John, What a great idea to offer a loaner at the library. I hope the library will become an avenue of introducing the dulcimer to others.
Hi John, it would be a pleasure. I would love hearing your latest songs and the ones that i have heard thus far are very good. Yeah, we got quite a bit of snow...maybe better than two feet (not including the drifts) and another storm to begin on Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by. Ben
I received your kind site donation today, and I was very touched by it. Thank you so much for helping FOTMD in honor of your late friend Steve Deckard.
John, thank you for your kind, generous comment! It is my privilege to call you a friend.
Thank you John for letting me know about your beautiful song "When I shelter my sheep".
I really enjoy listening to you sing and play. By the way that is a beautiful dulcimer you play.
I been recovering at my Mom's after breaking my knee cap 6 wks ago, oh that darn ice.
Everything is healing fine and I am now walking pretty well. I think I have 3 weeks till I can do strengthening physical therapy, but for now it is just wait and heal.
Thanks John, you are sweet to think of me....Lexie
Thank you, and I did enjoy your video very much.
You can ask site questions on how to use the site right here:
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There is already a discussion there outlining how to send private messages:
There is also a thread there about how to add an audio music file, etc.
Look through the threads in that Site Questions Forum and you'll get lots of answers to questions you haven't even asked yet! ;)
Hello John, re Where will I shelter my sheep tonight, I sent you a personal message for you to reply to or you can contact me on my home email email@example.com Thank you.
Hey John, sure glad we're following each other, is there a chance that you might share your tab for: Where Will I Shelter My Sheep Tonight. It is a fine song. Thank you.
Sounds like your guitar is right on track. I was playing on a three-string baritone dulcimer tuned AEa when I recorded "I Never Will Marry."
Hello John. The only way to do this that I know of in this new system is to place a comment on someone's page asking them to follow you. People need to follow each other in order to send private messages. Yes, I still assemble kits for folks. The cost depends on the time I spend and what type of finish people want on their dulcimer. For a McSpadden Sweet Song the cost starts at $75 plus finishing material and shipping.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
Glad to hear from you John. I really feel good about you continuing your ministry with children. I still get a kick out our your dulcimer story telling at the library. I'm not famialiar with the songs you played for the children in church. I'll have to see if I can find them. Hope things are well with you all. My older brother passed a week ago today from myxofibro sarcoma. There is no cure. He said he was prepared to meet Jesus. I'm glad we are too.
This new web site is going to take some getting use to.
Sorry John, I checked my friends list and you are not listed, but you are when I am on your page. Well no worries, just a ning glitch, I know you are a friend huh!....Lexie
Thank you for the friend request John. I enjoy your songs and smile when I see your posts.
I took a look at you A.W. Jefferies Dulcimer, what a beautiful treasure. Do you play it very often? I would love to hear how it sounds to compare it to the Jefferies prototype Robert Schuler made in which I bought, it has a very sweet sound.
I play with a noter and love the history of our dulcimer and the ole' style sound.
Blessings to you....Lexie
Hi John, thank you for your comment on my video. It is so nice to see so many brethren on this sight. Your wife and you are very talented and gifted
Thank you John. I appreciate your comments.
Please let me know when you post the videos.
I do have a love of Taize music. Simple chord accompaniment on the dulcimer fits it nicely.
John, funny I thought you looked familiar. I have done serious time at Hitchcock, and probably saw you about. The only church I know in Wilder is St Paul's. I will learn the melody to Beach Spring, so hopefully I can teach that one to the folks at the litte church here in West Fairlee. I sure love hearing the shape note tunes and am working on a number of them.