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shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • 14 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Using geared violin tuners like Wittners might be worth considering for your violin, especially if you prefer not to widen the peg holes. Keeping the Sam..."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Ken Longfield: Marg there are a couple of things to consider. First is whether you want friction tuners or geared tuners. Since you mention the Stewmac..."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "John Molineux box dulcimer":
"steve c.: Here is a short bio on John: 1947 Born in Los Angeles, California1950 Family moved to EnglandInstrument - making1972 - 74 Training : Newark School..."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Just For Fun - sayings regarding the dulcimer or music":
"NateBuildsToys: Ken Hulme: @shanonmilan --the vast majority of us (traditionalists and moderns) play dulcimer horizontally -- "string side up" on our laps or..."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Guided By My Hand:
"Thank for sharing. Do you play professionally."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Intonation Problems":
"Matt Berg: At the risk on being a contrarian, I have had good success with keeping my dulcimer from going sharp as you go up the frets a different way that..."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "to get chromatic or not":
"Comparing it to the violin, which often requires years of dedicated practice to even begin to master, underscores the unique appeal of the dulcimer as an..."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"It's great that people appreciate the convenience they offer while maintaining the aesthetic appeal of the instrument. And trying out Wittner pegs sounds..."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Richard Krueger Psaltery":
"Ken Hulme: That's a Bowed Psaltery, not a plucked psaltery.  And a very nice BP it is too! The BP was supposed developed in post-WWII Germany by a violin..."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Morrison Jig (acoustic mix):
"The dulcimer and violin is complementing one another beautifully. "
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Just For Fun - sayings regarding the dulcimer or music":
"Ken Hulme: How do you play the dulcimer?   String side up. Do you play it like a reso guitar, with the dulcimer resting on your lap?"
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I bought a Sunhearth!":
"Dwain Wilder: Curt DeBaun: Dwain, thanks for the offer, but it had the fine tuners with it.  I hope to buy one of your Bear Meadow concert dulcimers in the..."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Paul Berthon's Musicians:
"That was amazing."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Traditional role of the mountain dulcimer.":
"The diverse regional variations, such as the flatvele and venleg vele in the north and east, and the distinctive Hardanger fiddle in the south and west,..."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Traditional role of the mountain dulcimer.":
"What a fascinating glimpse into the musical history of Norway! The evolution of musical instruments often mirrors the changing cultural landscapes."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "12 String Guitar":
"Jim Yates: Here's one I learned from The King Of The 12-String Guitar, Lead Belly.  Alabamy Bound I love playing the call & response. Jim Yates:..."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Installing built-in pick up for 2004 dulcimer?":
"It seems like a Cherub pick-up/mic is really popular among dulcimer player."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I bought a Sunhearth!":
"Ken Longfield: I built my first three dulcimers under the tutelage of a violin maker, so I had good instruction on fitting pegs. While I can describe the..."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Just For Fun - sayings regarding the dulcimer or music":
"MacAodha: What's the difference between a fiddle and a violin, you can spill porter on a fiddle you can't on a violin. The idea of spilling porter on a..."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The "I have small hands" idea":
"shanonmilan: Strumelia:   It's interesting how the violin technique of raising hands in an arch applies to the dulcimer. Utilizing..."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The "I have small hands" idea":
"Strumelia: Great thread! I'd like to bring up two other points that may not have been mentioned yet- 1) I see a lot of beginner dulcimer players struggle..."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Traditional role of the mountain dulcimer.":
"NateBuildsToys: It is interesting to think that at a time when European antecedents were 'traditional,' at one point the dulcimer was probably considered an..."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Iain James Craig:
"Robin Thompson: Such a beauty!    It is definitely a beauty."
shanonmilan
@shanonmilan • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ron Ewing 6 string dulcimette songs":
"Dusty Turtle: It's true that 6 String Dulcimer group hasn't been too active recently, but remember that you have to actually join a group to see the..."

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Strumelia
11/10/23 08:48:02AM @strumelia:

A belated welcome to our site, Shanon! byebye


Ben Barr Jr
08/09/23 10:04:05PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Shannon, 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.

Ben


Rob N Lackey
08/02/23 09:35:13PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Shanonmilan, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.


Richard Streib
07/27/23 06:55:43PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Shanonilan to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great community of folks who love the mountain dulcimer. Jump right in. Join in the discussions. Ask questions. And make lots of dulcimer friends.


Jim Fawcett
07/27/23 09:47:12AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Shanon, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Ken Longfield
07/26/23 11:37:08AM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Shanonmilan. It's good to have you aboard. If there are specific tunes, songs, or genres you are looking for or want to know about, create a discussion in one of the forums and ask a question. You will find many knowledgeable people here.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."