Play Music On The Porch Day 2019

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,195 posts

@don-grundy Hey, a bench counts!  

Don Grundy
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
2 years ago
176 posts
We played on the bench.
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,195 posts

@dulcinina & @marg Your time making music with friends sounds wonderful! 

marg
@marg
2 years ago
538 posts

I had a few players from our group over and we played at sunset, made for a beautiful evening - music and friends

dulcinina
@dulcinina
2 years ago
89 posts

My friend, Gail, and I played our cantars on my porch.  We also played dulcimer for about 1 1/2 hours but somehow our photographer (my husband) didn't get pictures of that.  Last year we played on her porch.  We had so much fun. Nina aka Dulcinina

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,195 posts

Hey, @lisavb & @ken-hulme So good y'all were able to be out to celebrate the music holiday!  :)

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
2 years ago
1,836 posts

Played Music On The Beach -- no porch at our weekend retreat place on Sanibel island.  And darn few people.  You'd think there was a hurricane warning or something.  But Dorian was a very Minor impediment to a fabulous weekend of sun and Gulf waters.

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updated by @ken-hulme: 09/02/19 01:55:12PM
LisavB
LisavB
@lisavb
2 years ago
55 posts

Was a nice day, weatherwise, for PMOTPD here just east of Seattle.  I got out on the deck and went through all the music I have that I can even remotely play, then improvised for a bit.  Saved enough juice to jam with my parrot Waldo indoors a little later, before it was time to start dinner.  I had no idea this existed--fun excuse to get out there and play in the fresh air (while we still have nice weather)!

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,195 posts

@hugssandi I was unable to play the video here yet I saw it from fb-- yay, girls!  The photos and vids from your day were a delight to see.  

Thanks, @Strumelia!  My highest aspiration as a player is to be a good porch player.  

I've enjoyed all the postings of PMOTPD!  

David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
2 years ago
76 posts

Ballad Gal:

David, you do so much, and the video is a bonus!

Thanks. That is very kind of you.

hugssandi
@hugssandi
2 years ago
252 posts

Here is a very short clip of Hazel and I doing  Werner Van Rillaer 's "The Artists".  It's the only vid I've been successful loading here so far, maybe because it's so short?  I fell head-over-heels for this song, and Werner was kind enough to message me a vid of his fingers playing and a pic of his handwritten lyrics.  love I tune by ear and really struggle to get into DAG, and there is a bit of buzz, but it's so worth the try.  This is my Teagan, a Wren by Feather Dulcimer, as well as my favorite!

I know the day is over, but I am still so enjoying reading what y'all did and seeing your pics and vids!!!!!  Keep 'em coming!

[edit by Strumelia: sorry Sandi but videos will not play as attachments, so I had to delete it. You'd need to post a link to the video somewhere online instead, and it can then play from here in a post.  Perhaps Hazel can help you with this?- I know she's smart about youtube video stuff... lol]


updated by @hugssandi: 09/02/19 11:15:07AM
Ken Longfield
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
2 years ago
790 posts

Thank you Ballad Gal. Here is a link in case you or anyone else is interested: 

Norulak Screen Printing

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song.

Ballad Gal
Ballad Gal
@ballad-gal
2 years ago
26 posts

David, you do so much, and the video is a bonus!

Ballad Gal
Ballad Gal
@ballad-gal
2 years ago
26 posts

Ken Longfield:

Here is my Play Music on the Porch Day Photo. I have one with me playing guitar as well.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

 

Great shirt, Ken!

Ken Longfield
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
2 years ago
790 posts

Lisa, the pick is a new collar stay. It was never in a shirt. A local store had boxes of them for $3 for about 30 stays and collar extenders. The noter is the handle of a foam brush. I just cut off the foam when it was too hard to accept more paint.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,195 posts

@hugssandi What a happy late-August Christmas!  I loved seeing the photos and reading your summary of the day, a time to cherish, I imagine.  <3

hugssandi
@hugssandi
2 years ago
252 posts

I'm pretty sure this day is my Christmas, and it did NOT disappoint again this year!  I put out there that our porch was open from 10AM-10PM, and this is what happened:  My husband kicked us off in the morning with a DJ set and some family line dancing.  In the afternoon a concertina showed up, followed by a singer/keyboardist.  Hazel and I also played violin/dulcimer.  An old neighbor showed up who always makes our toy Schoenhard piano sing.  Then a guitar/banjo player and his wife stopped by, followed by a couple who sang and played some spoons.  A couple more spectator came and listened for an hour, and then another singer.  At one point we had to put a bench by the van!  Lastly a friend and her daughter who plays flute and uke~she and Hazel played and sang us into the darkness.  OH SO GOOD!!!!!  

