the stove now for lunch.  It is a sunny and warm-ish day here in our neck of the woods.  So, maybe lunch out on the front porch.  :)

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/09/20 10:40:44PM
1,024 posts

John Molineux uses a striker on a mountain dulcimer


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I'm happy you folks enjoyed seeing this!  

I've tried a striker yet wasn't very good at it.  I've tried to make my husband use a striker on the mountain dulcimer (much like a person would use fiddlesticks) while I played it yet he wasn't interested in sticking it out with me. omadulcimer1  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/06/20 05:28:45PM
1,024 posts

1976 jazz recording including mountain dulcimer


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Oh, yes, please post a photo if you find it, @rob-n-lackey!  I have a little Jeffreys and it has a cool sound.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/06/20 04:25:42PM
1,024 posts

1976 jazz recording including mountain dulcimer


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

According to my fb friend Ryan, McCoy Tyner passed away today.  Ryan posted this recording to honor Mr Tyner's passing. https://youtu.be/wWJTQg92Fp8


updated by @robin-thompson: 03/06/20 04:26:14PM
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/03/20 03:49:25PM
1,024 posts

Dusty's new book of tab! Songs of Old Albion and Erin


FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/Wanted to Buy...

Yay, Dusty!  I just ordered my copy and look forward to getting it in the post.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
02/26/20 08:20:30PM
1,024 posts

Lucy Wise - Walking Out


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Y'all are most welcome!  I know I enjoyed watching.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
02/25/20 09:20:58PM
1,024 posts

NPR piece about sound in the Hagia Sophia


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I'm glad you fellows liked the piece.  I just listened to it again.  Wow.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
02/25/20 06:22:28PM
1,024 posts

banjo and mountain dulcimer hybrid from Gary Gallier


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I love the tone of this instrument and the tune he plays.  And it's cool to hear Gary discuss the build.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
02/24/20 10:15:40AM
1,024 posts

David Schnaufer


OFF TOPIC discussions

Hi!  I'm one of the moderators here and for your own privacy, we encourage members to share private information such as phone numbers and email addresses through private message.  

I wish you the best with your very cool project!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
02/20/20 07:31:08AM
1,024 posts

Any banjo players out there?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

I have a little 3-string banjo built by Michael Fox, called a Dulcijo.  The dulci portion of the name refers to the tunings used-- typical mountain dulcimer tunings-- but it is definitely a little banjo.  Nice & cool little instrument!

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
02/14/20 05:47:16PM
1,024 posts

Epinette


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

That looks cool, Hobbyhorse-- if you were my neighbor, I'd be knocking on your door to ask whether I could borrow it.  :) I've never tried to play an epinette yet would really like to.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
02/11/20 08:32:13PM
1,024 posts

Tell us about your VERY FIRST dulcimer


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Your J Amburgey looks great, @appalachiandreamer!  Thanks a million for sharing the photos-- I enjoyed seeing them!

 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
02/11/20 03:13:12PM
1,024 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

@Appalachiandreamer Yes, please post your Amburgey photo!  Also, I misread your comment about MJAmburgey-- my mistake.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
02/11/20 07:28:38AM
1,024 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Welcome, @scott-collier & @Appalachiandreamer!  

Scott, Bob G makes beautiful instruments-- enjoy your visit!  

AD, A Jethro Amburgey and  MJethro Amburgey-- wow!  Enjoy them!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
02/07/20 08:29:26AM
1,024 posts

L Wright covers D Schnaufer on a Mose Scrivner little md


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions


updated by @robin-thompson: 02/07/20 11:08:34AM
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/29/20 08:54:33AM
1,024 posts

My dulcimers stay out all of the time


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

Susie's posting reminded me how I should have added that most of our instruments live in cases when they are not being played.  Yes, I keep 3 out.  I never said how many are in cases. angelgrin

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/29/20 07:25:00AM
1,024 posts

My dulcimers stay out all of the time


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

I keep 3 instruments out.  As far as humidifying goes, a large pan of water is on our free-standing gas stove (heater) all the time and I fill old coffee mugs with water to keep by the instruments themselves.  I know the humidity level in the house is pretty good because I'm not getting snapped with sparks when touching some objects or petting the dogs.  

Mark keeps 2 guitars out-- a steel string and a nylon string.  Again, I keep a coffee mug with water right by those left out.  He rotates his steel string guitars so none of them are out all the time; those in cases are humidified in-case.

As far as dusting them. . .  Well, I brush stuff off my instruments from time to time with my hand.  :) 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/28/20 07:50:57PM
1,024 posts

Guitar project


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Wow, Ken, that looks really good-- I should know because there are lots of its relatives around our house here.  :) Mark really likes his 12-fret design guitars. I look forward to seeing further photos!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/27/20 07:21:46PM
1,024 posts

Lucy Wise - Walking Out


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Anne Bowman shared this on fb and I enjoyed it lots!  Mountain dulcimer, whistle, bass, and vocals.  


updated by @robin-thompson: 02/22/20 10:51:13PM
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/25/20 07:11:56PM
1,024 posts

David Olney, age 71


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Truly, that's sad about your best buddy. 

Though I was just an elementary school kid, I remember the name Arthur Rubenstein.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/25/20 05:39:11PM
1,024 posts

David Olney, age 71


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Wow, Salt, that's pretty special how you got to meet lots of performers for your college's newspaper!  Nice for you to have such memories.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/25/20 02:53:48PM
1,024 posts

e-bow


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

@marg Thanks for the report!  I'm nowhere near a store that might have an E-Bow to try so it's nice to get your take on trying it out. 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/24/20 06:47:28PM
1,024 posts

David Olney, age 71


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

@salt-springs Did you ever see David Olney play in person?  

@irene I'll have to check out the video you recommended.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/24/20 05:07:23PM
1,024 posts

e-bow


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

If anybody gives an E-Bow a go on a non-amplified instrument, I'd be interested in hearing about what you learn.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/24/20 12:39:24PM
1,024 posts

Everything Dulcimer - Closing Down.


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

I, too, send the new Everything Dulcimer site best wishes!  My life is crazy with still having caregiving responsibilities and I can't join another forum yet I am sure the new ED will offer lots of good things to the lovers of all things Dulcimer.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/22/20 09:21:50PM
1,024 posts

Hungarian Citera played with a noter


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I'm happy you enjoyed this, friends!  

I have no idea whether Citera is usually played with a noter or not.  This sure sounds like dance music to me.  However, the folks directly behind the young woman playing didn't seem to be toe-tapping or anything to indicate they were ready to break out into dance.  :) 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/22/20 07:14:56PM
1,024 posts

Caregiver and Dementia patient sing "My Way"


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For the last many months of his life, my dad had about a ten second working memory as far as "new" memories were concerned. For the last years of his life-- before he went into nursing home-- we'd take long car rides and I'd play cd's I knew he liked. Surprisingly, he learned quite a bit of a new-to-him song from one of the cd's. I think Dad enjoyed music until the end of his life. The power of music is great! 

If you have the time to listen to this caregiver and his patient sing "My Way" you'll, likely, find it worth your time. 

 

 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/22/20 04:27:49PM
1,024 posts

Caregiver and Dementia patient sing "My Way"


OFF TOPIC discussions

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/20/20 01:38:19PM
1,024 posts

Hungarian Citera played with a noter


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

This was brought to my attention by Facebook postings from Steve Seifert and Dean Robinson (Elvensong).  This young woman's play is jaw-dropping and wonderful!  

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