Forum Activity for @ariane

Ariane
@ariane
03/26/22 08:48:04AM
47 posts

International Appalachian Dulcimer Day


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

In celebration of the today's #internationalappalachiandulcimerday please find my original composition called "Waltzing in the Appalachians" - I would be happy if you enjoyed it (best listened to it with headphones).

The journey with this special musical instrument started for me in 2018 - and the magic is not only its sweet sound and beautiful look but also all the very kind dulcimer players one can meet all over the world grphug

Happy dulcimering!

Ariane

Ariane
@ariane
03/26/22 08:10:59AM
47 posts

International Appalachian Dulcimer Day


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Dear Robin and Mark - I enjoy your wonderful music so very much! bighug (...and what a nice t-shirt you are wearing, Robin jive

Ariane
@ariane
03/25/22 12:26:25PM
47 posts

International Appalachian Dulcimer Day


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

That's a wonderful idea and I have just finished my recording for tomorrow sun

Ariane
@ariane
03/05/21 05:06:16AM
47 posts

The Positive Thread...


OFF TOPIC discussions

Ken, I am very happy to read your good news.

Ariane
@ariane
02/04/21 11:34:32AM
47 posts

What Are You Working On?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

@Kusani - you have built very beautiful dulcimers!

A few days ago I have heard a Macedonian folk tune in 7/8 measure and am working on it - it is quite challenging since we "West Europeans" are not very familiar to uneven measures - but I can't get that tune out of my head ...a recording will come soon smile

Ariane
@ariane
01/28/21 09:36:11AM
47 posts

What Are You Working On?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Robin Thompson:

@Ariane I am eager to hear what y'all have come up with!  Such a wonderful project!  



Thank you very much, my dear friend bighug

Ariane
@ariane
01/27/21 11:31:50AM
47 posts

What Are You Working On?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I am working on new online project called: "Good Wish Song 2021"

In the relevant dulcimer facebook groups I have posted the following beginning of January:


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A new idea for our NEXT ONLINE PROJECT:

tuning in DAD / key in D / four-four time



1. I would like to receive from you a notation of a 2 bar "composition" with the fret numbers of the melody string and the note value (whole, half, quarter, eighth note, pauses etc.) - so to say in melody/drone style.



2. Everybody who would like to can think of a song text for his/her 2 bars expressing for example a good wish(es) for the new year and write it below the notes.



I will then write down a song with a suitable combination of all received 2-bar compositions and will send it to all participants for their recording (either only instrumental of the whole song or in addition with the singing/speaking of the own song text on the corresponding 2 bars).



The idea of this composition will be an encouraging and bolster (I hope that this is the right word) song for 2021 😊

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Within a short time the participant's list has increased to 12 and after I had received all twelve 2 bar-compositions I started to puzzle them together so that a nice melody came out.


I have set up a project chat group and it was a delight to see the lively discussion and brain storming regarding the initial arrangement...some wanted to add chords, some an intro and outro, some to reduce the tempo.


Two days ago Ron Zuckerman has written down all agreed additional wishes/suggestions in a new sheet music and made an orientation recording so that the recording phase for the group could start.


Today I already could place 3 dulcimer recordings as well as 2 vocal recordings into my DAW where I will do the final mixing...and what can I say...it already sounds so beautiful!


I will post the final video here and would be happy if you are looking forward to it as I do sun








Ariane
@ariane
11/17/20 05:14:51AM
47 posts

What Are You Working On?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi Jan - it would be good to get them until the end of November - will this be working for you?

Ariane
@ariane
11/16/20 12:15:33PM
47 posts

What Are You Working On?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

...and I can already "sing" that is sounds wonderfully! You will hear it in the Advent Calendar behind one of the little doors...! smile

Ariane
@ariane
11/16/20 09:11:39AM
47 posts

What Are You Working On?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi Terry - I wish you further and speedy recovery and much fun with your new dulcimer.

(I have not been playing any instrument for some weeks now since I have kind of overstretched my left hand and hope that it will be possible again soon...I really miss it a lot.)

