Forum Activity for @macy-jayne

Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
10/20/12 07:58:45AM
22 posts

He, she or it?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

CB, what is this about 'another on the way', lol GF, tryin to catch up to Dana

Carrie Barnes said:

ROFL Dusty, I have to agree w/the full figure woman comment! Goschi, I always refer to my dulcimers a she, her, "the ladies", etc. And like Dusty have named everyone of mine, tho no boys in the crowd as yet. Andi Waywego, Lily Langtree, and Mae West for starters, another on the way, will have to wait and see what she's like before naming her!

Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
10/20/12 07:55:15AM
22 posts

He, she or it?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Goschi, you had me at "Sack" is masculine, lol, can't stop laughing

Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
09/16/12 08:21:49AM
22 posts

Banjo-tuned Dulcimer?


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

Thanks for the suggestions. The capo at the 3rd fret sounds like the easiest solution so I'll start with that.

Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
09/15/12 09:09:44AM
22 posts

Banjo-tuned Dulcimer?


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

I recently finished an Andy Mackie Music Stick (like a Strumstick) and it's recommended tuning was gdG. It's fun to play and sounds like a banjo! The vsl is 22.25" and came with a 0.010" melody string. I tuned up to the g above middle c with my face turned away, thinking the string would break before getting up to g. It made it there, and I was wondering if I could tune my dulcimer up to g also. Not according to the string gauge calculator at http://www.strothers.com/string_choice.htm For my dulcimer with a 27.25 inch vsl it recommends 7 gauge string.

I currently have 0.010" (is that the gauge?) melody strings. Would they break if I tried to tune up to g from d?

The same calculator recommended a 9 gauge string for the Music Stick, so is that string even borderline OK?


updated by @macy-jayne: 06/08/16 09:24:05PM
Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
09/03/12 08:33:17AM
22 posts

Got a mando, what now?? Doin' the happy dance!!


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Lol, in Newfoundland they called them ugly sticks

Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
08/31/12 09:24:59PM
22 posts

Got a mando, what now?? Doin' the happy dance!!


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Yay, you got a mandolin! You're a natural Mandy!

Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
04/10/12 09:53:21PM
22 posts

The Power of Music


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Phil, great discussion title. Music has been VERY powerful in my life. When I finally hit bottom 8 years ago, God drew me up out of the pit through music and I finally put my trust in Jesus. I haven't played in a nursing home yet, but have seen how music affects children, sometimes calms them and sometimes winds them up

Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
04/07/12 09:44:45AM
22 posts

You might be a dulcimer redneck if . . .


OFF TOPIC discussions

Lol Anita! Here's mine...

...you're playin your dulcimer in your mind while sitting at a boring meeting at work. Been there, done that

Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
04/11/12 09:24:35PM
22 posts

Mandolin with Dulcimers


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

I played 2 finger chords (sometimes the wrong chords) on mandolin in the vid below, in an informal jam with 6 dulci players, another mandolin on melody and a guitar on melody every other verse. It's kind of nice to switch out the lead melody player, not only the person but other instruments. 2 finger chords rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JmFtNOIT56w

http://mountaindulcimer.ning.com/group/rockininthefreeworld/forum/topics/ashokan-farewell-jam

Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
03/02/12 12:45:45PM
22 posts



Thanks for posting this Kyle, very interesting. I always wondered about those 'upside-down' hearts.


updated by @macy-jayne: 02/17/16 06:47:14AM
Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
02/19/12 02:06:02PM
22 posts



Dusty, actually I couldn't decide which I like best, so here's Pay Me My Money Down from Bruce et al on the Conan O'Brien show. The only annoying part is when Jimmy Fallon just has to get in on it banging spoons off beat, some people just can't stand when other people are getting attention...

Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
02/19/12 01:36:10PM
22 posts



Here's my new favorite vid of the day, Bruce Springsteen singing O Mary Don't You Weep with his whole entourage of horns, strings, an accordion, etc.

Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
02/09/12 09:24:54AM
22 posts



Here's yet another 'favorite' MD video I found recently on Youtube. I don't know anything about these people, so I also don't know the reason for the human skulls on their fireplace mantle, LOL. The women appear to be playing the chords an octave apart and the man is playing a melody line. Great rhythm!

Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
02/04/12 12:56:00PM
22 posts



I just clicked on 'My Favorites' on FOTMD and had these 2 vids listed

http://mountaindulcimer.ning.com/video/sapphire-1

http://mountaindulcimer.ning.com/video/duet-squirrel-heads-and-gravy

Thanks to Kim, JohnK and KarenK for the great vids!

Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
01/18/12 09:57:35PM
22 posts

What's up with the headless vids?????


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Beth, it's an honor to have made one of your ALL TIME FAVORITE Dulcimer videos! Spread the joy;)

Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
01/13/12 11:02:05PM
22 posts

What's up with the headless vids?????


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

See my video response to this very serious discussion;) It's titled 'Headless Vid'?

(i inserted said video here for you- Strumelia)

Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
01/21/12 02:10:49PM
22 posts



I was just playing 'What A Friend We Have In Jesus' in tab that has both DAD and DAA tab, one right below the other. I was in DAA and just started playing it as if the upper line was my bass D. It made really nice chords that I didn't know of before, but then I figured out what I was playing on my bass D was actually the tab melody line for DAD tuning. So if tab comes in both DAD and DAA on top of each other, its like getting nice chords also! Just something I figured out today. A 'D' is a D the world round.

Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
12/28/11 06:48:44PM
22 posts

A very wonderful Christmas gift...


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Wow, I just joined FOTMG yesterday and I'm truly amazed and see that is a very special group of people!

Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
04/07/12 09:29:13AM
22 posts

Favorite accessories to go with MD


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I agree with Strumelian and like to play with a strap holding the dulcimer on my lap. Here's a pic of the strap button I installed on my dulci. It does require drilling a small pilot hole so it is not for the faint of heart worried about their dulci

Macy Jayne
@macy-jayne
04/07/12 07:15:03PM
22 posts



Yes, I just finished a 10-string Kantele from a Musicmaker's kit last month.