James Phillips

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Location: Urbana, IL
Country: US

Latest Followers:

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

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youtube videos: 11
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Latest Activity

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James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 5 days ago
@james-phillips is now following @jgabsalot
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • one week ago
@james-phillips is now following @giddykitty
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Billy in the Low Ground:
"Very nice Randy!"
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Ode to Joy, key of E major:
"Thank you kindly Jgabsalot."
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Ode to Joy, key of E major:
"Thanks Cindy.  I am glad you enjoyed it "
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked @randy-adams's youtube:
Billy in the Low Ground
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Red Haired Boy:
"Nice tune.  I used to be red at one point, Bonnie Raitt red before I let my hair go back to natural dark brown."
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Liked @randy-adams's youtube:
Red Haired Boy
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Fire On the Mountain:
"Nice!"
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Liked @randy-adams's youtube:
Fire On the Mountain
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Big Footed Man in the Sandy Lot:
"I like this version too Randy.  What are you tuned for this, and which dulcimer are you playing for this rendition?"
James Phillips
 
James Phillips
 
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Big Footed Man in the Sandy Lot:
"very nice Randy!"
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Ode to Joy, key of E major:
"Steven, thanks.  There is no time like the present to get one if you really want one.  If you decide you want one, and want to have it fretted mean tone..."
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new YouTube video:
Ode to Joy, key of E major
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Boil 'Em Cabbage Down, key of E major:
"Sam, thanks for the kind words.  Frankly, I don't know if my playing is worth turning heads over - I know there are a bunch of fantastic players out there..."
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What are you reading right now?":
"I am going to be re-reading Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.  I saw the movie for the first time in a while a couple weeks ago and decided I..."
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Boil 'Em Cabbage Down, key of E major:
"Thanks Steven.  I know, it is probably a way overused dulcimer song, but I decided to do it in part because my friend Robin Thompson and her husband Mark did..."
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new YouTube video:
Boil 'Em Cabbage Down, key of E major
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on God Save the Queen, key of E major:
"Thanks  Steven ,   The  shirt is from Walmart  of all places .   I do like the sound and  tone of the McSpadden even though I  usually play my music  box..."
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new YouTube video:
God Save the Queen, key of E major
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Martin-era Sigma DM3-Y Guitar. $225 plus shipping":
"I have a Martin-era Sigma DM3-Y that I am selling with a hard case, $225 plus actual shipping.  I had it restrung and action adjusted recently, so you are..."
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Created a new Group discussion "Bonaparte's Retreat":
"Does anyone have a tab of Bonaparte's Retreat that they could share with me?  It is a melody I have enjoyed hearing a few people play on the dulcimer, and..."
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Liked @robert-schuler's youtube:
New galax dulcimer
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on "The Sally Garden" GC016 :
"Very nice looking and sounding dulcimer as well as nice selection being played "
James Phillips
 
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Minuet in G Major:
"Very nice Randy  Approximately what are you tuned for this?"
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Liked @randy-adams's youtube:
Minuet in G Major
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Good King Wenceslas, key of E major:
"Thanks Steven on both the playing and liking the shirt.  I had not played this particular dulcimer in a long while and decided to restring it after I bought..."
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new YouTube video:
Good King Wenceslas, key of E major
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"I re-strung my mean tone fretted McSpadden and played it for the first time in ages.  Oddly enough, the first song I started playing on it was Good King..."
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on I'll Twine 'Mid the Ringlets , key of C major :
"Thank you kindly Dusty & Steven.  I had to edit down the title for it for this site when posting it - odd.  Anyways, glad you enjoyed it."
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 3 months ago • comments: 5
James Phillips
 
@james-phillips • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Amazing Grace, key of F major:
"Thanks Sam, much appreciated.  Jack Ferguson did do a great job making this, and was easy to work with.  Kept me in the loop every step of the way on progress."

