Richard Streib

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Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 2 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on @johnrigdon:
"Welcome JohnRigdon to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great place to learn, to enjoy discussions of the mountain dulcimer and to..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @dulceemyer:
"Welcome Duldeemyer to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great place to explore, learn and meet lots of wonderful dulcimer folks...."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 6 days ago
@richard-streib is now following @susan-ann
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on I Want Jesus to Walk With Me:
"Beautiful, John. Thank you so much for sharing with us. The old spirituals are so beautiful. Many are ideal for the dulcimer."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one week ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @susan-ann:
"Welcome Susan Ann to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. How exciting to get your kit to build. It is so neat you have the old Prichard. I am..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @eastcoastmountaineer:
"Welcome EastCoastMountaineer to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is great resource to learn all about the dulcimer, its history,..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one week ago • comments: 206
Posted a new Comment on @richard-streib:
"Walnut Valley had a kiosk at Epcot Center, Walt Disney World . That is where I saw them first, picked up the brochure in October 1991 saved it and ordered..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one week ago
@richard-streib is now following @mandapanda
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Yes Strumelia, well worth trip. The more folks who get the vaccine the closer we get to at least a little of normalcy. It'll still be months probably before..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @rutilla:
"Welcome Rutilla to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. There is a lot of information on this forum. Jump on in and look around. Ask questions...."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Hymns and tunes with a Lenten theme:
"Thanks Gordon for the Lenten hymn."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @cpuchalski:
"Welcome Cpuchalski to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great place to learn, to hang out, to make new friends and really get..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @ray:
"Welcome Ray to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful forum with lots of information. Many wonderful people. And a lot of..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @larry-walton:
"Welcome Larry Walton to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful forum, lots to learn, lots of information here and plenty of..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @fumble-fingers:
"Welcome Fumble Fingers to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great place to come to learn, to join with others who love the..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on cleaning up cruddy geared tuners:
"I was introduced to a product called "Brasso" in the Army and used it to shine all the metal of the insignia and the buttons on the uniforms. It works great..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @mandapanda:
"Welcome Manda Panda to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This forum is a great resource of information about the mountain dulcimer. I am..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @catwheezle:
"Catwheezle, I saw that you have purchased a Walnut Valley dulcimer and are awaiting its arrival. I know you are excited. I have owned two dulcimers made by..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @scott73:
"Welcome Scott73 to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. So glad you joined. This is a wonderful family of folks who love the dulcimer. Look around the site...."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @catwheezle:
"Welcome Catwheezle to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great community of friendly people who love the dulcimer. It is a great..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @spam1977:
"Welcome Spam1977 to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer from a fellow North Carolinian. Glad you joined. This is a great place to explore, to learn and to..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @jleica:
"Welcome Jleica to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer, again. Glad you rejoined. Looking forward to your participation on the forum."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @winks:
"Welcome Winks to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. Looking forward to  your participation here."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @billythekid:
"Welcome Billythekid to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful forum for learning all about the dulcimer. Feel free to create..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on @venni:
"Welcome Adrianne to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. You are correct. The music of the mountain dulcimer soft as well as peaceful and it..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @grandma-rosemary:
"Welcome Grandma Rosemary to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great place to connect and learn. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @rich-l:
"Welcome Rich L to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great place to learn. Look around, ask questions. We are here to help. Best..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @southerneagle:
"Welcome SouthernEagle to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer from a fellow North Carolinian. Glad you joined. This is a great forum and a great place for a..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @lutz:
"Welcome Lutz to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful place with lots of great people. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"As Kusani said, this is a vicious disease, and now a mutated more infectious strain is being found in many states. Our extended family has lost two members..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How to get adhesive residue off a fretboard?":
"The key is to know the finish. Plain cooking oil will work. If it is rubbed oil finish any oil my be useful. Just dry it well when finished and buff it out a..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"[quote="John W. McKinstry"] Hi Jill,  Good to hear from you.  Yes, I have posted "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" in the video section of FOTMD.  I take..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @graybear:
"Welcome Graybear to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful and friendly forum. Look around, ask questions. Post a song or two..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @sandysun:
"Welcome SandySun to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great place to visit and learn. Looking forward to your participation on the..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @nancyh:
"Welcome NancyH to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful place to learn all about the dulcimer. There is a lot of knowledge..."

