Kusani

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Location: Sparta TN
Country: United States

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Kusani
@kusani • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Dusty, we are in the same situation. We had our first 'in house' company' last night.  All had their shots and we had a great time.  It is good being able to..."
Kusani
@kusani • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "This Tennessee Music Box is headed for Colorado":
"Being from Tennessee I, also, just had to made a Tennessee Music Box.    It was a fun project and have been asked to demo it on a few occasions.  "
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"My wife lost one of her brothers last week due to complications caused by Covid.  Please use all recommended precautions and be safe!  Unfortunately we..."
Kusani
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"My wife and I had minimal reactions; some what of a sore arm for a day and a bit of fatigue for a couple of days. Other than that all went well. Hopefully..."
Kusani
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Thank you Ken, I just wish I had thought of the other variable you brought up re the internal volume.  However even if I had, I don't have the math skills to..."
Kusani
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Well, my experiment on body shape affecting sound went awry do to me forgetting one important variable.  However, I did end up with a couple decent..."
Kusani
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Kusani: It is a vicious disease as all of you know.  We are doing alright; many have suffered more than us. We just ask everyone follow the recommended..."
Kusani
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Last March my wife's youngest brother was the first Covid patient admitted to Vanderbilt hospital in Tn. and put on a ventilator; he survived and is doing..."
Kusani
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Opps, Ken you are exactly correct!  Oh well, it's been fun building them; especially since we were not able to go Florida this month."
Kusani
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"I'm close to finishing an 'experiment'; building two identical dulcimers with the exception of the shape of the body.  They are even out of the same board...."

Latest Group Discussions

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Kusani

Unique Noters? Please share yours.....


I am a beginner; in my first week of ever playing a dulcimer or any...
@Kusani 5 years ago - Comments: 59
Kusani

Advice please, re no 6 1/2 fret


When you are learning to play, 'noter/droner' style, how do you...
@Kusani 5 years ago - Comments: 11
Kusani

Tuning Mystery


4 string dulcimer, 27" vsl, melody strings 1 & 2 .012; string 3...
@Kusani 4 years ago - Comments: 9
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Tennessee Music Box aka Dulcimer - work in progress - DONE.


After reading a research study done at Vanderbilt University Music...
@Kusani 5 years ago - Comments: 29
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My Second Dulcimer (Burly Maple)


I knew working with burly maple was going to be a challenge and it...
@Kusani 5 years ago - Comments: 20
Kusani

My First Dulcimer Project


Ok Folks, this will be interesting, and slow as I really plan on...
@Kusani 5 years ago - Comments: 93
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Latest Build


Commissioned piece going to Virginia. Walnut sides and bottom with...
@Kusani 3 years ago - Comments: 4
Kusani

Inexpensive Fretboard Miterbox


Purchased a $12 miter box, Stanley, and some aluminum bar stock from...
@Kusani 4 years ago - Comments: 11
Kusani

Hollows in a dulcimer top and fretboard?


I am considering building a dulcimer; I do have some woodworking skills....
@Kusani 5 years ago - Comments: 20
Kusani

Hickory Haven Dulcimers - So, a Hickory Build


  Our residence, located in the country, is called Hickory Haven. A...
@Kusani 3 years ago - Comments: 6
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Fret Press


Some of you asked about my using a press I have for assembling turned...
@Kusani 4 years ago - Comments: 3
Kusani

First Cedar Build


I have used cedar before for the soundboard, but this is the first...
@Kusani 3 years ago - Comments: 1
Kusani

Build #9


My first voyage away from the more traditional style, maple/walnut, 6...
@Kusani 4 years ago - Comments: 6
Kusani

Bass Dulcimer Strings???


What would be the result of putting bass dulcimer strings on a standard...
@Kusani 5 years ago - Comments: 8
Kusani

Asking for help from the 'experts' again....


I have purchased a couple of sound hole medallions from Folkcraft for a...
@Kusani 5 years ago - Comments: 18
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Aromatic Cedar Dulcimer


Recently finished this aromatic cedar dulcimer.  African Blackwood was...
@Kusani 3 years ago - Comments: 5

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Kumbaya


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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