Forum Activity for @dulcimerjones

DulcimerJones
@dulcimerjones
03/29/20 07:40:13PM
19 posts

What's the deal with Aquavinas?


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

That was very cool!  A water driven distortion pedal-ha!  Very creative Nate.  Hope you post more of your experiments.

DulcimerJones
@dulcimerjones
11/16/17 06:24:40PM
19 posts

June Apple Dulcimer tone/sound


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Ken, are there McSpaddens that are 3" deep?  Mine is only 1.75" deep.  That would change the cu inches considerably, or am I missing something as I often do?

DulcimerJones
@dulcimerjones
11/16/17 06:06:22PM
19 posts

A tune that's out of reach


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Awww, Jan, tooo sweet!  Was good to see u for a minute at Etown.  Hope ur coming back to N-ville soon.

DulcimerJones
@dulcimerjones
11/11/17 05:17:04PM
19 posts

A tune that's out of reach


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I am so glad to hear some of your experienced players talk about working on a tune for years.  After 4 short years of playing mtn. dulcimer, I begin to realize I can't learn every song in a few days, or weeks.  When something seems out of reach, I put it down for a while & inevitably when I return to it, I find there is more to the tune than I previously thought.  I understand now that it's not the tune, but me who's changed-learned more, sharpened skills, etc.  Wow, still feels like magic to me! 

DulcimerJones
@dulcimerjones
08/15/17 06:44:07PM
19 posts

Favorite chair/seat for playing?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

 Marg, What a lovely setting for playing!  I'm looking for similar chairs, but it's hard to find just the right height, cushiness, depth, etc.  The hunt is ON!

DulcimerJones
@dulcimerjones
08/04/17 08:42:22PM
19 posts

Tune You've Had The Most Fun Playing?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thx, what a fun history lesson. U are quite knowledgeable re: jazz & ragtime-I love 1940's swing stuff-Andrews sisters, gene krupa, benny goodman, but also earlier Stephane Grapelli & Django Reinhardt-if i could just translate it to dulcimer.    U can call me jonesie (or RayJay for that matter) if you wanna:), but my name is Luann.

BTW, it just occurred to me that we know each other.  We met at one of Don Pedi's retreats at Wildacres, what, a year or so ago-or 2?-that was a fun one-Randall McKinnon was there too, remember?

DulcimerJones
@dulcimerjones
08/03/17 10:53:34PM
19 posts

Are you playing on your porch today? -Aug 26, 2017


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

 What a great eclipse site-loved the animations, thx.

DulcimerJones
@dulcimerjones
08/03/17 10:50:49PM
19 posts

Are you playing on your porch today? -Aug 26, 2017


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thx, we love our deck!  Jan, come on down!!  Some of us here in Morehead just spent an intense, but very fun 3 days with Sarah Morgan & Stephen Seifert at Ky Center for Trad Music w/jamming on Bill & Patty Mains' porch 1 nite & jamming at Sarah's camp the next-the final nite concert included Raymond McLain on fiddle-it was awesome!

DulcimerJones
@dulcimerjones
08/03/17 07:07:45PM
19 posts

Are you playing on your porch today? -Aug 26, 2017


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I will try to do this also.  We just built deck vol.2 this year & its a pleasure to sit looking out over paradise in E. Ky.  Too bad this does not coincide w/the eclipse-that would be cool! Attaching pic, hope this works! 

Paducah, Kentucky


The solar eclipse starts at 11:54 a.m. CDT and totality begins at 1:22 p.m. CDT, lasting for a little over two minutes. 


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DulcimerJones
@dulcimerjones
08/03/17 06:48:58PM
19 posts

Tune You've Had The Most Fun Playing?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Sean, Wow, that song is dredging up memories from the long, long ago of my aging brain.  Was this recorded by the Andrews Sisters or Shirley Temple?  The lyrics are so familiar, but I'm having trouble placing the tune, even w/youtube...

DulcimerJones
@dulcimerjones
07/16/17 08:33:42PM
19 posts

Tune You've Had The Most Fun Playing?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Jan, I got Steve Smith tab for Sarasponda.  It IS a Hoot to play!

DulcimerJones
@dulcimerjones
07/15/17 08:12:03PM
19 posts

Tune You've Had The Most Fun Playing?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thx, @hewalker, that would be great!

Jan, Yes, let's do it at Nicholasville!!!

DulcimerJones
@dulcimerjones
07/14/17 04:09:38PM
19 posts

Tune You've Had The Most Fun Playing?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

 @hewalker, Is that perhaps the old Sarasponda, Sarasponda, Sarasponda, ret set set that I remember so fondly from 4-H days?  Do you have tab for that?  I would love to play it!  I'm currently obsessing 'Old Yeller Dog' & 'Ruffles', but love John Stinson #2.  Also currently learning John Stinson #1-didn't know it existed.

DulcimerJones
@dulcimerjones
05/24/17 01:03:30PM
19 posts

Awesome Dulcimer Camaraderie


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

So glad to know someone else is visiting other groups.  I think it's an excellent way to meet players who might line up with your particular style & others that don't.  I'm in eastern Ky & have been visiting the group in Nicholasville over the past 6 months--next stop, Berea!