Looking for article by Ken Hulme

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
4 years ago
1,988 posts

Thanks Lisa, for all you do for the dulcimer world!  clap


updated by @ken-hulme: 12/12/18 10:15:04PM
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
4 years ago
2,082 posts

I'd like to say that Ken's two articles have stood the test of time and are regularly inquired about by beginners. Since the demise of EverythingDulcimer .com, along with its go-to collection of articles, I've noticed that folks do continue asking about where to find Ken's articles. Finding these kinds of resources on random Facebook groups is next to impossible.
Thus, it makes sense to have these be more easily located on FOTMD than they were in the past.

Thanks Ken for your efforts in writing them and in helping out dulcimer beginners over the years.




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
4 years ago
2,082 posts

Ken Hulme:
The version that Lisa mentions is stored here under Dulcimer Resources, and I can't delete it, or replace with the correct version.

Ask and ye shall receive.


 


I've replaced the old pdf in that thread with the revised PDF that gives the correct octave in the tuning instructions. 


Here's the link to it in FOTMD's Resources forum, and I pinned it to the top position:


https://fotmd.com/forums/forum/dulcimer-resourcestabs-books-websites-dvds/17129/i-just-got-a-dulcimer-now-what-article


And I also put one in the Beginner's Group, here:


https://fotmd.com/strumelia/group_discuss/2316/ken-hulmes-i-just-got-a-dulcimer-now-what-article


 


Additionally, I pinned Ken's "Get Noterized" article thread to the top of the Traditional Playing Style Forum, here:


https://fotmd.com/forums/forum/traditional-style-playing-drone-and-or-noter-discussions/4616/get-noterized-article


AND I put another thread with the Get Noterized article in the Old Style Noter Drone GROUP, here:


https://fotmd.com/strumelia/group_discuss/2317/ken-hulmes-get-noterized-article




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Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
4 years ago
1,988 posts

Here's the current, corrected version...

The version that Lisa mentions is stored here under Dulcimer Resources, and I can't delete it, or replace with the correct version.

pdf
I Just Got A.pdf  •  1MB

Kevin R.
Kevin R.
@kevin-r
4 years ago
16 posts

Sorry. I was not aware of the mistake. I will have to save the correct one once someone posts it.

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
4 years ago
2,082 posts

Kevin (and others), please be aware that the pdf you attached is an older version of Ken's article which contains a problematic mistake when instructing how to tune.
At the bottom of page 8 it says to tune the Bass string to D4, the D to the right of and higher than Middle C (C4) on a piano.  This is incorrect and you will break all your strings if you start there and go up.
Instead, be sure to tune the Bass string to D3 ...the D LOWER than and to the left of Middle C on a piano.  Thus, tuning to DAd is actually D3, A3, d4  (d4 being the high melody d string)

I believe Ken has since corrected this error in his article.  But there are incorrect versions are still floating around out there in internet land.

Here's some more links to tuning assistance:

https://dulcimer-noter-drone.blogspot.com/2010/12/what-notes-do-i-tune-my-strings-to.html




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updated by @strumelia: 12/12/18 03:17:25PM
hineps83
hineps83
@philip-s-hine
4 years ago
3 posts

Thanks a bunch!

 

Phil

hineps83
hineps83
@philip-s-hine
4 years ago
3 posts

I am in need  of @ken-hulme 's article on I have a dulcimer, now what. Can't seem to find it. I just finished making a dulcimer as a Christmas present for one of my co-workers wife and I would like her to read it. 

 

Thanks, Phil