Lexie R Oakley

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Location: Geraldine, MT
Country: US

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Joyoussinger hugssandi Cat Brown stessler Black Dog Bess Gerald Blondie Salt Springs RavenMadd Garcia Doug Berch marg Stewart McCormick Terry Wilson sleepingangel Patricia Delich dronestyles Gail Webber Will Cindy Stammich Judy Robinson Bucko Futreal Cynthia Wigington Sheryl St. Clare Tom McDonald Colleen Hailey Rick Probst Robert Worth Cheryl Johnson Tumbleweed Jack Ferguson Paul Killian Jan Craig Ken Longfield jeffrey charles foster Noah Aikens Steve Battarbee John Shaw Lynn austin Jerry Posner Charles Thomas Karen Keane Brian Beach Virginia Hogfiddler Gary Major Linda Jo brockinton Benjamin W Barr Jr Rick Kennedy Helen Seiler Cindi Zechman Oliver Ogden

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Playlists: 11
youtube videos: 1
images: 28

I am new to music and the mountain dulcimer is my first instrument to learn to play.

I am fortunate to be on this site and meet up with the fabulous folks who are all very willing to share their knowledge of playing the MD. I fell in love with the sound of the MD and love playing noter/drone style. I also enjoy the history of the mountain dulcimer and learning about the early builders.

Early on I decided to choose 2 luthiers from our site to build my mountain dulcimers, I feel fortunate to have been able to buy my 2 "Dream Dulcimers", sense these instruments are barely known in the area where I live.

I am enjoying my "Dulci-Journey" and wish you all Happy Strumming!wasntme

 

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Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 5 days ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Bridget Cruise 3rd Air:
"Thank you Gail! Oh what a soothing tune, I love watching your graceful fingers glide over the strings. Smiley sang really pretty to your song too."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 weeks ago
@lexie-r-oakley is now following @joyoussinger
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Thanks Jan, Yes part of my family were the first settlers of a town in MT and both sides are in a book about it. I have lots of family history cause of..."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on New Music in its Infancy - an untitled demo:
"That is just beautiful, I really like this melody on it's own. Although it sounds like you have more plans for it, look forward to hearing it's development."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on This Is My Father's World:
"Very Beautiful! I love hearing you play thank you."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Auld Lang Syne:
"Very nice Marge, I like the sound of your dulcimer."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Cold Frosty Morn:
"Lovely Gail, I am happy to hear your Probst. Boy we are -37 with the wind chill. It has been zero and below the whole holiday, but warming up tomorrow 20's..."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Richard Streib: Lexie, glad you were able to see your mother. Cherish every moment you have. Blessings for the new year to you. Thanks Richard, I have..."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Come Thou Long Expected Jesus:
"This is very pretty Noah, thank you!"
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 weeks ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Auld Lang Syne:
"Love Your shirt Dusty!  Beautiful playing, thank you!"
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Montana has been in a freeze out on the prairie below zero, yesterday -11 last night -40 and my sweet friend came to help me shovel, well she showed up and..."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on What Child Is This:
"Beautiful Janene, I love hearing your voice and your dulcimer is a treasure. Hope you had a joyful Christmas and best wishes for the New Year."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 4 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth:
"Lovely duet, Merry Christmas to you both. Thank you for the gift."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 4 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Hark the Herals Angels Sing:
"You are a gift Mark, Merry Christmas!"
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 4 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Le Menuet de la Chaine from Wandembrile manuscript 1778:
"Very Beautiful, thank you!"
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on The 9 Days of Christmas (12 is too many):
"I agree 12 days is too much! Very nice thank you for sharing."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • one month ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Coventry Carol:
"Lovely Bob, I enjoy your playing oh so much."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • one month ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Il Est Ne:
"Thank you Mark, beautiful song, I love that you play songs from around the world to peak my interest."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • one month ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on A Christmas Medley:
"Cindy so happy that you got to spend time playing music with your family!  Thank you for sharing these sweet songs with us, just warmed my heart. Wishing..."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • one month ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Sussex Carol:
"Steve this tune shines with joy thank you for sharing with us. You played it beautifully! One of my favorite Christmas tunes."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new Playlist:
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Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimerclub Ludwigsburg Germany:
"Very Beautiful, I enjoy hearing you all play so very much!  "
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Farewell To The Creeks:
"Very beautiful dulcimer it sings very sweet! Really enjoyed this tune."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Thanksgiving Song. Feast well!:
"Thanks for the fun song Bob! Enjoy your family today."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Tune 93:
"Randy your fretless playing is fabulous, really neat tune!"
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Build a Dulcimer - In an hour from scratch":
"Robin, seems you had a good hour of creativity, the music box sounds good and how's the shed coming?"
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Rocky Mountain Goat:
"Spectacular song Mark! I love the name of the song and could imagine watching the goats and Big Horn Sheep up on the mountain side, there are great places..."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Lisa, you know how years ago we could remember all the important numbers and addresses, now with all our instant gadgets for me it is difficult to remember..."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new Playlist:
robin Clark
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer Gathering Germany 2017:
"Great Group, love hearing you play together!"
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"My Girly (age 10) is learning to play alto saxophone in school and is doing really well. She loves music, she reads music and also plays by ear. Today was..."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on POLL: How long ago did you start playing dulcimer?:
"This is amazing and very interesting Lisa, thanks for the poll. It is fun reading of everybody's experience with this wonderful instrument."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Do you have a way to stand up and play?:
"I have a narrow long table that my friend made me out of an old cabin wood which is a perfect size for standing to play any of my dulcimers. I do like the..."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 25
Posted a new Comment on In an English Country Garden:
"Lovely playing Mary! Happy to hear your blister is cleared up and you are more comfortable."
Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Trip to Durrow and Boy in the Gap (Irish reels):
"Mark love watching you play, Exceptional and really enjoyable."

