James Phillips


Location: Urbana, IL
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

Ariane Julia Gabriele Salt Springs Dan Noah Aikens Oliver Ogden Cynthia Wigington Ruth Barrett Don Kemper jeffrey charles foster Christine Shoemaker William Mann Ken Backer Lynn austin Steven Berger Scott Collier Steve Battarbee Mike Slone Gail Webber Cindy Stammich Gordon Hardy Cheryl Johnson Kevin Messenger robert schuler Jan Potts Rob N Lackey john p John C. Knopf Jack Ferguson Bill S Dusty Turtle Linda Jo brockinton Ken Longfield Guy Babusek John Henry Jim Fawcett Robin Thompson Strumelia


I play 6 string guitar, the mountain dulcimer, tenor ukulele, melody on the autoharp and can find my way around bass.  If you ever need advise, feel free to message me.  I will be happy to answer.

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James Phillips

beginner tuning question

I have a question, and I am sure this could be a controversial one, but...
@James Phillips 9 years ago - Comments: 12
James Phillips

using Chromebook to make YouTube videos?

Can someone that has a Chromebook offer some advise on what apps/etc. I...
@James Phillips 6 years ago - Comments: 1
James Phillips

Playing baritone bagpipe tuning, Aaa

Here is a question I posed a while ago on Facebook, and thought I would...
@James Phillips 6 years ago - Comments: 3
James Phillips

Bonaparte's Retreat

Does anyone have a tab of Bonaparte's Retreat that they could share with...
@James Phillips 7 years ago - Comments: 1
James Phillips

No longer starting my Challenges

I want to thank people that have participated in the past for the...
@James Phillips 8 years ago - Comments: 3
James Phillips

Call the tune challenge "My Country 'Tis of Thee" or "God Save the Queen"

For next month's challenge, starting the 5th of June, I have chosen a...
@James Phillips 8 years ago - Comments: 2
James Phillips

May call the tune "challenge", Loch Lomand

I just realized I hadn't posted a challenge for next month, May yet, so...
@James Phillips 8 years ago - Comments: 4
James Phillips

April challenge tune, Little Brown Jug

Realized I hadn't posted up a song for next month yet (too much going on...
@James Phillips 8 years ago - Comments: 5
James Phillips

March Call the Tune challenge - Worried Man Blues

For the March Call the Tune challenge, I thought I would choose a song...
@James Phillips 8 years ago - Comments: 5
James Phillips

February 2016 Call the Tune challenge, Ode to Joy

For the month of February, starting Sunday the 7th of February, I have...
@James Phillips 8 years ago - Comments: 4
James Phillips

January 2016 Call the Tune challenge, Morning Has Broken (Bunessan)

For the first Call the Tune challenge of January, I have decided to...
@James Phillips 9 years ago - Comments: 4
James Phillips

Bagpipe tuning and it's versatility

A while ago, I posted a clip of Boil Them Cabbage Down, where I started...
@James Phillips 9 years ago - Comments: 5
James Phillips

December monthly challenge, O Tannenbaum

For the December monthly challenge, I wanted to choose a holiday song,...
@James Phillips 9 years ago - Comments: 7
James Phillips

A word of thanks

I wanted to offer a word of thanks to the people that have participated...
@James Phillips 9 years ago - Comments: 5
James Phillips

November monthly challenge tune, The Four Marys

For the November Call the Tune challenge, starting Sunday the first of...
@James Phillips 9 years ago - Comments: 10
James Phillips

October "challenge" tune- Fair and Tender Ladies

For the month of October, starting the 4th, for the monthly challenge,...
@James Phillips 9 years ago - Comments: 6
James Phillips

September challenge tune -Old Joe Clark

Realized I had not posted anything for the next month's challenge, so...
@James Phillips 9 years ago - Comments: 5
James Phillips

August2015 challenge tune- The Water is Wide

Decided to go ahead and post what the "challenge" tune is for the...
@James Phillips 9 years ago - Comments: 14
James Phillips

July2015 challenge tune- Away In A Manger

Wanted to wait until we were in our new site before posting, but I...
@James Phillips 9 years ago - Comments: 11
James Phillips

June2015 "challenge" tune - Wildwood Flower

For the month of June, starting Sunday the 7th, the "challenge" tune...
@James Phillips 9 years ago - Comments: 7

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Sheryl St. Clare
12/06/15 01:59:53PM @sheryl-st-clare:

 Nice job James, and thanks for the challenge!

Steve Battarbee
05/03/15 02:54:10PM @steve-battarbee:
Thanks for your request James. Happy to accept
john p
01/27/15 07:39:15AM @john-p:

Happy to accept James - especially as we share a surname Smile.gif

robert schuler
12/22/14 10:01:21AM @robert-schuler:
Good to know you... Bob.
Cindy Stammich
11/01/14 07:16:38PM @cindy-stammich:

Thank you for the friend request James. I am happy to be your friend!

Also thank you for the compliments....they are graciously acceptedSmile.gif

It is sure nice to have friends that have this wonderful music as a bond!

Keep strumming and smilingGrin.gif


Jack Ferguson
06/14/14 07:57:27AM @jack-ferguson:

Thanks james

John Henry
12/15/13 06:43:16PM @john-henry:

My pleasure to accept James !


Karel Votanek
09/15/13 07:01:49AM @karel-votanek:

Hallo James,thank you very much for your comment.

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Dan Goad
03/04/13 10:07:34AM @dan-goad:

Hello James and welcome again to FOTMD. I enjoyed out chat last night and look forward to seeing you there often.

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Karen Keane
02/27/13 06:28:51PM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!
James Phillips
02/27/13 05:29:31PM @james-phillips:

thank you all for the warm welcome. I am returning to the dulcimer after several years, and am bouncing between some chording in DAd tuning and noter/drone in CGG tuning. Eventually I want to get into trying Galax style but want to first get good at what I am doing3.gif

John Keane
02/26/13 08:20:39PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!

Jim Fawcett
02/26/13 07:59:34PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey James, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Ben Barr Jr
02/26/13 07:59:09PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi James, and welcome to the 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.

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Rob N Lackey
02/26/13 07:42:23PM @rob-n-lackey:

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