Sheryl St. Clare

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Location: Cary, NC
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Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on VSL vs Body Size:
"Robert, sounds simple enough by your thorough explanation. I am going to give this a try, and will post pictures when I'm done. Thanks again"
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on VSL vs Body Size:
"Sheryl St. Clare: Not trying to be dense, I just don't want to mess up. If I use the pattern sized fretboard (Antes Standard) and just move the bridge an..."
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on VSL vs Body Size:
"H Lisa, I'm building it from scratch, so I have some flexibility with my fretboard layout. I had mentioned I was building an Antes Standard because some of..."
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on VSL vs Body Size:
"Interesting input Robin. I think I will stick with the plan on this one, and experiment with the next, as I'll be using the same pattern and woods. Then I..."
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on VSL vs Body Size:
"Thinking about this from the opposite angle, what about using a zero fret to get my 27" vsl instead of messing with the bridge placement? I recently saw some..."
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on VSL vs Body Size:
"Not confusing at all, Kevin. You're right, if I move the bridge an inch, it will be in the strum hollow. I'll have to leave off a few frets, and move the..."
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on VSL vs Body Size:
"My thought was to go with the fret spacing for a 27" and move or not move the string pins. "
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on VSL vs Body Size:
"Not trying to be dense, I just don't want to mess up. If I use the pattern sized fretboard (Antes Standard) and just move the bridge an inch closer to the..."
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 weeks ago • comments: 18
Created a new Group discussion "VSL vs Body Size":
"Is there any problem shortening up the VSL on a larger bodied dulcimer designed to have a 28" VSL by installing the bridge closer to the nut, and spacing the..."
Dulcimer Making
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Lisa, is there anything you can't do? I loved the part where the crayfish were eating the Feta cheese, and one of them was rolling it up and saving it for..."
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I am SO in over my head!!!":
"Skip: The easy way to determine the 3 major chords of many keys using the left hand and contiguous letters [DEFGA for example] . This method does not..."
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Winston Salem Dulcimer Festival - May 6th":
"Thanks Gail, I will see you there!"
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favorite FOTMD smiley?":
"You nailed it Strumelia.     "
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Starting a new dulcimer":
"Gorgeous. Beautiful. "
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "PA German Zitter":
"This is fascinating. Great questions Bob."
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Single or Double Melody Strings?":
"Rob, 4 strings with 6 notches makes a lot of sense to me.       "
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Galax dulcimer for sale":
"Truly a thing of beauty, Robert. Sounds beautiful too."
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "who to buy strings from ?":
"Good to know. Thanks Ken "
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "who to buy strings from ?":
"Ken Hulme: Like Dusty I buy both locally and from JustStrings. Never had a problem with them in all the years I've ordered from them. Often they send..."
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Lessons ":
" Larry Conger's  Tune of the Month lessons are really good too. "
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Looking for Information About This Dulcimer":
"Also, does it look like walnut wood? Thanks"
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"I'm practicing songs my hometown group and I play annually in April at the Cary, NC downtown farmers market. This year we have added something for when the..."
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Looking for Information About This Dulcimer":
"So I'm guessing this is a one-off? It's kind of sweet; I think I am going to put UKE tuners on it, given the space available. Clean it up, and sell it. I..."
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Looking for Information About This Dulcimer":
"  One more photo"
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Looking for Information About This Dulcimer":
"Looks to be all walnut construction. It has a 21" VSL, and a floating bridge. If you have any information about who might have made it, please chime in...."
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Removing a Melody String - Which One?":
"Good point, Jim. Do whichever is comfortable to you, the player of the dulcimer. "
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Removing a Melody String - Which One?":
"JenniferC: I remove the inner string, as it seems to leave the remaining strings more equidistant. Exactly!"
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Removing a Melody String - Which One?":
"By the way, as for my original question, I have since discovered that my fingers like it better when I remove the inner melody string to play chord style...."
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Use of 8 1/2 fret":
"I added a 1+ to my dulcimer last weekend, for two reasons. I really wanted to play Larry Conger's  Summertime tab, but more importantly, it's trending in the..."
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What songs were you taught in kindergarten/grade school?":
"Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree!"
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Congrats Gail! Can't wait to see and hear it. "
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 3 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Went to add 1+ Fret and Made Surprising VSL Discovery:
"Okay, so my problem has been solved. A sage FOTMD member explained to me how to correctly measure the fret distances from the nut, not just the first 3-4..."
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite picks made from unusual materials":
"Jan Potts: I have made picks from credit cards (including the fake ones that come in the mail in ads) and stiff cardboard--but those get pretty flimsy..."
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 3 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Went to add 1+ Fret and Made Surprising VSL Discovery:
"I discovered the problem when I went onto the CB Frets calculator to figure out where to add the 1+ fret. Good suggestion on the temporary bridge. Thanks Ken "
Sheryl St. Clare
 
