Jim at GCreek


Location: Bucyrus, Ohio
Country: United States

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glp1958 Diane Mayfield Mary MacGowan IRENE James Swayne Karen B Slate Creek Dulcimers Christine Shoemaker Bob Susie Robin Thompson


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Jim Phillips
Jim Phillips
@jim-at-gcreek • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Student searching for her next Dulcimer (ended)":
"Karen, Sorry, I misread your post - concerning desired VSL. I also have a new walnut body/sassafras soundboard custom teardrop model that has Gotoh geared..."
Jim Phillips
@jim-at-gcreek • 2 weeks ago
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Jim Phillips
@jim-at-gcreek • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Student searching for her next Dulcimer (ended)":
"Karen, I have a new model that I am building that I call the "Peardrop".  I have been making traditional teardrop and hourglass custom instruments for 33..."
Jim Phillips
@jim-at-gcreek • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Just Finished No. 1:
"Greg, Nice job on your first dulcimer!  That is a really nice piece of maple.  Sounds like you really  enjoyed the process. Jim Phillips"
Jim Phillips
@jim-at-gcreek • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Man of Constant Sorrow:
"Kevin, i really like your style!  Are you finger picking on “Man of Constant Sorrow”?  What is your tuning on this tune? Jim Phillips"

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Posted: Monday August 5 2019, 5:06 PM
By: @Lois Sprengnether Keel


Kevin Burns
07/29/21 10:06:24AM @kevin-burns:

Thank you for your comments on my rendition of Man of Constant Sorrow. I finger picked it on fully chromatic dulcimer tuned to DAD'.

Mary MacGowan
09/06/17 11:11:37PM @mary-macgowan:

Hi Ken, I probably should have messaged you cuz this "comment" thing confuses me a bit! But here I am, anyhoo.

I had quite the chuckle when I first saw your message. I think you are the first person ever to ask me about my playing technique! Honestly I don't think I'm very good and I'm self taught so whatever you see is something I made up. Well, I did take some lessons on Dulcimer Crossing and they were very helpful.

Anyway, I tend to do whatever any given song needs. Some need strumming, some need picking, and some need a little of both. I'm in DAA, and am very very stuck in the key of D. After a ton of consideration about it, I decided to just go with what works. Key of D is good for my singing voice, and the easiest on MD, for me. For one of my songs I use a capo to put it into the key of Em which was fun to figure out. I was a music major many many years ago, so I have an advantage in that sense.

Thank you so much for your many compliments and for asking me about my technique. I remember hanging onto the edge of the fretboard during the first year. I think I do use my thumb for picking, at times. As self deprecating as I am, I do have some rather lofty goals for my collection of songs. I've had a rough year and took a lot of time off from my music, and am just getting back to it this Fall.

I see that you live in Ohio, is that right? How far from Michigan? Do you play with any groups?

Thanks again, Mary

11/17/16 12:21:26PM @strumelia:

Hi Jim,

Please see my note in your INBOX.  Thanks!

Robin Thompson
01/21/16 03:48:55PM @robin-thompson:

Jim, I enjoyed my visit to Hindman KY very much.  

Benjamin W Barr Jr
01/07/16 11:15:39PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:


Jim Fawcett
01/06/16 06:32:53AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Jim, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Ken Longfield
01/05/16 09:12:16AM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Jim. It's good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

John Keane
01/04/16 06:08:42PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!

Benjamin W Barr Jr
01/04/16 08:45:51AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Jim, and welcome to the wonderful 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.