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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Here’s a great tune for St. Patrick’s Day! I was just so lucky to have...
@Kendra Ward one week ago - Comments: 0
Favorite Noter/Drone Tunes
Hello everyone. What are some of your all time favorite noter/drone...
@Kendra Ward 2 weeks ago - Comments: 3
Shoes and Stockings
Here’s a fun noter/drone version of Shoes and Stockings! Hope you...
@Kendra Ward 7 months ago - Comments: 0
Hey ya'll, I hope it is OK to put this here? I've posted 3 new videos on...
@Kendra Ward 13 years ago - Comments: 9
Tunes and their modes
I am compiling a list of traditional mountain dulcimer tunes by the mode...
@Kendra Ward 13 years ago - Comments: 23
Hello ya'll,This is too funny and too good not to pass it on here.I had...
@Kendra Ward 13 years ago - Comments: 44
Are noter players troublemakers?
Hello,I am beginning to wonder if being a noter player makes me...
@Kendra Ward 13 years ago - Comments: 213
More on the Anne Grimes book
The Anne Grimes book will soon be available, in mid-July, I believe. I...
@Kendra Ward 13 years ago - Comments: 11
Kendra, you are just posting comments on your own page here. It's kind of like talking to yourself. Instead, you need to go to your items that were commented on, and reply to the comments there.
I guess I don’t understand how things work...I supposedly have 23 comments on something’s I said but I can’t find the page or comments. It says page not found????
Hello all...I am going to post a video playing my grandmothers dulcimer which was made in 1892! The tune is called “Lillie’s Lullaby” which I wrote in her honor around 30 years ago...I will post the TAB for you to download as soon as I figure out how...lol...so you can play it too if you like the the tune...
Kendra I told Anne that you had asked about her and sent you regards, she said to tell you thank you very much.:)
Just saw the Evart concert schedule....didn't see your name or Bob's on it. Also, didn't see either of you as instructors. Will you NOT be making it to Evart this year :( ? Will you be at Midland?
Are you any relation to Tab Ward or Rick Ward from Watauga County, NC?
Good to have the 'genuine article' in our midst Kendra. Are there any CD's /Videos of you which illustrate your backup techniques ? Although I have spent lots of time in English pub sessions using my HD as a back up tool, not once have I used MD for the same !
Wish I lived a bit nearer to you all, I would love to sit in and LEARN, even at the ripe old age of 78 ,lol
My very best wishes
Hi Kendra! Forgive me for taking so long to respond! I'll take a look at Dan's chart and write it in another note!
Thank you so much for answering my questions and for the video link. That courting dulcimer looks and sounds wonderful. That use of 1-3-5 for back up sounds perfect - you must show us all that technique in a video sometime.
I hope that you get around to writing your book on your family's musical history someday
Thanks again - Robin
I've been watching your youtube clip of "Angeline the Baker" beautifully played on that lovely Galax dulcimer made by Bill Grueser and given to your father. You say in the video that your father showed Bill how to make dulcimers - is that Galax one of your family designs? And is there any chance that you could put up some photos of the instrument with a little about its history? It looks like a real "players" instrument.
Also, I see that you are usingall Asfor the tuning - Was that common in your family?
Finally, have you written any articles on your family's dulcimer playing history - I'd love to read about them.
Many thanks - Robin
Unichoi is November 16 thru 20.
If you go, maybe we can have a cup of coffee or tea and discuss noter playing.
Hey Kendra! I've picked up a couple of books on the psaltry for my husband. He has one by Folkcraft; it's set up a little different than most, I think. It's not all white keys on the right and black keys on the left. So most books don't work real well for it. Thanks for yor response!
I've got my fingers crossed that someday you'll put out recordings in which you play tunes on mountain dulcimer, tunes learned from your dad and grandmother.
Hi kendra - welcome. looking forward to seeing you play on the video clips!
Seems like we were a lot younger when we started on this journey. I think that the first time I saw you perform, was in Columbus at the old armory with your folks, for one of the music shindigs. I think you were 10-12 at the time. That makes me "real old". Have always enjoyed your music, and I'm grateful that you share the old styles of mountain dulcimer with us.
Kendra,Mark and I are enjoying the cd!!! We'd love to learn to play Hangman's Reel but I don't know whether I can keep all the parts straight-- I'm doing good to keep AA, BB straight.
Hi Kendra,I want to attend the Coshocton Dulcimer Days this year.Can you tell me when you might have a workshop schedule? All I can find on the site is the 2009 schedule.Bill
Thanks everyone for the welcome! We are going to be back at Unicoi again in Nov. That was a fun, fun festival!I hope to add some comments from time to time about the noter/drone style of playing. I have my grandma's dulcimer that was made in 1894 and my dad's first dulcimer he made in 1925 (plus about 20 or 30 others! whew! :-) Talk about collections, I collect it all!-just ask my husband. Everything in our house belongs to me . . . . hahahaha) But back on track, I truly believe in the noter/drone style. There is so much you can do with it that most folks just don't realize. It is what the dulcimer sounds like with the drone and slides, etc. I just love it!Thanks again everyone for the wonderful welcome and Strumelia, we are going to have to get together someday to play and talk about things!Kendra