Take care!

Ariane
@ariane
10/01/20 04:34:16PM
47 posts

What Are You Working On?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Since I have written here that I will be working with my dulcimer on "Ue o Muite" I would like to let you know that I have just uploaded the video on youtube - if you like to listen to it please find the link to my youtube chanel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbtgN6BpTZTuAv0Ng8ndGYA?view_as=subscriber

Ariane
@ariane
07/23/20 07:30:36AM
47 posts

What Are You Working On?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I have found this - and think that the last sentence is very "fitting" jive

In  Anglophone countries , the song is best known under the alternative title " Sukiyaki ". In Japan it refers to a Japanese  hot-pot  dish with cooked beef, the word sukiyaki does not appear in the song's lyrics, nor does it have any connection to them; it was used only because it was short, catchy, recognizably Japanese, and more familiar to English speakers. A  Newsweek  columnist noted that the re-titling was like issuing " Moon River " in Japan under the title "Beef Stew". [4]

Ariane
@ariane
07/22/20 01:07:10PM
47 posts

What Are You Working On?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I have read that this song was released first in Japan in 1961 and became one of the world's best selling singles of all time, selling over 13 million copies worldwide. It was for example top in the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963.

It' so funny...as a child I tried to sing along...I wonder what I have sung in Japanese grin

Ariane
@ariane
07/21/20 03:40:57AM
47 posts

What Are You Working On?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Some days ago I heard a song from the early 1960's in the radio that reminds me of my wonderful childhood and makes me feel "nostalgic" - it is "Ue o Muite Arukou" (also known as "Sukiyaki") sung by Kyu Sakamoto.

Yesterday, while sitting on the terrace noodling around on my MAX (and because this tune has become an "earworm" again - Dean (@Elvensong) will be laughing when he will read this word) I have tried to play this tune on the dulcimer - and (except one half note) it will work.

So I guess that my next recording will be this (for me) very special song... dulcimer

Ariane
@ariane
06/30/20 07:29:23AM
47 posts

What Are You Working On?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Yes, "normally" I also prefer when playing alone to paraphrase a tune and to have a more "flexible" tempo  - but in such a kind of project I think it is "necessary" to play to an agreed tempo so that I can put the measures of different musicians in a row and the tune still will have its flow. sun

If one has "difficulties" in taking over the tempo I still have the possibility to place his/her measures more to the end of the tune - that will be no problem smile

Ariane
@ariane
04/12/20 09:51:34AM
47 posts

"Musical Spring 2020" online calendar


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Until the "Musical Spring 2020" online calendar will have been approved for the event sector I would like to post the link of the calendar here for you to open the first door today - please enjoy!

Happy Easter to all!

Just click on the link and open the first door:

https://tuerchen.com/bb53ac3a

 

Ariane
@ariane
03/13/20 08:48:16AM
47 posts

"Musical Spring 2020" online calendar


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi Robin,

yes, I heard of your fabulous idea - there will be fantastic acoustics!

But everywhere else your music will sound fantastic too! smile

Ariane
@ariane
03/13/20 06:08:26AM
47 posts

"Musical Spring 2020" online calendar


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi Dusty - no, it is not too late happys   - I will need the link of your "not listed" youtube video (or soundcloud link) beginning/mid of April at the latest.

I will send you a PM with my email address to where you can send the link.

I am looking forward to your music joyjoy

Ariane
@ariane
01/14/20 04:32:01AM
47 posts

"Musical Spring 2020" online calendar


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thank you Cynthia, Gordon, Robin - I am happy that you like it...and Robin thank you in advance for your participation with your "guitar man" HUG

