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I am SO in over my head!!!

I am used to playing melody, but lately I'm interested in some songs...
@hugssandi 7 years ago - Comments: 44

Singing with my dulcimer...

I have always been one to play and sing, because why would you play and...
@hugssandi 7 years ago - Comments: 3

In love with my Wren from Feather Dulcimer!!!

I know I've posted a lot about this in the last few days, but I want...
@hugssandi 8 years ago - Comments: 14

New to arranging

I have loads of songs I am wanting to work on learning, especially those...
@hugssandi 8 years ago - Comments: 12

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Lookin' fer TAB... for "A Light at the River"

Posted: Friday August 13 2021, 10:38 PM
By: @flossy

Please tell me your very favorite love...

Posted: Thursday May 28 2020, 12:50 PM
By: @Lois Sprengnether Keel

Your next performance?

Posted: Monday January 6 2020, 6:18 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

What are you reading right now?

Posted: Sunday May 26 2019, 10:54 AM

Favorite noter?

Posted: Saturday May 25 2019, 9:11 PM
By: @hugssandi

Play Music On the Porch Day 2018!

Posted: Monday August 27 2018, 1:48 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Do you play any popular songs on your...

Posted: Thursday July 12 2018, 11:24 PM
By: @hugssandi


Posted: Thursday June 21 2018, 5:23 PM
By: @hugssandi

Are you playing on your porch today? -Aug...

Posted: Sunday August 27 2017, 10:50 PM
By: @robert schuler

Playing the high notes well...

Posted: Saturday November 19 2016, 5:09 PM
By: @hugssandi

Please share pics of your homemade...

Posted: Sunday October 16 2016, 2:57 PM
By: @Annie Deeley

Campfire songs?

Posted: Thursday October 6 2016, 5:13 AM
By: @hugssandi

How do YOU memorize music?

Posted: Monday August 29 2016, 12:35 PM
By: @hugssandi


06/14/19 04:45:48PM @strumelia:

Well I wouldn't have made the comment if it weren't completely true.  She's very bright and talented and positive!    :)

04/22/19 10:42:11AM @folkfan:

Hi Sandi,  I hope everything is going well for you.  Spring has finally appeared to decided to stay here in Illinois.  It was touch and go for awhile as to whether we'd ever get out from under snow. 


Robin Thompson
08/22/17 04:13:20PM @robin-thompson:

You are a jewel in my life, Sandi. 

Robin Thompson
08/22/17 11:53:07AM @robin-thompson:

Dear One, yes, I needed a fb hiatus.  Was on briefly recently to check-up on a relative yet am off again for a bit. 

I send my love, Sandi! 

06/09/17 05:39:28PM @abritabroad:

Thankyou so much....happy to be here....

Cindy Stammich
04/10/17 11:14:42PM @cindy-stammich:

Sandi - I am sorry you were up in the middle of the night, and really sorry we kept you up smiler

Seriously, thank you so much for the sweet comments!!!  I do cherish the time with the grandkids - the precious memories we have made.  It seems to be getting more difficult, but we still manage once in a while to make a little music. Thank you again!

Laurel K Scott
03/31/17 01:33:51PM @laurel-k-scott:

You're not bugging me at all Sandi -- so thrilled to meet a fellow Richmonder who likes dulcimers! My mother's ancestors were out in SW VA (New River Valley) around the time that the original Neff dulcimers (which inspired my new dulcimer) were made. So yes, we will have to chat!!

Time to get the new dulcimer out of its wet wooden box ... :)

Laurel K Scott
03/31/17 12:37:15PM @laurel-k-scott:

Oh, I love Church Hill (I'm a history fanatic) and your gaggle of children sounds delightful! I live in a small apartment just over the river in Forest Hill, and come with one very needy little dog. :)

From your video, I can tell you are much more advanced a player than I am. I bought a vintage dulcimer last month -- it kind of called to me from an antique shop on a stormy day like today -- but it is hard to keep in tune long enough to really learn on. So as a gift to myself, I had Dan Cox make me an old-style Virginia type dulcimer with modern tuning and fretboard, so I could at least get started while having my vintage dulcimer looked at/repaired.

My new dulcimer is supposed to arrive today, so I'm very excited! I played piano as a child, so have a little musical training, but not on stringed instruments. I would love to learn to play 'Amazing Grace' on my new dulcimer.

Laurel K Scott
03/31/17 11:09:28AM @laurel-k-scott:

Sandi, I'm so excited to find you! I was despairing of finding anyone in my area who played, though I know of some folks in Louisa and Charlottesville.

Alas, I am a rank beginner (with two dulcimers!), although Larkin Bryant sent me a copy of her book and CD to start with. I will be taking my first actual lessons at the Crooked Road festival in May.

What kinds of dulcimer(s) do you have, and what kind of things do you enjoy playing? I like the traditional songs and playing styles most, I think.

Robin Thompson
03/25/17 02:33:04PM @robin-thompson:

Oh, Sandi, thank you-- your thoughts mean so much!  

I send my love to you & your dears! 

Janene Millen
11/07/16 09:58:48PM @janene-millen:

Thanks so much.  Glad you liked it!

Janene Millen
09/11/16 05:15:19PM @janene-millen:

So glad you are enjoying this "old" songs I find. If I ever make a CD, I'll let you know.  Made a feeble attempt but found I hated hearing my voice mic-ed like that.  Have to let it go and maybe try again later.  Thanks for the words of encouragement though!

Ben Barr Jr
08/10/16 06:07:39AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

HI Hugs, 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 to meet some good people.


Ken Longfield
08/01/16 04:25:32PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Sandi. It was good to chat with you last evening. It's good to have you aboard here.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Jim Fawcett
08/01/16 06:25:58AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Sandi, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Robin Thompson
08/01/16 06:18:45AM @robin-thompson:


Happy strumming, friend!  

Robin Thompson
07/31/16 10:23:06PM @robin-thompson:

Hello, dear one!  <3

Rob N Lackey
07/31/16 08:57:42PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Sandi, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. You'll make lots of friends here; this is the friendliest board on the internet.  Hope you enjoy it here.



07/31/16 08:37:36PM @strumelia:

Welcome Sandi!  howdy