Lilley Pad

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Hi kids.   I just thought I would check in and try to fill out my profile, add a photo of myself. Where do I start.  This musical journey is all new to me. My background is mainly  in the visual arts. I started painting  at a very early age and started selling some of my paintings when I was  about 12. Did the struggling starving artist phase until about the Late 1980s when I gave it up and went into architecture.  Just got tired of being a starving artist.  Back in the old days I did get a few grants from the National Endowment for the Arts to do some murals in the  San Francisco Bay areas, and had a few paintings that were shown at the San Francisco Art Festival back in the 1970s. That brings me up to now this year when I thought I'd pick up a musical instrument. I noticed that the ads always said the Mountain Dulcimer was the easiest instrument to learn only having three strings. I thought well how complicated could it  possibly be. Boy was I wrong starting from scratch with no musical background and not knowing what a fret was let alone scales, what a half note or what a quarter note was. This has definitely been an experience. I'm having fun learning the instrument though and it's starting to become more and more easier. This is a great website with a lot of good people and lots of good information here. Have fun everybody 

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Lilley Pad
@lilley-pad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tab or info about a song Deireadn Fomhair":
"Here's a link of a close up of his finger work. I hope someday I can get my fingers to work like that.   Oh yes thanks Dusty for the Info"
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@lilley-pad • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Tab or info about a song Deireadn Fomhair":
"Hello again kids, how's everybody out there in cyberspace? I hope everybody has survived. all of those fireworks. My dog went completely nuts. But that's not..."
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@lilley-pad • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Just 4 fun":
"sorry looks like it didn't work :0("
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@lilley-pad • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Just 4 fun":
"Hope this brings a few smiles. From Jon Lilley"
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@lilley-pad • 4 weeks ago • comments: 3
Created a new Group discussion "Just for FUN":
"Howdy kids. I got bored of painting the house and thought I would post a  drawing I did.  hope this bring a few smiles."
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@lilley-pad • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "K&K pickup versus LR Baggs under saddle pickup.":
" I hope I'm not repeating a previous post but I could not find anything under search so here goes. It's just a general question about pickups wanted to get..."
Lilley Pad
@lilley-pad • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Hi kids. I hope I'm not repeating a previous post but I could not find anything under search so here goes. It's just a general question about pickups wanted..."

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Howdy kids. I got bored of painting the house and thought I would post...
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Tab or info about a song Deireadn Fomhair

Posted: Sunday July 7 2024, 5:53 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Just 4 fun

Posted: Saturday June 29 2024, 8:44 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

K&K pickup versus LR Baggs under saddle...

Posted: Wednesday June 19 2024, 5:21 PM
By: @Jim Phillips

instrument question- Stephens...

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By: @LarryBH

Chapman Stick

Posted: Saturday April 13 2024, 7:53 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Tab Nonesuch on dulcimer

Posted: Saturday April 6 2024, 5:21 PM
By: @Mark Gilston

New Dulcimer

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By: @NateBuildsToys

Gary Gallier

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Gary Gallier's Dulcimers

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Lilley Pad
08/07/23 02:05:47PM @lilley-pad:

Hey Kids. Thanks for all the good wishes. I pull the trigger and order a Folkcraft. Should get it about 6 weeks. So I can start practicing Mary had a little lamb. and work my way up to twinkle twinkle little star SMILE.

Have a few questions:   1. how to you add a photo to page to get ride of that default dulcimer photo.  2. How to add a bio. about me.  3. in the forums people will ask questions how to see what people answer.  Ok thanks

Oh A parting expression between bikers meaning drive carefully is "Keep the Sunnyside up"  So I guess I would say to you all is " Keep those fingers limber"  SMILE


Jim Fawcett
08/07/23 06:19:56AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Lilley, welcome. Glad ya found us.


Rob N Lackey
08/02/23 09:33:20PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Lilley Pad, to this corner of dulcimer heaven.  3 strings can do a lot, as you've seen.  Hope you enjoy it here.


Richard Streib
08/02/23 03:52:07PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Lilley Pad to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. So glad you joined. This is a wonderful community of knowledgeable and experienced folks. And many folks like yourself eager to learn. We are here to support you. Look around. Ask questions as they come up. The only really dumb question is the one you forget to ask. We were all beginners at one time and thought every question we had must be dumb. Send on your questions and someone here will be able to help you. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.