Robin Clark

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Location: Tywyn, Gwynedd, Wales
Country: GB

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Stats

SoundCloud Tracks: 16
youtube videos: 19
images: 21
videos: 2
audio tracks: 67

Latest Activity

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Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Pick Percussion:
"That's a great use of a usually unwanted sound.  It does sound like clogging or limberjack I love experimenting with different pick materials and styles..."
Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Emma´s waltz:
"Great tune, great arrangement, great playing !!!!!"
Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Little Pink:
"Oh this is great !!!!!  Those drones really roll - and the whistle on the noter is awesome"
Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • one month ago • comments: 5
Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Help! Best built-in pickup?:
"Dan's right - not down at the sound hole with the mic', it can be a sure way to get rolling feedback!  I do wonder if the Myer may suffer tone wise if it..."
Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Soldiers Joy:
"Lovely sound I like the 'whiskey' break!"
Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Help! Best built-in pickup?:
"The LR Baggs undersaddle is likely to be one of the most feedback resistant, compared to a body stuck-on peizo pad.  I have fitted a few and they do give a..."
Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • one month ago • comments: 29
Posted a new Comment on John Riley the Shepard:
"OK - I think I may have what's going on here.  I've finally got home and managed to download the Art Stamper track. Basically, the tune is just the tune -..."
Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • one month ago • comments: 29
Posted a new Comment on John Riley the Shepard:
"Yes, but the Windows Phone isn't the problem in this case. The Stamper video seems to be blocked in the Uk and I don't have the band width for the other one..."
Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • one month ago • comments: 29
Posted a new Comment on John Riley the Shepard:
"Very frustrating. I can't access the Stamper or Coleman youtube clips, only Randy's recordings. So I can't comment on any modulation in the other clips. But..."
Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • one month ago • comments: 29
Posted a new Comment on John Riley the Shepard:
"Hi Randy, I'm sitting in my campervan overlooking Newgale beach in Pembroke trying to type on my phone at present! I'm not sure that you are moving the..."
Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • one month ago • comments: 29
Posted a new Comment on John Riley the Shepard:
"Hi Randy, I think that both tunes in your example video are actually in the key of G - one major and one minor.  The gapped scales and 6+ are enabling you..."
Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • one month ago • comments: 29
Posted a new Comment on John Riley the Shepard:
"Strumelia: ....The whole purpose of the 6+ fret was to be able to play tunes in ionian mode while having the tonic note be the open string, such as with a..."
Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • one month ago • comments: 29
Posted a new Comment on John Riley the Shepard:
"Hi Randy, John P certainly had the knack of laying things out simply - he is missed. What you are describing - that ability to move this tune (and others)..."
Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • one month ago • comments: 29
Posted a new Comment on John Riley the Shepard:
"Now that is a quirky tune you've found Randy - great playing   With the 6+ in play (a major 3rd) the scale becomes mixolidian from the 4th fret rather..."
Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Noter/drone duet books?":
"Have a look at the Sacred Harp hymns.  They tend to be written in simple standard music notation for multi-part harmonies and many of them work well for..."
Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • 2 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on VSL vs Body Size:
"I have had the 26" McSpadden's as a shop stock item.  They simply take the srandard 28.5" body and move the zero fret and bridge in a little then set the..."
Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on iTabla Pro and other Indian Raga Music VST Apps:
"Hi Jed, Yes, I've used Riyaz Studio, which is a tambura and tabla app for both recordings and live gigs. I play noter drone style so the use of a tambura..."
Robin Clark
 
@robin-clark • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Homer Ledford Unmarked Inside":
"My guess is that the dulcimer could be a more recent Ledford rather than an early one.  He was often asked for his 'old style' 3 strings with staple frets..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Robin Clark

Developing Noter Drone Playing – The Melodic Style


Over time, I have gradually developed a style of noter drone playing...
@Robin Clark 5 months ago - Comments: 31
Robin Clark

Working With Drones


  I am often asked by folks about how they can get their noter drone...
@Robin Clark 11 months ago - Comments: 19
Robin Clark

Any Photos or Video from Halsway Manor Week?


