Shelley1

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Country: United States

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I grew up in El Paso, Texas, but I moved to Salt Lake City when I was 21. I intended to stay long enough to experience a Rocky Mountain winter, but spring rolled around, and the early spring flowers made me decide to stay a bit longer, and then the summer was so nice, and wasn't fall great, with all the leaves turning. I've lived here for over 40 years, and I've loved it. Sometimes I miss the desert, but I love my mountains.

I've loved the dulcimer ever since a friend sat me down and played Joni Mitchell's Blue for me. I never got around to buying a dulcimer, though—at first I was too poor to afford one, and then too busy, what with college and kids and life in general. This year, with the lockdown and the quarantine—I'm very high risk, and have only been out when I go to doctor's appointments—I decided it was time to get a dulcimer and learn. 

I love it. I haven't been this excited about learning an instrument since I was 13 and picked up a guitar! I'm relying on YouTube to learn almost everything, but I'm tinkering on my own. I wrote songs years ago and I'm hoping to do so again. I've ordered a base dulcimer from the same guy who built the one I have now. I'm so excited—I want to learn all I can!

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@shelley1 • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Surfer Girl on mountain dulcimer:
"Dusty Turtle: Hi @Shelley1 and welcome to FOTMD. I played guitar for a long time and dabbled in other instruments before the dulcimer called me with her..."
Shelley1
@shelley1 • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Ken Hulme: Welcome to the family, Shelley!   Thank you!"
Shelley1
@shelley1 • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Surfer Girl on mountain dulcimer:
"This ia wonderful! What's this I hear about a book?"
Shelley1
@shelley1 • one month ago • comments: 479
Posted a new Comment on @benjamin-w-barr-jr:
"Thank you for the kind welcome!"
Shelley1
@shelley1 • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Lois Sprengnether Keel: See how infectious the folk instrument world can be?!? Oh I can see that! Love it! LisavB: Hi Shelley!   I did things in the..."
Shelley1
@shelley1 • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Lois Sprengnether Keel: Hi Shelley! Like you, my introduction to folk music was guitar & I still sometimes go that way, but really am delighted to have..."
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@shelley1 • one month ago • comments: 517
Posted a new Comment on @jim-fawcett:
"Thank you for the kind welcome! I'm looking forward to this!"
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@shelley1 • one month ago • comments: 182
Posted a new Comment on @richard-streib:
"Thank you for the welcome! "
Shelley1
@shelley1 • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Hey, hey, it's "I'm a Believer":
"Love love love! I want to play like this! Thank you, Sam. I love this song, btw."
Shelley1
@shelley1 • one month ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on The Oh Hellos - I Have Made Mistakes:
"So sharp!"
Shelley1
@shelley1 • one month ago • comments: 35
Posted a new Comment on Basic Fingerpicking Techniques (Mountain Dulcimer Tutorial):
"Thank you so much for this video. I taught myself fingerpicking on the guitar, did everything wrong (and you could tell, believe me), and I want to learn the..."
Shelley1
@shelley1 • one month ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Left-Handed person playing right handed:
"I'm left-handed and I play both guitar and the dulcimer right-handed. It was awkward at first but it got much easier with practice, and it didn't take long..."
Shelley1
@shelley1 • one month ago • comments: 301
Posted a new Comment on @ken-longfield:
"Thank you! Between COVID and retirement, I have plenty of time to play and look around here. Looking forward to getting to meet people."
Shelley1
@shelley1 • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on American Chestnut Demo:
"Hi Jack! That's a beautiful instrument. I'm glad to find you on here."
Shelley1
@shelley1 • one month ago
@shelley1 is now following @jack-ferguson
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@shelley1 • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on New Purpleheart dulcimer made by Ron Ewing!:
"GORGEOUS!"
Shelley1
@shelley1 • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Hi! My name is Shelley and I'm new to the dulcimer world and this site. I started playing about two weeks ago and love it! I'm played guitar since I was 13,..."

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Rob N Lackey
08/20/20 05:14:07PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Shelley, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. For such a "simple" instrument, there is a lot to learn. I understand what you mean by "free." Never expressed it that way, myself, but I might in the future. Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob


Benjamin W Barr Jr
08/16/20 10:40:01AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Shelley, 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


Richard Streib
08/15/20 08:02:12PM @richard-streib:

A great big welcome Shelley1 to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful community of folks who love the mountain dulcimer. There is much to learn here and many friends to make. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.


Jim Fawcett
08/15/20 04:15:44PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Shelly, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Ken Longfield
08/15/20 08:39:38AM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Shelly1. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."