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 "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"This thread is cracking me up, too!  @ferrator, how did you acquire the "callus stripe"?  Just years of use, or some specific event not unlike a frying pan?..."
LisavB
@lisavb • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"The iron skillet trick--now that is harsh.  I'm starting to feel calluses building on my left fingertips from playing the guitar I got last month.  Already..."
LisavB
@lisavb • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "1-2-4 Chord Surprise!":
"It's getting so I feel frustrated/cheated on days I can't get to my dulcimer, or can only get to it for a few minutes!"
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "1-2-4 Chord Surprise!":
"Thanks!  Only a little over a year ago, I decided to make a cardboard dulcimer more as an art/craft project, and if it was fun/easy to play, bonus.  Who knew..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "1-2-4 Chord Surprise!":
"So, I could just barely manage a 1-2-4 on my first dulcimer, the cardboard one. On my second dulcimer, the Cedar Creek walnut kit I built, the VSL is longer,..."
LisavB
@lisavb • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"YOWZA!  Vicious table saw!  I'm doing much better already.  I tend to heal fast, and now I have a nice coating of NewSkin on there.  That stuff is great!  It..."
LisavB
@lisavb • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"LOL! I'm on the computer a lot for work, and I am very, very swift at typing.  That first morning, I had a really clumsy/hasty attempt at a bandage and so..."
LisavB
@lisavb • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"Thanks!  I'm going to get some of that skin glue.  The slice is on a really difficult spot to try to bandage.  If anyone would understand or know what to do,..."
LisavB
@lisavb • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"So I was getting ready for work yesterday, and then I sliced the tip of my ring finger on the edge of a crisp file folder.  Sliced it real good.  Amid..."
LisavB
@lisavb • 3 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Best starting point for arranging music?:
"Thank you both!  I think I had a fakebook in mind, but I didn’t know what a fakebook was until now.  I also would love to just play the melodies of some more..."

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Best starting point for arranging music?


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

Another string-related question


So, I normally play in DAD, but I'm studying Jessica Comeau's book, and...
@LisavB 3 months ago - 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 4 months ago - Comments: 6
LisavB

Played "junior luthier" today


Built a Cedar Creek solid walnut hourglass dulcimer earlier this year....
@LisavB 7 months ago - 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 8 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.