Location: Sacramento, CA
Country: United States

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I'm from West Virginia. I first saw a dulcimer when home for the summer from college in 1992. My pastor had it. I instantly fell in love with it and even wanted to make one. But it wasn't until years later, 2005, while on my deployment in Kuwait that I took the opportunity to make my first dulcimer. I had a wood shop available to me during my off duty hours, so I bought plans and made my first instrument out of mahogany. When I returned home I designed my own mountain dulcimer and made a few. Then I worked on a new design, something I could stand up with. The idea came from the strum stick, however I wanted to retain the idea that it was a dulcimer. I made a solid body electric and an acoustic version.


I started out singing Irish and Scottish folk songs, but recently have been focussing a lot on old timey and gospel stuff. Even though I an standing I don't veer too far from the traditional way of playing the dulcimer.

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Old Songs about Parables

So another quest in looking for old time spiriituals and hymns. I've...
@RobbScott 6 years ago - Comments: 1

Looking for Obscure Spirituals

I grew up on church hymnals and am well acquainted with the Southern...
@RobbScott 6 years ago - Comments: 6

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03/25/17 12:41:33PM @hugssandi:

Your TAB for "Since I Laid My Burden Down" looks amazing, even for me!  Just like guitar-type chords, I've not been able to finger pick~I just strum away!  I think I could use this for learning easily.  I also love a good spiritual~this is treasure!  Thanks for sharing.

Three Rivers
11/03/15 07:31:05PM @three-rivers:

Robb, thank you so much for your info about the tuning, it is very helpful.  I can read music a little, but will try to get better at it, that will help a lot.

John Keane
10/16/15 10:49:55AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!

Ken Longfield
10/15/15 08:32:43AM @ken-longfield:

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


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Rob N Lackey
10/14/15 08:39:59PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Robbscott, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Interesting that you've come up with a new design. Why not post some pictures of it or, better yet, a video so we can both see and hear it.  Hope you enjoy it here.



Ben Barr Jr
10/14/15 08:38:07PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Robb, 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.


Jim Fawcett
10/14/15 05:39:12PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Robb, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.