Ken Hulme

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Location: Fort Myers, FL
Country: US

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Strumelia Glenda  Hubbard Ballad Gal Geckostar97 David Bennett Cat Brown CD chris hornby Don Grundy DulciChick lal Lois Sprengnether Keel Linda2 jcurtis55 Billy T Kevin R. Laurel K Scott Bob jeffrey charles foster John W. McKinstry Bert Bennett hugssandi Linda Boies Kathy Jedrzejewicz Anne Bowman Kusani Sandi McHugh Repp Rick Probst Salt Springs Estes George Peggy M Stewart McCormick James Phillips Annie Deeley JGD marie Jeff Joseph Besse Richard Streib Sheryl St. Clare Deborah Hinz Kandee Charles Thomas Stephen Addison Carla Maxwell Helen Seiler Mark Runge Patricia Delich Volha

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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.  

Latest Activity

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Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "tuning my guitar into a three string dulcimer":
"If you want to build, join our Dulcimer Making Group, and we can guide you along the way.  The most critical bit is getting the fret spacing right.  There..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "tuning my guitar into a three string dulcimer":
"This diagram will explain the diatonic/chromatic situation.  Dulcimer Make Tony, on the FB Everything Dulcimer Farcebook page, posted this today.    Forget..."
Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Have you met other FOTMD's in real life and become friends?":
"Me too -- same wacky bunch of hardcore Traditional players and builders, including David..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Veterans Day 2019":
"Thanks guys, we appreciate it!"
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Purpose of DAA tuning":
"As my friend Ken says, the major advantage of DAA (Ionian Mode key of D), where the scale starts at the 3rd fret, is to provide the player with three notes..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "tuning my guitar into a three string dulcimer":
"Your conversion won't be a dulcimer, of course -- dulcimer's don't have necks that extend beyond the body.  Which tuning you choose is, at this point,..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 92
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"Welcome, welcome!  If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask.  There are, of course no dumb questions, just ones that don't get asked/answered."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Sears and Roebuck dulcimers ":
"Oscar Schmidt was a separate label, dulcimers made by the same company that made thousands of autoharps."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fair price for a 2003 McSpadden ":
"All it takes to "convert from right to left handed" is a new bridge, a new nut and a new set of strings.  They sell the micarta nut & bridge for $1 each,..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 92
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"No question is dumb, but I'm going to help you find your own answer.  Look at the Strothers Chord Wizard.  Set it for DAd (Not DAD which has the bass and..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Identifying A Ventage Mountain Dulcimer & refurbishing.":
"Hi Bill: I like that shape!   Some more info would be helpful -- dimensions: LxWxH, height & width of the fretboard.  And the VSL.   What makes you say..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hog-Eyed Man playing Green River":
"Don is the quintessential Fingerdancer.   Nearly always on the melody string, very smooth, fast and clean transitions between notes.  He also plays Noter..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Group Contents Re-ordered???":
"OK -- good to know... I thought it might be something I was/wasn't doing..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Group Contents Re-ordered???":
"Doing it again JUST NOW. Interesting that in the Building group, Ken Longfield's post about Tuning Peg Knobs is still at the top of the list, but everything..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Group Contents Re-ordered???":
"Not a problem, Lisa.  Will let you know if things get wonky again.  Glad to see that the issue has been forwarded and a permanent solution may be achieved..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "General direction on tuning modes ":
"Most dulcimers are tuned to DAA or DAd because those key of D tunings, are what most clubs play in -- particularly DAd.  It's not hard to switch between the..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Group Contents Re-ordered???":
"HI Lisa;FWIW, the Group discussions seem to be "dis-ordered" again... in new and interesting ways."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Too bad we're the whole country apart!  "
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"How many gallons of juice have you frozen??"
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "It was a defective string!":
"Glad that worked out for you.  One thing to look at if something like that happens again, it to make sure that the string(s) are firmly and correctly..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Holly Leaf Dulcimer:
"Max width 7.5". Tuning head 6.25" long.   Body 27.5" long to end of tailblock.  Sides 1.25" high.  Fretboard 1.125" wide x 1" high. VSL 27.0" That's more..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fair price for a 2003 McSpadden ":
"The name on the label adds nothing to the value in this case..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Group Contents Re-ordered???":
"Great!  Yes -- back to "normal" according to my Senior memory.  Thank you thank you!  "
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Holly Leaf Dulcimer:
"Butt joints; I'm lousy at mitres.  Rather than a brace block in each corner, I used a epoxy putty to make a "fillet" -- a 'rope' of the epoxy pressed deeply..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Tips for using loop end strings on a build?:
"Surprisingly enough those are called "string pins".    I usually just use a small "brad" nail with or without a head.  If the head is small enough you can..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "NDD (New Dulcimer Day) Thread - Let's See Them":
"Most of us just post a separate thread when we acquire or make a new instrument, rather than having a single thread of new dulcimers.  But here's my newest..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Group Contents Re-ordered???":
"The Wall comments I never did see out of chronological order.  But the Group discussions are completely disordered.  I understand that they 'should' have..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden Possum Board Volume ":
"You're right John -- we need to establish acoustic characteristics of a Dulcimer Standard Lap and how far individuals deviate from the standard.  I'll get..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Humbucker stye pickup...?:
"Personally I don't see the need for such a pickup unless you're planning on using a dulcimer as part of a giga-watt powered Styx type hard rock band where..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players:
"I too was wondering which GDD that @Bfreeman was using, with which strings.To me GDD is an UP tuning:  D...E...F...G;     and yes it also invariably calls..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on OLD STYLE Drone & Noter players:
"  There is no such thing as tunings for beginners versus tunings for intermediate or advanced players.  You can play any tuning that your strings will..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden Possum Board Volume ":
"Possum boards (regardless of wood type) do increase volume.  How much?  No one has yet designed an experiment to test the concept (variables would include..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Anyone heard of "B.F.M. Music" stick dulcimer?":
"You tune a stick more or less "backwards" from a dulcimer.  Holding the stick in guitar style playing position, the top string is the bass string and the..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Anyone heard of "B.F.M. Music" stick dulcimer?":
"Not heard of BFM and can't find anything on-line about them or their instruments.  It depends on what you mean by "old"... but none of these stick..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Ken Hulme

