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

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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 • 3 weeks ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Senior Ministry:
"Hi Terry and everyone! I just found this post and am very inspired by it. Thank you! We've been singing the old hymns (on mandolin, and now on the 'ukulele)..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Favorite tunes for comfort & relaxation :
"I'm following this post - I have the same question, but prefer noter/drone (or at least minimal left-hand stretches and movement) as I have a hand injury +..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 weeks ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Noter drone play list for nursing home?:
"  Banjimer: Jill, Do you plan to sing along with your playing?  In my experience playing at nursing homes, we received the most positive response when we..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 weeks ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Noter drone play list for nursing home?:
"  dulcinina: Hi Jill, I play at an alzheimer center once a month. We play well known hymns and a variety of other songs.  In addition to what others have..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 weeks ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Noter drone play list for nursing home?:
"  Ken Hulme: I only play Noter & Drone.     I "high graded" my master playlist, and found these 70 songs that I have used for nursing homes and..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 weeks ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Noter drone play list for nursing home?:
"  Robin Thompson: Jill, I love that you're going to do this!  (My dad spent the last several months of his life in a nursing home and the folks who came..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 weeks ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Noter drone play list for nursing home?:
"  Jim Fawcett: I'll help you out a bit, Jill. Here's a few you might like. Amazing Grace, Ash Grove, Golden Slippers, I'll Fly Away, South Wind, and..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 weeks ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Noter drone play list for nursing home?:
"Strumelia: Jill, I'm assuming you've also read through some of the nursing home threads in our Dulcimer Therapy Group... lots of those tunes would be..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 weeks ago • comments: 14
Created a new Group discussion "Noter drone play list for nursing home?":
"Hi kids! I'm working on a playlist of tunes to play for a nursing home - must be noter drone almost exclusively (because I like it! and because my left hand..."
OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Unison and Bagpipe Tunings:
"Ken (Hulme) - any other tunes from the 16th c. that would be nice played in Bagpipe tuning with a noter?  "
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Play Music On The Porch Day 2019":
"I don't have a porch either...got a patio tho! I don't know if I have the nerve to play out front for people....maybe some fiddle tunes with a noter?"
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "":
"Robin Thompson: Hey, @jill-geary-- the thread can be deleted.  First, though, I want to tell you to feel free to post photos of the new-to-you JRitchie..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Like new Blue Lion RTD FH for sale":
"P.S. Do you know what wood the body is? More pictures could be sent to my email address at: providenceV39 at aol dot com"
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Like new Blue Lion RTD FH for sale":
"Thanks Rich. So here I go with a question that I hope is okay to ask. Do you happen to know if the lady (or other people) who played the dulcimer was a..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Like new Blue Lion RTD FH for sale":
"Hi Rich, I have a few questions - but firstly, is the dulcimer still for sale? Thanks!"

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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 3 weeks ago - Comments: 14
Jill Geary

Drones too loud


Hi guys, I started playing 4ED, noter/drone, noting just the first...
@Jill Geary last year - 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 last year - 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 years ago - Comments: 5

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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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