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Jim Phillips
@jim-at-gcreek
02/13/20 02:11:29PM
12 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Buckeye67,

You are indeed very fortunate!  The Dayton dulcimer club is probably one of the best clubs in the US.  They have many events during the year.  I have contacts that are leaders of the group and have other information about the club.  If you want to send a PRIVATE MESSAGE to me, I will send information to you.

Since both of you are military,  I am posting some pictures of one instrument that I recently built.  A mother here in Ohio had me build this instrument to honor her son as he retired from the USAF. She was having a hard time deciding on sound holes. She decided on the "stars", since they are a prominent part of the USAF insignia.

Please see attached images.

Jim Phillips


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Jim Phillips
@jim-at-gcreek
02/12/20 01:27:21PM
12 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Buckeye67,

Many thanks to you and your wife for serving and protecting us.

I am also a “Buckeye”.  I live in central Ohio - play and build dulcimers.  I am also from Appalachia.  Family was from Buchanan County, VA - maybe 50 miles from Pikeville.  I have a son that lives in Cincinnati and I would be glad to send you information about playing.  I know players who are involved in string clubs in southern Ohio.  I think playing with a club is a great way to learn.

Jim Phillips

Jim Phillips
@jim-at-gcreek
03/05/16 02:33:12PM
12 posts

Remote Teacher Sought


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

I highly recommend Brett Ridgeway.  He does do remote lessons.

Jim Phillips
@jim-at-gcreek
01/14/16 04:25:45PM
12 posts

Classic Country and Old Country Tab Books


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

Strumelia & Skip;

Thank you for those helpful comments and ideas.  I have been trying to steer new players to qualified teachers and give

suggestions for books.  Will need to stress the 1 1/2 fret along with 6 1/2 and 13 1/2 if installed.

 

Thanks again,

JimP

Jim Phillips
@jim-at-gcreek
01/14/16 01:21:01PM
12 posts

Classic Country and Old Country Tab Books


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

Ken;

Did you attend the Hindman, Kentucky dulcimer festival this past year?  I thought I maybe picked that up from

one of your posts.

 

JimP

 

Jim Phillips
@jim-at-gcreek
01/14/16 01:16:12PM
12 posts

Classic Country and Old Country Tab Books


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

Sorry- I meant Skip!  Dropped a letter there.

 

JimP

Jim Phillips
@jim-at-gcreek
01/14/16 01:15:03PM
12 posts

Classic Country and Old Country Tab Books


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

Kip;

Many of my instrument buyers here in Ohio are beginners, although some have played other stringed instruments.  Do you

think the 1 1/2 fret is confusing to new players?

Jim

Jim Phillips
@jim-at-gcreek
01/13/16 10:17:31AM
12 posts

Classic Country and Old Country Tab Books


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

Ken;

Thanks for the information.  I think I will try it!

Jim

Jim Phillips
@jim-at-gcreek
01/13/16 08:56:14AM
12 posts

Classic Country and Old Country Tab Books


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

Ken;

John is a real proponent of the 1 1/2 fret.  Do you ever play a 1 1/2 fret instrument.  I have not tried it yet.  I build and sell dulcimers, so

I am thinking about building an instrument with 1 1/2 fret configuration.  I am hearing that many experienced players are requesting 1 1/2

fret on new dulcimers.

Jim

Jim Phillips
@jim-at-gcreek
01/11/16 08:46:12PM
12 posts

Classic Country and Old Country Tab Books


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

Ken;

Thanks for adding John's website!  I found John's bio on that site very informative.  Military Veteran, engineer, music arranger and author - 

PRETTY IMPRESSIVE.

Jim

Jim Phillips
@jim-at-gcreek
01/11/16 07:52:50PM
12 posts

Classic Country and Old Country Tab Books


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

Recently I purchased some tab books from John F. Sackenheim.  The book I am learning from right now contains

country and western songs from the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's.  He has many other old country tune books available,

and also has Gaither music.

I think John's material is very well done and highly recommend these books.

 


updated by @jim-at-gcreek: 10/27/19 12:02:25PM