Does anyone have any photos or video from the Halsway Manor week they'd...
@Robin Clark last year - Comments: 0
Robin Clark

You Gotta Move - Hertiage Dulcimer 28 feb 16


A friend of mine send me his new CD, which is a blend of blues and...
@Robin Clark last year - Comments: 3
Robin Clark

McSpadden 6 string Baritone


I've just received today a 6 string baritone from Jim Woods at...
@Robin Clark last year - Comments: 8
Robin Clark

Cherub Guitar Pickup WCP-80G into Acoustic Amp


I was asked to play the incidental music at a local function last week...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 0
Robin Clark

Singing with Noter Drone Dulcimer - Old Styles


I've been doing quite a bit more singing with dulcimer at gigs...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 11
Robin Clark

All Glory Be To God On High - Noter Drone Version


Tull Glazener has posted a free DAd TAB this month for All Glory Be To...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 8
Robin Clark

What Wood is This?


                  A quick question for you building gurus....
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 6
Robin Clark

Musings on Modes for the Noter Drone Player


What on earth are modes? Well, it's a good question, so I'll try and...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 17
Robin Clark

Clocks - Coldplay (inspired by Sam Edelston)


I've been chatting to Jim Woods at McSpadden recently about fret...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 11
Robin Clark

Red Wing - Mawhee Dulcimer


I was searching for more info on the Mawhee dulcimers today and came...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 12
Robin Clark

Jessie James - Mawhee repro dulcimer - 18 Mar 15


I received one Kevin Messenger's lovely Mawhee replica dulcimers this...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 57
Robin Clark

Sweet Bye and Bye - McSpadden


A simple version of Sweet Bye and Bye in DAA noter drone on my...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 12
Robin Clark

Boulavogue - Clifford Glen dulcimer


Tull Glazener has posted the TABs for Boulavogue as his tune of the...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 9
Robin Clark

Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau - 1 March 2015


It's St David's Day here in Wales So I couldn't resist doing a quick...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 9
Robin Clark

900 Miles - Presnell Dulcimer


One of my favourite tunes by I. D. Stamper is 900 Miles. Ike had a...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 18
Robin Clark

Daisy Bell is On the Line


It's a cold dayat the end ofFebruary 1915 and Lt Tommy Hargreaves is...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 11
Robin Clark

Cedar Swamp - Amburgey Dulcimer


I was listening to the old 1953 (I think?) recordings of Jean Ritchie...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 11
Robin Clark

Supplication


This is a tune from the Sacred Harp Bremen on line resource:...
@Robin Clark 2 years ago - Comments: 18

Latest Audio

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The Bells of Aberdovey - Sow Hogfiddle - 27 Apr 17

The Bells of Aberdovey - Sow...


@Robin Clark
one month ago - Comments: 5
Sussex Carol

Sussex Carol


@Robin Clark
5 months ago - Comments: 3
Elzic's Farewell - Heritage dulcimer and DADGAD guitar

Elzic's Farewell - Heritage...


@Robin Clark
8 months ago - Comments: 7
Kesh Jig - Noter Drone

Kesh Jig - Noter Drone


@Robin Clark
last year - Comments: 8
Banna Strand - Glen Dulcimer - F,A#,A# - 21 Apr 16
Elzic's Farewell - Glen Dulcimer - 8 Mar 16

Elzic's Farewell - Glen...


@Robin Clark
last year - Comments: 7
A Meeting Of Souls - 1 Mar 16
Hard Time Killing Floor Blues - 28 Feb 16
You Gotta Move - 28 Feb 16

You Gotta Move - 28 Feb 16


@Robin Clark
last year - Comments: 4
6 String Baritone Sample - 21 Jan 16
Clocks - Mean Tone - 28 Mar 15

Clocks - Mean Tone - 28 Mar 15


@Robin Clark
2 years ago - Comments: 5
Meeting Of The Waters - Heritage Dulcimer 12 Dec 15

Meeting Of The Waters -...


@Robin Clark
2 years ago - Comments: 8
Heritage Dulcimer  - Grandfather's Clock 3 Dec 15

Heritage Dulcimer -...


