What do we call it?

Terry Wilson
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
3 weeks ago
258 posts
A stable of dulcimers. "I think I'll ride this one this morning."
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
3 weeks ago
1,894 posts

Lois, you joined here in Sept 2012.

That's funny what you said about "so fotmd".  Well I guess when you have thousands of members there could never be one way of doing... anything!




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Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
-Strumelia proverb c.1990
Lois Sprengnether Keel
Lois Sprengnether Keel
@lois-sprengnether-keel
3 weeks ago
124 posts

This is SO FOTMD!  I'm not quite sure when I started here (I found something dating back about 6 years ago), but at the time I was taking instruction from a very fine folk instrumentalist.  He was fine for other instruments and he gave me a good start on the dulcimer, but I finally found it was time to leave.  He was so dogmatic (hmm, dog as opposed to a bunch of cats), while I found FOTMD members inclined to say there are so many ways and each has validity.  Guess this is also why I'd find it hard to limit myself to any one of these names.

Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
3 weeks ago
1,065 posts

I call my dulcimers family. grphug 




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As a musician, you have to keep one foot back in the past and one foot forward into the future.
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Bob
Bob
@bob
3 weeks ago
180 posts

I always refer to mine a 'collection' of dulcimers.

By the way, that's a nice display. I like the shelf with Shaker Pegs as a hanger (got me thinking now !)

Salt Springs
Salt Springs
@salt-springs
3 weeks ago
112 posts

Come on Y'all............ everyone knows that it's only proper to call 'em a "Mess of Dulcimers" or if you're talk'n and trying to be a bit highfalutin it would be a bit more polished to speak of 'em as a "Pile of" or "heap of" Dulcimores. 


updated by @salt-springs: 11/17/18 11:26:15PM
Davesterino
Davesterino
@davesterino
3 weeks ago
11 posts

A troupe, a heap, a batch, a fleet, or maybe just y'all if I am speaking to them rather than about them. happys

Lois Sprengnether Keel
Lois Sprengnether Keel
@lois-sprengnether-keel
3 weeks ago
124 posts

Hmmmm.  I was going to suggest we vote, but this is going to be hard to choose.  A choir?  I also find myself liking Exaltation, Embarrassment, and Medley.  Of course to an accountant or tax official it's Inventory or Supplies.

Kusani
Kusani
@kusani
3 weeks ago
253 posts

If my requests for commissioned, and donated to charities, dulcimers drops off, my other half will call them an 'excess'. lipssealed


updated by @kusani: 11/17/18 05:16:51PM
Skip
Skip
@skip
3 weeks ago
250 posts

A 'medley', [pun intended]. Have a 'medley' party, hand out MD's and play a bunch of tunes one after another, without a break in the music. That's a medley of people with a medley of md's playing a medley of tunes!grin

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
3 weeks ago
1,010 posts

Mine are birds of a feather which flock together.  :)




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one of the Moderators here :)
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Ken Longfield
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
3 weeks ago
653 posts

Thinking a little more about this, I have been known call them a "herd." A friend of mine, an autoharp player, would walk out on stage with about ten or so harps to give a concert. I believe he called them an "embarrassment" of autoharps. We could probably appropriate that for dulcimers as well.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
3 weeks ago
1,894 posts

A 'gaggle' of dulcimers (as in a gaggle of geese, with a nod to Aunt Rhody's old grey goose) ?

A 'murder' of dulcimers (as in "a murder of crows"/The Blackest Crow/murder ballads) ?

An 'exaltation' of dulcimers (as in an exaltation of larks/joyful singing) ?




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Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
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Kusani
Kusani
@kusani
3 weeks ago
253 posts

Inventory? confusey

David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
3 weeks ago
66 posts

Probably not what you're looking for but I just say "collection"... though agglomeration and arsenal come to mind as well.

Ken Longfield
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
3 weeks ago
653 posts

Well, Dan, I've never really thought about this. I usually just say I have "a lot" of dulcimers or sometimes a "bunch." All I know is that I keep enlarging the "herd" despite trying to thin it from time-to-time.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Dan
Dan
@dan
3 weeks ago
114 posts

I don't recall a discussion on the name of our group of dulcimores. I refer to them as a "clutch" , but would like to hear what you guys call them.... maybe put together a survey?

DAN

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