James Phillips


Location: Urbana, IL
Country: US

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Ode to Joy, key of E major

musician/member name: People & Blogs
Duration: 00:02:55
Ode to Joy, played in the key of E major on a McSpadden all walnut, quarter comma mean-tone fretted hourglass dulcimer. http://www.mcspaddendulcimers.com/Default.asp Tuning is E-BB-B
04/12/17 06:51:21PM @hugssandi:

~I just love this~

James Phillips
04/12/17 05:40:53PM @james-phillips:

Thank you kindly Jgabsalot.

Julia Gabriele
04/12/17 10:27:52AM @jgabsalot:


James Phillips
04/10/17 07:04:29PM @james-phillips:

Thanks Cindy.  I am glad you enjoyed it smiler

Cindy Stammich
04/09/17 07:14:28PM @cindy-stammich:

This is really nice James!  My dad used to play Ode to Joy on the fiddle - I haven't heard it for a long time!

Thank you for sharing.  happys

James Phillips
04/09/17 05:30:24PM @james-phillips:

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 without the 6.5 like mine is, there is a touch of an extra fee but worth it.  It was seeing the various videos of John Henry Crocker playing a mean tone fretted dulcimer that made me decide to try it.  When a member in the UK got a mean tone fretted McSpadden via Robin Clark, I decided to contact Jim Woods directly and got this.

Steven Berger
04/09/17 02:25:40PM @steven-berger:

Very nice, James! I like those all walnut McSpaddens. One of my biggest regrets (about dulcimers) is not buying one that I tried out in Cripple Creek, Co. (pre-casino era) back around 1989/90. It was fantastic.