Ken Hulme

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Location: Fort Myers, FL
Country: US

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A retired Technical Writer, I live aboard a 26 ft sailboat (called ManCave)  in Fort Myers, Florida.  I'm a working Personal Chef and writer (these days) of historical fiction and general non-fiction.  

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Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Slight bow in back of dulcimer.":
"Some builders actually build-in a bowed back -- the idea that the curve acts as a kind of projector for the sound."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Wanted: Ken Bloom Octave Bowed Dulcimer":
"Well, the simple thing to do is send a Question to the Seller.  He certainly seems to be well informed, and owns at least two other Ken Bloom masterpieces...."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Wanted: Ken Bloom Octave Bowed Dulcimer":
"I don't think I've ever seen one of Ken's Bowed Dulcimers for sale by owner... All manner of other $1000+ dulcimers for sale, but not one of Ken's"
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New player / New purchase":
"There are photos of two different instruments there... one with a walnut back, one showing a maple back with a thin walnut 'racing stripe'.  One with a maple..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hammers for the MD?":
"Interesting marketing, that's for sure.  Personally, on the rare occasion that I hammer my MD I just use a wooden chopstick..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New player / New purchase":
"Outstanding!  I'd say you stole it!  Congratulations."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New player / New purchase":
"Welcome to our musical family.  Great purchase as a first instrument.  Here's  link to an article I wrote several years back for folks in your..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on About 1500 Free Tabs you can Download all at once.:
"Thanks for the post.  Many of us here at FOTMD were also members of Everything Dulcimer.  In fact I was one of the first people to join back when Bruce..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Playing dulcimers with different VSL":
"I don't see why it would.  The difference of distances between frets is pretty small.  So finger placement even with a 3" difference in VSL isn't  that..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dad tuning":
"I saw a 16" VSL instrument tuned DAd once, but the strings were monsterously thick! Almost like an autoharp.   Not fun to play."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How do you Practice?":
"I don't consciously "practice".  I just play, stream-of-conscious from the bank of songs and tunes stuck in my head.  No set number of times through.  I'll..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on "Roasted" soft curly maple for dulcimers?:
"Roasted  -- you mean 'slightly charred' with something like a heat gun?  I've "toasted" woods for other projects; and other species of wood.  IMHO there are..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Playing again after losing all my dulcimers":
"Jeannie -- so happy to hear from you again after such a long time, an such trauma!  Heal with your music!  "
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Welcome Barlow45 to our happy little corner of Musical Paradise!  We'll gladly give you lots of advice on getting your wife started on this musical journey...."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Relationship of strings to one another:
"The story is that during the Revival of the 60s/70s, quite a few people were enchanted by the idea of playing Scots/Irish fiddle tunes, many of which were..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favorite mournful, spooky, or lonesome song to play?":
"Lois -- check out the olde version of Shady Grove, called Little Musgrave.  No spooky or lonesome but a great "origin story".  I often perform Musgrave and..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Five strings? ":
"The vast majority of the revival and pre-Revival instruments had only 3 courses of single strings -- melody, middle drone and bass.  But pre-Revival luthiers..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Is Re-Fretting Possible Without Damage?:
"The "warp" is high at each end of the fretboard and low in the center?  That may NOT be warp, unless it's uneven from side to side.  Many makers used to..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "To hollow or not to hollow that is the question?":
"I would hollow.  Or even make the fretboard from three pieces of 1/4" wood in an open box shape.  The fretboard is a massive brace running lengthwise and..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer Build Workshops:
"Greg -- I live down in Fort Myers and can help you with building a dulcimer if you want.  I've built a couple hundred over the years...  What kind (shape..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Your Three Favorite Songs":
"Only 3???Lay The Bend To The Bonnie Broom -- an early version of Child Ballad #1 Riddles Wisely Expounded, which we know as The Riddle SongMassacre At..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Buying in Europe":
"Hommel, Hummel, or Humle are also names for Dutch and other Western European versions of the American Dulcimer, and are played the same way.  When you..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Questions about buying a dulcimer.:
"This is a good place to post your questions Gwen.   1.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Both are equally easy to learn on.2.  We don't much talk..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "In What Key is The CC-A-D Tuning?":
"Jimmy -- you're sorta writing that tuning 'backwards'.  Most people today write a tuning starting with the Bass string, not the melody strings.   That helps..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Synthetic fretboard":
"Personally I would NOT store a dulcimer in a hot car in a parking lot!!  Corian would probably hold up, but would be almighty HEAVY!   As Banjimer says,..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Oddball double fretboard dulcimer":
"There's a classic photo of an older woman bowing a regular dulcimer.  She sits back from the edge of a table with the tail of the dulcimer in her lap and the..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Oddball double fretboard dulcimer":
"Bowed instruments are not played with the bow string parallel to the soundboard.  The bow string runs diagonally from the center of the strings to just above..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Joseph Atwell Suddreth 1981 dulcimer for sale":
"Yes -- Til was one of my dulcimer building mentors, and he let me build things in his shop.  We were great friends for several years before his death...."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Oddball double fretboard dulcimer":
"The fretboard is set up so that you have both diatonic and chromatic frets.  Diatonic under all 7 strings, and chromatic only under the first three strings...."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Joseph Atwell Suddreth 1981 dulcimer for sale":
"I don't think anyone here has heard of this maker.  Not the best set of photos to show off the instrument.  Better perhaps to show it more traditionally --..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Things Were Going Okay.... Then This!!!:
"Jimmy -- if you used Titebond or similar glue, a heatgun or hairdryer applied to warm up the joints for 10 minutes or so should loosen the glue enough to..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "No Strum hollow ":
"A great many of the olde dulcimers from the 1800s had no strum hollow.  In part the function of the hollow is to reduce the weight of that massive brace that..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on How to find easiest tuning for different key scales:
"BIG can of worms!  But as Lisa says, you really need to take small bites. Walk a bit more before you start running marathons.  Teach yourself where the..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Another Newbie Question - Drone Volume:
"Nothing wrong; just too much of a good thing.  Angling the pick is the solution along with being selective on how much/many drones you strum.  Strum..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Test:
"37 --- but 61 is funnier..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Ken Hulme

