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 • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ruggs & Jackel Pre Folkcraft":
"Yes that is a legit Folk Roots label. Rugg & Jackel made Darn Fine dulcimers!     As Dusty says, Capritaurus and Folk Roots were two different critters..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Action is too low":
"Don:  as long as you're not getting any buzzing the action isn't too low and you don't have to worry.  But if you change strings and then get some buzzing it..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 5 days ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Do I need that fourth string?:
"Doubled melody strings was never a *traditional* or *drone style* string setup. True it was started back in the 60s -- during the Revival -- by melody and..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Action is too low":
"If you are getting together with the builder, DO NOT DO ANYTHING until he checks it over.  If you live that close to the builder, don't be doing things..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 5 days ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"Why the difference?  It's all in how the companies cut their frets.  If you use a gang saw which cuts all the frets at once, it's a *real* fiddley job to set..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Action is too low":
"You've got the nickel & dime idea WRONG.  The strings should just touch a dime setting next to the first fret. They should also just touch a nickel..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"Dinner for four instead of twelve or more this year. I made red-cooked turkey breast, walnut-lentil loaf for vegetarian Lady Sally, dressing, fresh cranberry..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New McSpadden Flatwater Dulcimers":
"Looks good.  I don't think there has been a production trapezoid-shape ever, except for the cardboard dulcimers; they've always been one-offs by individual..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"I prefer a minimum 3/4" height fretboard, 1" is better.   I play finger-on-top style noter.  These days I build 1" high FBs mostly"
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New McSpadden Flatwater Dulcimers":
"At $265 it's not a version of a $75 cardboard dulcimer!  Call it an Entry Level instrument.  Good to see though that they're being more frugal  -- using not..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Curved back dulcimers":
"There are two curved backs of course which can be utilized separately or together.  Curve from fore to aft; and curve from side to side.  Each by itself is..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes":
"I like your flute case.  Great use of PVC.  I'll have to make a couple of those for some of my handmade bamboo Mirliton flutes."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "No wonder everyone has more than one.":
"Let's see... 7 dulcemores and 1 dulcimer; in two different keys and four tunings."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How to re-glue a bridge":
"That other Ken has given you the straight dope.   The "intonation"  as you call it is set by the distance from the inside edge of the nut to the face of..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden v. Folkcraft?":
"LisavB -- for the record, most of us who build instruments get as excited as you are when we string up a new build and bring it to life for the very first..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on Where the fingerboard meets the soundboard:
"Sound volume comparisons of bridge placement are only valid if the area of the soundholes relative to the cubic volume of the body are mathematically..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bridge and Nut fix question":
"No real excuse for a high action on a mountain dulcimer.  Slides and tremelos are easier to do with a properly set action."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"Only place you're going to hear that is at a festival like the Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering, where folks will have dulcimers built to various..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bridge and Nut fix question":
"No difference in tone."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bridge and Nut fix question":
"V notches are much more "acceptable" as string notches!    The string, regardless of gauge, will settle into the bottom of the V and not move back and forth...."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bridge and Nut fix question":
"Can't really tell what we're seeing here.  There appear to be a V notch and a couple round bottom slots, but what's the old and what's the new and where's..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Newbie!:
"Hi Vera!    Welcome to the wonderful world of dulcimers!    A good place to start is at the top of this Beginner section.  You'll see an article you can..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 39
Posted a new Comment on Modern Noter Drone Dulcimers:
"As Banjostray sez, check out The Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore group.  We are a collection of traditional dulcemore builders, players and aficionados..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on My first dulcimer:
"Welcome to the wonderful world of dulcimers.  When you have questions, we're here to help.  Here's a link to an essay/booklet I wrote years ago especially..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Where do I add the Strap Buttons on a OLD McSpadden.":
"Usually under the flathead near the bottom and the same low-location on the tail block."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "It Came today.":
"Congrats on your new friend.  FWIW, who signs a McSpadden dulcimer has nothing to do with who built it.  Maybe back in the 60s when Lynn was just getting..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Dimensions ":
"One person's "jumbo" is another person's average.  Did you actually compare the listed dimensions to the instrument you already have in hand to see how..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "About Picks.":
"Picks are very subjective and very personal to each player, that's for sure.  I make wood and bamboo 'strummer' picks, and have picks made from ivory-nut..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden v. Folkcraft?":
"@LisavB -- wood types are strictly subjective.  There are over a hundred variables that can affect the sound of a dulcimer, and wood choice is pretty far..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Questions about the bridge":
"Looks like some form of Delrin plastic -- essentially the same thing they use today.  Doesn't look like bone."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to " Can you tell me about a Ron Gibson Barbara Ellen 3 String":
"Ron Gibson makes very fine instruments.  I've played several but don't own one.  The Barbara Allen tm model is Ron's nod to a traditional teardrop shaped..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Homemade Noter:
"Dunk the noter in water and start with 400 grit sandpaper.  I usually do this stage with the 400 grit on my electric palm sander.   Use up a whole piece of..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Strings":
"Lisa is correct, of course the actual tuning is DF#A, not DFA.  And the F# is higher than the bass string and lower than the Melody string.  I use the..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Strings":
"What are you currently tuned to??   DAd?  That .024 is a bit heavy -- .019 to .022 is more common.  An ideal string set for DFA (1-3-5) would be..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Easy instructions on changing strings on a flathead dulcimer:
"If you go to the link below, you can download a PDF copy of a brochure/article that I wrote for beginners a number of years ago called I Just Got A..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Ken Hulme

Sawn-Frame Dulcemore


Somewhere here awhile back, we had a discussion about making dulcimers...
@Ken Hulme 2 months ago - Comments: 1
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Another "Not A Dulcimer" Build


In collaboration with a Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland  professor of...
@Ken Hulme 9 months ago - Comments: 6
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Unison and Bagpipe Tunings


You may find these two tunings more useful for your "no 6+ fret"...
@Ken Hulme last year - Comments: 5
Ken Hulme

NC Holly Leaf Pattern circa 1860s


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

Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering!! 2019


A great time was had by all at the first annual Berea Traditional...
@Ken Hulme last year - Comments: 10
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Hindman in Exile Gathering


  We were NOT about to let the cancellation of the Hindman Homecoming...
@Ken Hulme 2 years ago - Comments: 7
Ken Hulme

Get Noterized! (article)


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

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: 48
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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
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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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Home-Made Peg Shaper


I have only built a couple instruments with wooden pegs because...
@Ken Hulme 2 years ago - Comments: 4
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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 3 years ago - Comments: 2
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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: 8
Ken Hulme

Tribute Album Announcement


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

Effects of Fretboard Arches


Anyone interested in the effects of various kinds and sizes of arches...
@Ken Hulme 7 years ago - Comments: 0
Ken Hulme

Beginner Instrument?


by Roger Goode Hi all.. I am starting the methodical process of...
@Ken Hulme 7 years ago - Comments: 5
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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 7 years ago - Comments: 11

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Old Joe Clark

Old Joe Clark


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Lay the Bent To The Bonnie Broom
Fretted Zither Sample -- Amazing Grace

Fretted Zither Sample --...


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2 years ago - Comments: 3

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Hindman Exiles Playing Together

Hindman Exiles Playing Together


@Ken Hulme
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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Hughes Mountain Dulcimers

Posted: Monday July 27 2020, 10:38 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

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

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

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

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

He's baaaackkk!

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

Howie Mitchell Dulcimer Building Book and...

Posted: Friday April 13 2012, 1:52 PM
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.