Greg Gunner

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Location: Riga, MI
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@greg-gunner • 2 weeks ago • comments: 29
Posted a new Comment on John Riley the Shepard:
"I may be way off as I'm not as familiar with fiddle tunes as Lisa and others, but if the dulcimer is tuned DGC, the fourth fret note would be "G" making..."
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@greg-gunner • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Noter/drone duet books?":
"There's no reason one player couldn't use a noter and play the melody only (no drones) while the second player accompanied them with chords.  I used to do..."
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@greg-gunner • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Capo positions, tunings, chords and other wonderful things":
" Bing Futch also has a short you-tube video on using a capo to change keys.    "
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@greg-gunner • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Capo positions, tunings, chords and other wonderful things":
"Let me try that again with the link.  http://www.jcdulcimer.com/CapoesInstructions.pdf"
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@greg-gunner • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Capo positions, tunings, chords and other wonderful things":
"Joe Collins has the following handout available for free online.  It may help you in understanding which keys are available with a capo.  I hope it is helpful."
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@greg-gunner • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Three or Doubled Melody Dulcimer?":
"I agree with Lisa with one exception.  If you are playing a dulcimer that has staple-style frets, you will want to keep the string that is most centered over..."
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@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tell us about your VERY FIRST dulcimer":
"My first dulcimer was an hourglass Folk Roots dulcimer purchased in about 1985 or 1986 from Elderly Instruments.  While visiting one of the Toledo Metroparks..."
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@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fine Tuner Beads -- a Primer Needed!":
"I don't have any experience with round beads, but I would assume they would not work as well because only a small amount of the underside of the bead would..."
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@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fine Tuner Beads -- a Primer Needed!":
"Actually, most fine-tuning beads are simply very small blocks of wood with a hole drilled through the center.  They are placed on the string between the..."
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@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Think of it as free-form.  These ballads are often sung unaccompanied, so like Strumelia has pointed out, the form is not a fixed rhythm or timing.  The..."
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@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tips sought for dulcimer and (clawhammer) banjo together":
"I'd begin by finding a Key that fits both instruments well.  The banjo is frequently played in the Key of G (Open G Tuning), so a good tuning for a dulcimer..."
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@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Middle School Student Needs CW era music:
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EElnDT3kgxE   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQd3rCXpo0w   One of these should get you to "Old Abe" and the other..."
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@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Middle School Student Needs CW era music:
"Another Civil War song Frank Proffitt learned from his father.  the song was sung during the Civil War by his grandfather, John Wesley Proffitt, who served..."
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@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Middle School Student Needs CW era music:
"Try this link to Frank Proffitt's recording of "Old Abe."   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EElnDT3kgxE"
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@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Middle School Student Needs CW era music:
"I don't have recordings to download, but Frank Proffitt's grandfather, John Wesley Proffitt, was a Union sympathizer who ended up enlisting in the 13th..."
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@greg-gunner • 4 months ago • comments: 53
Posted a new Comment on Favorite Hymn to play - anytime:
"For those who have read my posts over the years, you are quite aware of my admiration for the music of Frank Proffitt.  So it's not surprising that I like..."

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Great Resource for Music Theory Group


I came across this resource while browsing in the Chiff and Fipple, an...
@Banjimer 3 years ago - Comments: 4
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Frank Proffitt's Grandfather and Civil War Tunes


Frank Proffitt's grandfather, John Wesley Proffitt, was a southerner...
@Banjimer 4 years ago - Comments: 3
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Phyllis Gaskins New Book Is Out


A couple of months ago, I pre-ordered a copy of Phyllis Gaskins' new...
@Banjimer 5 years ago - Comments: 7
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Schnauffer Tennessee Music Box DVD Available - A Few Copies Left


I can't remember if I saw this mentioned on ED or FOTMD, but Middle...
@Banjimer 6 years ago - Comments: 8

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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