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 • 6 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Added some half frets....now what?":
"When asked about dulcimer with “extra frets, Jean Ritchie replied “In a strict sense it has a different finger board, it’s not quite a dulcimer anymore.”"
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ed Thomas replica by John Knopf":
"I've owned one of John's Ed Thomas replicas (painted poplar) for a number of years, and agree wholeheartedly with everything you've written.  John is a joy..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Size of Soundbox and Loudness":
"Steve, welcome!   We look forward to insights from everyone.  As you mention, the dulcimer creates its sound differently than the guitar.  Changing out a..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 5 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on fret wire crown height and width:
"John's idea is the first thing I would experiment with. Is the string height of your current dulcimer down at least to the Nickel & Dime level?  If not..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Size of Soundbox and Loudness":
"Nate -- Dan is referring to the more or less traditional Galax shape and construction -- a deep-bodied elliptical (not teardrop) shaped body with a double..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Irene;  so sorry to hear Tomasi has gone ahead.  Aloha 'oe Tomas!"
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Size of Soundbox and Loudness":
"The general rule of thumb for loudness and 'baritone-ness' is that the larger the volume of the soundbox (not just width or length, but volume), the louder..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"<crawling back under my rock now... see you when Covid is a memory...>"
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Dusty -- back then -- 10 years ago -- I was saying I'd been playing 30 years.  Now, 10 years later, I'm saying 40 years... 2020 -1975 = 45 years..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Speed issues with Ariane's Shenandoah Summer Project.  I've spent 40 years playing to the rhythm of the words, and I decided to get involved with her group..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "FOTMD Chat Room!":
"MaryB -- not sure what your question has to do with the Chat Room, but there isn't even an Undergraduate program for Mountain Dulcimer in regular colleges,..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 30
Posted a new Comment on more DAd than DAA instruction available?:
"Actually, I posted Merv's article from my files down near the bottom of this discussion..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 2 weeks ago • comments: 30
Posted a new Comment on more DAd than DAA instruction available?:
"Eric --  Video tuition material??? Didn't mention that before!! Now you're getting picky! Overall, until very recently there hasn't been much, if..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 30
Posted a new Comment on more DAd than DAA instruction available?:
"Strumelia has a good point.  Make your decision based on what sound appeals to you most. The sound of, say, Don Pedi or our own Bobby Ratliff, Kendra Ward,..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "To chord or not to chord":
"Simply put, you "determine(s) whether you choose to chord or not".  This is a major factor in creating your own personal style of play.  Just as choosing..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Getting back into my Dulcimer":
"I find that the best thing to do is establish a set time to sit and play.  Especially once you retire and all sorts of "windows" open up to claim the time..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 30
Posted a new Comment on more DAd than DAA instruction available?:
"Dusty -- have you read Merv Rowley's essay on Chord-Melody in DAA?  He postulates more chord-availability in DAA, not less.I agree there are intermediate and..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Banjammer / banjimmer types":
"No sense in keeping something you're not happy with.  IIWM, I'd talk to Mike and see what I can do for a trade-in.  "
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 30
Posted a new Comment on more DAd than DAA instruction available?:
"Banjospray -- that video shows Chord Melody style playing in DAA/1-5-5 tuning.  It doesn't matter that he usually leaves one string unfretted, he's still..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tab for Slan Le Maigh?":
"Nice.  Reminds me a bit of Carrickfergus.  Sorry I can't help with the tab tho."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Need Help Identifying a Dulcimer":
"Yep mahogany; perhaps ply which was common, or a mix of ply and plank.  J. Titus, builder.  Sort of "in the style" of Hughes Co. dulcimers out of Denver back..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Use of thumb on low 'd' string":
"I'm not a Chord-Melody player.  But the first rule of playing dulcimer (having done it for 40+ years) is this:  There Is NO right way, or wrong way to play..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • 3 weeks ago • comments: 30
Posted a new Comment on DAA:
"Don't 'bemoan' anything!  And don't "tune up" if you're most comfortable with DAA!  Ever since the second post-revivial dulcimer festival in the 70s, most..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Has anyone made a Scheitholt?:
"Yew and Spruce are the two woods mentioned in the museum descriptions of scheitholtz.   IMHO Cherry would be a good choice if you don't have access to thin..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Has anyone made a Scheitholt?:
"There you go Papageno.  Dimensions for not one, but two real scheitholtz; one with a 26" VSL the other with a 21" VSL.  Both around 2" wide.  Just make a..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Has anyone made a Scheitholt?:
"Just to show how good Dan's scheitholt is, here's instrument #412 from the Leipzig Museum which  I mentioned below.  Overall length 25", Body 21.25" long,..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Has anyone made a Scheitholt?:
"Really nice Dan!  Great work, as always.   That is, hands-down, the best American-made scheitholt replica I've seen!!  What are the specs on the box for..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Has anyone made a Scheitholt?:
"The Pennsylvania zitters or zithers are not the same as an Austrian scheitholt --  the heads and tails are different. The Praetorious sketch is rather..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Has anyone made a Scheitholt?:
"Several of us have made replicas of originals and made repairs to original Pennsylvania instruments mis-called "scheitholtz"  All such instruments truly..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Doodling up a smaller version of my Burnsville Holly Leaf dulcimer.  This one will be only 5" wide and 30" overall, with a 25" VSL"
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Changing setup from left to right handed":
"Yeah... unless you've made nuts/bridges from scratch, this is not a good time to start learning     MMD can probably just send you a couple Of blanks with..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Changing setup from left to right handed":
"Basically you just change the nut and bridge to ones designed for right-handed stringing.  Simpler to change them than muck about filing slots..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 124
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"You can always send Mark a note via one of the Facebook pages that he frequents, and ask what tuning he would use sans capo.."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Tunings ....:
"Modes are scales -- on one string only (the melody string), on fretboards which do not have (or ignore) the non-diatonic 6+ fret .  Each Mode/scale has..."
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Carved headstock and end piece.Maker?":
"Not a clue of maker.  Nice workmanship.  Interesting design take on the modern, not traditional dulcimer design.  Not having a 6+ fret doesn't make it an..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Ken Hulme

Another "Not A Dulcimer" Build


In collaboration with a Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland  professor of...
@Ken Hulme 4 months ago - Comments: 6
Ken Hulme

Unison and Bagpipe Tunings


You may find these two tunings more useful for your "no 6+ fret"...
@Ken Hulme 11 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 last year - Comments: 9
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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: 49
Ken Hulme

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
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

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: 17
Ken Hulme

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
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Recycled Dresser Drawer


Here's a "scrap" dulcimer I built when I lived on Kwajalein Atoll from...
@Ken Hulme 9 years ago - Comments: 3

Latest Audio

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Old Joe Clark

Old Joe Clark


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11 months ago - Comments: 3
Lay the Bent To The Bonnie Broom

Lay the Bent To The Bonnie Broom


@Ken Hulme
11 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


@Ken Hulme
2 years ago - Comments: 11
RosintheBeau

RosintheBeau


@Ken Hulme
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 Traditional Dulcimer Gathering...

Posted: Saturday April 11 2020, 9:31 PM
By: @IRENE

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

Hughes Mountain Dulcimers

Posted: Tuesday May 29 2012, 7:49 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.