Hi Linda -
Thank you so much for your suggestions! Will print to keep as a handy reference! :-)
Hi Linda, I am interested in purchasing your book: Classic Celtic Collection. But when I went on to the web address for you, I couldn't find your website. I did a search and still found no website. Help!
Thanks! Looking forward to hearing from you, and I hope you're well!
Hello Linda- this new site requires that we "follow" each other in order to be able to send messages to each other. I've followed you, can you pls follow me. Thx. Chuck
Thank you for the info. I thought maybe I should do something fancy there!
I have been working on hammer ons and pull offs. I am gettting better but need lots of practice. I have to watch your video again to see how you are doing pull offs with your thumb.
Today for the first time in a very long time I tried to play a peice of music with finger picks. It was hysterical. Never liked it when I was first learning and quickly started using my fingers. It is so natural to use my fingers.
I was hoping that you could tell me the proper way to play the chords in the 14th and 26th measures of Southwind in your Classic Celtic Collections book. They are the 234 and 057 chords. I want to understand the symbols in order to play the chords correctly. For now I just play a simple chord when I play the song.
I have been working on Carrickfergus and it is becoming one of my favorites. It has a nice flow and I find it soothing.
Wishing you well,
Nice to meet you, too! I definitely enjoy fingerpicking.
I received your book,Classic Celtic Collection yesterday. I ordered it from theMcSpadden Dulcimer Shoppe inMountain View as you suggested.
Naturally I had to jump right in to try out some songs! I tried the melody arrangements of Londonerry Air and Southwind. They are familiar songs ofwhich I have played several fingerpicking versions. I will be working along with your CD to learn the tunes andperfect my playing. Arron Boat Song and Haste To The Wedding seem to me to be really good songs to play often for practice and warm up. I am just thrilled to have your /my new book!
If you have any ideas for me that would be great. I will keep you posted as to how I am progressing.
Have a nice afternoon,
You are a dear lady. Thank you for your encouragement. I so appreciate it.
I am going to go to the McSpadden web site and order your book Celtic Classic Collection. I am going to use your advice to go slow, easy and enjoy. I am truly enjoying myself. I need to remind myself of the slow and easy! I realize that I need to take a step back sometimes, so in those times I will remember your advice.
I appreciate that you will be there if I have questions, and I will utilize your videos.
I will let you know when I receive your book.
Have a nice evening,
It was nice of you to respond to me and I do appreciate it.
I actually have your book on my "wish list" at the McSpadden website. The fact that it has a CD appeals to me. My wish list is a bit overwhelming. I have held off ordering new material because I really felt I needed some advice of those who are experienced. I am grateful.
Have a wonderful afternoon.
Hi Linda. I am a new fan and am getting serious about fingerpicking. I am currently learning your version of Fairy Queen and I love it! I'm doing better with hammers and pulls after I changed my tuning to CGc as you suggested.
Anyway, I am having trouble printing your free tablature and other tablature. All that prints are little boxes and all the notes are 5's. This is strange. Do you have any idea what is going on. I had a problem a week ago with something called OneNote. Do you know what this is and if it is causing me to have this problem. This has only happened the last couple of weeks. Thank you for answering if you have time. I want to someday come to one of your teaching sessions. I love your music!
Hi Linda, Iam unableto come over from Oz for your wonderful Dulcimer Divas retreat but if you have a spare large Tshirt from the the weekend I would love to buy it. (I could pay in advance).The photos last year clearly showed what a great time you girls all had. Carrie raved about it to meand attending the retreat some time is on my dulcimer dream list. Just thought I would ask about the tshirt. Please, pleasepost a nice video like the one postedlast year... I still enjoy that. Helen
I just chanced on your version of Cowboy Waltz on Youtube. It's lovely. I just wanted you to know how much Maggie and I enjoyed it.
Hello again Linda Jo
After talking with my buddyCarrie Barnes onlineyesterdayI went onto your website to buy your fingerpicking instruction book Harmonious.Your sitetook me to the McSpadden site to process the order. The only problem is that McSpadden want to charge $44 international shipping to Australia. For a music book/cd I am currently paying about $25 US. I gather part of their charge is handling. But that huge shipping fee plus the extra $15 the poor exchange rate is costing me puts your book out of reach for me, and from what Carrie said in her message, it really sounds like whatI need at the moment to progress my playing and get my fingerpicking off the ground. Is there any other way of purchasing your book so that I get charged closer to the shipping rate of other retailers? Hope you can help. Helen
G'day Linda Jo, your beautiful Christmastune postingshave motivated me to get in there and have a realgo at playing the softer side of the dulcimer. I ordered Sue's book anddvd a while back but I just wasn't motivated enough to give it a solid go... but the beautiful playing by you (and Carrie) has given me the subtle kick I needed. Given my co ordination, I realise my fingerpicking will probably alwaysbe quite basic (any tips?). But simple isnice too. Anyhooo, what I am (finally)getting to is that I would like to buy two of your cds but I can't decide which two. (Well, actually I would like to buy them all, but my bank account has different ideas).I have read the cd descriptions and they all sound yummy. When I wanted to get two of Mary Z Cox's banjo cds a while backI asked her for her thoughts and her choices were lovely, so I figure I would try the same approachwith you. I hope you don't mind. Ta for your time. Helen
ps. do you take Paypal?...if not I have a round about way of getting a US money order)
Your rendition of O Holy Nightis just devine Linda. You must put many many hours into practicing to produce such flawless music. My heart lifts with each tune you post. Thank you for repairing a less than perfect day for me.Keep 'em coming.(Ps. I love your Tshirt collection....if you ever get sick of them Iwould be happy togive them a loving home in Oz)
I left a comment regarding your video of Come Ye Sinners. It really lifted my spirits. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Linda! Wow! I just emailed Ron and can't wait to hear back. I also saw that you taught a three day workshop out here a year ago. Any plans to be in the Los Angeles or Central Coast of CA area in the future? How about at the Louisville KY festival? I have a sister in Louisville and would have a great time visiting her and learning from you!
I just wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed your class at Dulcimerville in Black Mountain. I learned a lot and I just wanted to say thanks.