@Robin Clark
2 years ago - Comments: 5
Heritage Dulcimer  - Coleman's March 3 Dec 15

Heritage Dulcimer -...


@Robin Clark
2 years ago - Comments: 6
All Glory Be To God On High - May Dulcimer - 2 Nov 15

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Latest Forum Discussions

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I've Just Bought a BANJO !!!!

Posted: Saturday March 4 2017, 2:58 PM
By: @Strumelia

shallow legged capo

Posted: Monday October 17 2016, 12:00 PM
By: @Dusty Turtle

DADGAD Guitar

Posted: Saturday October 8 2016, 2:43 PM
By: @Bill Davenport

The 'Irish' Simple System Flute

Posted: Thursday October 6 2016, 2:13 AM
By: @Strumelia

Banjo tuning aAEAE to match cross-tuned...

Posted: Wednesday January 20 2016, 11:24 PM
By: @Strumelia

1930s Regal Tenor Guitar

Posted: Monday October 14 2013, 3:30 AM
By: @Helen Seiler

1920's Parlour Guitar Rescued

Posted: Sunday June 30 2013, 5:50 PM
By: @phil

Got A Mandolin for Christmas

Posted: Thursday January 17 2013, 2:49 PM
By: @Babs Greene

Ebenezer...Err.. Old Jawbone! -...

Posted: Thursday May 10 2012, 11:07 AM
By: @Strumelia

Elzic's Farewell - Noter/drone on Prussia...

Posted: Saturday October 1 2011, 12:18 AM
By: @Stephanie Stuckwisch

Sally in the Garden - Dm version

Posted: Tuesday July 19 2011, 1:05 PM
By: @Strumelia

FIDDLESTICKS !!!!

Posted: Friday June 24 2011, 5:26 PM
By: @Strumelia

Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine

Posted: Wednesday December 1 2010, 6:02 PM
By: @Paul Certo

Prussia Valley Box Dulcimer - Arrived Today!

Posted: Friday August 20 2010, 5:51 AM
By: @Robin Clark

BEGINNERS' OLD TIME JAM – DOWN THE PUB

Posted: Tuesday June 29 2010, 4:43 PM
By: @Robin Clark

Found a Lovely Old Diatonic MD

Posted: Friday May 14 2010, 6:53 PM
By: @Robin Clark

Snakewood

Posted: Friday January 1 2010, 3:24 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Comments

Strumelia
01/03/17 08:14:27PM @strumelia:

David Pedersen:

No Robin, cant get in thru group as there is no info there except your intial comments.

David, you need to JOIN that group in order to see the discussion replies.

 


David Pedersen
01/03/17 06:53:06PM @david-pedersen:

And I still show pending as to the following you.


David Pedersen
01/03/17 06:52:22PM @david-pedersen:

No Robin, cant get in thru group as there is no info there except your intial comments.

 


Strumelia
07/20/16 05:16:59PM @strumelia:

Hi Robin, please see my INBOX note to you.  Thanks!   :)


Dusty Turtle
07/19/16 12:11:21PM @dusty-turtle:

In the preface to the second edition of Ralph Lee Smith's The Story of the Dulcimer, Ron Ewing is quoted as saying that he was sending bunch of capos "to a shop in Wales."  That must be you, correct?


Robin Thompson
07/05/15 10:20:50PM @robin-thompson:

I know you and Jeni & Billy sounded wonderful, Robin-- I'm a fan of the music of all of y'all!  


Ken Backer
03/30/15 08:16:18AM @ken-backer:

Glad to have you as a friend, Robin.


Volha
01/18/15 07:16:57PM @volha:

Hello Robin!

I haven't dulcimer yet, but while I'm looking for instrument, I gather information about instruments, their construction, different styles of playing etc. Thank you very much for your useful info on old-style. I like old style very much and I'll learn itSmile.gif


Robert Thompson
10/07/14 12:07:53PM @robert-thompson:
Hi Robin, nice to meet you at the American Museum in Bath. Geoff and yourself made it a really interesting and friendly meet and thank you for your advice, it's given us a boost and encouragement to practice even more!Many thanksCaroline and Bob Thompson
Cindy Stammich
10/05/14 04:08:42PM @cindy-stammich:

Hi Robin,

I joined the noter/drone group a while back but hadn't done anything about it. The weather has been cold and windy - a perfect excuse to stay in and play music. So today for the first time, I got out the dulcimer my dad made. I tuned it to DAA and started playing around with the noter. Then I went to the page you created for "Holding and Moving the noter". Thank you SO much! the video and explanations helped me a lot! I am truly excited about learning to play noter/drone! I know there is a lot of great information to explore - but your's was the first one I went to, and it helped me a lot!

