LisavB

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Location: Sammamish
Country: United States

My Latest Followers:

sweetbriar Jessica Comeau Bing Futch Robin Thompson Strumelia

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audio tracks: 3

"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
@lisavb • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Thank you, Dusty.  Terrifying close call you had there!   Yes, music does help...I try to play at least a bit each day, both my guitar and dulcimer.  But..."
LisavB
@lisavb • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Thank you, Robin..."
LisavB
@lisavb • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"I could use some bright-side thinking about now.  Found out over the holidays that an old friend died of COVID out in Nebraska.  And last week we had a storm..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Auld Lang Syne:
"Thank you for your kind words, @jost!  "
LisavB
@lisavb • 2 months ago
@lisavb is now following @bing-futch
LisavB
@lisavb • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Auld Lang Syne:
"Thank you! I'm a civil legal aid attorney, and it's been a weird/stressful year. We expect a deluge of evictions and foreclosures to deal with when the..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 2 months ago • comments: 5
https://fotmd.com/lisavb/uploaded_audio/1113/auld-lang-syne
LisavB
@lisavb • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Created a new Audio File:
Auld Lang Syne
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence:
"That's what I love, too.  And if you try and fail, you just make a bad note.  I also paint with watercolors--one bad move and you might wreck the whole..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence:
"Thanks, Robin!  Yeah, I was drawn to the chord/melody style pretty much right off the bat--and I love Jessica's arrangements.  I want to up my fingerpicking..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Created a new Audio File:
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on My Dulcimers:
"It turned out pretty well.  The wood is GORGEOUS!  Book-matched black walnut.  There are a few flaws here and there (my assembly, not the quality of the kit..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on My Dulcimers:
"This dulcimer does have a shockingly good sound. I built it as an art project, strung it up, and was blown away.  And we know what happened since...LOL.  I..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on My Dulcimers:
"Aw, thanks, Irene!  Sammamish is a suburb of Seattle, WA. I've not been to a "real" dulcimer class--ever.  Started playing that cardboard dulcimer 2 years..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Sample Clip of Lovely Tones from Cherry McSpadden:
"Thank you...oh, she is soooo nice!  I usually play that better than I did in the clip. I should work up my nerve and do the entire thing!"
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden v. Folkcraft?":
"LOL, I'm embarrassed it took me so long to figure it out--I was in IT for 25 years before going to law school. Now I've figured out the photo gallery thing,..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 3
My Dulcimers
My First Dulcimr--after I painted it! My First Dulcimer Cedar Creek Black Walnut (kit) McSpadden Standard All-Cherry
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 0
My Dulcimers
My First Dulcimr--after I painted it! My First Dulcimer Cedar Creek Black Walnut (kit) McSpadden Standard All-Cherry
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Created a new Audio File:
Sample Clip of Lovely Tones from Cherry McSpadden
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 2
My Dulcimers
My First Dulcimr--after I painted it! My First Dulcimer Cedar Creek Black Walnut (kit) McSpadden Standard All-Cherry
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden v. Folkcraft?":
"LOL, @nathina!  That's why I didn't try to simply do a video.  I'm sure my thumbs would have been even worse!  Not my best rendition of that bit of melody...."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden v. Folkcraft?":
"I usually call them "its," but this one is just so curvy and graceful, seems like a LADY.  :)  I'm no good with trees' reproductive habits...I majored in..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "McSpadden v. Folkcraft?":
"She sounds...amazing.  Yesterday, I spent several hours(!) trying everything imaginable on her. DAD, CGC, w/ and w/o capo, high register/low register,..."

Latest Group Discussions

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LisavB

Best starting point for arranging music?


I would like to arrange some popular/modern songs for the dulcimer, but...
@LisavB 2 years ago - Comments: 3
LisavB

Another string-related question


So, I normally play in DAD, but I'm studying Jessica Comeau's book, and...
@LisavB 2 years ago - Comments: 3
LisavB

Capo off when not playing?


I'm working on learning a song right now that requires the capo on 1, so...
@LisavB 2 years ago - Comments: 6
LisavB

Played "junior luthier" today


Built a Cedar Creek solid walnut hourglass dulcimer earlier this year....
@LisavB 2 years 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 2 years ago - Comments: 10

Latest Audio

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Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne


@LisavB
2 months ago - Comments: 5
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep...


@LisavB
3 months ago - Comments: 4
Sample Clip of Lovely Tones from Cherry McSpadden

Sample Clip of Lovely Tones...


@LisavB
3 months ago - Comments: 4

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Latest Photos

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Walnut vertical.jpg
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McSpadden.JPG

Latest Forum Discussions

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You know your dulcimer has a hold on you...

Posted: Saturday December 26 2020, 12:22 AM
By: @banjelele

McSpadden v. Folkcraft?

Posted: Saturday November 28 2020, 4:34 PM
By: @LisavB

1-2-4 Chord Surprise!

Posted: Saturday January 18 2020, 10:34 AM
By: @LisavB

Comments

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.