Greg Gunner

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Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 6 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Need Chords For D-A-C Tuning!":
"Jimmy. I took some time today to figure out the Chords for D Aeolian (D Minor) in D-A-C Tuning.  Left to right the numbers represent: (Bass Sting-Middle..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Need Chords For D-A-C Tuning!":
"Please be aware.  In my previous post providing a link to Kevin Roth's chord charts for various modal tunings, I neglected to mention that the standard..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Need Chords For D-A-C Tuning!":
"The only thing I could find that had chord charts was the following from a booklet included with a Folkways dulcimer instruction album by Kevin Roth. There's..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 5 days ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Traditional Friction Tuners :
"Sometimes tuning the instrument down a bit can help with pegs that are slipping.  I find that many of my wooden pegged instruments are more comfortable in..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • one week ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Do You Love an Apple?:
"This makes we want to listen to my Bothy Band CD, a great Irish Trad group from the 1970s that did a version of this song.  Thanks for posting your version...."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Keith Young Dulcimer":
"The notches on the nut are for setting the dulcimer up in one of two ways: 1st way - four equidistant string set-up or 2nd way - bass, middle, and double..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 2 weeks ago • comments: 28
Posted a new Comment on Finding Harmonies- in a different mode, or in same mode?:
"Glenda, If you are limiting your discussion to noter-drone style then the only harmony taking place is with a partial chord consisting of the first and..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 2 weeks ago • comments: 28
Posted a new Comment on Finding Harmonies- in a different mode, or in same mode?:
"Strumelia, For the Key of G Ionian, the tuning would be G-D-D, not G-C-C,  Ionian tuning is a 1-5-5 tuning.  The bass string is tuned to the first note or..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 2 weeks ago • comments: 28
Posted a new Comment on Finding Harmonies- in a different mode, or in same mode?:
"You would be playing in the Key of Bb Dorian, which just happens to utilize the same notes as the Ab Major Scale beginning on the 3rd fret (Ab, Bb, C, Db,..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players:
"When I think of harmonizing I think of chords or partial chords.  For example, in the Key of D Major or D Ionian, the seven most frequently used chords..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players:
"Glenda, You have a basic understanding of the tuning adjustments needed to play modes, but retuning just the melody string shifts the position of the root..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Jethro Amburgey Chronology:
"Thank you for the graph.  It helps to identify his peak periods of production."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on name that (partial) chord: 5-6-6+ in DAd:
"Thanks Ron.  You are correct.  The parentheses are necessary to make it clear that it is a G chord with a flattened fifth G(b5).  The notes forming the..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on name that (partial) chord: 5-6-6+ in DAd:
"I had to look this one up.  The answer is Gb5 (G Chord with a flattened fifth). Take a look at the G major scale: G - A- B- C#- D- E- F#- G.  The G major..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Additional frets playing traditionally?":
"Don's original question was: "Do players add 1.5, 6.5, 8.5, or 13.5 frets when playing in traditional drone style: DAAA?" The answer to that question is:..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Additional frets playing traditionally?":
"As Ken H. says, it is ultimately your choice whether or not to add frets.  However, if you are planning to play traditional noter-drone style and tuned..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Clemmer Ban-Jammer Serial #5075":
"This is actually my second Clemmer Ban-Jammer.  I bought and sold the first one a few years back, and I have wanted another ever since. I prefer..."
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Clemmer Ban-Jammer Serial #5075":
"Mike Clemmer just answered my question.  Ban-Jammer #5075 was made in 2006"
Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Clemmer Ban-Jammer Serial #5075":
"I just purchased a used Clemmer Ban-Jammer (Serial #5075) on E-Bay.  Is there any way to tell when the instrument was made?  Could 5075 possible mean May 7,..."

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Beech Mountain Dulcimers Millard and Smith Oliver?


What do we know about Millard Oliver and his brother, Smith Oliver?...
@Banjimer 4 months ago - Comments: 6
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Great Resource for Music Theory Group


I came across this resource while browsing in the Chiff and Fipple, an...
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Schnauffer Tennessee Music Box DVD Available - A Few Copies Left


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Banjimer
11/15/17 07:49:34PM @greg-gunner:

I have a June Apple dulcimer.  It doesn't have the light silvery sound of the J.E. Thomas  reproductions that I own.  Nor does it have the resonant sound of the larger bodied dulcimers.  The sound falls somewhere in between.  You could probably describe it as a balance between the two.  Keep in mind that Carl and his staff at June Apple Dulcimers manufacture several different models of dulcimers and dulcimer ancestors.  The June Apple model has a somewhat smaller size than other models made by June Apple, so it's not surprising that the sound is somewhat closer to traditional than it is to guitar-like.  June Apple also makes a larger-bodied dulcimer.  I don't have personal experience with the larger model, but I would assume that its sound is more resonant and similar to other dulcimers with wider, deeper soundboxes.  In short, the difference in sound is more  a combination of volume and resonance.  Everything else being equal, smaller-bodied dulcimers have less volume and less resonance.  Larger-bodied dulcimers have more volume and more resonance.  Other factors to consider are the type of wood used, particularly the soundboard (top), and the thickness of the top, back, and sides.  I'm not a builder.  A builder would be more qualified than I to describe the various factors affecting the sound of any given dulcimer.


Richard Streib
11/15/17 06:23:59PM @richard-streib:

Greg,

I saw a post almost a year old about your June Apple dulcimer. How do you like it?

What is the sound like? I tend to prefer more traditional rather than guitar like.

Thanks.


ed st.jean
10/04/13 03:58:45PM @ed-stjean:

hey Greg on an august post you mentioned you had a TMB case from Colorado case you were selling .available? if not any idea of a part number or description from Colorado Case ? ED


Ralph Lee Smith
08/01/13 08:01:16AM @ralph-lee-smith:

Greg,

Thanks so much for your two messages regarding the Mattesons and the Nathan Hicks Dulcimer. I have just returned from a couple of weeks of teaching, at Western Carolina University and John C. Campbell Folk School, and am busy catching up! I'll take a look at the You Tube segment soon.


Kevin Messenger
07/27/13 04:29:07PM @kevin-messenger:

Greg thanks for the interest. The Prichard is 350.00, plus shipping. I ask for a third down to cover costs and the balance is due when ready to ship. I look forward to talking with you more about the possibility of building you a Prichard , they are great sounding instruments, and are exact copies of the originals. Thanks Kevin.


mary e frantz
07/22/12 05:20:43PM @mary-e-frantz:

Thanks GregI will check them out do you by any chance know a an intermediate instructor around here thanks again mary


Bill Lewis
08/31/09 10:48:58AM @bill-lewis:
Welcome Greg
razyn
08/31/09 10:21:33AM @razyn:
Glad you made it over -- now join us in the Dulcimer Ancestors group, and we'll solve the mysteries of the universe. Or something.Dick
Strumelia
08/30/09 05:12:39PM @strumelia:
Welcome Greg!! :D