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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
02/14/20 05:47:16PM
1,041 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
1,041 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
1,041 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
1,041 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
1,041 posts

L Wright covers D Schnaufer on a Mose Scrivner little md


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updated by @robin-thompson: 02/07/20 11:08:34AM
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
02/03/20 11:03:55AM
1,041 posts

Mountain dulcimer to sell


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

For the sake of privacy, FOTMD members are encouraged to share email addresses and other personal information through private message.  :)

  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/29/20 08:54:33AM
1,041 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
1,041 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
1,041 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
1,041 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.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/25/20 07:11:56PM
1,041 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
1,041 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
1,041 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
1,041 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
1,041 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
1,041 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
1,041 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
1,041 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
1,041 posts

Caregiver and Dementia patient sing "My Way"


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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/21/20 06:56:07PM
1,041 posts

The Banjolele


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It sure looks like a fun little instrument to play! 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/21/20 06:29:22PM
1,041 posts

The Banjolele


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That looks just doggone cool, Hobbyhorse.  What tuning are you using with it? 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/20/20 01:38:19PM
1,041 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!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/20/20 11:22:24AM
1,041 posts

David Olney, age 71


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I read the account of David Olney's passing from a woman who was on stage with him at the time of his death.  His chin went to his chest and all thought, at first, he was just pausing. . . We should all be so lucky as to go so easily.  Rest in peace, David Olney.    

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/16/20 10:01:57PM
1,041 posts

Embedded video from YouTube not showing up?


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

@glowhazel Try just copying the YT link and pasting it in the message box-- a straight copy and paste (not using the "source code" link). 


updated by @robin-thompson: 01/16/20 10:02:35PM
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/16/20 04:44:45PM
1,041 posts

Berea 2020 Traditional Gathering Registration Now Open


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

@ken-hulme You may wish to edit your posting to make your email and mailing address available by pm.  Just a thought.

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/16/20 04:40:33PM
1,041 posts

Black Friday Dulcimaster Sale!


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

Somebody's gonna rock out on this Dulcimaster-- what fun!

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/14/20 09:24:53PM
1,041 posts

Irish duo to visit America.


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

Thanks for the heads-up, Val!  I'm going to check out this duo on YouTube.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/12/20 04:04:59PM
1,041 posts

"Musical Spring 2020" online calendar


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Looking forward to this!  I marvel at your talents, Ariane.

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/11/20 06:31:43PM
1,041 posts

North Carolina dulcimers getting media attention


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thanks for the link, Dusty!  I hope no one feels the need to correct the fretboards being referred to as "necks".  Our humble instrument is a wonderful thing.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/06/20 10:15:06PM
1,041 posts

TEDx talk and music by the great Jerry Rockwell


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

@hugssandi & @gordon-hardy Jerry Rockwell used to live in a county adjoining the one in which I live.  For some years, he hosted an annual little dulcimer fest. . . Jerry is a fine luthier-- I own a couple instruments he made-- and a great player and innovator.  I found his TEDx talk inspiring, too, Gordon!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/06/20 06:18:26PM
1,041 posts

Your next performance?


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You're fab-o in my book, @hugssandi!  <3

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/05/20 07:39:16PM
1,041 posts

Your next performance?


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I just got to watch, Sandi!  You all did such a lovely job on such a pretty tune.  Your little Wren really has nice tone which blends and balances well in ensemble; Preston had you mic'd just right!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/05/20 04:33:02PM
1,041 posts

Your next performance?


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I haven't seen your play-- soon to head out on my evening walk-- yet am proud of you, @hugssandi!  It is a special thing to play at Epiphany.  <3


updated by @robin-thompson: 01/05/20 04:33:41PM
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/03/20 12:39:11PM
1,041 posts

Practice tips


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

@lisa-golladay I also find recording helpful, a useful tool which gives meaningful feedback; I can hear relative weaknesses and strengths in what I'm doing.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/03/20 12:01:49PM
1,041 posts

The Drifting Thread...


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I am thinking of our Australian friends. .  . 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
01/03/20 11:59:59AM
1,041 posts

Practice tips


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Though I don't do scales or "practice" in any disciplined way, I am always working on skills.  Even though I've been playing noter style for a long time now, my noter skills can always improve-- long slides smoothly, using slides to bring emotion to a tune, hammer-ons and pull-offs, and on. . . 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/31/19 06:29:06PM
1,041 posts

America's Musical Heritage


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

If you go through the course, Greg, please give us an overview? 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
12/30/19 10:58:17AM
1,041 posts

Intonation


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

@david-messenger Perhaps this link may be of help: 

https://fotmd.com/strumelia/group_discuss/2594/just-vs-equal-temperament

I'm guessing you're wondering about the Warren May instrument. . . 

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