Forum Activity for @robin-thompson

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
05/24/22 03:16:52PM
1,328 posts

Kevin Roth interviews Howard Rugg


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Wow, Ken, that's pretty cool you got to visit Mr. Rugg!  And you have a fun story about how it came to be, too.  :)

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
05/24/22 10:25:12AM
1,328 posts

Kevin Roth interviews Howard Rugg


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions


Mr. Rugg is 86 years old and has been building mountain dulcimers again.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
05/15/22 01:57:08PM
1,328 posts

Stanley Hicks clip (portion of a longer program)


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Dan:

I remember that day he tried to play fiddle...brought tears to my eyes too!



Yes, the beauty of it moved him to tears. jive

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
05/15/22 10:28:20AM
1,328 posts

Stanley Hicks clip (portion of a longer program)


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
05/13/22 02:22:46PM
1,328 posts

no notification for audio or video clips


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

Lisa, I got notifications for all your most recent responses-- yay!  Thank you!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
05/12/22 08:32:33PM
1,328 posts

no notification for audio or video clips


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

Thanks, Strumelia!  

I realized I was not getting notifications, maybe, a couple weeks ago?  Yet thought it may be a temporary issue involved which would resolve.   

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
05/12/22 04:26:26PM
1,328 posts

no notification for audio or video clips


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I received notifications for the Group discussion, the Forum discussion, and this thread.  No notification for a comment on a photo.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
05/12/22 03:03:17PM
1,328 posts

no notification for audio or video clips


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You're right, Strumelia-- I was notified about the "likes"! 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
05/12/22 08:40:01AM
1,328 posts

Reasons NOT To Get a Chromatic


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

Look at lots of video clips of folks playing a variety of music on a variety of different fretted dulcimer configurations and, perhaps, that will give you an idea of what approach you'd like to take to making music.  First and foremost, lean into what music is in your heart to make and get the tool (instrument) with which to do it best.  It's a process and it can be lots of fun to explore.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
05/12/22 08:36:07AM
1,328 posts

no notification for audio or video clips


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

Strumelia, I have left comment on one of your videos and one of your audio clips.  

I looked at my settings for notifications and all looks fine there.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
05/11/22 08:20:06PM
1,328 posts

no notification for audio or video clips


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?


Hey y'all--  

I've noticed I get no notifications for comments posted on my audio and video clips.  They've always shown up in my private messages yet in recent weeks, no notifications.  I'm wondering whether others are not getting notifications from audio or video, too?

Thanks!   

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
05/01/22 10:46:20AM
1,328 posts

New biography of David Schnaufer


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

I see two bushy trees in the background and they seem to form a triangle with David's dulcimer being the third point.  David's arms & hands almost form a heart-- traditional symbol on mountain dulcimer. 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
05/01/22 09:02:13AM
1,328 posts

New biography of David Schnaufer


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

What a wonderful portrait!  It calls to mind his love of surfing.  And the carved dulcimer on the little door is just the right touch. Thanks for the additional information, @alegre1!

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
04/23/22 12:11:00PM
1,328 posts

Here's a song I wrote using a Ron Gibson dulcimer


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

It's a beauty-- I love seeing Ohio-built dulcimers.  :)

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
04/23/22 08:14:00AM
1,328 posts

Here's a song I wrote using a Ron Gibson dulcimer


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I enjoyed your song, @jimmy!  And your Ron Gibson instrument sounds great!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
04/16/22 10:19:02AM
1,328 posts

virtual fest from Hindman KY


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Though this isn't from this year's virtual Hindman Homecoming fest, I want to honor Cari Norris in this thread.  I share this from Molly McCormack-- I especially love Cari 's singing on the Jean Ritchie song Sweet Sorrow in the Wind in which she is joined by Molly.  I'm guessing Cari could be playing her grandmother Lily May Ledford's guitar in the song.

https://youtu.be/d4yDC1_1JYA 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
04/09/22 08:22:41AM
1,328 posts

virtual fest from Hindman KY


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I've enjoyed the segments I've watched of the Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming!  The fest continues today (Sat 9 April '22) and ends with an evening concert.    

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
04/07/22 08:09:54AM
1,328 posts

worldwide Play Music on the Porch Day


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Folks, I hope y'all have the last Saturday in August marked on your calendars for the annual worldwide celebration Play Music On The Porch Day!  Here at our house, we are practicing the one we think we'll play for PMOTPDay. music

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
04/05/22 08:17:49PM
1,328 posts

New biography of David Schnaufer


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

My favorite quote from Pluck

"'You do not master a musical instrument,' he insists.  You learn from it.  If anything, it masters you!'" - David Schnaufer

Linda, I enjoyed the book lots and will return to it again.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
04/04/22 01:42:42PM
1,328 posts

Show Us Your Pets!


