Mountainwanabee

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Ken Longfield
04/17/17 08:59:57PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Mountainwannabee. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Mountainwanabee
04/17/17 10:46:46AM @mountainwanabee:

Dulcidude:

Hey, Mountainwannabee, I can sympathize with your situation.... I'm a Canadian dulcimer player... been playing for over 40 years... and have never actually played with another dulcimer player!!!

We are rare critters in the great white north.  I'm going to a festival in Pennsylvania this summer just to meet some players.  

But yes, if you want to play this wonderful instrument, jump right in.  I taught myself, with help from an amazing book:  In Search of the Wild Dulcimer  which is now available free as a pdf.  Highly recommended.  

Peace

D

PS - I'm in Stratford and sometimes come to Ottawa.  Let me know if you'd like to meet up.  

PPS - Try looking at the Ottawa Folklore Centre.  

Thanks. Unfortunately the Ottawa Folklore Centre went under. I will look into the book.


Dulcidude
04/16/17 09:46:37PM @dulcidude:

Hey, Mountainwannabee, I can sympathize with your situation.... I'm a Canadian dulcimer player... been playing for over 40 years... and have never actually played with another dulcimer player!!!

We are rare critters in the great white north.  I'm going to a festival in Pennsylvania this summer just to meet some players.  

But yes, if you want to play this wonderful instrument, jump right in.  I taught myself, with help from an amazing book:  In Search of the Wild Dulcimer  which is now available free as a pdf.  Highly recommended.  

Peace

D

PS - I'm in Stratford and sometimes come to Ottawa.  Let me know if you'd like to meet up.  

PPS - Try looking at the Ottawa Folklore Centre.  


Rob N Lackey
04/16/17 09:14:32PM @rob-n-lackey:

Yep, jump in with both feet.  That's the way most of us have done

 


Benjamin W Barr Jr
04/16/17 08:49:15PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Wannabe, 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


Mountainwanabee
04/16/17 08:40:32PM @mountainwanabee:

Ps It's even hard to find and purchase a dulcimer here in Ottawa, Ontario.


Mountainwanabee
04/16/17 08:39:05PM @mountainwanabee:

Where to and how to get started...

Does one just jump right in and purchase an instrument and then learn how to play on their own?


Gordon Hardy
04/16/17 07:54:20PM @gordon-hardy:

It's great to see another Canadian on the site. You'll find that the folks here are terrific.


Rob N Lackey
04/16/17 07:23:33PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Mountainwanabee, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob

 


Jim Fawcett
04/16/17 01:14:16PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey wanabee, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Cynthia Wigington
04/16/17 05:20:04AM @cynthia-wigington:

Greetings from the Green Mountains of Vermont Mountainwannabee and welcome to the site.