Mary Barnsdale

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Location: El Cerrito, CA
Country: USA

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Randy Adams John C. Knopf Robin Clark

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Mary Barnsdale
@mary-barnsdale • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Some friends and I get together every Christmas Eve and a few of them have started leading us in new songs (mostly Yiddish Christmas carols and some..."
Mary Barnsdale
@mary-barnsdale • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Blackest Crow finger placement:
"@Dusty-turtle, thank you so much! All of that is so helpful. I'm bringing back the thumb and repositioning the dulcimer and going to relax and be less..."
Mary Barnsdale
@mary-barnsdale • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Blackest Crow finger placement:
"@skip, that is *so* doable. Thank you. I was tying myself in knots."
Mary Barnsdale
@mary-barnsdale • one week ago • comments: 4
Created a new Group discussion "Blackest Crow finger placement":
"I'm working on Ron Beardslee's arrangement of Blackest Crow and there's one section where I just can't figure out the best fingering. I've noted what I'm..."
Help Me Learn this Song
Mary Barnsdale
@mary-barnsdale • 2 weeks ago • comments: 152
Posted a new Comment on @strumelia:
"It's not much, Lisa, but I so appreciate you hosting this forum, your helpful comments and responses, and your great teaching videos."
Mary Barnsdale
@mary-barnsdale • 4 weeks ago
@mary-barnsdale is now following @randy-adams
Mary Barnsdale
@mary-barnsdale • one month ago • comments: 84
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"Ken Hulme: As Lisa says, virtually all Festivals put a lot of emphasis on beginner and intermediate players. I always tell people to look at a Festival's..."
Mary Barnsdale
@mary-barnsdale • one month ago • comments: 84
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"Strumelia: @mary-barnsdale are you looking for festivals in California, or within what area? In general I believe most festivals are focused towards..."
Mary Barnsdale
@mary-barnsdale • one month ago • comments: 84
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"Does anyone recommend any particular dulcimer festivals or workshops that would be valuable for beginner/intermediate players?"
Mary Barnsdale
@mary-barnsdale • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Playing Through and With Pain":
"Strumelia: I wrote about this and included some videos here on beginner strumming habits: tips, posture, shoulder pain, etc:..."
Mary Barnsdale
@mary-barnsdale • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Strum all strings all the time, or...?:
"Msmouce: Strumelia: If you watch lots of our members' videos in our Video section here, you'll see a wonderful variety of strumming and picking..."
Mary Barnsdale
@mary-barnsdale • one month ago • comments: 84
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"Skip: Mary Barnsdale: I have some tab (Bad Moon Rising) that has one position I just can't figure out how to play. 3-1-2 (with 3 being the bass string)...."
Mary Barnsdale
@mary-barnsdale • one month ago • comments: 84
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"Richard Streib: ARiley: I do believe dulcimers multiply. My sweet little Jay has a sister coming in the mail next week, a barely used walnut McSpadden..."
Mary Barnsdale
@mary-barnsdale • one month ago • comments: 84
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"I have some tab (Bad Moon Rising) that has one position I just can't figure out how to play. 3-1-2 (with 3 being the bass string). How is that even possible?..."
Mary Barnsdale
@mary-barnsdale • 2 months ago
@mary-barnsdale is now following @john-c-knopf
Mary Barnsdale
@mary-barnsdale • 2 months ago • comments: 84
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"@Dusty-turtle, that sound really perfect. (Richard and Skip, thank you, too, for those suggestions. I need to not be looking down at all -- I need the music..."
Mary Barnsdale
@mary-barnsdale • 2 months ago • comments: 84
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"I'm searching for a music stand -- for the music, not the dulcimer. (Staring down at the tab on my coffee table has done bad things to my neck, ouch.) It's..."
Mary Barnsdale
@mary-barnsdale • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper cover:
"This is SO wonderful. Thank you."

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Blackest Crow finger placement


I'm working on Ron Beardslee's arrangement of Blackest Crow and there's...
@Mary Barnsdale one week ago - Comments: 4

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Strumelia
09/10/19 02:24:00PM @strumelia:

Mary, thank you so much for your thoughtful site donation!  bear


Jim Fawcett
01/29/19 07:40:38AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Mary, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Richard Streib
01/28/19 10:07:25PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Mary to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great place to learn and to receive encouragement. Feel free to post comments and ask questions. We'll try to help you. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
01/28/19 04:55:31PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Mary, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben