John W

Location:

Location: Canton, Ohio
Country: U.S.

My Latest Followers:

Leo Kretzner Robin Bonaventura Glenda  Hubbard Steven Berger Robin Thompson Diane R Elvensong

Stats

youtube videos: 5
audio tracks: 2

I perform traditional music of the British Isles on violin, mandolin family instruments, mountain dulcimer, and guitar, specializing in tunes popular in colonial America. On the mountain dulcimer I play DAD, DGD, and sometimes DADA with four equal strings. I play with a flatpick and use capos extensively to play the complex Celtic tunes I play on fiddle and mandolins. My biggest influence is Leo Kretzner.

I have a detailed post on my blog at https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8736497427303310765#editor/target=post;postID=1051172950269608429;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=2;src=postname. If that doesn't work, see www.rampantmandolin.com.

Latest Activity

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John W
@john-w • 3 weeks ago
@john-w is now following @leo-kretzner
John W
@john-w • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new YouTube video:
Battle Cry of Freedom
John W
@john-w • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
https://fotmd.com/john-w/uploaded_audio/1047/pigtown-fling
John W
@john-w • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Created a new Audio File:
Pigtown Fling
John W
@john-w • 3 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on The Peacock:
"Jan Potts: Great tune--reminds me of The Parting Glass!  Who made this great little soprano dulcimer? Yes, it is almost The Parting Glass. Songwriters..."
John W
@john-w • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new YouTube video:
The Peacock
John W
@john-w • one month ago • comments: 10
https://fotmd.com/john-w/uploaded_audio/1044/the-mill-mill-o
John W
@john-w • one month ago • comments: 10
Created a new Audio File:
The Mill Mill O
John W
@john-w • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Daniel Morgan's March:
"Steven Berger: I like your style of playing, John...reminds me of bagpipes! Thank you! That is intentional. I wrote the tune as a pipe march.  "
John W
@john-w • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Daniel Morgan's March:
"Yes, that is correct. I play mandolin too, so I strung my MDs this way so I can use the same picking patterns. I have played that way since 1994 and don't..."
John W
@john-w • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Mrs. Jamieson's Favourite:
"Elvensong: Wow I didn't notice in the previous video that you have the melodies and bass strings swapped. That's the first time I've seen that. I was..."
John W
@john-w • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new YouTube video:
Lord Dunmore's Quick Step
John W
@john-w • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new YouTube video:
Mrs. Jamieson's Favourite
John W
@john-w • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new YouTube video:
Daniel Morgan's March

Latest Group Discussions

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Latest Audio

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Pigtown Fling

Pigtown Fling


@John W
3 weeks ago - Comments: 7
The Mill Mill O

The Mill Mill O


@John W
one month ago - Comments: 10

Latest Videos

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Battle Cry of Freedom

Battle Cry of Freedom


@John W
3 weeks ago - Comments: 3
The Peacock

The Peacock


@John W
4 weeks ago - Comments: 10
Lord Dunmore's Quick Step

Lord Dunmore's Quick Step


@John W
2 months ago - Comments: 3
Mrs. Jamieson's Favourite

Mrs. Jamieson's Favourite


@John W
2 months ago - Comments: 8
Daniel Morgan's March

Daniel Morgan's March


@John W
2 months ago - Comments: 6

Comments

Ken Longfield
10/11/15 10:37:45AM @ken-longfield:

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

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


John Keane
10/09/15 10:42:33AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!


Benjamin W Barr Jr
10/07/15 07:33:27PM @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.

Ben


Jim Fawcett
10/07/15 05:34:53PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey John, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Rob N Lackey
10/07/15 05:34:40PM @rob-n-lackey:

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

Rob