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Richard Streib

A general copyright question


Is there a reliable way to learn if the printed version of the song I...
@Richard Streib 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Richard Streib

Seek Ye First


I want to learn the hymn Seek Ye First in noter drone style. The hymnal...
@Richard Streib 6 years ago - Comments: 17
Richard Streib

Which builder for a brighter more traditional voice?


Does anyone recommend a particular builder for a custom instrument to...
@Richard Streib 4 years ago - Comments: 5
Richard Streib

Festivals for noter drone style playing


Anyone know of a festival that features mostly or all noter drone style...
@Richard Streib 10 years ago - Comments: 54
Richard Streib

Finish wearing on fretboard


I have a Walnut Valley dulcimer I purchased second hand in October...
@Richard Streib 2 years ago - Comments: 12
Richard Streib

Observation: Your thoughts welcome


I have noted some wear, albeit slight,  on the frets under the melody...
@Richard Streib 3 years ago - Comments: 9
Richard Streib

Leonard Glenn Dulcimer


Thought I would ask if anyone has the dimensions of the Leonard Glenn...
@Richard Streib 3 years ago - Comments: 6
Richard Streib

Use of Copyright material


If I purchase sheet music, write out the dulcimer tab and play it...
@Richard Streib 4 years ago - Comments: 2
Richard Streib

Playing ionian tuning in keys other than D


I prefer ionian mode. Does anyone have a chart or reference which gives...
@Richard Streib 4 years ago - Comments: 30
Richard Streib

How to practice effectively


I live in an area without any instructors. I much prefer noter drone...
@Richard Streib 4 years ago - Comments: 11
Richard Streib

Noter Drone on a baritone


A novice player here. Is it possible to play in ionian mode noter drone...
@Richard Streib 5 years ago - Comments: 6
Richard Streib

Noter drone teacher in central NC


I am interested to find out if there may be a noter drone teacher in...
@Richard Streib 7 years ago - Comments: 2
Richard Streib

Possum board


I am wanting to make a possum board for my dulcimer. First of all, I am...
@Richard Streib 7 years ago - Comments: 5
Richard Streib

CD's in noter drone style


Can anyone recommend CD's with songs played in noter drone style?
@Richard Streib 7 years ago - Comments: 19

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Catwheezle
02/18/21 04:09:53AM @catwheezle:

The Warren May dulcimers are very beautiful, he sells on Facebook too but they were a little out of my league - not overpriced but taxes and postage to UK can be quite high


Richard Streib
02/17/21 03:45:03PM @richard-streib:

Walnut Valley had a kiosk at Epcot Center, Walt Disney World . That is where I saw them first, picked up the brochure in October 1991 saved it and ordered my first dulcimer from them receiving it in early 1993. I have purchased several used dulcimores which were hardly played at all. I got one McSpadden used which still had the pick and noter stick in a little envelope which was still sealed up. I have a Warren May dulcimer a man purchased going through Berea Kentucky, stopped at the shop and purchased it and never played it. He gave it to his sister who sold it to me. Some sweet deal out there sometimes.

Have a great day.


Catwheezle
02/17/21 02:58:25PM @catwheezle:

finally sussed how this board works!

thank you Richard for the information, that is so fascinating and also Kenneth Longfield has very kindly sent me the PDF brochure. The one I bought is the 91 model and it too is in mint condition with case (lucky me).

