Pine

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Location: Belmont, NY
Country: US

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DianeL Kevin Burns sleepingangel Salt Springs Lexie R Oakley Robin Thompson Strumelia Charles Thomas

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Singer/songwriter. Primarily a guitar player but i have an arsenal of stringed instruments. Mostly into songwriting and home recording.

My music site is: www.soundclick.com/pinecats

Interests include life on my homestead, gardening, woodworking, and music. I'm a retired mental health counselor.

 

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Fawn

Fawn


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Warriors, Battlefields, and Graveyards

Warriors, Battlefields, and...


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Hawk & Dove

Hawk & Dove


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Whistlepig

Whistlepig


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Cricket Dance

Cricket Dance


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Leprechaun Hollow

Leprechaun Hollow


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Hunger Moon

Hunger Moon


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Silas cain

Silas cain


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Merlin's Joy

Merlin's Joy


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ARLINGTON

ARLINGTON


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DianeL
11/06/16 06:50:53PM @dianel:

Your song is beautiful it captures the sadness.


Helen Seiler
02/29/16 04:03:24PM @helen-seiler:

Thank you for watchin Pine and for yur kind comment.


Pine
02/26/16 02:03:03PM @pine:

I am no longer with AOL. If you have messaged me or commented and I have not responded, it was AOL's fault.

Should be ok now.

pine


Charles Thomas
01/10/16 09:05:30PM @charles-thomas:

Pine, thank you very much for listening! Your critique was most appreciated.


Strumelia
01/10/16 08:59:33AM @strumelia:

Pine, thanks SO much for your wonderful comment about our new site.  Creating the new site took me many months of hard work, so you really made my morning!   hi5


Lurgainn
08/10/12 08:44:33PM @lurgainn:

Just wanted to say that I'm glad i heard the music before i watched ' Arlington ' video. It was almost what I'd pictured in my head, the slow march feel had conjured up the whole atmosphere.

Just figured how to add a track to the side menu thing. Its a Gaidhlig song learned from my Ma. Thanks for the inspiration ....

L.


Lurgainn
08/09/12 09:21:46PM @lurgainn:

Hey again Pine !

I've just been listening to your songs. I've enjoyed them all but ' Warriors ' dulcimer and drum together, really stood out for me, just stunning. Great sound quality on all of your songs, so I'm going to take your compliments as high praise......

I'm using a Tascam MK2 with a Sure mic.

You've surely given me some ideas for things i might try.

L.


Dana R. McCall
07/28/12 12:30:35PM @dana-r-mccall:

Pine that was my Modern Mountain Dulcimer that sounded wonderful when I bought it as a regular DAD but I restrung it with heavier string 18 22 wound and 36 wound and made it a baritone. I usually play it in AEA and it is Beautiful but yesterday I tuned it down a notch to GDG to sing along with it. One string was a littlefloppy and I could hear a twang everynow and then but not enough to hurt it. I have several other vids on here playing it. I have 22 dulcimers some more expencive than my Modern Mountain but I would trade it for all of them. Thanks agian for your comments.


Dewey Parker
06/12/12 11:10:59PM @dewey-parker:

Sorry, I didn't answer your question. Yes, I just use the built-in mike on the video camera. I don't do any audio editing, however, except I do sometimes take out some of the ambient "noise" when necessary.


Dewey Parker
06/12/12 11:08:39PM @dewey-parker:

Well, Pine, I wish we were close enough to do some jamming now and then. I have a feeling I might learn a lot from you.

Dewey


Dewey Parker
06/12/12 07:40:48PM @dewey-parker:

Pine those words coming from you are very much appreciated. I just do what I do, and I do it by ear. I don't always know what's going to come out until I play it, but most of the time I do hear it beforehand (sometimes a piece at a time). Yes, I do my keyboard arrangements for backers for specific songs. I sort of use my keyboard as a fancy metronome so I don't speed up while I play. So I figured it might as well be doing something useful musically as well.