Latest Group Discussions

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Lexie R Oakley

Donald Graves show trimming & using a feather as a pectrum


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlrTdcLWPr8 Folks I see people using a...
@Lexie R Oakley 3 years ago - Comments: 8
Lexie R Oakley

My first Video; Sugar Hill, tuned CCgg


Please go to my google file and watch: advise, suggestions are most...
@Lexie R Oakley 3 years ago - Comments: 9
Lexie R Oakley

Design or Sound


Calling All Luthier's and MD Players of many different dulcimers;...
@Lexie R Oakley 3 years ago - Comments: 15

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Latest Videos

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@Lexie R Oakley
3 years ago - Comments: 26

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Native American Flutes

Posted: Saturday April 15 2017, 1:26 PM
By: @Susie

Let's talk about "Floating Bridges"

Posted: Saturday January 14 2017, 2:02 PM
By: @marg

Remember Our Friend Oliver Ogden.

Posted: Wednesday December 7 2016, 7:32 PM
By: @Strumelia

Mountain Dulcimer Cd's you like to listen...

Posted: Saturday May 9 2015, 1:45 PM
By: @Doug Smith2

Comments

Strumelia
11/04/17 04:20:19PM @strumelia:

Oh my gosh Lexie, you've logged in successfully and are back!!   Yaaaaayyy!!!  pimento


Strumelia
09/05/17 04:05:09PM @strumelia:

Hi Lexie- I sent you an email about account settings... howdy


Helen Seiler
04/25/17 06:34:30PM @helen-seiler:

G'day Lexie.. thanks so much for watching my video and your kind words. Hope you are staying musical.


Cindy Stammich
03/25/17 10:33:24PM @cindy-stammich:

Lexie - Alysha looks SOOO happy!  She is growing up so fast! 

Horses are wonderful - another of my loves for sure! 


Christine Shoemaker
01/24/17 10:00:55AM @christine-shoemaker:

I am so relieved to hear that you're okay, Lexie...whew!  Thank goodness for your farmer's snowsuit and Smiley.  I'm very happy that he liked his video!!!  I was hoping that watching Bea play would get his attention...sounds like it worked.  Yay!  Funny that Toffee wouldn't play with Bea and me but then decided she wanted her toys just as I started talking to Smiley.  I couldn't help but to laugh!  Hey, thank you so much for subscribing to my YouTube channel!  That is so kind of you and very much appreciated!  HUG  A couple more subscribers and I can get my own URL with them, which will make things much easier for me.  Again, yay!  Anyway...snowsuit or not, please be careful out there, okay?  Thank you!  

Thank you Strumelia and Benjamin!!!  grphug(I didn't know anyone else could see that. Lol!)     


