robert schuler

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Location: Bridgeton, NJ
Country: US

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Lorraine Glenda  Hubbard Kevin R. ckmiv Cat Brown Richard Streib Tennessee Jed Estes George Stewart McCormick Laurel K Scott whocindylou Bob stessler Joseph Besse Strumelia Salt Springs Sean Ruprecht-Belt GulfVet John Dunn sleepingangel Helen Seiler Rob N Lackey Ken Backer Sheryl St. Clare Charles Thomas Deborah Hinz Annie Deeley Lynn austin Bob Reinsel Gail Webber Slate Creek Dulcimers Robin Thompson Patty from Virginia Mr. Phil Mcdaniel Cynthia Wigington James Phillips Kevin Messenger Rick Kennedy Jim Fawcett Jan Potts Lexie R Oakley John Henry

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youtube videos: 7
images: 30
audio tracks: 22

Latest Activity

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robert schuler
@robert-schuler • 2 days ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @dan:
1873 Jacob Meadors
robert schuler
@robert-schuler • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Words are not enough to express the joy of having Jean Ritchie in our lives. I think you will agree we were blessed to have her as our inspiration.... Robert"
robert schuler
@robert-schuler • 5 days ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube item created by @gregg-schneeman:
"THE ZITHER CAROL" on Hummel
robert schuler
@robert-schuler • one week ago • comments: 11
Liked a youtube item created by @leo-kretzner:
Peacock's Feather mtn dulcimer + bowed psaltery
robert schuler
@robert-schuler • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bowed Psaltery":
"Thanks Bob, I had a lot of fun building them. I only wanted one just to see how they play and sound. Once my shop was set up it made sense to build a bunch...."
robert schuler
@robert-schuler • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Bowed Psaltery":
"Back in 2007, I built a number of bowed psalteries. I have three left. This model has a red cedar top and black  walnut back. Sides are walnut with walnut..."
robert schuler
@robert-schuler • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bowed Psalteries":
"Don't be afraid to try alternative tunings. I have one model tuned to C minor. Another in diatonic on right side matching my dulcimers. With two bows I use..."
robert schuler
@robert-schuler • 3 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Monochord?:
"Ralph Lee Smith, featured monochords, psalmodikons  in two issues of DPN, May & July 2007. Robert"
robert schuler
@robert-schuler • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Sow :
"It's a beauty!. BTW, I like that old cherry stump too...Robert"
robert schuler
@robert-schuler • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Home-Made Peg Shaper:
"Dave I made a shaper from two pieces of scrap maple. Aligned using two dowels. Held in vise, does a very good job and costs nothing. Pegs look nice when you..."
robert schuler
@robert-schuler • one month ago • comments: 12
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dan:
Pretty Saro
robert schuler
@robert-schuler • 2 months ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Bocs Cân Idris – A new traditional instrument!:
"Most inspiring!. Reminds me of those Norwegian hardanger fiddles. What were the sympathetic drones tuned to...Robert"
robert schuler
@robert-schuler • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Non-toxic Finishes for dulcimers?:
"Shellac is organic!. It's also eatable. Used in some candies and hair spray. All those 60's girl bands had shellac helmet hair doos😂...."
robert schuler
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @john-c-knopf:
"Glory" Cherry Galax

Latest Group Discussions

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robert schuler

Born again noter player


Six years ago I completely dropped the noter and became an exclusive...
@robert schuler 6 years ago - Comments: 24

Latest Audio

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rock the cradle joe

rock the cradle joe


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2 years ago - Comments: 2
oh most holy one... Cggg

oh most holy one... Cggg


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2 years ago - Comments: 4
Darling Cory

Darling Cory


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3 years ago - Comments: 6
Ways of the World

Ways of the World


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3 years ago - Comments: 5
Si Beag Si Mohr in Cgg

Si Beag Si Mohr in Cgg


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3 years ago - Comments: 1
Noel  C&A

Noel C&A


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3 years ago - Comments: 3
Sussex Carol... Baritone

