Patty from Virginia


Location: Manassas, VA
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

Rick Garrett MattS giddykitty Linda Boies Laurel K Scott Kevin R. TLKelly Jill Geary Joe Hamilton Stewart McCormick Gail Webber Black Dog Bess John W. McKinstry Jean Fawcett Cindy Stammich Richard Streib James Phillips Cheryl Johnson Jack Ferguson john p Cynthia Wigington Noah Aikens Brian G. Dusty Turtle Frank Ross robert schuler William Mann Helen Seiler Robin Thompson Rick Kennedy Linda Jo brockinton Kathy Wilson Karen Keane Virginia Hogfiddler Benjamin W Barr Jr Dan Cindi Zechman Oliver Ogden Greg Patterson Scott Collier Brian Beach Don Tyo Mike Slone John C. Knopf Maxspop Jan Potts John Keane Don Kemper Lexie R Oakley Kevin Messenger


Playlists: 5
youtube videos: 19
images: 165
videos: 1
audio tracks: 1

I'm still a novice with Music but I'm enjoying learning and playing my dulcimers. I love hymns, gospel and old time type music. Fiddle tunes are great. I especially love noter drone. I have two dulcimers set up for that type playing. 

Latest Activity

Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Hark the Herals Angels Sing:
"Beautiful!!! Merry Christmas Mark!!!"
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on POLL: Single or Doubled melody string ?:
"I prefer a single melody string. When I play noter I can get those in between notes on a single string easier than a double melody string. "
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth:
"Beautiful!!! Merry Christmas!!!  "
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Come Thou Long Expected Jesus:
"Noah, thank you for posting this. It's great!!! Merry Christmas!!!"
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • one month ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on O Come, O Come, Emmanuel:
"Very beautiful!!! Thank you Jan for sharing!!!"
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Carols at the Chapel of St Non, Pembrokeshire:
"Lovely!!! Thank you for sharing with us!"
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • one month ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Good King Wenselas:
"That is just wonderful. Couldn't guess the second instrument until you mentioned it in the comments. I think that cigar box guitar works really well with..."
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "DAA tuning: Plus frets ":
"Robin T., please don't ever delete your instructional videos. I still go back and watch them and Robin Clark's too."
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Build a Dulcimer - In an hour from scratch":
"I just saw this. Robin, that is amazing!"
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Woodcraft Magazine Dec/Jan:
"Dan, Give us the details!"
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "DAA tuning: Plus frets ":
"Don, Thanks for posting the pictures! I was just going by a tab book of hymns that I have. Yes, those particular hymns do have accidentals. Checked them out..."
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "DAA tuning: Plus frets ":
"I found Robin's video. If you like noter drone this is definitely worth watching and watching over and over again to get the techniques. Watch at about the..."
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "DAA tuning: Plus frets ":
"There are some hymns that have accidentals. Blessed Assurance is one example. I play that in DAA on my Prichard replica. The second line first measure there..."
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Tune 93:
"Great! Nice to be able to pull a tune out from your head. I love it. Thanks for sharing!  "
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube by @randy-adams:
Tune 93
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube by @mark-gilston:
Golden Slippers
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on 3 or 4 strings:
"I've thought about this a lot this since I do most of my playing with a noter. It does come down to preference but if you want to progress and learn how to..."
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Liked a soundcloud by @robin-clark:
Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Liked a photos by @gordon-hardy:
Trumpeter Swans
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia • 3 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Wildwood Flower - Warren May Dulcimer Duet:

Latest Group Discussions

Patty from Virginia

E-Device to read tab or not?

I need to make a decision because I have a huge amount of tab on my...
@Patty from Virginia 7 months ago - Comments: 22
Patty from Virginia

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

I need help tabbing out this hymn. I have a friend who just ordered a...
@Patty from Virginia 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Patty from Virginia

Finishing Poplar- What should I use?

I am getting ready to make a psaltery bow for my neighbor. It's an...
@Patty from Virginia 3 years ago - Comments: 8
Patty from Virginia

What is it that you like about playing Noter Drone?

As per a request from a special person (from another thread that should...
@Patty from Virginia 3 years ago - Comments: 69
Patty from Virginia

Questions about the Zoom H2N audio recorder

I acquired a Zoom H2N recorder a while back. I recorded my daughter...
@Patty from Virginia 5 years ago - Comments: 3
Patty from Virginia

Bonnie Blue Flag

This is a Confederate tune written by Harry Macarthy. It has the same...
@Patty from Virginia 5 years ago - Comments: 7
Patty from Virginia

Dulci Can 4H Instrument Project

I actually completed my first build of a dulci-can or canjo yesterday....
@Patty from Virginia 6 years ago - Comments: 7
Patty from Virginia

First dulcimer build for me/Cardboard kit

I joined this group a while back because Jennifer made an awesome...
@Patty from Virginia 6 years ago - Comments: 20
Patty from Virginia

maintaining the finish on my dulcimer

Okay, so I've had my dulcimer for a few months now, almost a year. I do...
@Patty from Virginia 6 years ago - Comments: 6

Latest Audio

We Gather Together

We Gather Together

@Patty from Virginia
3 years ago - Comments: 11

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Latest Forum Discussions


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Posted: Thursday July 27 2017, 1:58 PM
By: @Strumelia

A real Prichard Dulcimer

Posted: Wednesday December 7 2016, 9:29 PM
By: @Patty from Virginia

1880 Appalachian Dulcimer on Antiques...

Posted: Monday September 19 2016, 11:22 AM
By: @Lexie R Oakley

Bending strings to get the accidentals

Posted: Sunday June 12 2016, 3:42 PM
By: @Patty from Virginia

Recommendations for a bow to play a Violin...