I'm planning to stop by your place and sit for a spell so I can hear a lot of your songs. Is your dulcimer amped? What kind of pickup do you use?

Dewey


Dewey Parker
06/09/12 07:26:59PM @dewey-parker:

Thanks for the friend confirmation. If you want to check out some more tunes, I just put a link up yesterday so you can see my latest video on YouTube. It's one of my original songs called, "It's My Way". That link ishttp://youtu.be/iok9D0kEDaI . Is that you playing in the background when I go to your page? Nice, smooth style, nice house, and a nice stable of instruments! I suspect you play them all. Is that your personal recording studio you have set up at home?


Robin Clark
05/28/12 06:35:34AM @robin-clark:

Hi Pine,

Thanks for your comments on "Sally in the Garden". I'm not sure where the name came from, so the tale behind it could be anything? BTW - I love the photo of your house. What a great place to live Smile.gif


Kimberly C.
04/09/12 12:44:36PM @kimberly-c:

Thanks for the friend request, Pine! And thanks for the compliments on my playing as well. I appreciate it. Smile.gifI'm looking forward to listening to some of your songs you have one here. Smile.gif


Sam Edelston
04/09/12 08:32:54AM @sam-edelston:

Thanks, Pine. Glad you like it.

I did that video to show what the instrument can do in real time, so that was all done in real time. No editing at all.

It's a Berenger preamp with (I believe) 6 channels. (I'm not at home to check.) I have a stereo Y cable coming out of the instrument. The ring and tip go to separate plugs, which are plugged into the different sets of effects. On the preamp, I EQed the ring's bass high and treble low; I did the reverse for the tip. A single mono cable went from the preamp to the amp, and the recording was done in the open air. .


Dewey Parker
04/03/12 09:07:12AM @dewey-parker:

Thanks, Pine. The song has a story behind it, but I suppose most songs do, don't they? At any rate, I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I do appreciate your kind comment.

Dewey


Robin Clark
04/01/12 08:29:40AM @robin-clark:

Hi Pine,

Thanks for your comments about 'Fly Around...' The instrument I used wasn't a Galax dulcimer, it was a copy of a dulcimer style that Ed Thomas was building between about 1870 and 1930. He came from Kentucky and built about 1500 or so dulcimers. It was his hourglass design that many later builders copied and added their own ideas to that have now become our contempory hourglass dulcimers. The main difference between the dulcimers that Ed Thomas built and dulcimers today is the width of the body - The Ed Thomas is only 5 1/2" wide on the lower bout, 2 1/2" at the waist and 4 3/8" on the upper bout - the scale length is full size at a little over 27". So it is a long, thin dulcimer which gives it that more silvery and boxy sound. We know that Ed Thomas, by all accounts,was quite a player himself. And we know that he used a quill. I asked John Knopf to build this replica of one of Ed THomas' poplar wood dulcimers so I could get some real first hand experience of how these instruments sounded and played. And I've already learnt loads in just a couple of days Smile.gif

Galax dulcimers are very different. Ed Thomas dulcimers (Kentucky) are narrow bodied 3 string instruments where only one string in fretted with a noter. A Galax dulcimer (Virginia) is a boat shape and big bodied (8 1/2" wide). They have 4 plain steel strings, all the same gauge set equidistant, and all tuned to high d on a roughly 26" scale. Two of the strings are fretted in parralel with a noter and two left to drone. They are played with a fast quill whip and are very loud dulcimers, making them ideal for playing with other instruments.

The two heritages, Kentucky and Virginia, are really very different.


Robin Clark
03/28/12 12:23:01PM @robin-clark:

Thanks Pine!

It looks like you have a great sound studio - I'm looking forward to hearing more from it Smile.gif


Dusty Turtle
03/26/12 10:47:31AM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks for your compliments on Spanish Fandango, Pine. One reason I made an audio recording instead of a video was to getter a cleaner recording.


Bing Futch
03/24/12 02:25:54PM @bing-futch:

Thanks for the kind words, Pine - and thanks for adding me!