@sheryl-st-clare • 3 months ago • comments: 3
Updated a Group discussion "":
"I decided to add a 1+ fret to my Folkcraft dulcimer kit build. I discovered the frets, which were already installed by Folkcraft, are set to distances..."
Dulcimer Making

Latest Group Discussions

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Sheryl St. Clare

VSL vs Body Size


Is there any problem shortening up the VSL on a larger bodied dulcimer...
@Sheryl St. Clare 2 weeks ago - Comments: 18
Sheryl St. Clare

Went to add 1+ Fret and Made Surprising VSL Discovery


I decided to add a 1+ fret to my Folkcraft dulcimer kit build. I...
@Sheryl St. Clare 3 months ago - Comments: 3
Sheryl St. Clare

Guitar Head Dulcimer Plan Needed


Does anyone know of a source for a dulcimer plan with a guitar head,...
@Sheryl St. Clare 8 months ago - Comments: 6
Sheryl St. Clare

Black Mountain Instruments Model 36 - 1992 Tuner advice


Any advice on what tuners would fit this model? The tuners that are on...
@Sheryl St. Clare 9 months ago - Comments: 7
Sheryl St. Clare

Warped Bottom Piece - How to Straighten


I have an old Folkcraft kit I am beginning to assemble. The bottom...
@Sheryl St. Clare last year - Comments: 8
Sheryl St. Clare

String Gauges for Don Neuhauser Double D Dulcimer


Greetings, Can anyone recommend string gauges for a Don Neuhauser Double...
@Sheryl St. Clare 2 years ago - Comments: 5
Sheryl St. Clare

Looking for a Friend for My Friend in Marathon FL


My NC dulci buddy winters in Marathon FL out on the Keys and needs a...
@Sheryl St. Clare 2 years ago - Comments: 0
Sheryl St. Clare

Looking for a Friend for My Friend in Marathon FL


My NC dulci buddy winters in Marathon FL out on the Keys and needs a...
@Sheryl St. Clare 2 years ago - Comments: 0
Sheryl St. Clare

TabIEdit New Tablature Choice for Dulcimer Tablature


I’m looking at TabIEdit videos. I haven’t gotten far before having my...
@Sheryl St. Clare 2 years ago - Comments: 2
Sheryl St. Clare

Mes Parens (My Parents) Cajun tune Copyrighted?


Got this tab from a local dulci group, and I can't figure out if it's a...
@Sheryl St. Clare 2 years ago - Comments: 1
Sheryl St. Clare

Free Dulcimer Tabs Public Domain?


Is it safe to assume a tune is public domain if the tab is available on...
@Sheryl St. Clare 2 years ago - Comments: 4

Latest Audio

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It Came upon a Midnight Clear
O Tannenbaum

O Tannenbaum


@Sheryl St. Clare
2 years ago - Comments: 3
The Four Marys

The Four Marys


@Sheryl St. Clare
2 years ago - Comments: 7
Fair And Tender Ladies

Fair And Tender Ladies


@Sheryl St. Clare
2 years ago - Comments: 9
The Water is Wide

The Water is Wide


@Sheryl St. Clare
2 years ago - Comments: 11

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Carolina Mountain Dulcimer Players workshop jam Aug '15.jpg
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Latest Forum Discussions

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Looking for Information About This Dulcimer

Posted: Sunday February 12 2017, 7:02 AM
By: @Sheryl St. Clare

Removing a Melody String - Which One?

Posted: Friday February 10 2017, 12:23 PM
By: @Sheryl St. Clare

Tricked-out Music Stands

Posted: Saturday December 10 2016, 2:23 PM
By: @sng4prt

How to tell if you’re a Dulcimer Fanatic

Posted: Thursday October 27 2016, 1:48 PM
By: @Kusani

Wondering Who Built This Dulcimer

Posted: Tuesday October 18 2016, 11:26 AM
By: @Strumelia

Ban Jammer Plans Needed

Posted: Thursday April 28 2016, 10:22 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Recognize this Dulcimer Model or Maker?

Posted: Thursday October 22 2015, 4:45 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

where/how do I add an Audio file?

