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 • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My Husband Has Become Interested...":
"The signature means virtually nothing.  I understand that the employees take turns signing batches of instruments.  It's not like the signee actually built..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New to me, Q’s on nut/bridge fit and strings.":
".00001 or .00002 …  rounding up/down the 5th decimal is not really relevant.  String gauge recommendations are not set in stone.  Going up or down a gauge or..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Changing tuners on a Warren May dulcimer.":
"The fine tuners you might use depend on how much string length you have between the bridge and the turn over the end or string pins, and how high/shallow the..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer hangers":
"I once made a Shaker Peg Coat Rack sort of thing for a player -- a piece of 1x4 with Shaker pegs from a Hobby shop spaced about 6" apart.  The one I made was..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Berea 2020 Traditional Gathering Registration Now Open":
"We are now accepting registrations for the 2020 Gathering, to be held at Berea College, Berea, KY May 14th -- 17thSend your Contact Information to:..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New to me, Q’s on nut/bridge fit and strings.":
"The nut/bridge position could be an issue with sharpness; but it is more commonly from bending the strings down from a very high action when fretting...."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New to me, Q’s on nut/bridge fit and strings.":
"The wedged in nut and bridge which lean into the center are NOT "standard stuff".  They don't have to be 'hammered-in tight' or glued in place, but should..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Left-Handed person playing right handed:
"It's not a matter of "adapt(ing) to the right handed world.  It's a matter of using the most 'talented' hand for the most delicate and intricate actions...."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Modern Sheet Music/Tab?":
"There are probably thousands of books out there now which have tab for a wide variety of musical styles; in particular Celtic. Mel Bay publishes a ton of tab..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A Treasure Trove of Old Ballads":
"I've just downloaded it and will give it a good viewing.  You may find recordings of some of those tunes on the Contemplator website:  www.contemplator.com..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Strange Intermittent Buzzing "Wahh" noise appearing:
"Bridge side.... no that it makes any significant difference."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Pick noise":
"Pick click comes from a couple of things.  Thinness of the pick; how deep the pick goes below the plane of the strings; and your wrist action together with..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Strange Intermittent Buzzing "Wahh" noise appearing:
"Use a tuppence (2.05mm) for the nickel (1.95mm) and a 1 pence piece (1.6) for the dime (1.35). If you need real hands-on luthier help, contact our "Welsh..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Strange Intermittent Buzzing "Wahh" noise appearing:
"Never heard of a "loose brace" causing intermittent sounds like you describe.Recommended starting action height we call Nickel & Dime.  Place a dime..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "":
"I've gotten pegs from both these, and been very happy.  Here's a source for inexpensive pegs of various..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Would like to finger pick.:
"You've got the picking part down... now just more practice in no "digging so deep" into the plane of the strings.  As Skip says -- if you are not  picking..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Would like info on my new to me dulcimer.":
"Never heard of the man, but that's a fine looking dulcimer, certainly.  Hopefully it sounds as good as it looks!"
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Strange Intermittent Buzzing "Wahh" noise appearing:
"What kind of string notches do you have on the nute and bridge?  Are they filed V notches; or sawn slots?  If this occurs when you're pinching the D and d, I..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "North Carolina dulcimers getting media attention":
"Great find Dusty; thanx!"
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Practice tips":
"Patrick --  many folks consider the traditional dulcimore (no 6+ or other added frets), as well as the noter & drone style that I play,  as "limited"...."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Practice tips":
"Patrick -- GHB, Small Pipes, or  Cauld-Wind?"
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on strumming and picking technique:
"Welcome Diane!  I'm no fingerpicker, but rather a strummer.  I've not sure it's a bad thing to use your wrist to strum...  let me explain. Years ago when I..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Current build:
"Lovely work, Ken.  Although I'm not sure the clamp-on nut and bridge will be very successful!"
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"For New Years I made a big pot of thick, unctuous,  black-eyed pea soup with mushrooms, onion and charred red bell pepper.  Neither Lady Sally's nor my..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Practice tips":
"I never practice, I just play.  Practice is work! Dull and boring repetition without context.  Playing is fun, challenging, and interesting.  I'd rather have..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on What Thickness do you use for the Top & Bottom boards?:
"I'd say most builders are using 1/8" or 1/10" all around on the bodies; and final sanding goes down from there.  So your 3mm is just fine.  As Dan mentions,..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 96
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"Sorry Mary, I can't help -- I don't use a metronome.  I play to the rhythm of the words of a song, not an artificial beat.That said, these days I'd use a..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Intonation":
"Warren uses more or less Warren Intonation, not a perfect Just Intonation.  If he says an instrument is "better in DAA", you'll get the best results tuned in..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tuning a Banjo into a mountain dulcimer":
"Paula -- it can be done, as Robin suggests.  Probably better with a banjolele or other short-necked version than a full size instrument."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fair price for a 2003 McSpadden ":
"@staylor -- sounds like Santa was good to you.  If you have any questions. just ask.  We enjoy helping folks on their dulcimer journeys."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"I had the great honor and pleasure of doing a minor repair on one of Merv's personal instruments for him, a year or so before he passed away.  He was a great..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Rebec":
"Hobbyhorse -- your Lyre looks really nice, as do your othere builds.  I build a few lyres myself.  My favorite small lyre is the Cologne pattern from Michael..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"I recommend Liquid Skin or NuSkin.  Burns like anything at first but protects cut fingers reaaaally well and helps them heal faster."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "":
"Times like this, I'm glad to be a Luddite.  I have  a perfectly good flip phone to  make calls with (and that's all);  a superior digital camera to take..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Holiday Music Recommendations":
"My all time favorite Christmas album is the Chieftains Bells of Dublin.  It has those old English carols that John Henry loves too, plus others.My favorite..."