I think where the shop was based (in some kind of tourist park judging by the brochure) meant that some might have been bought on a whim, or having heard the people in the shop playing them, and so remained un-played.  I already play guitar and sing so I'm hoping the dulcimer will play harmonies for me or the main tune and I will do harmonies. I'm also half-Irish so it will be a fascinating journey into folk music I hope, and a touch back to my roots!

Thank you for the brilliant information.


Fumble Fingers
02/16/21 11:40:49AM @fumble-fingers:

Hi Richard!

Thank you for your kind welcome. I am glad to have found FOTMD; there are so many friendly and helpful people here. You've been playing a long time now. It seems a lot of people who start playing the dulcimer stay with it a long time, which says a lot about the instrument and their people! I look forward to learning a lot, and to hopefully progressing to the point where I can "give back" and contribute to new people a bit as well.

Thanks again and blessings,

Fumble Fingers (Mary)


MandaPanda
02/13/21 08:26:26AM @mandapanda:

Thank you! I, too, am waiting for my repro J. E. Thomas to arrive...I look forward to learning much from this group!


Catwheezle
02/11/21 03:19:52AM @catwheezle:

Thank you for the kind welcome, I am new to dulcimer playing, I'm waiting for my vintage dulcimer to arrive from the states, very excited!


Spam1977
02/08/21 08:18:08AM @spam1977:

Thanks for the welcome--happy to be with dulcimer friends!

I just enjoyed the high of partipating in the Quarantune Dulcimer Festival. Carol Walker's workshop was excellent. It was fun to see dulcimer folks from around the country and world...

Todd


wave
01/07/21 10:47:58PM @wave:

Thank you, Richard. It's nice to be here. I'm looking forward to all of the great information and friendly exchanges. I just purchased a dulcimer from Molly (on this site) and am really excited to get started!


Doug Naselroad
12/09/20 10:03:52AM @doug-naselroad:

As am I!


SamIam
12/06/20 07:59:24PM @samiam:

Thank you! I'm looking to start learning and I have already learned how much I have to learn! Got to find a place to get a dulcimer first.


jost
12/05/20 07:13:58PM @jost:

Hello Richard,

may thanks for your nice welcome message . I'm looking forward to learn from the community and participate in it.

Best regards, Jost


BooBoo2001
11/21/20 11:55:28AM @booboo2001:

Thank you. I am waiting for my first Dulcimer from McSpadden. It should be here in a few weeks. I plan to play in DAA in the old noter style. I found Strumelia and her YouTube and Blog site. I am slowly reading and watching her materials. I am a bass player who finally aged out of loud rock bands and late nights. It's a new adventure.


Holly Tannen
11/20/20 10:25:03PM @holly-tannen:

Thank you!


FayeShepherd
11/12/20 12:33:56PM @fayeshepherd:

Thanks for the warm welcome.  I can now play "Twinkle, Twinkle" with chords...moving right along ; )


Mick McLaughlin
11/11/20 06:03:47AM @mick-mclaughlin:

Thanks for the welcome. Hope to learn a bit.

regards

Mick


Geeps
11/04/20 09:20:49PM @geeps:

Thank you.


Christoffer
10/25/20 04:54:20PM @christoffer:

Hi Richard,

Thank you for the kind welcome, looking forward to having a wee look around the different sections on the forum.


John Desaulniers Jr
10/16/20 04:37:58PM @john-desaulniers-jr:

Thanks!


Richard Streib
10/15/20 04:51:54PM @richard-streib:

The post would go in the Technology/Software/Amplifying group.

Go to that group. If you are not a member, click join at the top to become a member of the group.

There is an attach file button at the bottom of discussion to which you would reply but I do not recall seeing a place to attach a file to a new discussion you create. Contact site owner Strumelia with your question. She is always prompt to respond.

Sorry I cannot help further. Unless you create the post, then open it yourself as if to respond and add the attachment that way.


stephenericberry
10/15/20 03:35:23PM @stephenericberry:

Sorry, if it wasn't immediately obvious. But is there a preferred way to post TablEdit tablatures on this site for others to see?