New Body


Here's a new body I made for a student's cardboard dulcimer.  Butternut...
@Ken Hulme 8 months ago - Comments: 7
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Mercer Museum Zither Replica


So... awhile back I was looking at pix of 'transitional' dulcimers' on...
@Ken Hulme 9 months ago - Comments: 49
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Home-Made Peg Shaper


I have only built a couple instruments with wooden pegs because getting...
@Ken Hulme 10 months ago - Comments: 4
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Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering


You've read about our adventures in the posts here called Hindman in...
@Ken Hulme last year - Comments: 14
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Hindman in Exile Gathering


  We were NOT about to let the cancellation of the Hindman Homecoming...
@Ken Hulme last year - Comments: 7
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Private Noter & Drone Workshop Experiences Available


Tired of the snow and cold?  Want some quality time with another noter...
@Ken Hulme last year - Comments: 3
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New Wood Seller with Gorgeous Wood


Early this month, I received a blind e-mail from a pre-cut wood seller...
@Ken Hulme 2 years ago - Comments: 2
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First Build in Years....


Awhile back I got the urge to build a dulcimer -- first time in years....
@Ken Hulme 3 years ago - Comments: 13
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Latest JI Calculator?


(repost because I got silly and hit the wrong button.  Got your...
@Ken Hulme 4 years ago - Comments: 22
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Size of Music Wire?