We had sweet tea and lemonade, salsa pinwheels, homemade chocolate chip cookies and brownies from my kids, watermelon, and cheese puffs.  OH so many pics to choose from!  LOL  There are more pics and vids on my fb album.

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updated by @hugssandi: 09/01/19 04:11:28PM
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 years ago
1,981 posts

I liked your video too, David... loved your elderly neighbor chuckling there at his own limberJill playing  giggle2




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 years ago
1,981 posts

Robin, you and mark do such a wonderful duet dance between your two instruments... terrific porch playing!

@ken-longfield , is that an old collar stay pick?... and a hollow reed noter?  hamster




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Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,195 posts

David, I enjoyed your video!  How cool your neighbor came to get in on the fun, too.  

Nice picture, Ken L!  

Kevin & Steven-- I like insect accompaniment!  :)

David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
2 years ago
76 posts

Karen & I played on our porch for about 4 hours this morning. Here's a short video I made.


updated by @david-bennett: 08/31/19 07:18:00PM
Steven Berger
Steven Berger
@steven-berger
2 years ago
143 posts

Great photo, Ken!.......No fire ants??!!! Kevin, you don't know what you're missing!whistle

Ken Longfield
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
2 years ago
790 posts

Here is my Play Music on the Porch Day Photo. I have one with me playing guitar as well.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

 

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Kevin R.
Kevin R.
@kevin-r
2 years ago
19 posts

I was playing outside too. A perfect day for it in these parts. I had fun too. Oh...I didn't have the Woodstock-like crowd of fire ants though. Just the accompaniment of locusts in the trees.

Steven Berger
Steven Berger
@steven-berger
2 years ago
143 posts

So, armed with my trusty dulcimores and my voice, I proceeded in wowing the Woodstock-like crowd with several operatic arias sung with my classically trained baritone voice, and my virtuoso playing........then I woke up from this dream, went outside on my porch and wowed the Woodstock-like crowd of fire ants with my rather less than virtuoso playing, and a voice only a frog would love! Had a Blast!!!!!dulcimermusicbugfrog

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,195 posts

@ballad-gal I learned of it in 2016 on Facebook.  it's a great holiday! dulcimer

Ballad Gal
Ballad Gal
@ballad-gal
2 years ago
26 posts

Robin Thompson:


Mark your calendars, friends, for the last Saturday in August to join folks around the world heading outdoors (if possible) to make music!  


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So, Robin, how & when did you first learn of Music On The Porch Day, or did you initiate the world wide movement?

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,195 posts

Have a great PMOTPD, friends! 

David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
2 years ago
76 posts

Karen has snacks for our porch too!

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hugssandi
@hugssandi
2 years ago
252 posts

TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!!  We are up making snacks and drinks for our table...  And still kinda cleaning up...  And we are very excited!  


updated by @hugssandi: 08/31/19 12:22:30AM
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,195 posts

@jill-geary Yes, noter on the patio-- perfect! 

I love seeing y'all's responses! 

dulcinina
@dulcinina
2 years ago
89 posts

I'm having a dulcimer friend come over and we'll play on my screened in porch.  Last year we played on her's. I think this is just the best idea.  I love imagining people over the world playing outside, porch or no porch, and sending up music into the universe.

Hope Dorian isn't a problem for you Ken H.  Play something in that mode to ward it off.  Nina

hugssandi
@hugssandi
2 years ago
252 posts

@jill-geary do it!  I have a teeny front porch and a very teeny, row house front yard.  I'm going to line it and my walk with chairs!  ~anything can happen~  dulcimer

Jill Geary
Jill Geary
@jill-geary
2 years ago
30 posts

I don't have a porch either...got a patio tho! I don't know if I have the nerve to play out front for people....maybe some fiddle tunes with a noter?

