Forum Activity for @don-grundy

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
04/22/21 09:44:32AM
175 posts

The Positive Thread...


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Ken, we have a 1acre lawn.  Will the battery powered self propelled mower last that long?

What is the company name?

Thank you!

Don

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
02/16/21 08:34:05PM
175 posts

The Positive Thread...


OFF TOPIC discussions

We all hope you will learn to love the dulcimer and dig in to all this simple instrument is capable of accomplishing.

Enjoy the journey.

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
02/12/21 08:58:08PM
175 posts

The Positive Thread...


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Yes, I bought my 17 and 16 year old granddaughters a Joan Baez CD.

They don’t have a CD player.  They stream their CW music.

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
02/07/21 08:00:53PM
175 posts

The Positive Thread...


OFF TOPIC discussions

Ken, glad all is better.  A bit of daily dulcimer is the best medicine.

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
02/06/21 10:42:00PM
175 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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We were given a phone number to call. Answered at Cerner: took our shots the next day at Cerner Worldheadquarters.

No side effects.

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
02/05/21 09:46:24PM
175 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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In Toronto you jog every morning.  12 degrees tomorrow in KCMO.  No way....of course I stroll.

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
01/15/21 11:04:16PM
175 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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Strumelia; sadly had I been there your poor husband would have had to share all of his treats.  

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
12/29/20 03:50:48PM
175 posts

DIY? building a dulcimer kits/plans


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

I have four Backyard Instruments. Three chromatic DAd tuned; one with regular strings; the other with nylon strings.  The third chromatic is tuned DAAA.The fourth is tuned DAd with 1.5: 6.5: 8.5 and 13.5 frets.  My favorite of these is whichever one is in my lap.

 I also have a Folkcraft chromatic cardboard dulcimer my son built for me.

 I have heard of cardboard Backyard Instruments lasting 30 years.

I don’t know of the availability of plans.

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
12/17/20 07:42:53PM
175 posts

A most embarrassing question


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Ken Hulme may have analyzed it correctly. I could be approaching a meditative state.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
12/17/20 03:25:22PM
175 posts

A most embarrassing question


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

What is interesting to some of your comments is that playing DAAA is my Zen dulcimer; relaxing and soothing. I don’t feel intense concentration; the opposite; it’s like I let the Instrument play itself.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
12/17/20 01:43:05PM
175 posts

A most embarrassing question


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions


Specifically when I play my dulcimers tuned DAAA:  I will gather a bit of drool in the right side of my mouth.

It’s the only time it happens.

Is there a doctor in the house?

I’ve spent several years trying to get the nerve to ask this.

 Thank you,

Don

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
11/26/20 05:44:41PM
175 posts

What's fer dinner?


OFF TOPIC discussions

I KNEW Ken’s meal would be spectacular
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
11/26/20 02:00:47PM
175 posts

Giving Thanks


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I have a fraternity brother who plays his piano every afternoon for Zen time. I think it connects him to his youth, grown children, and scattered brothers.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
11/26/20 09:52:45AM
175 posts

Giving Thanks


OFF TOPIC discussions

Great article......BUT......pull out your dulcimer and make a joyful noise!
My son built a Folkcraft cardboard dulcimer for me last Christmas.
On the side of the fretboard he burned: “Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.”
Enjoy the day.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
11/26/20 09:44:11AM
175 posts

What's fer dinner?


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Pork loin, baked sweet potato and green beans.
Ice cream on a brownie with chocolate sauce.
Macys Parade; a bit of football, and then to the Hallmark Channels.
Just Ann and me.
Matt, Jen, Kate, Jane and Erin quarantined until 11/30.
Ryan, Leigh, Megan and Sam with the next door neighbor.
The old folks staying safe.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
11/26/20 09:19:08AM
175 posts

Giving Thanks


OFF TOPIC discussions

A thankful second for hosting this site.
It can get lonely out here. But there’s always the
warmth of our dulcimer friendships here.
THANK YOU!
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
10/13/20 06:19:35AM
175 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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GREAT NEWS! This sounds like a great new normal!
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
10/01/20 02:32:21PM
175 posts

The Positive Thread...


OFF TOPIC discussions

Tonight salmon and wild rice.  Tomorrow::  CHILI!

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
10/01/20 02:27:17PM
175 posts

I am a study in inconsistancy


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I'm making an attempt to organize my practice.  Primarily playing chords; is there a warm up to get you started?

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
09/16/20 08:27:27PM
175 posts

Embarrassed: just picking out tunes


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I won’t have an opportunity to do much this evening.
Tomorrow we’re mowing and then have a 2nd grade granddaughter while her sisters play on the high school softball team. Five grandkids within 5 minutes of the house is a mixed blessing some days.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
09/16/20 05:50:29PM
175 posts

Embarrassed: just picking out tunes


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thank you dusty, I’ll have to print this and read it more than once.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
09/16/20 02:54:56PM
175 posts

Embarrassed: just picking out tunes


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

GOT IT!  Is there a guideline to moving from string to string?

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
09/16/20 01:56:07PM
175 posts

Embarrassed: just picking out tunes


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I seldom progress past my single string play.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
09/16/20 08:46:22AM
175 posts

Embarrassed: just picking out tunes


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Does anyone else hear a tune in their head and have to pick it out on the melody and middle string?

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
08/30/20 05:17:56PM
175 posts

worldwide Play Music on the Porch Day


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

It rained most of the day and then we ran errands.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
08/27/20 04:07:58PM
175 posts

Intermittently unable to access site


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

I log in: go to groups I belong to. And it’s restricted. Now at 73 I’m no techno whiz but this is the only group I belong to where I have this problem.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
08/27/20 02:12:32PM
175 posts

Intermittently unable to access site


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

Argh! It says I’m signed in but forums I follow are restricted. This happens to me ALL the time. What am I doing WRONG?
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
08/17/20 11:28:01AM
175 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


OFF TOPIC discussions

Dusty, are you close to the fires?
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
07/17/20 08:13:17PM
175 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


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I look forward to Belinda fireside concerts.....
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
07/14/20 09:37:16PM
175 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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Dulcinina, Jane and her older sister Kate play softball, are on the girls wrestling team and throw during track season.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
07/14/20 04:03:46PM
175 posts

Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.


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I prefer the intimacy of Ozark streams. I enjoy the sound of the streams and watching the braiding currents. Assuming the picture came through...my granddaughter last week.
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Don Grundy
@don-grundy
07/13/20 12:03:05AM
175 posts

How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?


OFF TOPIC discussions

Our family rented a house in Southern Missourah for a trout fishing trip to Bennett Spring State Park. There were ZERO masks. The good news was fly rods create a natural 9 foot spacing even when wading. We took our own food so there was minimum contact. The kids and grandkids floated the Niangua on Friday and Saturday and only saw two other canoes. It was our first outing.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
05/26/20 12:31:23PM
175 posts

Herdim picks


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

With apologies, I have no answers. This is an excellent question.
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