What number of "music wire" are you buying to make strings the...
@Ken Hulme 4 years ago - Comments: 5
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Sherrie's Broken Dulcimer


On the Care & Maintenance Wall, Sherrie H wrote: I purchased a...
@Ken Hulme 4 years ago - Comments: 17
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Tribute Album Announcement


Got this from the Compass Records website. To be released in...
@Ken Hulme 5 years ago - Comments: 7
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Effects of Fretboard Arches


Anyone interested in the effects of various kinds and sizes of arches...
@Ken Hulme 6 years ago - Comments: 1
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Beginner Instrument?


byRoger Goode Hi all.. I am starting the methodical process of...
@Ken Hulme 6 years ago - Comments: 10
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O, I'm A Good Old Rebel


...well, not me personally, although I do live in The South. This tune...
@Ken Hulme 6 years ago - Comments: 11
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Recycled Dresser Drawer


Here's a "scrap" dulcimer I built when I lived on Kwajalein Atoll from...
@Ken Hulme 8 years ago - Comments: 3
Ken Hulme

$25 Box Dulcimer For First Time Builders


Here's a link to an article written by Dave-M from Phoenix, AZ several...
@Ken Hulme 8 years ago - Comments: 31
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Get Noterized! (article)


For those who might be interested I've posted my Noter & Drone...
@Ken Hulme 8 years ago - Comments: 0
Ken Hulme

Achieving that Olde Tyme Sounde


So you're looking for that traditional "high silvery" sound. Your...
@Ken Hulme 8 years ago - Comments: 23
Ken Hulme

Reverse Tunings - theory


Someone please explain - in words of one syllable - how it is possible...
@Ken Hulme 9 years ago - Comments: 26

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Fretted Zither Sample -- Amazing Grace

Fretted Zither Sample --...


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7 months ago - Comments: 3

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Happy Christmas To All

Posted: Thursday December 27 2018, 12:10 PM
By: @tssfulk

Dulcimer Players News 1975-2012 Searchable...

Posted: Sunday December 2 2018, 6:25 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Oberflacht Lyre Finished

Posted: Thursday January 18 2018, 12:37 PM
By: @IRENE

Capo? False Nuts?

Posted: Tuesday November 28 2017, 8:55 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Oberflacht Lyre started

Posted: Thursday October 26 2017, 3:39 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Recognize this?

Posted: Saturday August 12 2017, 9:21 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Happy Anniversary!!

Posted: Saturday July 8 2017, 9:25 AM
By: @Ken Longfield

Stand-Up Stands

Posted: Thursday March 16 2017, 8:51 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Visit With Kusani

Posted: Monday January 16 2017, 9:42 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Thanksgiving Menu

Posted: Wednesday December 7 2016, 10:28 AM
By: @hugssandi

Rabel & Gusli

Posted: Thursday August 11 2016, 2:50 PM
By: @Strumelia

Dr. Ralph Stanley Passes

Posted: Friday June 24 2016, 12:25 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

Grace Notes

Posted: Friday March 4 2016, 4:54 AM
By: @Dusty Turtle

I Just Got A Dulcimer, Now What? (Article)

Posted: Wednesday August 19 2015, 10:05 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

New Noters Coming

Posted: Wednesday August 19 2015, 9:44 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Get Noterized! (article)

Posted: Thursday June 25 2015, 10:56 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Florida Old Time Music Championship

Posted: Monday April 27 2015, 11:03 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Reading DA AD Tab

Posted: Sunday September 28 2014, 5:53 PM
By: @Steve Smith

American Folk Song Collection

Posted: Wednesday September 24 2014, 10:46 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Rebec

Posted: Sunday June 22 2014, 12:38 AM
By: @Eileen

Dulcimer Challenge

Posted: Thursday February 6 2014, 5:58 PM
By: @John Henry

Great Lyric/Chord Find

Posted: Saturday April 20 2013, 8:33 PM
By: @john p

This Little Piggy (Sow model by Bobby...

Posted: Tuesday April 9 2013, 12:55 AM
By: @Strumelia

Beginner? Intermediate? Expert?

Posted: Thursday March 21 2013, 10:01 PM
By: @Kristi Keller

He's baaaackkk!

Posted: Friday October 19 2012, 1:08 PM
By: @john p

Hughes Mountain Dulcimers

Posted: Tuesday May 29 2012, 7:49 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Howie Mitchell Dulcimer Building Book and...

