John Gribble


Location: Nishi Tokyo, Tokyo
Country: JP

My Latest Followers:

Norm Williams dulcinina Bob Strumelia ole Shenandoah Jan Potts Robin Thompson


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John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Enter FOTMD's 10th Birthday Pickled Dulcimer Contest!!":
"147  "
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one week ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Jessica Comeau- Red is the Rose:
"Wonderful. Genuine music played well. Thank you."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Cherokee Shuffle
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Instruction books for DAA Noter playing":
"And there's always Jean Richie's The Dulcimer Book, still in print. Plus there's Strumelia's blog:"
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 49
Posted a new Comment on Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering 2019.:
"Well, that looked like more fun than grown people should be allowed to have. Dulcimer heaven. I wish I could have been there. "
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Liked a photos item created by @sheryl-st-clare: 2nd Dulcimer Build
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Transition from standard to baritone dulcimer :
"I suggest you not be too hasty in trying to make your bari easy to play. You need some tension and mass to get those low notes going. "
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Strings to use on newly acquired dulcimer ":
"Hello, Mark. Others with more dulcimer experience than I have will probably pipe in. But a good place to start might be a packaged set, or at least those..."

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John Gribble


I'm thinking about replacing some Grover friction "patent" violin style...
@John Gribble 3 years ago - Comments: 6
John Gribble

The Wren Has Landed

I recently received a new Wren travel dulcimer from Pete Staehling of...
@John Gribble 5 years ago - Comments: 12
John Gribble

Mc Spadden or Sweet Woods?

Hello, kind reader(s),I'm considering instruments to get back into...
@John Gribble 5 years ago - Comments: 3

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01/22/19 05:16:29PM @strumelia:

John, your generous patronage of this site is so kind and so appreciated!  flower

08/22/16 06:16:13PM @hugssandi:

I see one of your favorite songs is Hard Times Come Again No More.  It is new to me, and I have been working very hard on it this week.  I can see why you love it so~now I do, too!

08/22/16 10:03:50AM @strumelia:

Hi John, I'm happy to help enable you to donate to the site!   ;D  I'll send you a private message with my address.

02/23/15 03:43:12PM @strumelia:

John thank you so much for becoming a site patron. Received your donation all the way from Tokyo today.

Jill kaiser
02/09/14 02:46:43AM @jill-kaiser:
Ahhhh ok. Im just learning the dulcimer myself. Im not very good thats why i am looking for others to play with. I also dabble in guitar, ukelele and harmonica. Not real good at any of them. Just. So so. Ok well thanks... What are doung all the wY over here in japAn for anyway?
01/31/14 10:29:07AM @marg:


I hope many happy dreams come true for your retirement. Enjoy the dulcimer and it's sweet sound.

Karen Keane
01/06/14 07:53:17PM @karen-keane:
Pull up a chair and stay awhile. It's a great site. If you need anything, don't hesitate to ask.
Karen Keane
01/05/14 10:10:16AM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!
Ken Longfield
01/04/14 08:02:14PM @ken-longfield:

John, welcome to FOTMD. It's good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

John Keane
01/04/14 07:50:15PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!

Jim Fawcett
01/04/14 07:35:14PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey John, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Rob N Lackey
01/04/14 05:08:10PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, John, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
01/04/14 05:06:15PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi John, 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.