Jim at GCreek


Location: Bucyrus, Ohio
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Jim Phillips
@jim-at-gcreek • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on The Strumstick Chord Bible:
"Anne, The problem I have had when playing my strumstick-type instrument is reaching the called out chords with my fingers.  Would this book suggest alternate..."

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Classic Country and Old Country Tab Books

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.  

Ben 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!

Ben 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.