Kenneth Woolley III


Location: Pa.
Country: United States

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Ben Barr Jr
02/04/22 06:21:36PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Kenneth, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.


Jim Fawcett
02/03/22 02:49:27PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Kenneth, welcome aboard. From one PA'er to another. Glad ya found us. I built my first dulcimer from a kit also.

Ken Longfield
02/03/22 02:19:40PM @ken-longfield:

Kenneth, no problem with the long post. You are correct about the 5_5. In standard music notation you would hold that note for twice the note value. Usually with the dulcimer I wind up strumming that note longer to account for the double note if that makes sense.

It was interesting to hear about your connection to Big Valley. I know quite a few Metzes in and around Belleville and Allensville.

My main interest in the mountain dulcimer these days is in the traditional noter style playing on a diatonic fret board; i.e., no 6 1/2 fret. I started a gathering at Berea College in Kentucky dedicated to the traditional mountain dulcimer. Perhaps you have seen the banner add for the festival on the home page here. 

There are quite a few dulcimer players in your area, but almost all of them play in the chord/melody style. The Pocono Dulcimer Club meets in Stroudsburg and one of its members, Norm Williams, lives in Breinigsville.

It is good to have you here and keep asking questions. I and others are glad to help.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Ken Longfield
02/02/22 09:22:05PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Kenneth Wooley III. It is good to have another Pennsylvanian aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions. Go ahead and start asking your questions. We are happy to answer as many as we can.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Richard Streib
02/02/22 08:18:31PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Kenneth Woolley III to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. Join in the discussions  and ask your questions. We are here to help each other.