Location: Swarthmore, PA
Country: USA

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I've played folk guitar for 50 years, and have added ukulele and Native American flute to my collection.  Wanted to try dulcimer, next.

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From Ionian to Mixolydian

I'm trying out Mixolydian (going from CGG to CGC).  However, this of...
@RoyB 2 years ago - Comments: 20

Wooden Tuning Pegs - Grrrrrrr

I've played guitar and changed strings successfully for well over 50...
@RoyB 3 years ago - Comments: 10

Pick Advice Needed

I am a folk guitar player who uses bare fingers or thumb and finger pick...
@RoyB 3 years ago - Comments: 23

Two issues with a handmade dulcimer from 1969

I was lucky enough to have found an old hand made dulcimer at a guitar...
@RoyB 3 years ago - Comments: 4

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Ben Barr Jr
11/18/21 08:44:50AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Roy, 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.


Ken Longfield
11/15/21 10:48:21AM @ken-longfield:

Roy, my daughter lives in Wallingford and I will be at her home next Monday. If you would like we can set up a time for me to look at your dulcimer and offer face-to-face advice or repair it for you. I don't think we will be at our daughter's home until late afternoon and we are flying out of the Philly airport on Tuesday morning. Email me at klongfield69 at gmail dot com if you are interested. I think you know to replace at and dot with the appropriate symbols.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Ken Longfield
11/15/21 10:43:29AM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, RoyB. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions. Let us know if we can help you in any way along your dulcimer journey.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

11/14/21 08:42:31PM @royb:

Thanks for the warm welcomes.  I have plenty of questions about my dulcimer for this group!

Jim Fawcett
11/14/21 07:27:24PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Roy, welcome abod. From one PA'er to another. Glad ya found us.

Richard Streib
11/14/21 07:23:28PM @richard-streib:

Welcome RoyB to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. So glad you joined. This is a wonderful community of friendly folks who love the mountain dulcimer. How exciting you are work on the restoration. Best wishes on your project.