Jill Geary


Location: San Diego, CA
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

sweetbriar dulcinina Mill Branch Dulcimores whocindylou Cynthia Wigington James Phillips Gail Webber Kevin Messenger Patty from Virginia Jan Potts Brian G. Paula Brawdy John Keane Richard Streib John C. Knopf Dusty Turtle Janene Millen Randy S. Bretz Ken Longfield Robin Thompson Strumelia


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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!

Latest Activity

Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden Ginger Walnut Top 2019 for sale":
"Hi fiddle Betsy! You said the top is walnut - are the back and sides also walnut? Is the fingerboard ebony, or the bakelite (sp) manmade material? Lastly, do..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Possum Board for McSpadden Ginger for sale":
"Selling my cherry possum board, made for a McSpadden Ginger. Helps the back of the Ginger resonate more (and maybe adds volume). The Ginger just sits in the..."
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 4 weeks ago
@jill-geary is now following @john-c-knopf
Jill Geary
@jill-geary • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Knopf Dulcimers website!":
"Great John!! 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 5 years ago - Comments: 23
Jill Geary

Drones too loud

Hi guys, I started playing 4ED, noter/drone, noting just the first...
@Jill Geary 6 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years ago - Comments: 24
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 9 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 9 years ago - Comments: 6

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Possum Board for McSpadden Ginger for sale

Posted: Saturday May 25 2024, 8:05 PM
By: @Jill Geary

Need advice on Schaller planetary tuners...

Posted: Saturday May 29 2021, 8:42 AM
By: @Dale A Penrose

How do I get this sidebar off of my screen...

Posted: Saturday November 14 2020, 1:59 PM
By: @Strumelia

Do I really need an ebony fretboard? Talk...

Posted: Friday October 30 2020, 9:37 PM
By: @Kusani

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


10/25/20 08:18:08AM @ukjonathan:

Hi Jill,

         Thanks for the reply and I have managed to find a Luthier here to build me one. AfterThinking  about it my worry was If it got damaged in transit and I would not want that so I’d like to thank you for getting back to me


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.

Ben 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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