Rain Dog

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Location: Versailles
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Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Idle time. What to do.":
"@dusty-turtle. Guess it's time for us all to work on our "High Lonesome" sound."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The "I have small hands" idea":
"Just put me down as one of the Outlaw Dulcimer Players. I sometimes tune the closest melody string to match the middle string and second melody string to..."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Idle time. What to do.":
"He's such a great lyricist. I've tried to learn Downtown Train on the guitar. Really need to revisit his catalog with the dulcimer in mind. Those are both..."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Idle time. What to do.":
"@terry-wilson "I have decided I like Tom Waits." Tom Waits is great! Actually where I took my user name from."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's fer dinner?":
"Oh, well, I had leftover pizza..."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"I actually use my thumb to pick (pluck) as well. Either middle on base forefinger on middle string and thumb on melody or ring on base middle on middle and..."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"But as to pulling up on the strings? I would be afraid there might be a chance of the string 'slapping' the frets if string was pulled hard enough. From..."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • one month ago • comments: 15
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • one month ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering -(KY):
"Okay. I wondered if some of the field trips would be to some of the other, non-dulcimer sights in Berea. I'm needing to keep my wife entertained, she doesn't..."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • one month ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering -(KY):
"I'm wondering what the hours are for the gathering. Are there events all day long?"
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 months ago
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Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"Although I don't have much experience, compared to others. I kind of pull up on the strings with my fingertips (no nails). It gives the strings a little snap."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Everything Dulcimer - Closing Down.":
"I never was on the original everything dulcimer site, but it looks like someone has started it up again. https://everythingdulcimer.com/"
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"@irene I'm using a piece of one of those credit cards as the nut on my dulcimer. Where would we be, if our credit wasn't so good?"
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"Also, pressing on your finger pads with your nails helps build callouses when you're not playing."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Modern Sheet Music/Tab?":
"@geezer I suggest going ahead and learning one song while you're working on fundamentals. That will give you some accomplishment and something to show off...."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"@ferrator I think I'll pass on iron skillet trick. I did have a neighbor tell me, when I young to rub my fingertips on a frosty window."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"@lisavb. Thanks for putting that in my mind. Now I've sliced my fretting forefinger peeling potatoes. Of course I didn't have any "new skin" and couldn't..."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Sears and Roebuck dulcimers ":
"@susie I think it actually sounds pretty good, now that I've got it staying in tune, even strung with some old guitar strings I had laying around. Once I..."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Modern/Chord style Players:
"Thanks @Corvus. I never could play with a noter and when I tried with my forefinger as a noter I held it flat, until the internet came along. I've been..."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Sears and Roebuck dulcimers ":
"@gstringer Someone has a global Instrument Facebook page, but I don't remember seeing any dulcimers, just guitars."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Sears and Roebuck dulcimers ":
"@robin-thompson. Yeah, we where pretty anal as kids. Actually I knew it was the safest way to store it."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Sears and Roebuck dulcimers ":
"Here's a picture of the dulcimer from Sears I received for Christmas in 1979. I've kept it in the original shipping box, so I'm including a shot of the..."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Modern/Chord style Players:
"Thanks @dusty-turtle. I had been kicking around the idea of getting a Merlin. I've actually had the dulcimer longer than a guitar, but I think hearing how..."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Modern/Chord style Players:
"Thanks @strumelia. I'm needing to replace the nut and restring my dulcimer, figured that would be the best time to switch it around if I was going to. Will..."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Modern/Chord style Players:
"@strumelia I play guitar some, strum the base string with my thumb and the higher tuned strings with my fingers to keep a base line going."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Fingerpicking:
"Wondering if any of you finger pickers are stringing your dulcimer backward. With base string nearest to you."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 2 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Modern/Chord style Players:
"Wondering if any chord players are stinging their dulcimer backward. Base string nearest to you."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Hello to my new friends (otMD). I'm Peter from Indiana, but "I am a rain dog too". I'll try to keep my dulcimer story short. I got my dulcimer for Christmas..."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 3 months ago • comments: 503
Posted a new Comment on @jim-fawcett:
"I'm thinking maybe my responses are only showing on my page. Please let me know if you saw my earlier comment or just this one. Anyway I'm in Indiana not..."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @rain-dog:
"Thanks Ken. Quick question, I couldn't find and answer to on forums. How do I add a quote to all my posts like: "The dulcimer sings a sweet song." Or do I..."
Rain Dog
@rain-dog • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @rain-dog:
"Thanks for the welcomes. I'm from South East Indiana."

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Rain Dog
01/10/20 04:57:47PM @rain-dog:

Thanks Ken. Quick question, I couldn't find and answer to on forums. How do I add a quote to all my posts like: "The dulcimer sings a sweet song." Or do I need to add it, and a signature each time I reply?

 


Ken Longfield
01/10/20 04:22:49PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Rain Dog. It is good to have you on board. I look forward to your participation in these discussions.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Rain Dog
01/10/20 01:22:32PM @rain-dog:

Thanks for the welcomes. I'm from South East Indiana.


Jim Fawcett
01/10/20 06:14:11AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Rain Dog, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us. Are you from PA? We have a North Versallies, not too far over the hill from me.


Richard Streib
01/09/20 08:34:05PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Rain Dog to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great place to learn and to meet many new dulcimer friends. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
01/09/20 02:18:13PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Rain Dog, 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