Posted: Friday April 13 2012, 1:52 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Dorian Mode

Posted: Saturday March 24 2012, 8:35 PM
By: @Paul Certo

Tuner Displaying Octave?

Posted: Thursday March 22 2012, 12:01 PM
By: @Sam

The Kitchen Sink - talk about food

Posted: Tuesday February 1 2011, 10:23 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Comments

Lois Sprengnether Keel
02/23/19 11:33:45AM @lois-sprengnether-keel:

Ken, somehow I don't think of using an "@" when replying, but my two comments were especially for you. 

In case you don't drift back to the "spooky, mournful, lonesome" discussion, I said:

     WOW!  I just went to YouTube and caught Nic Jones's fingerstyle guitar version.  Oh Ken, that's one heck of a rockin' Child's ballad.  I know for a fact they plan to bring the theme of Child's Ballads back next year and I was dreading a real downer of an evening.  The librarian in me will research the heck out of this song, but I'd thank ye kindly for any arrangement, or whatever you might be willing to send my way.  I know I could probably manage it on guitar, but I'd love to do it on the dulcimer.

     Bit of a postscript here.  I had heard of the title "Little Musgrave", but that's about it.  This is one wicked little song.  Yes, it ends as unhappily as Child Ballads have a nasty tendency to do (are there any happy ones?), but the action is far from slow and I think our Strumelia would agree this one ought to hold the audience's interest.  I'll prowl the verses to get it as lean as possible. 

Since I wrote that I've prowled a bit and have a melody and think Nic Jones kept the verse "as lean as possible."  I know it also became the probably better known "Matty Groves", but I won't have time to get too detailed in my intro since the song is so long.  I would be very interested in whatever you may care to share about "Little Musgrave."  If it's easier, right now I'm hoping to attend the Berea event (subject to change if work conflicts).


Ken Longfield
09/03/18 06:22:24PM @ken-longfield:

Ken, I received this message today and replied with a general comment about Berea College probably being ADA compliant.

09/03/18 05:31:24PM @Sbarnett524:

Would this event and housing be ADA accessible as per wheelchair use?

I also mentioned that some field trips might not be. Do you know anymore?

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Jim Phillips
06/01/18 10:21:53PM @jim-at-gcreek:

Ken,

i have used quite a bit of sassafras for soundboards.  Wood is available here in Ohio.  Sassafras also resembles chestnut.  Most of sassafras wood I have used has a slight olive hue when finished.  Usually I combine sassafras soundboard with a walnut body.  This combination has been very popular.

 

JimP


Jim Phillips
06/01/18 09:40:35PM @jim-at-gcreek:

Ken,

i do not have any Catalpa.

i do have several nice pieces of "Wenge" (Africa) that are cut to proper

size for dulcimer fretboard overlays.  Provides a slicker surface for fingering

and material's hardness reduces pick marking.  (Kind of a replacement for ebony).  I can provide size of these overlay blanks, if anyone is interested.

JimP


marg
09/08/17 10:42:40PM @marg:

Worry about you & all of Fla. Could you move your boat & go to Ala or someplace? Be safe & let us know how you are.

 


marg
09/07/17 07:39:57PM @marg:

Do you have plans for yourself & your boat? Let us know how you are & how you make out after the hurricane comes through


marg
09/05/17 12:31:11AM @marg:

Not knowing where this next hurricane is going, along the coast or right up the middle - do be safe & let us know how you make out if it comes your way.


marg
06/28/17 06:27:05PM @marg:

Well ' I just start adding '3' to my DAd tabs' & some songs worked out better than others. Mostly I ran into trouble when trying to figure the middle string, even with it already an A - I started thinking maybe I should just keep it as is & pick it. 

Do you think something like this could be a discussion some of the members could used - learning how to tab from/to DAd to/from DAA & the other way around?


marg
06/28/17 12:38:23PM @marg:

ken,

Since I have the Carrell dulcimer tuned to DAA but most of my tabs are in DAdd, what is the best site to find many DAA tabs or should I just start adding '3' to my DAd tabs? I get a little confused (trying to update) when a DAd tab has some #'s on the middle string.

thanks


hugssandi
05/11/17 09:45:31AM @hugssandi:

YOUR PICTURES ARE AMAZING!  They make me 1.) Hungry, 2.) Want to live a FULL day, and 3.)  Visit Florida!!!!!


