Lisa

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Location: Marquette Michigan
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Lisa
@lisa • one week ago • comments: 3
Created a new Group discussion "Hughes kits":
"Hi, i see a lot of Hughes Kit dulcimer for sale for reasonable prices, and read in previous threads that while rustic looking, they have good intonation. I..."
Dulcimer Making
Lisa
@lisa • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Zither pins":
"Thanks for the response. I don't think that type of set up will suit my needs right now. Lisa"
Lisa
@lisa • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Zither pins":
"Hi,  I'm wondering if you like to retune often, if zither pins, instead of conventional tuners would be a problem. I found a travel dulcimer, but it has..."
Lisa
@lisa • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Narrow waisted hourglass shape":
"I found out the wasp waist is a Berg, so I'm going to pass. Not that they aren't fine instruments, but they are still in production. I just have to really..."
Lisa
@lisa • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Narrow waisted hourglass shape":
"I'm looking at a couple used dulcimers right now. One is a teardrop Keith Young with modern fretting that I could finance. The other is a no name, homemade..."
Lisa
@lisa • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Narrow waisted hourglass shape":
"Hi,  I was wondering if someone could explain about an hourglass shape with a narrow, or pinched waist.  Is this simply a regional or comfort design, or..."
Lisa
@lisa • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Inexpensive short dulcimer":
"I'll probably just make one, unless I find a great deal. In my world, three hundred is a lot of money. I only make a little above minimum wage. I've seen..."
Lisa
@lisa • 2 weeks ago
@lisa is now following @strumelia
Lisa
@lisa • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Inexpensive short dulcimer":
"Okay, I'm going to toss this out there.  I'm in an area where there's no dulcimers for sale.  I'm looking at good used ones for at home, but is there an..."
Lisa
@lisa • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Created a new Group discussion "Vsl vs hand size":
"I'm sure I'll be looking for a proper instrument soon, and wanted to know more about vsl. I understand that longer is okay for noter style, but how long is..."
Beginner players
Lisa
@lisa • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Is there an open tunings guide?:
"I adjusted the vsl, because it was off.  There is a pencil line where the floating bridge goes, but it was off.  0 to 7 is 12 15/16, from high, middle point..."
Lisa
@lisa • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Is there an open tunings guide?:
"Alright, I think I got it now, I was mixing up the string order.  So what I’m tuned to now is EeB.  I watched a video on how to tune, so did tune it right..."
Lisa
@lisa • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Created a new Group discussion "Is there an open tunings guide?":
"Hi, I was wondering if there is a chart or book recommended showing all the different open tunings. I like to experiment, and I’m not a singer at all, I’m..."
Beginner players
Lisa
@lisa • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Strumelia's Traditional noter player's instructional Blog:
"Thanks, very cool!  I had actually found your blog before finding the forum.  Thanks for all your work keeping up a blog, along with forum. Lisa"
Lisa
@lisa • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Ken Hulme: Lisa -- secret to not breaking strings when tuning is to always tune a "singing" string.  Hold the tuner knob you think is the right one...."
Lisa
@lisa • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Thanks for all the kind words! Susie, I would love to go the Evart, but someone else already requested that weekend off.  I’ll have to ask, since generally,..."
Lisa
@lisa • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Hi, I'm Lisa. I love in Marquette, Upper Michigan, two blocks from Lake Superior. I enjoy playing musical instruments, mainly woodwinds until now...."
Lisa
@lisa • 3 weeks ago
@lisa is now following @forums
Lisa
@lisa • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @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..."

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Lisa

Hughes kits


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

Vsl vs hand size


I'm sure I'll be looking for a proper instrument soon, and wanted to...
@Lisa 2 weeks ago - Comments: 5
Lisa

Neck placement, box width


Hi everyone I'm thinking about building a wood box for my cardboard...
@Lisa 2 weeks ago - Comments: 8
Lisa

Is there an open tunings guide?


Hi, I was wondering if there is a chart or book recommended showing...
@Lisa 2 weeks ago - Comments: 12

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Lisa
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.


Benjamin W 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.

Ben


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.

Ken

 

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


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

Hey Lisa, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.