Strumelia
01/22/17 10:06:05PM @strumelia:

Oh my....that is so awesome!  Awesomeness from Smiley, Lexie, Christine, and Beatrix!   toivo   inlove


Benjamin W Barr Jr
01/22/17 09:44:15PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

That is just too darn sweet.


Christine Shoemaker
01/22/17 09:14:43PM @christine-shoemaker:

Hmm...never mind the copy and paste.  After I hit "post" - it magically appeared.  Sometimes I think I'll never get the hang of this stuff!  Lol!!!


Christine Shoemaker
01/22/17 09:12:24PM @christine-shoemaker:

Oh no Lexie!  -20 and you fell then struggled to regain your footing???  That distresses me more than you could know!!!  I am so sorry.  sadsmile Are you okay after that fall?  I sure hope so!  Thank goodness for Smiley!!!  He's an amazing friend!  Since I read that, I set all else aside and kicked his video into high gear.  I had to change some planned shots out of respect to your recent peril (I will explain that sometime later, okay?).  But I really wanted to get this to him ASAP so that I could thank him for being such a wonderful friend and taking such good care of you.  Here is the link to his video:

 It is on my Youtube channel but it's unlisted, so you will need to copy and paste the link into your browser, okay?  Let me know if you have any problems with that.  I hope that you are doing better and that the weather there has greatly improved.  Take care, my friend.  sun        


Christine Shoemaker
01/17/17 12:09:57PM @christine-shoemaker:

Thank you for the pics, Lexie!  I was only able to open one, the jpeg with what I believe is you and Smiley at the Christmas tree, right?  It's a wonderful picture - thank you so much!  I looked up your story and really enjoyed it!  Hey, there's no need for you to thank me for writing songs for Smiley.  Your mention of you two watching dulcimer videos together touched me.  When my heart is moved, I write songs.  Be it a good or bad thing, it's just who I am.  So actually, thank YOU for the new songs!!!  sun  


Mary MacGowan
11/29/16 09:52:39AM @mary-macgowan:

Lexie, I just read your profile intro, and you mentioned that you rejoined too. Why did you quit? (If you don't mind sharing)


Mary MacGowan
11/29/16 09:50:56AM @mary-macgowan:

Hi Lexie, yes, I'm re-starting. I'd gotten worried about the rules here - and elsewhere - about the public domain issue. As you know, I work a lot with previously published poems, and I got a lot of permissions for those that were not in public domain yet. But they are no longer allowed to be posted here, which I understand and is fine. Somehow I'd thought that staying here would crimp my style and it would affect my composing adversely, but instead I just felt a bit lost and lonely, so I'm back!


Mary MacGowan
11/28/16 01:39:30PM @mary-macgowan:

Hi Lexie, thanks, I've missed you too!


Christine Shoemaker
10/15/16 08:20:50PM @christine-shoemaker:

Smiley is a most interesting fellow.  I would love to meet him sometime, Lexie!  So you know, I would never be offended at being told a furry friend sings to my music.  I would consider that the highest praise, indeed!!!  toivo  


Val Hughes
10/07/16 11:56:36AM @val-hughes:

Your welcome Lexie, enjoy.


Kevin Messenger
07/16/16 12:09:16AM @kevin-messenger:

Lexie, Wow what a nice gift. I am glad she chose you to receive it . The Prichards are a fine playing instrument,and play much nicer with the just intonation.  Again I'm happy that it went to a good place.

 

 Kevin....


Christine Shoemaker
06/24/16 08:35:41PM @christine-shoemaker:

Thank you so much, Lexie!  I have always appreciated your kind and generous support from the very first.  It means more than you could know.  HUG  You can bet that I will be taking that with me to Nationals! 


Karel Votanek
06/14/16 02:01:29PM @karel-votanek:

Hi Lexie

I am very pleased that you've seen my clip.

Thank you very much

Karelmusic


Terry Wilson
06/09/16 03:15:16PM @terry-wilson:

Oh Lexie, thank you.


Strumelia
04/25/16 03:50:13PM @strumelia:

Sometimes when I have a few minutes I like to go looking back at videos and music posted long ago, sometimes years ago.  When I find something I can appreciate or that I feel might deserve another look from people, I 'like' it and/or comment on it....especially if it's by someone who doesn't post often on fotmd...and sometimes they get really surprised and happy that someone is still looking at their music.  inlove