Jacques

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Location: Clermont Ferrand
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Hi everybody!

I live in the center of France in the mountains but dulcimers are not popular here, that's why I joined this group. I heard about dulcimers a long time ago, in the seventies because it was used by some traditional bands from Brittany . I enjoyed the sound of them, and now, as a retired person, I decided to buy one and chose Jack Ferguson's Appflutes instruments in Salem (VA) and ordered one from him? I only got it a month ago and so far only managed to labour my way through a few tunes on the melody strings as my music knowledge dates back to my high school days and is very basic.I wish I could add chords to the tunes I play so that it  would sound better.

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Jacques
@jacques • 6 days ago • comments: 271
Posted a new Comment on @ken-longfield:
"Thanks for your kind welcome Ken, I'm looking forward to joining discussion groups and asking lots of questions about this wonderful instrument I' just bought."
Jacques
@jacques • 6 days ago • comments: 157
Posted a new Comment on @richard-streib:
"Thanks Richard for your welcome, I hope I will get along fine with you all in this group."
Jacques
@jacques • 6 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @jacques:
"Thanks Jim for your welcome. And thanks to the web too because it would have been quite impossible for me to hear about this group without it . I can't find..."

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Benjamin W Barr Jr
01/15/20 07:16:26PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Jacques, 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.

Ben


Jacques
01/15/20 10:21:06AM @jacques:

Thanks Jim for your welcome. And thanks to the web too because it would have been quite impossible for me to hear about this group without it . I can't find anything similar in my country because this instrument is not well known here and very few people have even  heard about it. But never mind! I' m sure I will enjoy it among you all!


Jim Fawcett
01/13/20 06:15:17AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Jacques, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Richard Streib
01/12/20 09:14:37PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Jacques to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful community of friendly and knowledgeable people who enjoy helping others learn. Best wishes as you learn to play.


Ken Longfield
01/12/20 07:42:00PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Jacques. It is good to have you on board. I look forward to your participation in these discussions.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."