Sussex Carol... Baritone


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3 years ago - Comments: 5
Wolves a howling

Wolves a howling


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3 years ago - Comments: 6
Pretty Saro / 1849

Pretty Saro / 1849


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3 years ago - Comments: 4
Kingdom Come/ Bonaparte

Kingdom Come/ Bonaparte


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3 years ago - Comments: 4
ground hog

ground hog


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3 years ago - Comments: 3
simple gifts, Lynns poplar dulcimer
Maggie in the Wood Cggg

Maggie in the Wood Cggg


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3 years ago - Comments: 6
three modes demo

three modes demo


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3 years ago - Comments: 1
Foggy Dew ND style

Foggy Dew ND style


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3 years ago - Comments: 1

Latest Videos

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Elzics Farewell

Elzics Farewell


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Kitchen girl

Kitchen girl


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Banish Misfortune

Banish Misfortune


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last year - Comments: 4
Over the Waterfall

Over the Waterfall


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last year - Comments: 9
New galax dulcimer

New galax dulcimer


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last year - Comments: 11

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Bowed Psaltery

Posted: Monday December 3 2018, 2:39 PM
By: @robert schuler

My 40 year old box of harmonicas

Posted: Saturday October 15 2016, 7:06 PM
By: @hugssandi

Possum board for a psaltery

Posted: Wednesday October 14 2015, 12:35 PM
By: @Sheryl St. Clare

AW Jeffreys pick

Posted: Monday September 14 2015, 2:42 PM
By: @Strumelia

dulcimer finds its voice

Posted: Tuesday September 8 2015, 3:14 PM
By: @robert schuler

Champion tuner up grade

Posted: Tuesday September 1 2015, 8:00 PM
By: @Kevin Messenger

Rebuilding an old friend

Posted: Friday July 17 2015, 1:29 AM
By: @marg

New Possum Board

Posted: Wednesday June 24 2015, 10:02 PM
By: @Gale A Barr

Newest Just intonated dulcimer just completed

Posted: Sunday May 31 2015, 12:00 PM
By: @robert schuler

My New Just intonated dulcimer. Thank you...

Posted: Tuesday April 28 2015, 11:27 AM
By: @Lexie R Oakley

Before and After

Posted: Tuesday January 6 2015, 11:19 AM
By: @Joe Robison

Comments

Glenda  Hubbard
01/03/18 11:35:25AM @glenda-hubbard:

Robert do you have Galax  for sale  really love the one you'r holding in you picture. 


ckmiv
11/21/17 11:39:56AM @ckmiv:

Hi Robert. I was wondering if you were still making the possum boards.


stessler
07/06/16 05:30:02PM @stessler:

That's a very pretty instrument you've listed, Robert, and thanks for the invite to drop by and look at them. I'll try to send a private message to work out the details.


stessler
07/05/16 02:57:19PM @stessler:

Hi Robert (Bob?), You sure make some beautiful instruments. My quite old dulcimer is tired from years of regular playing and in need of some skilled repair (separating top/side) to bring back its 'ring'. But in the meantime I'm looking to find a new one. Do you make instruments without the extra frets? I may take the 'fret plunge' in the future, but for my first new dulcimer since the 70's, I want to stick with what I already know (without looking). I live near enough to drive down to chat in person if that works for you. Let me know. Thanks. Steve


Lexie R Oakley
05/28/15 12:40:46PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Yes Robert, the exciting part for me is I have accomplished my goal of purchasing my 2 "Dream Dulci's" straight off, it will really add to my learning how to play.

And also, too finding the 2 of my favorite Luthier's whom I trust, being in the situation of buying with out seeing and playing who I will work with again in my Dulci Journey.

Thanks for being a part of my Journey!