Thank you again!Smile.gif

Keep strumming and smiling!

Cindy


Christine Loff
07/13/14 11:55:17AM @christine-loff:

Thank goodness those pre-revival players were filmed or recorded! It would have been a great loss otherwise. When I learned to play, I just picked out tunes I knew or heard and thought of the dulcimer as a fun instrument for playing simple tunes or singing with. After finding this online group and especially, hearing about all you have learnt in just a few years by listening to and copying old time players, I'm coming to realise that one could spend years learning about different techniques in N & D on the dulcimer. It's been an inspiration!Grin.gif


filipinouker
05/20/14 06:19:43PM @filipinouker:
Hello Robin! Any joy in finding out whether padded gig bags for dulcimers are available or still out of stock? Let me know either way. Ta!
filipinouker
05/15/14 11:23:24AM @filipinouker:

Hi Robin! Ta for your comment on my Twinkle Twinkle video AS WELL AS MY ukulele video (Never Let Her Slip Away). Are you a fellow uker? Smile.gif


Robin Thompson
05/04/14 10:21:16AM @robin-thompson:
Hey, Robin--Thank you for your most generous comments about Dance of the Little Dog! Though we will be heading out soon, I will post a thread about Little Dog before my head hits the pillow tonight. (Mostly, I work from an iPad these days but will get on the old laptop this evening.) I'm happy it sounds as though we were outdoors when we played. Actually, It was a bit chilly outside but I wanted to capture birdsong on the recording so opened the nearby window a bit. Again, thank you for the very kind comments!
Peter Watson
03/26/14 09:01:42PM @peter-watson:

Robin , I had some questions about playing the m/d with my guitar in opentunings , I was refered to you , hope you dont mind , I use mainly open D and G and some others , but was wondering what to tune the m/d to , to acompany the guitar , I would experiment , but am still in the process of putting together my m/d and have never played one , just gathering information I guess , thought you could help . thanks mate .


Susie
01/19/14 01:34:08PM @susie:
Thanks Robin. I have a new Doug Berch dulcimer coming that will have a hard case as its home. Will do something for straps....have installed D rings and a shoulder strap on a previous hard case that I had. I wondered what ideas you had. I have a soft case available for it too, but like the idea of a hard case, because of the $ I will have invested into it. Thanks for the ideas.
Cheryl Johnson
12/30/13 11:45:13AM @cheryl-johnson:

Robin,

This morning I was in the kitchen cooking up a skillet breakfast for the family and your CD was on the player. I started flatfooting around the kitchen much to the entertainment of the folks here....turned into a fun morning of music and dancing. Just thought I'd let you know how the music you created is being thoroughly enjoyed over here in the mountains of NC.

PS: I often put on your CD to clog or flatfoot to when I need a nice workout.....like now after eating all the holiday goodies at my house! :)


Val Hughes
11/15/13 07:18:26AM @val-hughes:

Hello Robin, if you get a chance Robin you might check out a small recording system I've been looking at on the internet. It's the Tascam DD-008 8-Track Digital Portostudio. You may have come across this system or know of better. That particular one can be bought on Amazon for roughly 220 dollars (I think). Looking for something independent of the laptop. Audacity is just not working for me. My recording is not doing any justice to the sound of my dulcimers. Would like a simple system where I could double track myself or bring in another instrument. Hope I'm not putting you to, too much trouble. Thank you Val.


Val Hughes
11/12/13 05:08:57PM @val-hughes:

Incredible playing as usual Robin, your Christmas offering included. Your instruments sound so good.


Val Hughes
11/06/13 01:40:43PM @val-hughes:

Thanks Robin.