Jill Geary


Location: San Diego, CA
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

dulcinina whocindylou James Phillips Gail Webber Kevin Messenger Patty from Virginia Jan Potts Brian G. Paula Brawdy John Keane Richard Streib Dusty Turtle Janene Millen Randy S. Bretz Robin Thompson


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I've loved music all my life - self-taught on a $50 Yamaha nylon-string guitar, playing Peter, Paul and Mary. These days I gravitate toward anything modal, harp therapy, Scottish/Irish, and Early Music. Love it all!

I've been flying for USAirways/American for 37 years, love to be on the ocean, and have trouble not buying more musical instruments!

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Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Need nice but not too expensive dulcimer for new friend":
"Ken Hulme: I haven't found and really short scale dulcimers second hand, Jill.  But will keep looking.  If I were to recommend a new instrument, I would..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Need nice but not too expensive dulcimer for new friend":
"Ken - yes, she has hand issues (and is seeing a hand specialist this week). Also, they travel on their trawler all summer (as do we) and she is very..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Need nice but not too expensive dulcimer for new friend":
"I'm looking for a dulcimer for a friend - she saw my McSpadden Ginger and loved it. She is a guitarist and knows nothing about dulcimers so I'm thrilled that..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Shenandoah- on mountain dulcimer and guitar:
"One of my fav tunes. Thanks!"

Latest Group Discussions

Jill Geary

Noter drone play list for nursing home?

Hi kids! I'm working on a playlist of tunes to play for a nursing home...
@Jill Geary last year - Comments: 23
Jill Geary

Drones too loud

Hi guys, I started playing 4ED, noter/drone, noting just the first...
@Jill Geary 2 years ago - Comments: 6
Jill Geary

DAda or CGcG tuning string gauges and intonation

Hi everyone, I'm discovering 4 ED and DAda (or is it DAdA?) tuning with...
@Jill Geary 2 years ago - Comments: 5
Jill Geary

Noter drone on a Lap-Jo?

Hi all, Does anyone play a banjo/dulcimer with a noter? Can a Lap-Jo be...
@Jill Geary 3 years ago - Comments: 6
Jill Geary

Thomas vs Prichard vs Galax

Hi all. After bugging Robin Clark to death with email questions - MANY...
@Jill Geary 4 years ago - Comments: 21
Jill Geary

String gauges for dddd tuning on standard Blue Lion?

Hi all, I'm starting my Galax journey by tuning my Blue Lion standard...
@Jill Geary 4 years ago - Comments: 2
Jill Geary

Old timey jam - buy Galax style or J. Edward Thomas style?

Hi all, I'm squarely moving along the noter/drone track! Yeah! I have...
@Jill Geary 4 years ago - Comments: 11
Jill Geary

String gauge change for CGG?

I've revisited some of Jean Ritchie's material, including tuning CGG....
@Jill Geary 4 years ago - Comments: 13
Jill Geary

Noter style for hymn accompaniment

Hi all, I've been having some skin issues with my fingertips so playing...
@Jill Geary 4 years ago - Comments: 21
Jill Geary

Looking for an "interesting" looking noter

Hi everyone, I've done a wee bit of noter playing - and would like to...
@Jill Geary 5 years ago - Comments: 7
Jill Geary

Wood and tuning for a McSpadden Ginger

Hi all, I'm planning on getting a Ginger. I'd appreciate your opinions...
@Jill Geary 5 years ago - Comments: 6

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Need nice but not too expensive dulcimer...

Posted: Sunday August 2 2020, 1:53 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Tips what do you bring when traveling with...

Posted: Tuesday May 19 2020, 9:13 PM
By: @Hobbyhorse

Finger picks that don't sound like finger...

Posted: Friday February 14 2020, 5:22 PM
By: @Steve Smith

Anyone own a Beede bass dulcimer?

Posted: Sunday January 26 2020, 9:58 PM
By: @Jill Geary

Beede Bass Dulcimer

Posted: Sunday January 26 2020, 6:32 PM
By: @Jill Geary

What festival should I go to next summer...

Posted: Monday April 11 2016, 8:11 PM
By: @Jan Potts


Jan Potts
02/28/17 02:29:10AM @jan-potts:

I'm following you now, Jill!

Randy S. Bretz
10/31/15 05:15:25AM @randy-s-bretz:

Jill,  yes I still make noters. I can make any thing you have in mind. I also started doing inlay now so that can be done to a handle. I`m primarily a bone carver and make bone guitar slides so making a noter with a bone tip was a great addition to my line of creations.  Just to give you an added bit of info...bone will last a lot longer then wood as a tip.  

Cindy Stammich
09/30/14 10:49:38PM @cindy-stammich:
Hi Jill,Thank you for your comments - and your situation is exactly like mine - that ol' index finger on the right hand - that first joint is a problem.Thank you for the suggestion - I am going to order some so I can check them out!I will post more later.Thanks again!Cindy
Karen Keane
10/27/12 08:25:51AM @karen-keane:

Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!

John Keane
10/23/12 07:46:15PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to the FOTMD crew!

Jim Fawcett
10/23/12 09:40:21AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Jill, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

John E. Wood
10/23/12 08:53:24AM @john-e-wood:

Welcome Jill. Good to have you here on FOTMD. Hope your wishes are fulfilled here. It's a great forum. Best wishes.

Benjamin W Barr Jr
10/23/12 07:45:45AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Jill, 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.