robert schuler

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Location: Bridgeton, NJ
Country: US

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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 Virginia Hogfiddler 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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robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Healthy Living- healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, veggie gardening, etc.":
"After asparagus & strawberry season, we switched to high tunnel tomatoes. Been picking vineripes since late June. After three years my 150 ft long..."
robert schuler
 
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Liked @matthew-andrew's group discussions:
My return to the noter!
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Looking for a pick":
"I cut my own out of plastic lids and containers. Robert."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one month ago • comments: 5
Liked @bob's youtube:
Mrs Hamilton of Pitcaithlands
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fixed Bridge and Intonation":
"Richard. I build my dulcimers with not movable but interchangeable bridges. One for 155 and 158 tuning. Bad intonation can drive you crazy. New players may..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Elzics Farewell:
"Thanks, John H, Steven, and John. I really love the feeling you get from playing in Dorian. It kind of connects you with the earth. I keep one dulcimer..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fixed Bridge and Intonation":
"Apple creek dulcimers are DSO's. (Dulcimer shaped objects). You best remove the original bridge then reposition it until you get intonation, assuming the..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Chromatic fret spacing on drone strings":
"Go on you tube and look for Jos Tilley. Scroll his channel and you will see many fine examples of European style zithers. Most have the type of fretboard..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new YouTube video:
Elzics Farewell
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Liked @randy-adams's youtube:
Messenger's Waltz
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Road to Lisdoonvarna, aeolian mode:
"Thanks everyone, I've been playing this tune almost exclusively for two weeks, trying to get it down without fumbles. Working on a dorian  version... Robert."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on My third dulcimer build a chromatic:
"I replaced the slot heads because the slots wear easily. I use 6-32 socket head cap screws. They never failed me. Robert."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on My third dulcimer build a chromatic:
"Nice job.. I built three with Grover friction pegs, but found they tune better when I replaced the slot screws with socket head screws. Cherry makes a great..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new YouTube video:
Road to Lisdoonvarna, aeolian mode
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tinwhistle / penny whistles":
"Can't believe it's two weeks since I last posted here. I like the low D and seems like everyone else does too. But you need big hands or as in my case a lot..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tinwhistle / penny whistles":
"Down by the salley garden is a great whistle tune for beginner's. In the evening I like to sit on the porch and serenade the frogs with my Tony Dixon low D...."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Kitchen girl:
"Thanks John, I like playing on a table top and the board makes it easy. I confess I'm not a big fan of half frets but they sure come handy sometimes... Robert ."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Kitchen girl:
"This is a new hickory model that I added a 1.5 and 8.5 fret. In "Dad"  its easy to play what I like to call mountain modal fiddle tunes. Like cold frosty..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new YouTube video:
Kitchen girl
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "6 String guages and tuning":
"N9LO: My scale length is 28".  It is for my "Ugly Stick" I just made.  It is called "Ugly Stick" because I built an "Ugly Amp" to go with it.   Nice..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "6 String guages and tuning":
"Knowing scale length would be helpful. Robert."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Thanks Robin & Lisa, I'll be OK. I'm a tough old bird. I was playing a new 1.5 fret model minutes before going down the tube. All I could think of was..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"After 30 minutes in a MRI machine, I've come to really appreciate the sound of a dulcimer more than ever... Robert..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Galax dulcimer for sale":
"here is another recording I made with this model... Robert"
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Down by the salley gardens:
"Thanks everybody, I really love this instrument and plan to build another later this year. everyone should try stringing there dulcimers all .010, just once...."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new YouTube video:
Down by the salley gardens
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on VSL vs Body Size:
"Sheryl St. Clare: Sheryl St. Clare: Not trying to be dense, I just don't want to mess up. If I use the pattern sized fretboard (Antes Standard) and just..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on VSL vs Body Size:
"I though you were converting an existing dulcimer... OK I built both of Antes models, hourglass and teardrop. I used 26" on hg and 24" on TD.... Robert."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on VSL vs Body Size:
"I though you were converting an existing dulcimer... OK I built both of Antes models, hourglass and teardrop. I used 26" on hg and 24" on TD.... Robert."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on VSL vs Body Size:
"It's not much more to totally replace the whole stick. Build a new one including strum hollow and all. Moving to a shorter scale on a big dulcimer puts the..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your Favorite Finger Board length?":
"I use 26" on my dedicated DAdd models. I think this is the most versatile scale for chord players. I have a few 25.5 which are my second favorite. For noter..."
robert schuler
 
@robert-schuler • 3 months ago • comments: 12
Liked @kevin-messenger's photos:
Prichard #25

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 5 years ago - Comments: 24

Latest Audio

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rock the cradle joe

rock the cradle joe


@robert schuler
last year - Comments: 2
oh most holy one... Cggg

oh most holy one... Cggg


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last year - Comments: 2
Darling Cory

Darling Cory


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2 years ago - Comments: 6
Ways of the World

Ways of the World


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

Si Beag Si Mohr in Cgg


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2 years ago - Comments: 1
Noel  C&A

Noel C&A


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

Sussex Carol... Baritone


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2 years ago - Comments: 5
Wolves a howling

Wolves a howling


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2 years ago - Comments: 6
Pretty Saro / 1849

Pretty Saro / 1849


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2 years ago - Comments: 4
Kingdom Come/ Bonaparte

Kingdom Come/ Bonaparte


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2 years ago - Comments: 4
ground hog

ground hog


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

Maggie in the Wood Cggg


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2 years ago - Comments: 6
three modes demo

three modes demo


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2 years ago - Comments: 1
Foggy Dew ND style

Foggy Dew ND style


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2 years ago - Comments: 1

Latest Videos

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Elzics Farewell

Elzics Farewell


@robert schuler
2 months ago - Comments: 4
Kitchen girl

Kitchen girl


@robert schuler
3 months ago - Comments: 9
Down by the salley gardens

Down by the salley gardens


@robert schuler
3 months ago - Comments: 7
Banish Misfortune

Banish Misfortune


@robert schuler
5 months ago - Comments: 4
Over the Waterfall

Over the Waterfall


@robert schuler
5 months ago - Comments: 9
New galax dulcimer

New galax dulcimer


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5 months ago - Comments: 11

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Galax dulcimer for sale

Posted: Monday June 5 2017, 7:23 PM
By: @Aaron O'Rourke

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

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


Carrie Barnes
07/13/12 05:05:08PM @carrie-barnes:

Robert, very nice job on "Gaspe Reel", lovely! Thanks for this one!113.gif


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.