Location: Sammamish
Country: United States

My Latest Followers:

sweetbriar Jessica Comeau Bing Futch Robin Thompson Strumelia


images: 4
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!

Latest Activity


Latest Group Discussions


Best starting point for arranging music?

I would like to arrange some popular/modern songs for the dulcimer, but...
@LisavB 5 years ago - Comments: 3

Another string-related question

So, I normally play in DAD, but I'm studying Jessica Comeau's book, and...
@LisavB 5 years ago - Comments: 3

Capo off when not playing?

I'm working on learning a song right now that requires the capo on 1, so...
@LisavB 5 years ago - Comments: 8

Played "junior luthier" today

Built a Cedar Creek solid walnut hourglass dulcimer earlier this year....
@LisavB 5 years ago - Comments: 2

Luthier's Handbook--tap tuning for dulcimers?

Hi all, I "built" a cardboard dulcimer late last year from a kit, then...
@LisavB 5 years ago - Comments: 10

Latest Audio

Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne

4 years ago - Comments: 5
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep...

4 years ago - Comments: 4
Sample Clip of Lovely Tones from Cherry McSpadden

Sample Clip of Lovely Tones...

4 years ago - Comments: 4

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Latest Forum Discussions


McSpadden v. Folkcraft?

Posted: Thursday March 25 2021, 9:49 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

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

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

1-2-4 Chord Surprise!

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


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.