John Gribble


Location: Nishi Tokyo, Tokyo
Country: JP

My Latest Followers:

dulcinina Bob Strumelia ole Shenandoah Jan Potts Robin Thompson


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John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on New Music in its Infancy:
"A very nice melody! I'm not sure you need anything else."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on POLL: Single or Doubled melody string ?:
"That was tough. I like them both. But the instrument I pick up and play most often is my Kevin  Messenger 3-string teardrop. So I guess I prefer a single..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago
@john-gribble is now following @forums
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on In the Bleak Midwinter:
"Thank you. One of my favorite seasonal melodies."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Slit in Strum Hollow? What is the reason?":
"Actually, it isn't a dulcimer--It's a piggy bank!  Sorry about that. I couldn't resist. Actually I believe it is a sound hole. My Kevin Messenger teardrop..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 28
Posted a new Comment on Golden Slippers on Appalachian dulcimer and tiny guitar:
"Very sweet and fun. Thank you."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 months ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on POLL: How long ago did you start playing dulcimer?:
"I started around 1967, both playing and building. Messed with it for a few years, learned about the modes as a result, but drifted away for many years. I..."

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John Gribble


I'm thinking about replacing some Grover friction "patent" violin style...
@John Gribble 2 years ago - Comments: 6
John Gribble

The Wren Has Landed

I recently received a new Wren travel dulcimer from Pete Staehling of...
@John Gribble 4 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 4 years ago - Comments: 3

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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.

Carrie Barnes
01/07/14 02:45:36PM @carrie-barnes:
John, LOL, lurking is what we all do here. It's an affectionate term we relish and practice with great vigor! However, we too catch window peekers, haul 'em in under the guise of food/drink or chat and never stop running our mouths! We're gleeful in our well shared and boisterous enthusiasm of this instrument, we are addicted to it, and with much ado yell it to the Heavens, and purchase tshirts spouting the same thing! We consider this "very normal" behavior, like to see someone try to convince us otherwise........we just ain't right....... Now our official motto! LOL!
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!

Carrie Barnes
01/04/14 07:38:54PM @carrie-barnes:

Hey John, and Welcome to FOTMD! Great site, even greater folks here, hope you enjoy!Grin.gif

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.