Sam

Sam

Location:

Location: Brooks, WV
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

Charles Thomas giddykitty James Phillips Rob N Lackey Robert Worth Dusty Turtle Bob Reinsel Jan Potts Robin Thompson Strumelia Deborah Hinz Cheryl Johnson Lexie R Oakley Patty from Virginia John Henry Jim Fawcett

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youtube videos: 2
videos: 1

Latest Activity

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Sam
@sam • one week ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Amazing Grace - key of D - bagpipe tuned dulcimer:
"Nice job James. Excellent noter control. I love this old hymn. That dulcimer looks and sounds fantastic! "
Sam
@sam • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on fat felt pick demonstration on mountain dulcimer:
"Thanks for the demo Robin. I went through many shapes, thicknesses, materials when looking for what I liked personally. I did notice the dramatic difference..."
Sam
@sam • 2 weeks ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Shennandoah:
"So very pretty Bob. "
Sam
@sam • 2 weeks ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Sleet & Freezing Rain - original tune:
"You and Mark compliment each other in many areas, none more beautifully than your music. "
Sam
@sam • 2 weeks ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Black Hawk Waltz/Westphalia Waltz:
"Looks so easy and sounds so good ... when YOU do it :)  "
Sam
@sam • 4 weeks ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Nicaea hymn tune on penny whistle:
"I though you'd never ask ...  Pennyw'istle Play My Storytoo-ah  weeeeee, ah-weee-ah, willatoo-ah  weeeeee, ah-weee-ah, willI am old an' weak an' wearyWi'..."
Sam
@sam • 4 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on I feel like traveling on:
"She sings Bobby.   "
Sam
@sam • 4 weeks ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Nicaea hymn tune on penny whistle:
"SWEET !!! You've learned to play in an amazingly short time. I built a penny whistle once, never did learn to play it. I did write a poem about the penny..."
Sam
@sam • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Possible Source of Wood for Instruments":
"I'll check those Robin. I know the white ones are not ivory :( I used to do a lot of scrimshaw work and would love to have ivory to piddle with."
Sam
@sam • 2 months ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Wartz Spring Gathering:
"Wanted to be there guys. Got stuck working. Hope it was the best Wartz so far.  "
Sam
@sam • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Possible Source of Wood for Instruments":
"This is an issue with me. At the old place ... mom's old piano is just sitting there. It's been years. The keys now stick and it's out of tune. I've tried so..."
Sam
@sam • 2 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Choucoune (Ti Zwazo):
"I know the song as Yellow Bird. Thanks for the background. Fascinating! VERY nicely played."
Sam
@sam • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Jack and Jill:
"Much loved from my youth. Never better than your rendition. Thanks Mark."
Sam
@sam • 2 months ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Wartz n All Spring Gathering -(WV):
"I'm keeping this date open. I hope to make it this year."
Sam
@sam • 3 months ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on Cuckoo noter/drone:
"Another great job playing and singing Rob!"

Latest Group Discussions

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Sam

In the making


Showing the grain in the back (poplar). Top is sitka spruce from...
@Sam 5 years ago - Comments: 15
Sam

Where Do You Keep Your Dulcimer in the Home?


If you play or practice regularly I would imagine that you keep your...
@Sam 7 years ago - Comments: 14
Sam

Commercial Cleaners/Lubes


Anyone using a commercially sold cleaner or lube for strings and/or...
@Sam 7 years ago - Comments: 4
Sam

Cleaning An Older Instrument


Thought I'd break this out as methods and products might be different...
@Sam 7 years ago - Comments: 10
Sam

Changing A String


I'm going to cheat and post a little rudimentary video to kick this...
@Sam 7 years ago - Comments: 10
Sam

Minor Repair~Scratches~Dings~Worn Finish


Most wood that has a finish applied has it there for more than one...
@Sam 7 years ago - Comments: 11
Sam

Cleaning and Preserving


What do you use to clean and preserve the wood of your dulcimer? I've...
@Sam 7 years ago - Comments: 19

Latest Audio

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Latest Videos

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When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder

When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder


@Sam
2 years ago - Comments: 13
WV Hills

WV Hills


@Sam
6 years ago - Comments: 21
Little Moses.avi

Little Moses.avi


@Sam
6 years ago - Comments: 22

Comments

Helen Seiler
04/24/17 06:42:35PM @helen-seiler:

Thanks for watching my video Sam and your kind comments.


hugssandi
08/04/16 08:47:28AM @hugssandi:

I would love a link to your site on foraging!!!!  