Lexie R Oakley
05/27/15 01:05:50PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Hi Robert,

Want you to know I now own 2 of the "Top" MD's on this site, My "Dream" dulcimers, thank you. I have been practicing and hope to do another video with my "ButterNut" very soon.69.gif

Oh I enjoy the sound and playing it very much thank you, You are Top's in my mind!30.gif

Friday I will receive my Thomas replica, walnut, mean tone with perfection tuners; built by Kevin Messenger. I am so excited he is another master at his craft and is a pleasant guy to work with, as you are.

I want you to check out the sound clip and picture of the Thomas replica Kevin did for me, it is sweet!

I am very happy I bought the ole' time look and sound, as traditional as possible and I am happy and appreciative you are part of my Dulci Journey!67.gif

Best Wishes.....Lexie


Lexie R Oakley
04/28/15 04:23:51PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Thanks Robert, not so good at playing, but I practice as much as I can to learn to make my lil' butternut sing it's prettiest. Keeping it simple and working up to do another video.

I appreciate your beautiful skills of building and playing.

Keep on strummin' the sweet soundsGrin.gif


Lexie R Oakley
04/27/15 01:48:03PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Congratulations Robert, on the JI dulcimer you made for Cynthia!Smile.gif

I am excited for her to get it and it has a very sweet sound. I told her today, that the pictures aren't the same as holding it in your hands and actually being able to play your dulcimers. I think you have made them great and I am so fortunate to have one of yours which I enjoy each day, I couldn't be happier with it.Grin.gif

I know Cynthia is very happy with your work also and have to think that maybe I had a little to do with encouraging her to buy it then with your JI idea put it over the top. Which is so exciting!30.gif

I wish you well on all of your builds and really enjoy hearing you play them.69.gif

Lexie


Brian Snyder
05/06/14 09:17:35AM @brian-snyder:

Hey Bob, This was, transposed from lomax's hand scrawled sheet. I just played the top line. 44_members.png?width=530


Dave Ismay
08/24/12 04:55:46PM @dave-ismay:

Hey Robert I didn't expect to see /hear Hawks n Eagles on here.

In case you do not have them here are Ian's original words

We were there when he first performed it in Edinburgh and at the Glenfarg debut!

As I was walking down the road,
I met my brother with a heavy load
I said to him what have you seen,
He said to me
I have a dream.
In 1960, I thought I'd died in Sharpeville's bloody town,
But I got up I walked on tall nobody's goin' to put me down.

Hawks and eagles fly like doves (x4)

As I walked out along the way
I saw my sister bend and pray,
I said to her why do you kneel,
She says you don't know how I feel.
I had a little boy and a little girl,
I loved to watch them grow.
But they were butchered on the streets in the blood of Sowetto.

It's '85 and I'm walking still,
Across Uitenhaage Hill,
Saw a crowd set off at the dawn of day,
The soldiers said don't come this way.
Then somebody threw a stone as they walked up the track
A boy on a bike was the first to fall with a bullet in his back.

It's been a long, long hard road,
Three hundred years since the settlers strode
Into that Southern land,
Now they rule with an iron hand.
Low pay, no vote and passbook laws,
Don't talk back they say.
But the hawks and the eagles will fly like doves,
When the people rise one day.

Ian Walker


John Henry
07/14/12 06:04:02AM @john-henry:

Thanks for the reply Bob, every now and again out of all the 'dulcimer sounds' to be heard on this site I hear one that I really like, that last one of Bobby R's for instance, and now yours, makes me wish that I had made it !!! (how is it strung?)

John


John Henry
07/13/12 05:58:24PM @john-henry:

Enjoyed that Bob, what instrument were you using ?

John


cindi perron
11/16/11 08:18:42PM @cindi-perron:

Hey Robert! Beautiful dulcimer!! And that's a big banjo! How 'bout posting some tunes?


Strumelia
11/04/11 08:39:01PM @strumelia:
Mighty fine banjer pickin there Robert!
John Keane
10/26/11 05:19:56PM @john-keane:
Howdy and welcome to the FOTMD crew!
Jim Fawcett
10/26/11 05:08:52PM @jim-fawcett:
Hey Robert, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.