Kevin Keating

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Location: Holland Patent, NY
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Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Tuning VS Keys, Clearing the air:
"Good explanation.  Coming from guitar & other chromatically fretted instruments, I hadn't thought that the nut was NOT the start of the scale.  But I'd..."
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"These are my girls, Dolly n Teala.  I call Teala my therapy dog.  :)"
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Cindy Lauper & 80's Music:
"Well I worked out a cool version of Springsteen's "Growin' Up" from his first album."
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Jennifer Wren:
"Nice!  I see a bow and a hammer in the pic.  Do you use either of these when you play?  I occasionally use a hammer."
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on homemade capo #2:
"Thanks Ken.  It works ok and all, but I do have to be careful that I don't drop it on the instrument or over clamp it.  It'll work for now till I buy a..."
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on The Early American Songbook:
"I picked this book up a few years ago in a used book store.  Great collection of old songs.  Thought I'd post it for the pic of the old dulcimer on the..."
Kevin Keating
 
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"My Glenn is a 1968 that didn't cost me a dime.  However, in hindsight, I would have gladly paid $300 for it.  Worth every penny and more."
Kevin Keating
 
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on "can-jo":
"I guess you could call it a homemade one string strum-stick?"
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Tuning Peg Choices:
"Wittner also makes a planetary peg much like Knilling's Perfection Pegs.  I believe both Whitner & Knilling are available with actual wooden knobs.  I..."
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on homemade capo #2:
"Homemade capo #2.  Started with a small C-clamp.  Welded a 1/4 in. bolt in between the legs and covered the bolt with plastic air brake line.  Glued cork..."
Kevin Keating
 
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Liked @dan-evans's photos:
dulcimers on the patio bench
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 2 months ago • comments: 1
"can-jo"
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Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 2 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on @kevin-keating:
"Not sure if this qualifies as a mtn dulcimer, but here's an instrument of innovative hillbilly engineering I picked up this weekend.  The guy who makes these..."
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Possum board question: pros and cons":
"I added strap buttons to the possum board.  Not for a strap but to use rubber bands to hold the instrument onto the board as it was rocking and sliding a..."
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Civil War era music:
"Does anyone here participate in Civil War re-enactments?  Playing music in the encampments, historical presentations, etc?  if not, you gotta try it!"
Kevin Keating
 
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 3 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on NorthEastern U.S. dulcimer players:
"I'm in central NY, Mohawk Valley north of Utica.  Anyone else here?"
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 3 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper cover:
"Love this song.  I play it a lot on my dulcimer.  Cyndi plays dulcimer herself quite a bit on tour."
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How and if to add a 1 1/2 fret":
"Mountain dulcimer for me is my newest instrument.  Until then I played chromatic fretted instruments, guitar, banjo, mandolin, etc.  So my first thought when..."
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 3 months ago
@kevin-keating is now following @jessica-comeau
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What are you reading right now?":
"I tend to read and re-read books I like. ACD's Sherlock Holmes stories are always a "go to" for me, along with other classics like Poe and Lovecraft and..."
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 3 months ago • comments: 46
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"fitzcassidy: I just read about what constitutes a beginner? My first time ever playing an instrument, retired, love listening to dulcimer music, and just..."
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Prichard #25:
"Kevin Messenger:  Kevin, yes they are nice. I use them when requested, but, dont tell me you are going to put them on the Glenn fulcimer. That would be a..."
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 3 months ago • comments: 12
Liked @kevin-messenger's photos:
Prichard #25
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Prichard #25:
"I changed the pegs on both of my fiddles to Knilling Planetary Perfection pegs.  They are awesome!  Once you switch, you'll never go back to friction pegs...."
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Possum board question: pros and cons":
"Thank you Ken.  The cradles that hold the dulcimer aren't exactly perfect so the instrument wobbles just a little when I play making a clunking noise.  The..."
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Possum board question: pros and cons":
"I made a possum board using the lid of an old wooden violin case.  I cut and attached a couple pieces of wood to the ends to support the dulcimer and used..."
Kevin Keating
 
Kevin Keating
 
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Homemade Capo":
"Sorry so late w these pics of my capo."
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new Group discussion "Leonard Glenn dulcimers":
"Does anyone else here play a dulcimer made by Leonard Glenn of North Carolina?  The hand written label inside mine (pictured in my profile pic) says "Leonard..."
Mountain Dulcimer History
Kevin Keating
 
@kevin-keating • 3 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on @kevin-keating:
"I've been playing my dulcimer more and more lately.  More so since the recent passing of a musician friend of mine. He was a drummer/percussionist, not a..."

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Leonard Glenn dulcimers


Does anyone else here play a dulcimer made by Leonard Glenn of North...
@Kevin Keating 3 months ago - Comments: 0
Kevin Keating

Cindy Lauper & 80's Music


Cindy Lauper is not only an 80's icon, but she is still writing and...
@Kevin Keating 2 years ago - Comments: 10

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Homemade Capo

Posted: Thursday April 6 2017, 5:23 PM
By: @Kevin Keating

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Kevin Keating
04/16/17 07:23:10PM @kevin-keating:

Not sure if this qualifies as a mtn dulcimer, but here's an instrument of innovative hillbilly engineering I picked up this weekend.  The guy who makes these calls it a "can-jo".  The neck is fretted like a dulcimer with ONE string.  Staples for frets and an empty soup can for a body/soundbox.  20 bucks.  It came from a place in Canastota, NY called Yankee Doodles.  He makes mtn dulcimers as well.


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Kevin Keating
04/05/17 05:07:00PM @kevin-keating:

I've been playing my dulcimer more and more lately.  More so since the recent passing of a musician friend of mine. He was a drummer/percussionist, not a dulcimer player.  But he was quite taken by mine when I brought it to an open mic one night.  I played Barbara Allen, Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper), and a couple other songs.  He loved the sound and thought it'd be a great instrument to take camping.  I played those same songs at a tribute event for him.  Alcohol will getcha every time.  He was 38.

Anyway, it has pushed me back to it again.  Learning new songs, chord progressions.  I even made a possum board out of the lid from an old wooden violin case.  Music heals and goes on......


Kevin Keating
10/28/15 08:06:41PM @kevin-keating:

Sometimes I don't know which I love more, my fiddle or my dulcimer.  I play many of the same songs on both.


Kevin Keating
06/18/15 07:08:09PM @kevin-keating:

Yay, I made it!!!


John E. Wood
04/06/15 12:52:55PM @john-e-wood:

Hi Kevin and thanks for the friend request. Hope you enjoy your dulcimer journey as much as I have. Best wishes to you and yours.


Karen Keane
04/05/15 03:46:48PM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!
John Keane
04/05/15 08:09:12AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!


Ken Longfield
04/04/15 05:31:26PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Kevin. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Benjamin W Barr Jr
04/03/15 09:58:57PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Kevin, 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.

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Rob N Lackey
04/03/15 07:05:18PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Kevin, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Yes, this instrument is quite easy to fall in love with and there's a lot to learn about this "simple, folk instrument." Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob


John E. Wood
04/03/15 05:31:19PM @john-e-wood:

Welcome Kevin. Good to see you here on FOTMD. We look forward to your participation. Best wishes.

TMD


Cynthia Wigington
04/03/15 03:36:50PM @cynthia-wigington:

Welcome Kevin, you are sure in for a ride...I'm loving it too. Great site, great fun.


Jim Fawcett
04/03/15 03:10:31PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Kevin, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.