Richard Streib

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Location: North Carolina
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Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 12 hours ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on @robert-breneman:
"Welcome Robert Breneman to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful community of friendly and knowledgeable folks. Look around,..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 12 hours ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on @tarheelbilly:
"Welcome Tarheelbilly to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer from a fellow North Carolinian. Glad you joined.This is a great place to learn and have all your..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 4 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @kimgavin59:
"Welcome Kimgavin59 to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. I know you are excited about your dulcimer which built yourself. How exciting. Glad you joined. This..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 4 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @dulcibill:
"Welcome Dulcibill to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful dulcimer community which is knowledgeable friendly and helpful...."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 5 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer #125:
"That is a beauty Bob."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @glen:
"Welcome Glen to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great place to learn all about the mountain dulcimer. There is a lot of..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @deant:
"Welcome DeanT to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great community of friendly and knowledgeable folks. Look around, join the..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @scameron:
"Welcome Scameron to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great place to learn and meet many new dulcimer friends. Join the..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @chadritchie:
"Welcome to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer Chardritchie from a fellow North Carolinian. Glad you joined. This is a great place to hang out, to learn and get..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @dewy:
"Welcome back Dewey to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you came back. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey"
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @tanauz:
"Welcome Tanauz to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful community of good folks who love the dulcimer. There is a lot of..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @judah-dwyer-dahlstrom:
"Welcome Judah Dwer-dahlstrom to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great place to learn, to make many new dulcimer friends and ask..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Choosing Strings":
"If you check some online companies you may be able to specify shipping in a small package by USPS and hopefully the parcel will fit in your mailbox which I..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How Many Dulcimers Do You Own? ":
"Susie, thanks for starting the thread. I am sure many of us enjoyed it, whether we participated or not."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @sarahnolan:
"Welcome SarahNolan to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful place to learn all about the dulcimer. Join in the discussions,..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite stands/storage?":
"Here is a four place stand I have. Another sideways picture"
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite stands/storage?":
"Here is one I use. No pets in the house to disturb it. Sorry the picture is sideways. It is correct on it's original file."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @richb:
"Welcome RichB to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great place to meet many good folks, learn a lot about the dulcimer and get..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Rest in Peace, Larkin Bryant":
"So sad to lose another in our greater dulcimer family."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @john-sloan:
"Welcome to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer Jwsloan. Great to have you join. This is a fun and friendly site with lots of knowledge and experience..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @lynnaj:
"Welcome Lynnaj to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad to have you with us. This is a great community of good and knowledgeable folks. Join the..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Venni, so glad you have recovered. COVID is wicked."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Warren May Maple Dulcimer":
"To me the dark spot looks like it is in the wood. Does not appear to have a 13.5 fret. The 6.5 will not be a problem. As you learn, you just have to remember..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @woodchuck:
"Welcome Woodchuck to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. Look around, ask questions, join in the discussions. We are here to support and help..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Warren May Maple Dulcimer":
"It looks like it has a 6 1/2 that has been added."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @suea:
"Welcome SueA to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. So glad you joined. This is a wonderful forum with a lot of activity and many great people. Look around,..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @jerisue:
"Welcome JeriSue to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. There is lots to learn here and some of the most wonderful people. Join the..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 3 weeks ago • comments: 75
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"I have a Warren May built in mid to late 90's as best I have been able to determine. There is no date on my label.I have enjoyed mine with it tuned Gdd for..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "An Interesting News Story from West Virginia":
"Great article KenL. Thanks for sharing with us."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @pattycake:
"Welcome Pattycake to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. So glad you joined. This is a wonderful place to learn, to ask questions and to meet many great..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on @zitherandyon:
"Welcome ZitherAndYon to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @ccyahwehslady:
"Welcome Ccyahwehslady to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful community of friendly folks who are here to support each..."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one month ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming:
"Thanks for the link. Kenl. Great report."
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "For sale: Prichard copy made by Kevin Messenger":
"I know KevinR. Cursed dulcimer acquisition disorder"
Richard Streib
@richard-streib • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How Many Dulcimers Do You Own? ":
"I now have 12 including 2 zitters both with staple frets. Most of mine are traditional style with staple frets, several with wooden tuners. Only one with a 6..."

Latest Group Discussions

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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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Near the Cross

Near the Cross


@Richard Streib
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DeanT
05/05/21 07:25:04PM @deant:

Thank you Richard. I actually was a member a few years ago, but haven't been on in a couple of years. Looking forward to getting back into it.


Pattycake
04/15/21 09:25:52PM @pattycake:

Thank you for the warm welcome Richard.  Really looking forward to participating in this community.  What I have read on the Dulcimer is that it is an easy instrument to learn.  But I haven't found anything easy about it yet!! lol This may just be what I need to get me going. Looking forward to the journey. 

 

  


Strumelia
03/25/21 09:09:44PM @strumelia:

Richard thank you so much for supporting FOTMD.  sun


patrick gietzen
03/23/21 11:14:52PM @patrick-gietzen:

Thank you, glad I found it also!


learning to play
03/18/21 12:17:51PM @learning-to-play:

Thank you for your warm welcome.


Jane Hawkins
03/09/21 06:31:09PM @jane-hawkins:

Many thanks for your warm welcome!


Guitarpeggio
03/05/21 09:51:23PM @guitarpeggio:

Thanks for the friendly welcome, Richard!  I look forward to getting to know more about the dulcimer, and more about the community!  


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!