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Neck placement, box width

Hi everyone I'm thinking about building a wood box for my cardboard...
@Lisa 4 years ago - Comments: 8

Hughes kits

Hi, i see a lot of Hughes Kit dulcimer for sale for reasonable prices,...
@Lisa 4 years ago - Comments: 3

Vsl vs hand size

I'm sure I'll be looking for a proper instrument soon, and wanted to...
@Lisa 4 years ago - Comments: 7

Is there an open tunings guide?

Hi, I was wondering if there is a chart or book recommended showing all...
@Lisa 4 years ago - Comments: 15

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12/31/18 11:29:20PM @lisa:

Thanks for all the welcoming words!

I’m glad to have joined up here.  A little more background is I consider myself a woodwind player, more or less.  I played clarinet all through school, but now play mostly simple style flutes.  I have a collection of Native American flute and Irish penny whistles.  I enjoy playing kalimbas [thumb piano] also.  I’ve enjoyed traditional styles of music, and wanted to learn a string instrument for quite some time.  I’ve found myself drawn to the sound of the dulcimer for it’s sweetness, and relative simplicity, in that I should be able to play some simple tunes rather quickly, as I had piano lessons briefly and understand basic chords and a melody line.

I’m am going to settle for a cheap one to start.  I’d rather get started learning, than wait another six months until I can afford a decent dulcimer.  It’ll become my car dulcimer for the summer, as I usually take my work lunch in a corner of the nearby cemetery.  I usually play a penny whistle or pvc flute, but would enjoy playing dulcimer during that time, too.  I’m considering a piccolo or backpacker size, since I’d have to bring it in to work, so it wouldn’t roast in the car.

Anyhow, I look forward to researching the Archives and reading new posts, to held me along on my musical journey.

Thanks, Lisa

Richard Streib
12/31/18 06:36:06PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Lisa to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great family of friendly people who love the dulcimer and sharing from their experience and knowledge. I am looking forward to your participation in the discussions. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.

Ben Barr Jr
12/31/18 08:52:50AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Lisa, 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.


Ken Longfield
12/30/18 08:48:55PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Lisa. It is good to have you aboard. It's been along time since I've been in Marquette. I graduated from NMU in 1969.



"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Jim Fawcett
12/30/18 06:21:56PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Lisa, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.