LisavB

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Location: Sammamish
Country: United States

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"Retired" from 25 years in IT to attend law school, now a legal aid attorney who writes novels, paints, does photography--and plays the dulcimer!

My first dulcimer is a cardboard one from Backyard Music.  It hooked me.  The picture is of the Cedar Creek Walnut Classic that I built!

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@lisavb • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden v. Folkcraft?":
"@ken-hulme, yeah, when I strung up that first cardboard dulcimer 2 years ago and strummed it for the first time...well, that led to all of this (including..."
LisavB
@lisavb • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden v. Folkcraft?":
"Thank you again, everyone, for all your advice. I decided on a McSpadden, all cherry, standard VSL, with 1+/8+ and a micarta overlay.  Emailed them with a..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden v. Folkcraft?":
"Thanks, @ken-hulme, that's very helpful.  I'm going to presume the luthiers at both Folkcraft and McSpadden surpass my "junior luthier wannabee" skills, LOL!..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden v. Folkcraft?":
"Yes, definitely weighing, not jumping in. Now considering woods...  It has been quite a journey and plenty of fun. It all started about 2 years ago when I..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden v. Folkcraft?":
"A tardy thank you to you all (work's been a little crazy this week).  I went on a measuring spree for comparison purposes.  I already have a full-length VSL..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden v. Folkcraft?":
"Thanks, @skip and @susie--I figured if there was anywhere I could get firsthand apples-to-apples comparisons, it would be here!  Couple questions: - Is the..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "McSpadden v. Folkcraft?":
"Hello, I began my dulcimer journey with a cardboard kit a couple of years ago, then built a Cedar Creek solid walnut kit about 1.5 years ago.  Let's just..."
LisavB
@lisavb • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"That is great news!  We've been tucked away working from home since March...with Waldo the Parrot and Sonja the Cockatiel.  It is unclear if--or when--we..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Wow, this reminds me of how I felt upon my first post-COVID dental visit.  They had installed special air cleaners, implemented a number of precautions..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "worldwide Play Music on the Porch Day ":
"Today is the day!!!  Excited.  Looks like it will be nice weather here, planning to take out the dulcimer and the acoustic guitar later today and have at it!!!"

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Best starting point for arranging music?


I would like to arrange some popular/modern songs for the dulcimer, but...
@LisavB last year - Comments: 3
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Another string-related question


So, I normally play in DAD, but I'm studying Jessica Comeau's book, and...
@LisavB last year - Comments: 3
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Capo off when not playing?


I'm working on learning a song right now that requires the capo on 1, so...
@LisavB last year - Comments: 6
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Played "junior luthier" today


Built a Cedar Creek solid walnut hourglass dulcimer earlier this year....
@LisavB last year - Comments: 2
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Luthier's Handbook--tap tuning for dulcimers?


Hi all, I "built" a cardboard dulcimer late last year from a kit, then...
@LisavB last year - Comments: 10

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Richard Streib
05/21/19 06:40:06PM @richard-streib:

Welcome LisavB to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great place to learn all about the mountain dulcimer and to meet many new friends. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.