Jim Fawcett
09/19/15 05:35:40AM @jim-fawcett:

Thanks Sam for the comment on Chat this morning. I'll be posting things later today from Wartz. I'm can say without a doubt that we'll have FUNNmusicparty


marie
08/01/15 10:12:24AM @marie:

Thank you Sam.  I'm learning so much already!


marg
02/08/14 01:11:43PM @marg:

I'm afraid your message (about giving your dulcimer away & making your own) got erase when I click on accept you as a friend.

Do you know how I can re-locate it?

Do you have photos of some of the dulcimers you are making?

What was it you liked or didn't like about your DF dulcimer? Still trying to learn all I can about mine. Did you see any problems from frets wearing down or the tuning gears not holding? I'm hoping I wont have any of these problems, but I do read by some people's postings of dulcimer wear and I'm just trying to become knowledgable.

I have a photo of it on my page under my photos.


marg
02/07/14 12:00:11AM @marg:

It's been some time since you posted yourvintage 1995 dulcimer on your 'photos dulcimer factory c. 1995 DF-4'. I was wondering if you still like it, I came across one much like it, 1996 one. I replied to your post and included a photo of my dulcimer. I was wondering if you still had the DF dulcimer? do you still liked it and have you found out anything else about it.

marg


Cheryl Johnson
07/29/13 05:34:21AM @cheryl-johnson:

Checkin in on you and on your spouses kidney boulder. Hope that's resolving!!


Cheryl Johnson
06/29/13 10:14:47AM @cheryl-johnson:

I think I missed the "L" on my own name. Sheesh!


Cheryl Johnson
06/29/13 10:14:16AM @cheryl-johnson:

Hi Sam! Been gone a while with life and work getting in the way of fun. Missed ya, thought I'd say Hiiiiiiiii!

Chery


Judith Giddings
11/20/12 08:24:39AM @judith-giddings:

Hi, Sam. Thanks for "friending" me! Judith


Jim Fawcett
08/06/12 02:04:59PM @jim-fawcett:

Can't believe I don't have you listed as a friend, Sam. Til I wanted to send you a PM.

Some-timer'sstrikes again...LOL But I'm thinking on having you make me a strap for my strum stick.... How's about Red, White, and Blue. Can't go wrong with those colors.


Cheryl Johnson
07/22/12 09:27:19PM @cheryl-johnson:

Sam,

A definite YES on the katydids! Nite nite!!

Cheryl


cindi perron
07/07/12 12:45:53AM @cindi-perron:

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cindi perron
07/07/12 12:41:50AM @cindi-perron:

ok, here's a rug i did that i dyed all the wools for

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Cheryl Johnson
07/01/12 08:39:27AM @cheryl-johnson:

We're good here....my parents lost their power down on the coast but up here in the mountains we were fine. We do lose ours all the time up here in the mountains....have been thinking about getting a generator. I sure hope they get yours back on soon....no fun having no power or internet!! Thumb is a little better today...probably no strumming though. :(

Cheryl


Cheryl Johnson
06/30/12 11:48:03PM @cheryl-johnson:
I bet your power is out!! Hope it's back on soon and hope all is well!Cheryl
Cheryl Johnson
06/25/12 04:37:18PM @cheryl-johnson:

Sam,

Thank you so much for the whole turkey's worth of feathers and surprise noters too!!!! I'm so glad as I don't have a noter! Wow!!!! I'm really all set to do some old timey strumming for a long time to come. There is a return surprise in the mail for you so keep an eye out!

Best!

Cheryl


John Henry
06/20/12 07:16:54AM @john-henry:

Sam ! Thanks for your comment, I was pleased to hear that you still prepare timber using the old ways, I can tell you that I have had some adverse comment, mainly based on the use of electricity and the puchase of toys that I don't have the space for, lol! Yes, it makes playing all the sweeter to have heard the saw and plane sing to me while making an instrument !

John


Sue Simms
02/05/12 09:50:20AM @sue-simms:

Congrats Grandpa, isn't it great ! just finished a baby Quilt for one of mine. Still playing Dulcimer with local friends. Learning to read music. Hoping to pic up my paint brush soon, to do some Oil painting. You keep up your playing ! hope to Jam with you all at one of the Dulcimer jams. I'm do for a new computer,my sound is still out ! and i sure miss listening to the videos ! Smile.gif


Rob N Lackey
06/23/11 06:37:48AM @rob-n-lackey:

Sam,

I live in Marion County (Fairmont,) just south of Morgantown. Thanks for the compliments. I hope to record my other dulcimer soon, maybe even today.