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,195 posts

Me & my band (Mark) are taking over our deck Saturday morning. inlove  haha


updated by @robin-thompson: 08/27/19 09:43:36PM
Ken Longfield
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
2 years ago
790 posts

I've invited folks to stop by anytime between 2 and 5 p.m. to play a tune fr two or more. I expect some group playing, some solos, and other combinations.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

DulcimerBill
DulcimerBill
@dulcimerbill
2 years ago
13 posts
Cool!
hugssandi
@hugssandi
2 years ago
252 posts

@ken-hulme that sounds FANTASTIC!!!!

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
2 years ago
1,836 posts

I'm changing it to Play Music At The Beach Day. 
Don't have a porch. 
Going to Sanibel Island for Labor Day weekend, where there are miles and miles of white sand beaches.... and beach chairs.   If the Dorian Modal Tropical Storm doesn't blow us away, I'll be playing down by the water....


updated by @ken-hulme: 08/27/19 03:17:11PM
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,195 posts

@marg Whiskey Before Breakfast has been a good go-to jam tune for me over the years. :) @robert-shuler listed some good ones, too.  

marg
@marg
2 years ago
538 posts

I am hoping to get some players to come by but it's been so hot, may need to organize it for sunset. If there is a group, we should play several songs, any suggestions for a good porch or patio jam?

 

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robert schuler
robert schuler
@robert-schuler
2 years ago
244 posts

This Saturday was the first pleasant Saturday all summer to play on my porch, so I got a head start. Only had a hour to spare but it was time well spent!. Cherokee shuffle, Over the waterfall, Seneca square dance, Boatman, Girl I left behind, Big Sioty, Saint Ann's reel. And some basic noodling, I love noodling...

hugssandi
@hugssandi
2 years ago
252 posts

Still looking forward to it here!  really want to play Werner Van Rillaer's "The Artist", but I cannot, cannot figure out his DAG tuning.  It's the G melody string that doesn't sound right?  His sounds lower?  I always tune by ear from online....  LOL

Steven Berger
Steven Berger
@steven-berger
2 years ago
143 posts

I'll be playing, but I live in the woods...nobody's gonna hear me 'cept the fire ants!bugbugbugtic

Salt Springs
Salt Springs
@salt-springs
2 years ago
176 posts

I'm going to add that tune, "You Gotta Move" that Bobby Ratliff does.  I was going to cut under and around this tree and a storm came up so I decided to wait until Monday........

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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,195 posts

@dulcimerbill & @salt-springs-- wonderful!  Gonna be lots of music played around the front porch of the world on 31 August. 

:) Strumelia 


updated by @robin-thompson: 08/10/19 05:35:32PM
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 years ago
1,981 posts

Thanks for the timely reminder, Robin!  sun




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Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
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Salt Springs
Salt Springs
@salt-springs
2 years ago
176 posts

Oh yes...........I'm planning on doing some tunes from, South of the Border and loud too!......Ahem! 

DulcimerBill
DulcimerBill
@dulcimerbill
2 years ago
13 posts

Being just newbies, my wife and I are looking forward to Playing Music on the Porch. Our neighbors may not like it though! LOL

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,195 posts

Three weeks away, friends-- always the last Saturday in August! 

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hugssandi
@hugssandi
2 years ago
252 posts

Robin Thompson:

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You and the kids sure do it up right, Sandi-- making it a special holiday!  <3

 

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I sure hope we have another good turnout!!!  Last year blew my mind.  OH so FUN!!!!

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,195 posts

hugssandi:

I'M SO EXCITED, I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

You and the kids sure do it up right, Sandi-- making it a special holiday!  <3

 

hugssandi
@hugssandi
2 years ago
252 posts

I'M SO EXCITED, I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,195 posts

@david-bennett I remember that video!  It's such a fun idea, I'm hoping to get somebody(s) to join Mark & me on the porch this year.  

David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
2 years ago
76 posts

Thanks for the reminder. I've participated the last couple years, it's a lot of fun. Two years ago I even a few people from our dulcimer jam group join me, that got the neighbor's attention.

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,195 posts

Mark your calendars, friends, for the last Saturday in August to join folks around the world heading outdoors (if possible) to make music!  

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updated by @robin-thompson: 10/27/19 12:02:25PM