GaryFSmith

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Location: Watertown, TN
Country: United States

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Three times retired from technical writing (I'm 79), but spry. I still write and edit for others, and don't find enough time to practice (arthritis in my hands has slowed me down). I live outside of Watertown, TN, a town so small, we don't have a single traffic light (well, there's a blinking yellow light at the turn-off from the state highway).

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GaryFSmith
@garyfsmith • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Courting Dulcimer pick-up placement:
"Thanks, guys! I had a feeling that that was the way to go. John, I'd forgotten about cbgitty having parts. Thanks for the reminder."
GaryFSmith
@garyfsmith • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Created a new Group discussion "Courting Dulcimer pick-up placement":
"I'm about to embark on building my second Tennessee Music Box mountain dulcimer. This one will be a courting dulcimer. Because it has two fret boards and..."
Dulcimer Making
GaryFSmith
@garyfsmith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "NOTICE: Forum/Group consolidations":
"Stremelia, a great move forward. But now I've a whole lot more reading to do because now I don't have to search all those other forums for the information I..."
GaryFSmith
@garyfsmith • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Scrap/Recycled wood Dulcimer Challenge:
"OK, folks! Is this group dead?"
GaryFSmith
@garyfsmith • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Special Tabs for Noter-Drone Tunes?:
"Thank you all! A special "Thank You!" to you, Strumelia! I've started reading you blog from the beginning. My head spins with all the new information...and..."
GaryFSmith
@garyfsmith • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Created a new Group discussion "Special Tabs for Noter-Drone Tunes?":
"Seems like most tabs today show chords. Noter-drone only uses the melody string. Are there tabs, or some other form of notation, that just shows the melody?..."
OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players

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GaryFSmith

Courting Dulcimer pick-up placement


I'm about to embark on building my second Tennessee Music Box mountain...
@GaryFSmith 2 months ago - Comments: 3
GaryFSmith

Special Tabs for Noter-Drone Tunes?


Seems like most tabs today show chords. Noter-drone only uses the melody...
@GaryFSmith 2 months ago - Comments: 6
GaryFSmith

TMB Builders List - 2018


I'm looking for TMB builders, both full-time and part-time), especially...
@GaryFSmith 8 months ago - Comments: 3
GaryFSmith

Fret board positioning


Does the fret board position have any bearing on the sound of the...
@GaryFSmith last year - Comments: 6
GaryFSmith

Tabs for a baritone


Any suggestions on tabs or sources for tabs written for the baritone...
@GaryFSmith last year - Comments: 2

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Ken Longfield
02/15/18 04:20:17PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Gary. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Benjamin W Barr Jr
02/11/18 09:25:36PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Gary, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and meet some good people.

Ben


Richard Streib
02/11/18 11:38:10AM @richard-streib:

Welcome, Gary, to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. This is a great place to learn more. There are groups for builders, baritone dulcimer and box dulcimers if you want to consider joining one or all of those groups.

Glad you have joined. Best wishes as you learn more.


Rob N Lackey
02/11/18 06:32:35AM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Gary, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob

 


Jim Fawcett
02/10/18 09:09:40PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Gary, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.