Unison and Bagpipe Tunings


You may find these two tunings more useful for your "no 6+ fret"...
@Ken Hulme 3 months ago - Comments: 6
Ken Hulme

NC Holly Leaf Pattern circa 1860s


Here's my almost finished latest build.  This is based on the...
@Ken Hulme 4 months ago - Comments: 9
Ken Hulme

Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering!! 2019


A great time was had by all at the first annual Berea Traditional...
@Ken Hulme 6 months ago - Comments: 10
Ken Hulme

New Body


Here's a new body I made for a student's cardboard dulcimer.  Butternut...
@Ken Hulme last year - Comments: 7
Ken Hulme

Mercer Museum Zither Replica


So... awhile back I was looking at pix of 'transitional' dulcimers' on...
@Ken Hulme last year - Comments: 49
Ken Hulme

Home-Made Peg Shaper


I have only built a couple instruments with wooden pegs because...
@Ken Hulme last year - Comments: 4
Ken Hulme

Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering


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

Hindman in Exile Gathering


  We were NOT about to let the cancellation of the Hindman...
@Ken Hulme last year - Comments: 7
Ken Hulme

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
Ken Hulme

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
Ken Hulme

Latest JI Calculator?


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

Size of Music Wire?


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

Sherrie's Broken Dulcimer


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

Tribute Album Announcement


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

Effects of Fretboard Arches


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

Beginner Instrument?


by Roger Goode Hi all.. I am starting the methodical process of...
@Ken Hulme 6 years ago - Comments: 10
Ken Hulme

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
Ken Hulme

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
Ken Hulme

Get Noterized! (article)


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

Latest Audio

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Old Joe Clark

Old Joe Clark


@Ken Hulme
3 months ago - Comments: 2
Lay the Bent To The Bonnie Broom

Lay the Bent To The Bonnie Broom


@Ken Hulme
3 months ago - Comments: 2
Fretted Zither Sample -- Amazing Grace

Fretted Zither Sample --...


@Ken Hulme
last year - Comments: 3

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Hindman Exiles Playing Together

Hindman Exiles Playing Together


@Ken Hulme
last year - Comments: 11
RosintheBeau

RosintheBeau


@Ken Hulme
8 years ago - Comments: 12
BanksoftheBann

BanksoftheBann


@Ken Hulme
8 years ago - Comments: 12

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Lois 1.JPG
Lois 2.JPG
Cdbd Frame.JPG
Oberflacht 84 Lyre.JPG
Gusli.JPG
Cologne Lyre.jpg
My boat.jpg
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Latest Forum Discussions

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Rebec

Posted: Monday November 18 2019, 5:01 PM
By: @Hobbyhorse

Group Contents Re-ordered???

Posted: Sunday October 27 2019, 7:08 PM
By: @Strumelia

McSpadden --- wax

Posted: Thursday September 19 2019, 1:44 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Great Lyric/Chord Find

Posted: Monday August 5 2019, 6:20 PM
By: @Lois Sprengnether Keel

Hacked

Posted: Tuesday July 16 2019, 7:00 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Visit With Kusani

Posted: Saturday May 25 2019, 9:23 PM
By: @hugssandi

Berea Gathering Attendees

Posted: Thursday May 23 2019, 6:23 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering Update

Posted: Tuesday April 16 2019, 6:47 AM
By: @Dan

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

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

Dulcimer Challenge

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

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

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.