Latest Group Discussions

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James Phillips

Bonaparte's Retreat


Does anyone have a tab of Bonaparte's Retreat that they could share with...
@James Phillips 2 months 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 9 months 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 last year - 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 last year - 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 last year - 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 last year - 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 last year - 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 month...
@James Phillips 2 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 2 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 2 years ago - Comments: 7
James Phillips

May2015 "challenge" tune - Oh! Susanna


For the May "challenge" tune, I decided to take a break from the...
@James Phillips 2 years ago - Comments: 16
James Phillips

Doing a video series of beginner play along videos


On my YouTube page, I decided to do a video series so beginners can...
@James Phillips 2 years ago - Comments: 12
James Phillips

April2015 "challenge", What A Friend We Have In Jesus


Easter is coming up soon, and I was thinking that for the month of...
@James Phillips 2 years ago - Comments: 18

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Latest Forum Discussions

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noter/drone 6 string dulcimer players?

Posted: Tuesday March 14 2017, 10:48 PM
By: @vtpiecer

Concert Ukulele

Posted: Saturday March 11 2017, 7:01 PM
By: @Colleen Hailey

Martin-era Sigma DM3-Y Guitar. $225 plus...

Posted: Sunday February 19 2017, 6:11 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Had an idea

Posted: Tuesday January 31 2017, 12:11 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

beginner tuning question

Posted: Tuesday August 2 2016, 7:10 AM
By: @john warren

Folkcraft Hickory question

Posted: Sunday January 17 2016, 6:17 PM
By: @Dan

need help with a song tab, Home on the Range

Posted: Sunday October 18 2015, 4:33 PM
By: @john p

link to video of the Oscar Schmidt O315...

Posted: Thursday September 3 2015, 7:17 PM
By: @James Phillips

Tunings you like to use on your dulcimer

Posted: Monday August 31 2015, 5:09 PM
By: @Gerald

classical guitars?

Posted: Sunday July 12 2015, 11:32 AM
By: @Sheryl St. Clare

electronic tuners people use

Posted: Wednesday July 1 2015, 4:47 PM
By: @Sheryl St. Clare

4 string equidistant Bagpipe tuning?

Posted: Sunday June 21 2015, 1:50 PM
By: @James Phillips

String sites people use

Posted: Monday May 25 2015, 4:15 PM
By: @David Lynch

An Idea

Posted: Sunday February 15 2015, 5:55 PM
By: @James Phillips

Tenor guitar players?

Posted: Saturday February 14 2015, 12:15 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

follow up to my idea thread

Posted: Monday January 5 2015, 8:26 PM
By: @Strumelia

Gray Cat on a Tennessee Farm questions

Posted: Sunday November 9 2014, 4:23 PM
By: @Ron Larson2

what was your first song on the dulcimer?

Posted: Wednesday October 8 2014, 8:03 AM
By: @Timothy

Mean tone dulcimer?

Posted: Tuesday September 30 2014, 12:11 AM
By: @Guy Babusek

Christmas In July video idea

Posted: Monday July 7 2014, 12:31 PM
By: @Babs Greene

Comments

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

Cindy


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

Thanks james


Carrie Barnes
03/09/14 09:15:47PM @carrie-barnes:

Thank you James!Grin.gif


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

My pleasure to accept James !

John


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

Hallo James,thank you very much for your comment.

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George Allen
04/23/13 08:57:51AM @george-allen:

Thanks for the welcome, I am sure I will enjoy FOTMD.


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 E. Wood
02/26/13 09:08:26PM @john-e-wood:

Welcome James. Good to see you here on FOTMD. Nice dulcimer collection. We're looking forward to your participation. Best wishes.


Carrie Barnes
02/26/13 08:44:49PM @carrie-barnes:

Hey James, and Welcome to FOTMD! Great site, even greater folks here, hope you enjoy!Grin.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.


Benjamin W 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.

Ben Smile.gif


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.

Rob