Kusani

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Location: Sparta TN
Country: United States

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Kusani
 
@kusani • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thumb pick":
"I have tried a thumb pick, but prefer the tactile sensitivity of my thumb on the strings.  A callus has built up and somewhat protects the skin....not a..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tune You've Had The Most Fun Playing?":
""No Body Knows the Trouble I've Seen", but I have retitled it to: "No Body Knows the Trouble I'm In". "
Kusani
 
@kusani • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Strings":
"Also, some players/listeners really don't appreciate the 'squeal, buzz, twang' or whatever some call it on the heaver strings and those (.022" - .024")..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hollows in a dulcimer top and fretboard?":
"I simply use several passes with the table saw to hollow the fretboard.  It may not make an appreciable difference in the sound, but it also lightens the..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Inexpensive Fretboard Miterbox":
"Photo 6: Ok, this is very close, for detail.  First, the 7mm brass tubing is from when I turn pens/pencils. I found a drill bit that fit perfectly in the..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Inexpensive Fretboard Miterbox":
" Photos 1 & 2. Here is the info on the aluminum stock I used, with the exception of the small piece of channel which I believe is 3/4" x 1/2"  (Will..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Inexpensive Fretboard Miterbox":
"Norm.  Tomorrow I will post some detailed photos as well as more specifics on how I made the 'indexer' and 'indexing pin'. It may be evening before I get it..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Inexpensive Fretboard Miterbox":
"It was a fun project, and saved quite a few $$$ from a commercial one. :)  Good luck with yours.  "
Kusani
 
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Inexpensive Fretboard Miterbox":
"Purchased a $12 miter box, Stanley, and some aluminum bar stock from Lowes and made a miter box for cutting fret slots as well as slots for nut and bridge...."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Finger patterns for playing chords - beginner question":
"Lwlittle, responding as a 'true beginner' here, with very little musical ability, I don't have the the 'ear' for music that some do.  I wish I did. I am a..."
Kusani
 
@kusani • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Single or Double Melody Strings?":
"Thank you for all the responses.  Based on what has been said so far, I am going to build for 4 strings (double melody) option, but will be stringing for 3;..."

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Noah Aikens
12/01/16 12:37:56PM @noah-aikens:

 Hey I didn't know you lived in sparta! I was wondering, have you tried to see if the dulcimer club in cookeville is still active? There's a number on everything dulcimer, but because they meet (according to the website)when I'm busy, I haven't really bothered to call. Or is there a group in sparta that meets?


Dan
06/16/16 01:23:52PM @dan:

Hi Kusani, in your description you mention a John Maddux dulcimer. Is this the one you use as your avatar? The avatar looks like a Maxwell!

 

DAN


John Keane
01/17/16 08:40:35AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!


marg
01/10/16 07:34:56PM @marg:

 Hi,

Thanks for sharing your noter, nice. You are off to a good start, lots of great members here also looking to share.

marg.


Jim Fawcett
01/08/16 03:00:34PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Kusani, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Kusani
01/07/16 10:56:51PM @kusani:

Thanks. :)

 


Ken Longfield
01/07/16 10:19:40PM @ken-longfield:

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

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Kusani
01/07/16 10:21:47AM @kusani:

Thank all of you for the welcome.  I am in the process of learning to strum, note, and care for my dulcimer.  The wooden pegs need some adjustments and chalking, and it appears my nut will have to be moved a bit to keep the instrument in tune as I move up the scale.  The instrument was made in 1976 and bought that year by my mother who never played it. I am also learning, again, how to read music.  My last experience, other than church, was playing a trombone in high school (no comparison) :) 

 


Karen Keane
01/07/16 06:47:03AM @karen-keane:

Hello and welcome to the site.  This is a great place to listen to music and share ideas.  I hope you enjoy.


Rob N Lackey
01/06/16 10:27:47PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Kusani, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here

Rob

 


Benjamin W Barr Jr
01/06/16 10:26:59PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Kusani, 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.

Ben