Posted: Wednesday September 30 2015, 7:15 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Only in West Virginia?

Posted: Monday June 29 2015, 12:28 PM
By: @Sam

Layman McSpadden?

Posted: Wednesday December 3 2014, 12:00 PM
By: @Patty from Virginia

How does one know what chords to play?

Posted: Friday September 12 2014, 10:06 AM
By: @Patty from Virginia


Jill Geary
11/03/16 09:41:36PM @jill-geary:

Hi Patty - trying to see if this will send a PM to you?

Patty from Virginia
10/26/16 06:48:47PM @patty-from-virginia:

Joe, I'm now following you. I think you should be able to send me a pm.

Joe Hamilton
10/26/16 06:37:20PM @joe-hamilton:

hi patty-will get in touch after Fall Wartz. I have Jim Fawcett's phone number so if you give yours to him I can get it in a more secure fashion than posting it here.

Black Dog Bess
04/18/16 08:13:43PM @black-dog-bess:

Thanks so much for the photos and videos. You helped the weekend come alive again. I enjoyed meeting you and look forward to seeing you again.


Gordon Hardy
11/23/15 10:31:10PM @gordon-hardy:

Hello Patty, here is my tab for I Am Coming To The Cross:

I am coming to the cross



I am coming to the cross; I am poor and weak and blind;

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I am counting all but dross; I shall full salvation find.

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I am trusting, Lord, in Thee. Blessèd Lamb of Calvary;

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Humbly at Thy cross I bow. Save me, Jesus, save me now.

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Long my heart has sighed for Thee; Long has evil reigned within;

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Jesus sweetly speaks to me: I will cleanse you from all sin.

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Here I give my all to Thee: Friends and time and earthly store;

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Soul and body Thine to be, Wholly Thine forevermore.

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In the promises I trust; Now I feel the blood applied;

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I am prostrate in the dust; I with Christ am crucified.

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Karel Votanek
11/04/15 03:07:04AM @karel-votanek:

Hi Patty, thank you very much for your nice comment.Ich hope I next time
make fewer mistakes.

Gordon Hardy
09/09/15 12:00:29AM @gordon-hardy:

Thanks Patty, I truly love the singing.

Gordon Hardy
08/30/15 08:46:26PM @gordon-hardy:

Patty re "Hard Times", it's lovely to hear from you. thanks for listening.

Jim Fawcett
08/28/15 06:14:17AM @jim-fawcett:

Happy Birthday Pattyparty

Bob Davidson
08/18/15 08:01:18PM @bob-davidson:

Hi Patty,

Still trying to get the money, work has been let me used one of there trucks. Only thing is I still had to pay for the gas, which takes money away from us. We had our grandaugther over the weekend, which was fun and she really loves the water and playing in her little pool. I'am heading home from doing a few things, so I stop here at the Library to check on things here. Well better get going and I'll write again.


Bob Davidson
08/06/15 04:48:29PM @bob-davidson:

Hi Patty,

It is good to hear that your doing well. We are good, but I wish I could say the same about my truck. It needs a new radiator and termastat, but no money to get it done.


robert schuler
07/25/15 12:07:26PM @robert-schuler:

Patty, I do make psalteries. Please send me your e mail and I can send a picture etc... Robert.

Bob Davidson
07/16/15 06:34:05PM @bob-davidson:

Hi Patti,

I'am still out here, been busy with my granddaughter. Her name is Zoey and she is a year old and a real sweetheart. I hope all is well with you and your family. Well I have to get going to pick up some stuff.

God bless,


William Mann
06/26/15 03:47:18AM @william-mann:

Hey, Patty.  I and my family are going to Washington, but we decided to stay in Virginia and ride the metro in and out.  We're going to stay in Manassas, near the battlefield park visitors' center; arriving this coming Monday and leaving Thursday.  I'm not completely sure what our daily schedule looks like yet, but please feel free to send me a note if you and your local dulcimer folks are doing anything during that time.  I would still enjoy the opportunity to put faces to names, even if just in passing.

Robin Thompson
06/24/15 01:41:01PM @robin-thompson:

Hey, Patty, it's an honor to be on a playlist-- thank you!  :)

06/17/15 08:53:10PM @strumelia:

Patty please PM me so you can run a little test.

Ken Longfield
06/16/15 02:03:06PM @ken-longfield:

Well, at least you know that it is something Lisa and the host site need to work on. It isn't you. I understand you are not the only one with this problem.


jeffrey charles foster
06/16/15 11:14:53AM @jeffrey-charles-foster:

dont let your husband throw ya outta bed for eating crackers Barbara Mandrel.

LOL friend Jeff.

Ken Longfield
06/16/15 11:07:31AM @ken-longfield:

Yes, Patty. Since you could not get in to chat using another operating system and different browser seem to me to indicate that the problem is either with your server or with your account. Trying it at the library with (I hope) a different server will eliminate the server as a problem it you don't get on chat that way. Then the account needs to be checked by Lisa or someone in tech support.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

jeffrey charles foster
06/16/15 11:02:49AM @jeffrey-charles-foster: