Lexie R Oakley

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Location: Geraldine, MT
Country: US

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Playlists: 10
youtube videos: 1
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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 • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Bird Song: One month of playing my Rav Vast Tongue Pan:
"Me and the birds love the sound of your Rav. Fun hearing you explore it!"
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Amazing Grace:
"Thank you so much guys, you two playing together is wonderful for us all! Whoa Jim you played with our very own John Henry and John Henry it's like you..."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "":
"This is very up setting for you. Will you be contacting that person?  "
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Playing April:
"Lively and fun Bob, nice playing and beautiful dulcimer!"
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Visiting John Henry....:
"There's our guys! Love your sign JH so Jim wouldn't get lost. "
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Visiting John Henry....:
"Lovely table, so happy you all got together, thanks for making happy memories for all of us that think the world of all yous."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Visiting John Henry....:
"Jim, it is just wonderful you went all the way to meet our friend John Henry. So happy you all played and had a good time. Safe travels and am enjoying..."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Walking In My Sleep & Shortin Bread:
"Chris you are so fun and cute, Love it when I see you just messin' around! You always send me a Smile! "
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Gwyn, Toby is a very special little critter and so very cute. I too have a dog "Smiley" who has turned into my Therapy Friend for me and others. They are the..."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Atholl Highlanders:
"I love the sound of this dulcimer, love watching you play Mark."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Polska från Hällefrosnäs - Dulcimus:
"Always happy to hear you play really enjoyed this song."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child:
"Well played John, you play so well while singing. Enjoyed this!"
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Old Joe Clark Gets A Phone Call:
"This is terrific Robin! Ya know I went to answer my phone....ha, ha you got me!  "
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Friction Tuner Tool For People With Orthopedic Problem:
"Your a wonderful fella Dan, thanks for your help for David and other's.  Wow David I am happy to hear they are helping you!"
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Cielito Lindo:
"Mark you show us the beauty of this song and now we can ignore the sad ads of the past. It is a beautiful song and I have always like it, it is special..."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Thank you Helen, there is no educational info. about how we are to look after our parents when they age, so I found support and a wonderful Smiley Friend to..."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Thank you so much Friends, really was a beautiful birthday for us all, like I gave it to Mom, Smiley and the folks for pure joy and love. It is so amazing..."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"I took Smiley Friend to the nursing home my Mom is recovering in today on my birthday and had a wonderful time with Mom. Mom really enjoys that dog of mine..."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Gordon, I used to live on a mountain in OR and would find bull elk peeking in my window at 4 a.m., they would wake up the neighbors by rubbing their camp..."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Kevin, I adopted my Smiley dog 3 months after being diagnosed with aggressive Rheumatoid  Arthritis and he is my amazing friend for 11 years he has kept me..."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 269
Posted a new Comment on @helen-seiler:
"G'Day Helen! Mum is doing better, she is working hard at P.T. and walked 50 ft. today. I will see her Wed. also I will take Smiley to cheer her up, he loves..."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on playing Rav Vast Tongue/Pan and NA Flute in the Park:
"I am mesmerized by this new instrument, very beautiful Maria. Will enjoy hearing you learn and add it with your other instruments. "
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on "Flying out of the Nest" Improvising on Tongue/Pan:
"Nice sound Maria, oh this will go nicely with your other loves. Love your smiles!!! Can't wait to hear more!"
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Sleet & Freezing Rain-guitar & dulcimer trade leads:
"Whoa, no more sleet and freezing stuff, the rain can go now too! Hey, you two sound really great, really enjoyed your sound!  "
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 269
Posted a new Comment on @helen-seiler:
"So nice to see you back Helen. I have not played much, busy with the girly and my Mom has broken  back, she is in a rehab place now. My hands have been not..."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Sorry for the loss of your friend George.  "
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on William Sizemore:
"Nice find for your collection."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on The Bells of Aberdovey - Sow Hogfiddle - 27 Apr 17:
"Love the sound of Bobby's hogfiddles, really nice Robin."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Mear:
"Lovely Mark, I enjoy listening to you play."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"I will stick to my medical infusion monthly for RA, no thanks to bee stings. Lisa, happy to hear of your thriving bees this season, hope the honey is..."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Your "Dream Dulcimer?":
"I have my dream dulcimers, 2 by Kevin Messenger a Presnell and Thomas reproduction, one by Robert Schuler modeled by Jefferies, but one I have wanted is made..."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Uncle Henry - dulcimer & fiddle:
"That was great Mark, the fiddle and your dulcimer go so well together."
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 28
Posted a new Comment on In the Garden-A Tribute to my Sister-in-Law and Friend:
"Beautiful tribute to your loved one and nice gift for you and your family. Very sweet Cindy, loved it!"
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on Down on the Farm:
"Love seeing the joy playing in your face. I too would love to join you on the farm. Great song Helen.  "
Lexie R Oakley
 
@lexie-r-oakley • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Nice story User; When I was with my Dad in hospice we had a harpist play for us, it was very soothing and beautiful Dad and I enjoyed it so much. Very nice..."

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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 2 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 2 years ago - Comments: 9
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Design or Sound


Calling All Luthier's and MD Players of many different dulcimers;...
@Lexie R Oakley 2 years ago - Comments: 15

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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

Prayers for Ralph Lee Smith

Posted: Tuesday March 22 2016, 2:32 PM
By: @D. Chitwood

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

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

Comments

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


Strumelia
04/25/16 03:44:24PM @strumelia:

Lexie wrote: Hey, I wanted to mention that Robert Schuler's song "Maggie" and Bob Riensel's song "Slane" did not show in the main audio feed. I only knew about them through other folks comments on them. Maybe it is a glitch.

Hi Lex!  bananawave    The reason you did not see those two tunes in the Music section is because they were posted months ago.  I 'liked' them and commented on them just the other day though, and that made them appear in the new Activity Feed, which is where you saw them.

For example, "Maggie in the Wood was posted by Robert way back in July 2015, and you can see it if you go to page 4 of the music section, here: http://fotmd.com/audio/p=4

You can also see Bob's "Slane" audio on page 4 there as well.  It was posted 9 months ago, but again i just recently found it and commented on it or 'liked' it.

Hah, fooled you!  pimento   Sometimes items are from a long time ago so they don't show up on page 1 of any list or section anymore...gotta dig down for some of the gold.   coffee2


Estes George
03/25/16 04:23:51PM @george-desjardins:

Hi Lexie, nice to meet you, is that one of the dulcimers you had built in your profile photo? I love the wood tuning pegs, I own about 14 different dulcimers bu recently have really gotten into the older traditional style with the wooden tuners, 2 Warren Mays, and a recent find on eBay of all places of a nice old Bill Davis 5 string, it needed some TLC and I had to repair a split in the wood on the back from the wood drying out, but went well and is currently just about my favorite one to play.