Ariane
@ariane
01/12/20 11:40:46AM
47 posts

"Musical Spring 2020" online calendar


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

NEW ONLINE PROJECT "MUSICAL SPRING 2020"
Since the "Musical Advent/Christmas" online calendar was so much joy and fun there is the idea of making a new online calendar project: "Musical Spring 2020"
Filled with preferably original compositions preferably on mountain or hammered dulcimer.
It is of course possible to participate with a recording of a public domain tune ideally having a kind of "spring theme" (flowers, warmth, blossoming, awakening, cycle, love, feelings etc.).
The recordings should be newly made - so to say recorded especially for this "Spring Calendar".
You will need to upload your recording as "not listed" on youtube or soundcloud and send me the link per private message.
(In case you do not have a youtube channel you can send me your audio file (best as mp3 file) per private message and I can upload it on to my youtube channel for you.)
The beginning and ending of this "Spring Calendar" is depending on how many musicians will participate.
Most probably the "Spring Calendar" will start on Easter Sunday (April 12, 2020) and will be posted in the dulcimer Facebook groups and dulcimer forums.
I make this post already now so that you will have enough time for creating your original composition.
And now...I am looking forward to all participants! 😊


updated by @ariane: 01/13/20 11:26:21AM
Ariane
@ariane
09/28/19 09:55:48AM
47 posts

My first dulcimer arrangement


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

Thank you very much, Robin and Kusani, for your very kind feedback.

Ariane
@ariane
09/28/19 09:54:48AM
47 posts

My first dulcimer arrangement


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

Please find an updated arrangement where I replaced the signs for rests for better legibility and playability.

 

 

 


Weißt Du wieviel Sternlein stehen_mountain dulcimer.pdf - 47KB
Ariane
@ariane
09/27/19 02:52:11PM
47 posts

My first dulcimer arrangement


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

I have just posted the corresponding youtube video to the arrangement so that you can hear how it should sound.

Ariane
@ariane
09/27/19 02:44:32PM
47 posts

My first dulcimer arrangement


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs


Please find my first notated arrangement for mountain dulcimer for:


"Do you know how many stars there are"

My arrangement can be downloaded from my website:

https://arianemusic.jimdofree.com/arrangements/mountain-dulcimer/

The fingerpicking part is starting around minute 1:42 in the video.

Text: Wilhelm Hey
Melody: folk tune
1837 published for the first time

I hope you enjoy (best listened to it with headphones) and wish you much fun for playing my arrangement.

I would be very happy to receive your feedback if the notation is working well for you.



Weißt Du wieviel Sternlein stehen_mountain dulcimer.pdf - 46KB
Ariane
@ariane
09/24/19 06:51:52AM
47 posts

Online Advent Calendar


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi Jim - this is a good choice! It will be YOUR song... smiler

Ariane
@ariane
09/24/19 05:51:58AM
47 posts

Online Advent Calendar


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Yes, Ken, we are 27 participants now joyjoy - so I can prolong or add at least to New Year or if there will be more even to Epiphany.

Ariane
@ariane
09/23/19 07:29:55AM
47 posts

Online Advent Calendar


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi Jim,

we are now 25 participants - but I can imagine that there will be some more who are interested in joining in - so that I might be able to prolong the calendar with an "between the years" calendar from Dec 25 respectively Dec 26 until New Year nod

Or if there will be another 24 participants I could do a second advent calendar which I could post each in two different places, for example one here on fotmd and one in the dulcimer facebook groups.

So I am looking forward to receiving the link of your youtube video (by preference) or soundcloud audio.

I very much appreciate that you will participate.

 

Ariane
@ariane
09/23/19 03:11:28AM
47 posts

Online Advent Calendar


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi Ken, this hymn is a very good choice - I like it very much.

If you like you could do a youtube video either that one can see you playing or with a filmed winter/advent scene or with winter/advent photo(s) - of course you could also send me the link to a soundcloud audio - just as you like to.

Ariane
@ariane
09/22/19 04:27:29AM
47 posts

Online Advent Calendar


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Ken, I so much appreciate that you will join in sun

I am creating a list for me with all the participants and tunes they suggested - in case there will be duplications I will get in contact and would ask for the possibility of another tune.

Since the online calendar which I will be going to use only accepts links I would need a link of a youtube video or a soundcloud audio to copy into this calendar - a recording alone would not work. 

Please let me have any further questions.

