Jill Geary

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Location: San Diego, CA
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

Richard Streib Robin Thompson Gail Webber dulcinina Brian G. Jan Potts Dusty Turtle whocindylou Janene Millen Kevin Messenger Paula Brawdy James Phillips Patty from Virginia John Keane Randy S. Bretz BarbaraAZ64

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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 "What Are You Working On?":
"  Ken Hulme: My own arrangements of of the 10th century Saxon poem The Wanderer, Tolkien's The Lay of Beowulf,  verses from the Havamal, and Jabberwocky,..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 months ago
@jill-geary is now following @richard-streib
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Drones too loud:
"Thanks Robin. I changed my strings last night to 24w 14 14 14 with CGcG tuning and I'm also concentrating on my pick angle (I used to strum out, the I..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Drones too loud:
"Thanks Ken - I need to work on this! I think I've been attacking all the strings equally. And with a guitar background, I'm used to strumming out and..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Blue Lion Dulcimers !!":
"Thanks Greg! I have a standard BL (also custom) that is an amazing instrument - love it. But I would like the longer scale, slimmer body, for my noter/drone...."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 months ago
@jill-geary is now following @robin-thompson
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 months ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Noter/drone article in Dulcimer Players News:
"Dusty Turtle: Robin C: you probably have plenty of material for a few DPN articles if you just recycled and edited some of your really substantive posts..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 months ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Noter/drone article in Dulcimer Players News:
"I was SOOO thrilled to see this article! Thank you so much for interviewing, writing, and submitting. I look forward to more articles and info re:..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Created a new Group discussion "Drones too loud":
"Hi guys, I started playing 4ED, noter/drone, noting just the first (melody) string. What technique do you use so as the drones do not overpower the melody..."
OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Blue Lion Dulcimers !!":
"I'm looking for a Jean Ritchie BL dulcimer to purchase. Maybe someone on this thread knows of one for sale?  (needs to be a non-smoker, please. I bought a..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 months ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on CD's in noter drone style:
"Hi Robin, I hope you don't mind but I did download the tracks from Sound Cloud - looking forward to listening! BTW, what string gauges do you recommend for 4..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on DAda or CGcG tuning string gauges and intonation:
"Hi Jim, Thanks for all the detail, and going to all this effort to create the info for me. I definitely need to going to a thicker gauge string on the 3..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on using beeswax on my noters:
"Thanks Robin!"
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Updated a Group discussion "":
"Hi everyone, I'm discovering 4 ED and DAda (or is it DAdA?) tuning with n/d and really like this! I am experimenting with which tuning I prefer though -..."
OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Created a new Group discussion "DAda or CGcG tuning string gauges and intonation":
"Hi everyone, I'm discovering 4 ED and DAda (or is it DAdA?) tuning with n/d and really like this! I am experimenting with which tuning I prefer though -..."
OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 months ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on CD's in noter drone style:
"Robin Thompson: Golly, thank you for the kind words, friends.  I know many know Mark & I are just porch players-- our cd reflects that.  :) We are out..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on using beeswax on my noters:
"Ok, dumb question, but do you just rub the noter on the lump of beeswax, or do you physically melt some beeswax and apply it while it's warm?"

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Jill Geary

Drones too loud


Hi guys, I started playing 4ED, noter/drone, noting just the first...
@Jill Geary 3 months 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...
@Jill Geary 3 months 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...
@Jill Geary 10 months ago - Comments: 6
Jill Geary

Thomas vs Prichard vs Galax


Hi all. After bugging Robin Clark to death with email questions - MANY...
@Jill Geary 2 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 2 years ago - Comments: 0
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 2 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 2 years ago - Comments: 13
Jill Geary

Noter style for hymn accompaniment


Hi all, I've been having some skin issues with my fingertips so...
@Jill Geary 2 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 3 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 3 years ago - Comments: 5

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

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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.

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