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 5 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 6 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 8 months ago - Comments: 10
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New Body


Here's a new body I made for a student's cardboard dulcimer.  Butternut...
@Ken Hulme 2 years ago - Comments: 7
Ken Hulme

Mercer Museum Zither Replica


So... awhile back I was looking at pix of 'transitional' dulcimers' on...
@Ken Hulme 2 years ago - Comments: 49
Ken Hulme

Home-Made Peg Shaper


I have only built a couple instruments with wooden pegs because...
@Ken Hulme 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Ken Hulme

Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering


You've read about our adventures in the posts here called Hindman in...
@Ken Hulme 2 years ago - Comments: 14
Ken Hulme

Hindman in Exile Gathering


  We were NOT about to let the cancellation of the Hindman...
@Ken Hulme 2 years ago - 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 3 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 4 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 5 years ago - Comments: 22
Ken Hulme

Size of Music Wire?


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

Sherrie's Broken Dulcimer


On the Care & Maintenance Wall, Sherrie H wrote: I purchased a...
@Ken Hulme 5 years ago - Comments: 17
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Tribute Album Announcement


Got this from the Compass Records website. To be released in...
@Ken Hulme 6 years ago - Comments: 7
Ken Hulme

Effects of Fretboard Arches


Anyone interested in the effects of various kinds and sizes of arches...
@Ken Hulme 7 years ago - Comments: 1
Ken Hulme

Beginner Instrument?


by Roger Goode Hi all.. I am starting the methodical process of...
@Ken Hulme 7 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 7 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 9 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 9 years ago - Comments: 31
Ken Hulme

Get Noterized! (article)


For those who might be interested I've posted my Noter & Drone...
@Ken Hulme 9 years ago - Comments: 0

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Old Joe Clark

Old Joe Clark


@Ken Hulme
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Lay the Bent To The Bonnie Broom

Lay the Bent To The Bonnie Broom


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

Fretted Zither Sample --...


@Ken Hulme
2 years ago - Comments: 3

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Hindman Exiles Playing Together

Hindman Exiles Playing Together


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2 years ago - Comments: 11
RosintheBeau

RosintheBeau


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9 years ago - Comments: 12
BanksoftheBann

BanksoftheBann


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9 years ago - Comments: 12

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Berea 2020 Traditional Gathering...

Posted: Thursday January 16 2020, 4:44 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Rebec

Posted: Saturday December 21 2019, 12:31 PM
By: @Hobbyhorse

Thanksgiving Menu

Posted: Thursday November 28 2019, 4:25 PM
By: @John C. Knopf

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

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

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.