OFF TOPIC discussions

@alphie There's no accounting for tastes in music or anything else.  :)

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
04/01/22 04:22:56PM
1,328 posts

Musical Human Chain against the war in the Ukraine


Single-Instructor workshops, band & house concerts, Club activities, monthly Jams

Ariane, I have just finished watching the video-- you put the pieces together beautifully!  It was a privilege for Mark & me to be part of this project for peace, for standing for peace.  Thank you for making our participation and that of all participants possible in this most worthy endeavor.

 

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/30/22 10:51:43AM
1,328 posts

Confusion over Rueben's Train


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

@canadian-dulcimer-boy Yes, you're right-- lots of difference in the two!  Perhaps it's because I have heard so many different versions of the Reuben's Train/900 Miles tune(s) I hear the two versions as close kin done in different styles & genres.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/30/22 10:34:47AM
1,328 posts

Confusion over Rueben's Train


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Perhaps it's in the ear of the listener whether they're the same tunes or not?  I hear them as two different takes (genres/styles) on the same basic tune (in the Reuben's Train/ 900 Miles family).  

When I am learning an old-time/traditional tune to play on mountain dulcimer, I, likely, will listen to fiddle and/or banjo versions then translate the tune to mountain dulcimer.  A big part of my music education is and has always been listening to different versions such as you've presented here, @canadian-dulcimer-boy, and figuring out where I hear the essence of the tune (absent ornamentation) and translating that to mountain dulcimer.  It's a fun process.  

Great thread, @canadian-dulcimer-boy !      

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/28/22 05:21:44PM
1,328 posts

virtual fest from Hindman KY


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Ah, wonderful, @sunvalleylaw!  

I haven't decided what classes to view yet know I can't make a bad choice.  Fortunately, I was able to attend a portion of the Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming in '15 and it was a wonderfully memorable experience.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/28/22 04:27:09PM
1,328 posts

virtual fest from Hindman KY


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

The Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming is coming up soon!  It looks to be a great fest and can be attended from the comfort of your own place.  I inquired as to whether one could sit in on a class just as a listener-- this is how I absorb information best-- and was assured it wold be fine.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/28/22 04:23:27PM
1,328 posts

I ordered myself a fancy new Mountain Dulcimer! (Blue Lion).


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

@sunvalleylaw, you will enjoy your Blue Lion!  And, yes, Janita is great to work with.    

I'm not a great player so measuring whether my skills were good enough to own a BL wouldn't have worked for me.  Yet I own two and enjoy them ever so much. sun   

In a couple weeks, Joellen Lapidus is going to be teaching online at the free Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming and will, I think, be teaching a percussive technique with the mountain dulcimer.  Information for "attending" the fest can be found here:

https://troublesomecreekguitars.com/2022-hindman-dulcimer-homecoming/  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/27/22 09:15:29PM
1,328 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Good to have you here, @canadian-dulcimer-boy!  Enjoy that new-to-you mountain dulcimer!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/27/22 03:05:13PM
1,328 posts

International Appalachian Dulcimer Day


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

As far as I know, there were folks from 5 or 6 different countries who participated in IADD-- yay!  It has been a joy to see so many deriving joy from playing Appalachian dulcimers.  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/26/22 08:08:51PM
1,328 posts

International Appalachian Dulcimer Day


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

@macaodha Val, I hope you had opportunity to make music to celebrate International Appalachian Dulcimer Day!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/26/22 07:02:04PM
1,328 posts

International Appalachian Dulcimer Day


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Wow, @dusty-turtle you had a great group for IADD!  And your cover of Lucinda Williams's Lake Charles is so good!

@slate-creek-dulcimers Your Hand to the Plow is just right on that pretty instrument you made!  And your singing sounds old (you know I mean that in a good way).

@steve-c So good you could share the good word of the joy of Appalachian dulcimer music-making!   


updated by @robin-thompson: 03/26/22 07:05:09PM
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/26/22 10:09:07AM
1,328 posts

International Appalachian Dulcimer Day


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

How I enjoy seeing music from lovers of the Appalachian dulcimer from places near and far!  Wonderful music, friends!  

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/26/22 07:47:46AM
1,328 posts

International Appalachian Dulcimer Day


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Friends, it's International Appalachian Dulcimer Day!  I wish you all peace and joy and lots of happy strumming!   

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/25/22 07:47:19PM
1,328 posts

HELP- Broken tuner peg


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

@ken-hulme it appears to be a chorded zither (autoharp).  It is surprising to see a steel pin shear that way!

Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
03/25/22 09:24:14AM
1,328 posts

virtual fest from Hindman KY


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions


Friends, this is a free virtual fest sponsored by Troublesome Creek Instruments in Hindman.  I've signed up and look forward to this event.  I'm not in any way connected to the organization of the fest so share it here in a discussion thread in case any of y'all may have interest.   

https://troublesomecreekguitars.com/2022-hindman-dulcimer-homecoming/

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