LisavB

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Location: Sammamish
Country: United States

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Jessica Comeau Strumelia

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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 • one month ago • comments: 84
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"I've been using an On-Stage style stand I already had from when I started playing the recorder some years back.  Lightweight, packs away well, adjustable,..."
LisavB
@lisavb • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Restringing advice":
"Thanks, Skip--now I can rest, knowing that I've not lost my marbles or that I'm missing something.  Space saver makes total sense.  I was trying to study one..."
LisavB
@lisavb • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Restringing advice":
"Ann, no, I meant when there is tab that also has the musical notes displayed, the notes in the treble clef have the D above middle C as the note you're..."
LisavB
@lisavb • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Restringing advice":
"Ken, thanks for confirming the D3, A3, D4 notation. I have a tuner app on my phone that has a dial-like (circular) interface, but uses that notation to..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Played "junior luthier" today:
"LOL, I'm planning to be off part of tomorrow.  Perhaps PLAY the thing--and relearn the DAdd chord patterns, etc.  Plus, my parrot Waldo loves to sing along..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Created a new Group discussion "Played "junior luthier" today":
"Built a Cedar Creek solid walnut hourglass dulcimer earlier this year.  I could have done a better job on the frets, one in particular.  Buzz on 5, middle..."
Dulcimer Care & Maintenance
LisavB
@lisavb • 2 months ago • comments: 30
Posted a new Comment on Jessica Comeau- Saltarello, 14th Cent. (Pensacola Mountain Dulcimer Wildflowers):
"I love this!  Heard it in concert (Dead Can Dance) a while back.  Sounded familiar and I couldn't place it at first. I admire how you make your instrument..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Liked a group discussions item created by @tanstaafl: First build completed
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Luthier's Handbook--tap tuning for dulcimers?:
"Ken, thank you so much for taking the time to explain and include a picture--I am becoming sorely tempted to design my own!!!  "
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Luthier's Handbook--tap tuning for dulcimers?:
"Thank you, Ken...I just took a look at Woodchuck's and began drooling.  I noticed Folkcraft also sells "hardware sets" (tuners, strings, all the metal bits..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Luthier's Handbook--tap tuning for dulcimers?:
"Oh Ken, that symposium sounds like fun!  The book did mention dulcimers here and there, but was focused on mandolins and guitars--along with some issues..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 10
Created a new Group discussion "Luthier's Handbook--tap tuning for dulcimers?":
"Hi all, I "built" a cardboard dulcimer late last year from a kit, then was so smitten with it, I built a solid walnut kit earlier this year.  Wanted to..."
Dulcimer Making

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Played "junior luthier" today


Built a Cedar Creek solid walnut hourglass dulcimer earlier this year....
@LisavB 2 months ago - Comments: 2
LisavB

Luthier's Handbook--tap tuning for dulcimers?


Hi all, I "built" a cardboard dulcimer late last year from a kit, then...
@LisavB 3 months ago - 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.