John W. McKinstry


Location: Lee, MA
Country: US

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Medley of Carols: Flat Creek Box Dulcimer

musician/member name: Music
Duration: 00:03:09
Minor key, Aeolian C G B flat
‘teas in the Moon of Winter Time
What Child is This?
God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

Major key, Ionian, C G
Once in Royal David’s City
On Christmas Night
12/16/20 09:42:05AM @strumelia:

Ok, i hadn't noticed what Dusty pointed out. John-!  Great job in this medley. I am so impressed.

What's more, do you mean you as an artist made those Christmas cards??  If so, I wish you would post a couple of pictures of your art for us to enjoy and appreciate!  sun

John W. McKinstry
12/16/20 05:41:21AM @john-w-mckinstry:

I appreciate all your comments and observations. You are great detectives. In playing "What Child is This" I  found that bending the middle string on the second fret was necessary to get the sharps in "watch...keeping". Some of you detectives may had noticed the Christmas cards in the video. That's a little bit of my artistry and my way of saying: "Seasons greetings and Merry Christmas to all."

Dusty Turtle
12/16/20 02:56:10AM @dusty-turtle:

John, that's quite ingenious the way you play some of those tunes without using the melody string so you can switch between the "minor" sounding aeolian and the major tunes like Sussex Carol.  Who knew you were so tricky?

12/15/20 10:30:37PM @irene:

Thanks for playing these Carols....I like how you switched from minor to major and back again.  Great teaching just by doing it.   MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS.   aloha, irene

12/15/20 09:45:09PM @leny-sue:

Wonderful, wonderful, John. Merry Christmas!

Gary Major
12/15/20 05:20:28PM @gary-major:

Thanks Johm. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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Gordon Hardy
12/15/20 12:28:23PM @gordon-hardy:

Lovely seasonal music John. Nice sound from your box dulcimer. Thank you.

12/15/20 11:58:05AM @strumelia:

John this is absolutely beautiful.

I love the tone of that box dulcimer, and you are playing it so nicely.