Noah Aikens

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Location: Cookeville, TN
Country: US

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DianeL Robin Thompson Jim Fawcett Kandee James Phillips Cynthia Wigington Dusty Turtle Patty from Virginia Lexie R Oakley

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Playlists: 2
SoundCloud Tracks: 1
youtube videos: 8
images: 12
events: 1
videos: 8
audio tracks: 2

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Noah Aikens
 
@noah-aikens • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How does humidity affect a mahogany dulcimer?":
" IMO, low humidity is more of a danger than high. Humidity will affect most woods the same way. The wood will swell then contract if quickly (for a long..."
Noah Aikens
 
@noah-aikens • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Finger patterns for playing chords - beginner question":
"Interesting post mike I agree with most of that.  If the player is only  playing backup (aka no melody at all) then using muscle memory is fine, just as a..."
Noah Aikens
 
@noah-aikens • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Planxty George Brabazon:
"I just came to look at the very first audio ever uploaded to this site. At least whatever was still up. And this is very beautiful!"
Noah Aikens
 
@noah-aikens • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Finger patterns for playing chords - beginner question":
"Unlike the guitar and more popular instruments. There is no set school of thought for teaching dulcimer. The best way to figure it out is just to try..."
Noah Aikens
 
@noah-aikens • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on The Last Lonely Leaf:
"thanks all. :)"
Noah Aikens
 
@noah-aikens • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Piano music to accompany dulcimer":
"If it's an electric piano volume won't be as much of a problem. As far as what to play, play what you know even if it's noter drone. It wil all sound good...."
Noah Aikens
 
@noah-aikens • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Single or Double Melody Strings?":
"My Grandpa has a robert mize dulcimer with 4 strings but 6 notches so that equidistant stringing can be used."
Noah Aikens
 
@noah-aikens • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on The Last Lonely Leaf:
"Oh and y'all may want to put some headphones on. It's kinda quiet."
Noah Aikens
 
@noah-aikens • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new SoundCloud track:
The Last Lonely Leaf
Noah Aikens
 
@noah-aikens • 2 months ago • comments: 57
Posted a new Comment on What is it that you like about playing Noter Drone?:
"I like n/d because it is simple to play, but the theory that actually goes behind it (and I mean real theory, as stated in music theory books) is complex,..."
Noah Aikens
 
@noah-aikens • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Recording and Amplifying your mountain dulcimer ?":
"What you probably saw was a lapel mic (commonly used by pastors). The SM57 is a great handheld (or stand held) mic for just about EVERYTHING (even drums). I..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Noah Aikens

problem with dulcimer


There is a problem with the dulcimer we built. The second melody makes...
@Noah Aikens 2 years ago - Comments: 5
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Ihave a wierd fret combination.


Just wondering, who else has a six 1/2 but no 13 1/2, and a 1/2 fret?
@Noah Aikens 3 years ago - Comments: 2
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I'll fly Away


Since we are not supposed to have copyrighted songs in the video list...
@Noah Aikens 3 years ago - Comments: 4
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Getting rid of overhang


It's to late for the back of the dulcimer mostly, but what is the best...
@Noah Aikens 3 years ago - Comments: 8
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peg placement on head


This is a question concerning the dulcimer I am building with my Dad....
@Noah Aikens 3 years ago - Comments: 14
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#1 is Done


My dad and I have started to make a teardrop dulcimer out of mostly wood...
@Noah Aikens 3 years ago - Comments: 17

Latest Audio

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The Last Lonely Leaf

The Last Lonely Leaf


@Noah Aikens
2 months ago - Comments: 10
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace


@Noah Aikens
2 years ago - Comments: 2
Bill Cheatham

Bill Cheatham


@Noah Aikens
2 years ago - Comments: 2

Latest Videos

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G minor flute

G minor flute


@Noah Aikens
7 months ago - Comments: 1
F# minor NAF

F# minor NAF


@Noah Aikens
8 months ago - Comments: 5
Improv on NAF

Improv on NAF


@Noah Aikens
8 months ago - Comments: 3
Noah on A minor NAF

Noah on A minor NAF


@Noah Aikens
8 months ago - Comments: 6
Reuban's train

Reuban's train


@Noah Aikens
11 months ago - Comments: 9
wildwood flower ukulele

wildwood flower ukulele


@Noah Aikens
2 years ago - Comments: 5
bile dem cabbage down and others

bile dem cabbage down and others


@Noah Aikens
2 years ago - Comments: 11
classical guitar

classical guitar


@Noah Aikens
2 years ago - Comments: 2
Cluck ol' hen

Cluck ol' hen


@Noah Aikens
2 years ago - Comments: 8

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Hog-eyed Man

Posted: Thursday November 17 2016, 5:29 PM
By: @Strumelia

Handmade Native American flute

Posted: Monday August 29 2016, 11:36 PM
By: @sleepingangel

Fotmh (Friends of the Mouth Harp)

Posted: Tuesday July 5 2016, 10:02 AM
By: @Noah Aikens

Smithville jamboree live stream

Posted: Friday July 1 2016, 10:11 PM
By: @Noah Aikens

Interesting nut to headstock distance

Posted: Saturday April 2 2016, 3:44 PM
By: @Dan Goad

Mize dulcimer no.2407

Posted: Tuesday March 1 2016, 6:13 AM
By: @joe sanguinette

High or Low tuning dulcimer.

Posted: Sunday March 22 2015, 10:42 PM
By: @john p

Post your favorite song

Posted: Thursday January 8 2015, 12:02 PM
By: @Maryann Lang

Comments

Kusani
12/01/16 01:25:15PM @kusani:

Hi back,

I just found out yesterday you are from Sparta.  While I have a Sparta address and live in the country about halfway between Cookeville and Sparta.  I do most all my shopping/etc. in Cookeville.  I taught at TTU from 1975 until 2002 when I retired.

Yes, Jan Fritz heads up the Cookeville Dulcimer Club of which there are approx. 12 or so members. And they do meet at 2:00 on Tuesdays most weeks. They would love to have you join them, even if you can't get to all the meetings.  Looking at some of your info I think your playing skills are at a point you could contribute a lot to the group. 

Thanks for getting touch. I never played a stringed instrument in my life until a year ago; much less built one.  So, it's a lot of fun learning to strum a big and build as well. 

Harry


Steve Battarbee
06/04/16 12:16:23PM @steve-battarbee:

Hi Noah.

I got a Hohner special 20 in C

It came with some free on line lessons for 30 days so I'm going to investigate it later

Do you know of any good learning resources for Harmonica?


Richard R Stanley
05/22/15 09:26:17PM @richard-r-stanley:
Thank you Noah, you are inspiring. See you soon.
Noah Aikens
12/28/14 08:58:46PM @noah-aikens:

Here is a link to me playing the harmonica i don't know if it will open for you, but I can't post on the members videos because it is a copyrighted song (I'll Fly Away).


Rob N Lackey
11/27/14 07:45:56PM @rob-n-lackey:

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

Rob


Karen Keane
11/27/14 06:02:47PM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!
Ken Longfield
11/27/14 01:51:22PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Noah. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


John E. Wood
11/27/14 10:10:56AM @john-e-wood:

Welcome Noah. Good to see you here on FOTMD. We look forward to your participation. Best wishes.


John Keane
11/27/14 09:02:43AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!


Benjamin W Barr Jr
11/27/14 08:21:21AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

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

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Jim Fawcett
11/27/14 06:13:26AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Noah, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.