Forum Activity for @don-grundy

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
03/28/20 11:52:07PM
139 posts

You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Last year I two hips replaced. I took my feather dulcimer both times. The staff got a kick out of the music coming from such a small instrument.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
03/22/20 06:04:13PM
139 posts

You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Strumelia. I just go wherever I can. It’s okay. At 72 I’m not techno savvy.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
03/07/20 10:53:47PM
139 posts

What's fer dinner?


OFF TOPIC discussions

Cashew Chicken
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
02/17/20 09:42:02AM
139 posts

You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I belong to several groups and am unable to sign on to any of them. Please help.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
02/12/20 09:15:12AM
139 posts

Finger picks that don't sound like finger picks!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

You’re correct. They are picks; not fingerpicks.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
02/04/20 11:35:37PM
139 posts

I’m unable to explore the forums


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

Thank you. I’ll try tomorrow. At 72 I’m a bit sharper in the AM.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
02/02/20 01:26:52PM
139 posts

You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Welcome to the world of no hard rules. It’s spectacular!
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
02/02/20 01:24:58PM
139 posts

Homer Ledford, Bob Mize, Larry Barringer, etc.


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Bravo! The history of the mountain dulcimer is important to savor. It’s early musicians were isolated, many were magnificent musicians but didn’t read or write. Thank you!
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
02/01/20 01:01:34AM
139 posts

Homer Ledford, Bob Mize, Larry Barringer, etc.


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I love the modesty of icons in small communities.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
02/01/20 01:00:30AM
139 posts

Homer Ledford, Bob Mize, Larry Barringer, etc.


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

dulcinina:

In 1987 my husband had a dulcimer made for me by a local woodworker and industrial arts teacher who made dulcimers as a hobby..  I knew nothing about the dulcimer except I wanted to learn to play.  A woman from my church also had a dulcimer but neither of us has cases for our instruments.  She contacted Homer Ledford and he got us cases for our dulcimers.  We went to his home and spent a Sunday afternoon with him.  We couldn't play worth a darn but he was so gracious.  He explained things to us and showed us his workshop.  I had no idea how important he was in the dulcimer world.  I saw him many times playing at art festivals in Berea, KY.  Meeting him is one of my fondest memories.  Nina

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
01/29/20 12:11:31AM
139 posts

My dulcimers stay out all of the time


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

Yes! We have a humidifier attached to our furnace and keep water boiling on the stove in our small home. The humidity stays at about 40%.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
01/28/20 04:17:38PM
139 posts

My dulcimers stay out all of the time


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

Yep, string side up! There’s a Dulcimer everywhere I sit.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
01/28/20 01:46:53PM
139 posts

My dulcimers stay out all of the time


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

My dulcimers lay on tables, on my music stand, lean against the bookcase or on the bed.  How do you dust them and keep them?

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
01/24/20 11:50:42PM
139 posts

Hearts Of The Dulcimer Podcast In Its 5th Year


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Nina Zanetti’s fingerpicking style is almost hypnotic. Like all of the Hearts of the Dulcimer podcast this is special.
This is Podcast number 45. Each is approximately 30 minutes. 45 divided by 2; approximately 22.5 hours. PLUS the 55 minute Hearts of the Dulcimer DVD makes for almost a 24 hour Hearts of the Dulcimer binge!
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
01/22/20 11:06:24PM
139 posts

e-bow


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I feel an affinity for my dulcimers. I don’t play that well but I think we belong together.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
12/27/19 08:16:39PM
139 posts

You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Gimme a call. My wife is right. I have at least two lifetimes supplies of most of the materials and hooks.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
12/24/19 02:37:04PM
139 posts

Dulcimer app


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

Have my feather dulcimer in my lap now.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
12/23/19 10:57:03PM
139 posts

Dulcimer app


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

Did you get the free PanoTuner?
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
12/21/19 04:22:25PM
139 posts

Dulcimer app


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

I use Cleartune on my IPhone.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
12/17/19 10:50:50PM
139 posts

You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

At 72 my hands are really important. My Zen moments are playing my dulcimers and harmonicas and tying flies.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
12/17/19 12:00:05PM
139 posts

You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

My wife; the art teacher has always used super glue.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
11/30/19 04:55:22PM
139 posts

Relaxing playlist on ITUNES


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

THANK YOU! The album is on ITUNES and I downloaded it and created a special “Dulcimer Relaxer” playlist.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
11/30/19 10:51:47AM
139 posts

Relaxing playlist on ITUNES


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

First thing in the morning I put on a hymn or relaxing piano playlist on my IPhone.

Do you know of a relaxing CD or playlist on ITunes or Spotify that is strictly the mountain dulcimer?

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
11/25/19 06:34:20PM
139 posts

Bending strings


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Any hints; particularly at 1/2.

Don Grundy
@don-grundy
11/12/19 10:22:38AM
139 posts

Purpose of DAA tuning


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

BRAVO! Between Dusty and Ken you have great answers!
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
11/11/19 11:06:40PM
139 posts

Purpose of DAA tuning


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thank you, Ken Longfield. Great answer.
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
11/06/19 10:51:56AM
139 posts

Four equidistant strings


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

How do you tune your dulcimer with four equidistant strings?


updated by @don-grundy: 11/06/19 11:32:35AM
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