Pondoro

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Location: INDIAN SPGS
Country: United States

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Married 39 years. I play ukulele, bodhran and harmonica. Starting the dulcimer in 2018 at age 61.

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Pondoro
@pondoro • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Cigar Box Guitars":
"That looks and sounds great!"
Pondoro
@pondoro • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Cigar Box Guitars":
"I've always seen CBG's and CBU's tuned in fourths. You can tune ukes and guitars in fifths but it is rare. Tenor guitars are probably tuned in fifths most of..."
Pondoro
@pondoro • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Updated a Group discussion "":
"I'm playing DAa noter and drone. My dulcimer has two melody strings. The drones still sound really loud. Sometimes it seems the melody is covered up. Am I..."
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Pondoro
@pondoro • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Created a new Group discussion "Another Newbie Question - Drone Volume":
"I'm playing DAa noter and drone. My dulcimer has two melody strings. The drones still sound really loud. Sometimes it seems the melody is covered up. Am I..."
Beginner players
Pondoro
@pondoro • 2 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Is there an open tunings guide?:
"New to "modes.' Is it possible to play one song in the same key in several of these tunings? Or only one? For example I have played the same song in DAA and..."
Pondoro
@pondoro • 2 months ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Strings - brands and gauges?:
"Great point about that zero fret! I'd heard of them but never seen one! I'll set the action at the bridge. "
Pondoro
@pondoro • 2 months ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Strings - brands and gauges?:
"By Ken's recommendation my nut is about .015 too high and the bridge is waaay high! The string is .025 or more too high at the 7th fret, but my high school..."
Pondoro
@pondoro • 2 months ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Strings - brands and gauges?:
"Dusty: I'm also interested in action height. Could you state some general guidelines? Thanks! I've built ukes and have fine tuned the action on many store..."
Pondoro
@pondoro • 2 months ago
@pondoro is now following @forums
Pondoro
@pondoro • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Strum all strings all the time, or...?:
"Thank you all! This is all very helpful! "
Pondoro
@pondoro • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Created a new Group discussion "Strum all strings all the time, or...?":
"I found tabs for "I'll Fly Away" and "Go Tell Aunt Rhodie" - both in D for a DAa tuned dulcimer. They only show the melody.  Should I only strum the melody..."
Beginner players
Pondoro
@pondoro • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Newbie questions - noter size, string gauges, Berea tunings":
"I have retuned to DAa. Trying that out."
Pondoro
@pondoro • 3 months ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Strings - brands and gauges?:
"So I just go and buy 15 or 20 0.010" or 0.012" strings? Mine are loop end, by the way. And probably 1/4 as many wound strings? I've never looked for single..."
Pondoro
@pondoro • 3 months ago • comments: 16
Created a new Group discussion "Strings - brands and gauges?":
"So my used dulcimer came with strings as follow: 0.020", 0.010", 0.010" and 0.010" The strings are rusty and I should probably buy a couple of sets to keep..."
Beginner players
Pondoro
@pondoro • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Newbie questions - noter size, string gauges, Berea tunings":
"OK, got my dulcimer.  Rearranged the strings because the prior owner had gotten them switched up. Tuned it DAd. I'm leaning towards noter and a pick, versus..."
Pondoro
@pondoro • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Got my dulcimer!":
"Thanks Ken, these are useful!"
Pondoro
@pondoro • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Got my dulcimer!":
"Or A3. The A is higher than the bass D string and lower than the double D3 strings."
Pondoro
@pondoro • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Got my dulcimer!":
"I cannot type not count! It is currently tuned D3, A4, D4,D4. Sorry for the confusion."
Pondoro
@pondoro • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Got my dulcimer!":
"Home. Strings are swapped. D3 is farthest from me. A3 in the middle. D3 D3 closest. Strings measure 0.020, 0.010, 0.010, 0.010”. None broke during the process"

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Pondoro

Another Newbie Question - Drone Volume


I'm playing DAa noter and drone. My dulcimer has two melody strings. The...
@Pondoro 2 months ago - Comments: 7
Pondoro

Strum all strings all the time, or...?


I found tabs for "I'll Fly Away" and "Go Tell Aunt Rhodie" - both in D...
@Pondoro 2 months ago - Comments: 8
Pondoro

Strings - brands and gauges?


So my used dulcimer came with strings as follow: 0.020", 0.010", 0.010"...
@Pondoro 3 months ago - Comments: 16

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Jim Fawcett
10/30/18 07:03:44AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Pondoro, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Richard Streib
10/29/18 08:47:25PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Pondoro to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. This is a great forum of wonderful dulcimer friends who are so welcoming. Glad you joined. There is a lot of experience and knowledge represented among the members who are always willing to answer questions and offer advice. Enjoy your membership here.


Ken Longfield
10/29/18 07:04:49PM @ken-longfield:

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

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Benjamin W Barr Jr
10/29/18 10:28:36AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Pondoro, and welcome ot 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