Laurel K Scott
03/01/17 02:02:39PM @laurel-k-scott:

Thank you, Ken --  I already know it's currently strung left handed because of the position of the bass string. What I *meant* to ask was whether the wrapping on the tuning pegs looks correct in that photo.

My inclination would be to wrap the strings in either ascending or descending order from left to right, but as you can tell, I have no knowledge of stringed instruments! This dulcimer came to me with the bass string (which is currently on the bottom rather than the top) strung on the lowest peg, the middle string strung on the highest peg and the end melody string (this is only a 3-stringer) wrapped on the middle peg. All are wrapped overhand rather than underhand.


Sheryl St. Clare
04/19/16 12:03:19PM @sheryl-st-clare:

Hi Ken, 

Your document I Just Got A Dulcimer, Now What??? -- A Beginner’s Guide -- by Ken Hulme shows a John Stockard adjustable dulcimer stand. I searched for it on the "Interweb" eyeroll but can't find it anywhere. 

 

I had a class with Joe Collins Saturday. He used one, and I really liked the setup better than the laptop desk I currently play my dulcimer on, which allows me to play while standing. 

 

Can you point me in a direction where I might find this stand?

 

Thanks,

Sheryl


Sheryl St. Clare
01/25/16 06:47:33PM @sheryl-st-clare:

Ken, I recently picked up a BD built by Ken Bloom. I have restrung it, and I am trying to tune it. I recall you had a link to a piano tune site, but can't find the discussion. Please let me know what that site was. 

Sheryl St. Clare

 


Salt Springs
01/17/16 09:28:26AM @salt-springs:

Mancave fared OK during last nights nasty weather, I presume?


Annie Deeley
09/29/15 08:35:49PM @annie-deeley:

Hi again, Ken. Thanks again, I just realized that the string guages you listed did say the G's would be 15's. The penny finally dropped, duh. Found some 15's in a drawer, just haven't worked up the courage t switch 'em yet...

I am a writer, too, but a poet.


marg
08/01/15 04:50:33PM @marg:

Seems attached files don't get posted with the comments. The image was just the site you sent for the banjo pegs, just checking that these are the ones I need to order. Non of the guitar stores carry anything like banjo pegs or buttons.

marg.


marg
08/01/15 04:45:40PM @marg:

Ken,

       Since you have gotten some knobs before, many years ago  -  are we sure these are the right ones to fit the red dulcimer I have?    I  would need 4 to replace all now, should I also have 4 as a back up? Elderly also makes banjo tuner buttons, are they the same or just go with the ones you sent the site for?

 

Thanks for your help, see photos

marg.

ps: Thinking, I should just go with your site, just tell me they seem right or the ones you would order. I can not delete the attached file of the one from elderly. Is there a way to delete files once they're attached? No worries.

 


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Ken Longfield
06/10/15 08:51:38PM @ken-longfield:

Hi Ken. Retirement is treating me well. How about you. You working on another book? I enjoyed the first one. I'm working on rebuilding my workshop after a water leak back in March. Haven't had much time with all the yard work and some work at our daughter's house.


Cecilia Schermaul
05/31/15 10:47:06PM @cecilia-schermaul:

Hello to you Ken, Celia here... After the remarks on my dulcimer last year I put it away until I could see a Luthier. The Luthier lowered the frets and told me everything was fine. Started back on the dulcimer around Oct. 2014.

I am back at beginner lessons and improving all the time but, a long way to go. One song I love to play is Carolina Waltz. Thank you for the encourgement.

All the Best to you and yours, Celia S.Grin.gif


Strumelia
02/25/15 10:11:28PM @strumelia:

Ken i posted the answer to your blog image problem, but you'll need to 'approve' it before it appears.