Melvoid

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Location: WI
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Mainly a banjo player, but I play other instruments as well, having majored on French Horn in college.

I've written several books for Hal Leonard (5-string banjo), the most recent being "Do-It-Yourself Banjo." It was released in February of 2022.

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Melvoid
@melvoid • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Various Tunings":
"Thanks again to everyone for their input. I have been ordering a few new books, so I'll add Neal Hellmanns Dulcimer Chord book to the list. I really..."
Melvoid
@melvoid • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Various Tunings":
"I see. I do understand the method, but thought maybe it was a bit tricky for new students. I find it often takes a bit for their ears to get used to tuning..."
Melvoid
@melvoid • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Various Tunings":
"Thanks. For now, we're using D as the low string, but I noticed that in some books, they say DAD, or GDG. Seeing these are guitar students and we've already..."
Melvoid
@melvoid • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Various Tunings":
"THANK YOU!!! For some reason, I had a really hard time finding these."
Melvoid
@melvoid • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Various Tunings":
"I may have mentioned recently that I've dabbled with the dulcimer for a long time, but mostly for my own enjoyment. I DO give banjo and guitar lessons, and..."
Melvoid
@melvoid • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How do we indicate the extra fret in tablature":
"Thank you. We were talking and I guessed 6 1/2 but after thinking for a bit, 6+ seemed like it'd be easier to write. Lucky guess on my part. thanks!!"
Melvoid
@melvoid • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How do we indicate the extra fret in tablature":
"P.S. Thanks for all the "welcome" messages!"
Melvoid
@melvoid • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "How do we indicate the extra fret in tablature":
"I give lessons and one of my guitar students recently mentioned an interest in dulcimer. I'm not an expert on the dulcimer, by any means. My dulcimer has..."

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Ben Barr Jr
04/06/22 10:22:57PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Mel, 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


Ken Longfield
04/06/22 08:58:36AM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Melvin. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Jim Fawcett
04/05/22 08:44:07PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Melvoid, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Richard Streib
04/05/22 07:56:03PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Melvoid to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful forum with a lot of members who are available to help each other. Join in the discussions, ask questions. Share with use your expertise. And make lots of dulcimer friends.