Ariane
@ariane
09/22/19 04:17:20AM
47 posts

Online Advent Calendar


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Yes, Robin, I am so very happy that Mark has given the only correct answer to your question if he liked to participate with you jive - I am looking forward to "your" Advent calendar little door.

Ariane
@ariane
09/21/19 05:19:16AM
47 posts

Online Advent Calendar


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi tpatts,

Thank you very much for your interest.

Since Thursday (when I have posted it in the dulcimer facebook groups) 15 musicians have informed me that they will take part - from 4 of them I have already received the links.

There is no skill level required - it just should sound "good" (if simple or complicated) so that everybody who opens this calendar little door will enjoy it.

You know that even a simple melody can bring a smile on to one's face.smile

If there are more than 24 recordings - I could either make a second calendar or perhaps a kind of "between the years" calendar for the days from Christmas until New Year for example...

Ariane
@ariane
09/20/19 09:02:15AM
47 posts

Online Advent Calendar


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions


*** NEW International PROJECT ***
                     for a
       MUSICAL Advent calendar
============================
So we need musicians who would like to fill this Advent calendar with own recordings of favorite Advent tunes preferably played on mountain or hammered dulcimer (other instruments are also welcome).


I will collect the links of your youtube video or soundcloud audio (it seems that I can only fill in links to the online calendar - no mp3) in the coming weeks (October and November) and create this Advent calendar and post it if possible here in the forum and in the dulcimer facebook groups for others and our joy.

I am very excited to see how you like this idea.

I have posted this idea in the dulcimer facebook groups yesterday - already 9 musicians answered and would like to participate.

Who else would like to join in?

Best wishes

Ariane



updated by @ariane: 10/27/19 12:02:25PM
Ariane
@ariane
05/21/19 07:09:13AM
47 posts

Buying in Europe


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

I am happy to hear that you have followed my suggestion to contact Martin of the German dulcimer shop in Ludwigsburg. I am looking forward to your sound/film example.

Ariane
@ariane
02/10/19 03:14:17PM
47 posts

Buying in Europe


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

There is a dulcimer shop in Germany - please look into his website under dulcimershop.de
Ariane
@ariane
01/25/19 07:55:41AM
47 posts

9/8 travel hammered dulcimer beginning with the low D3


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Thank you very much, Ken, for the recommendation - I will ask him.

Ariane
@ariane
01/25/19 05:21:58AM
47 posts

9/8 travel hammered dulcimer beginning with the low D3


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

I guess I need to add to the description of my "desired" HD that I would like to have the lower half of a 16/15 in order to get the deep tones - with a bottom rail of around 42 '', thickness of around 4'' but only half the height (so only around 8-9 '') - I called this "little" travel one (compared to the complete 16/15) which might be misleading.

Ariane
@ariane
01/24/19 04:40:40AM
47 posts

9/8 travel hammered dulcimer beginning with the low D3


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

I would be interested in a 9/8 hammered dulcimer - but starting with a D3 as the lowest string.
I already have a Dusty strings D45 and a TK O'Brian Travel and would like to have the "advantage" of a little travel one but with the wonderful low tones of a 16/15.
Do you know if there exist these kinds of hammered dulcimers or could you recommend a builder who could build it for a "payable" price?

Ariane
@ariane
11/26/18 03:20:41AM
47 posts

Bowed Psalteries


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Hi Susie
I have a unicorn alto BP which I would like to sell ( but I guess the transport costs from Germany will be too high for your consideration? 😊) and a Rick Long soprano. I would suggest to try to learn where the notes are with the help of the position of the half tones on the left side - as with piano keys - and would not put a paper sheet with note names underneath the strings.
The idea of the dots for the c and g (or f) would be a good help.
Ariane
@ariane
10/23/18 05:22:01AM
47 posts

Give thanks to our FOTMD Welcome Wagon! Plus- Chatroom!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

A big THANK YOU to the welcome wagon also from me - earlier this year it was the first time for me to become a member of a forum and I was a little bit insecure and did not know how all this would work. But after all these kind welcomes one can only feel good! Thank you very much! flower

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