Posted: Sunday October 4 2015, 2:24 PM
By: @Strumelia

Modern Songs for Guitar and Dulcimer

Posted: Monday August 31 2015, 6:19 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Possum Boards Revisited

Posted: Monday August 24 2015, 9:12 AM
By: @Sheryl St. Clare

Hard to see text box, linksmenu- on mobile...

Posted: Wednesday August 5 2015, 9:19 PM
By: @Strumelia

Peacock Quills

Posted: Wednesday August 5 2015, 8:58 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Comments

Estes George
10/18/16 08:35:41PM @george-desjardins:

Just wanted to send a message here too, I am committing to buy the Edd Presnell, I don't know how to set up private messages, It looks to be in great shape, and I didn't know he made the stands. 


Strumelia
05/30/16 05:34:50PM @strumelia:

Thanks very much, Sheryl.  hi


Jim Phillips
01/13/16 12:44:01PM @jim-at-gcreek:

Sheryl;

Thank you!

That picture was actually taken about a year ago and is actually the view acoss my back yard.

I like the beauty, but sometimes wish for a break from the cold in the winter.  I guess the best thing to 

do is just stay inside and build dulcimers!

Jim Phillips


Gordon Hardy
12/06/15 10:08:06AM @gordon-hardy:

Thank you Sheryl for listening. You enjoy the holidays as well, hope you'll be among friends and family.


Gordon Hardy
11/15/15 10:51:45AM @gordon-hardy:

No problem Sheryl, it's melody-drone style, I don't know how to chord. It should work for DAA, I play it on my baritone tuned GCG. Hope it works for you.


Gordon Hardy
11/15/15 10:45:42AM @gordon-hardy:

Hello Sheryl, here's my tab for O Tannenbaum

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, thy leaves are so unchanging!

0       3       3      3     4      5     5         5    5        4        5    6   2     4     3
Your boughs are green In summer's clime And through the snows Of wintertime.

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O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, thy leaves are so unchanging!

0       3       3      3     4      5     5         5    5        4        5    6   2     4     3
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, What happiness befalls me

0       3      3      3     4      5      5        5        5       4    5  6     2   4     3
When oft at Joyous Christmas-time Your form inspires My song and rhyme.

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O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, What happiness befalls me

0       3      3      3     4      5      5        5        5       4    5  6      2   4     3
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, Your boughs can Teach a lesson

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That constant faith Andhope sublime Lend strength and Comfort through all time.

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O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, Your boughs can Teach a lesson

0       3      3      3     4      5     5         5       5        4         5       6      2   4   3

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, Wie treu sind deine Blätter.

0     3     3     3      4     5     5     5         5     4      5     6   2     4   3
Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit, Nein auch im Winter wenn es schneit.

7         7         5      8     7     7      6     6       6       6     4     7    6      6     5       5
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, Wie grün sind deine Blätter!

0     3     3      3     4     5     5     5        5      4        5    6   2     4    3

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!

0     3     3    3       4     5     5     5       5        4       5     6      2  4   3

Wie oft hat schon zur Winterszeit Ein Baum von dir mich hoch erfreut!

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O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!

0     3    3      3      4    5     5     5        5       4        5    6       2 4    3

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, Dein Kleid will mich was lehren:

0     3     3    3       4     5     5    5         5        4        5      6        2    4    3
Die Hoffnung und Beständigkeit Gibt Mut und Kraft zu jeder Zeit!

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O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, Dein Kleid will mich was lehren.

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Ron Larson2
08/25/15 09:06:06AM @ron-larson2:

is the tune Mes Parents you were asking about. Quebecois Fiddle tune.


Joseph Besse
08/19/15 10:03:26AM @joseph-besse:

I was trying to write a note to Sheryl St. Clare, but have been unable to navigate to her area. I am still having some difficulty getting around the new website.  Anyway, I wanted to comment on her post about "Mes Parents".  This is a Canadian French song introduced by Tull Glazener a few years back.  It is not a Cajun song.  I have lived in South Louisiana Cajun country all of my life and none of the prominent Cajun musicians ever heard of this song. The nearest set of lyrics I have come across is for "Tes Parents", which is not the same song. Anyway as far as I know there is no copyright on this song. My group Lagniappe Dulcimer Society of Baton Rouge plays this song all of the time. Enjoy.

joebesse@aol.com


Strumelia
08/10/15 05:40:33PM @strumelia:

Sheryl, I think I have thefotmd pin ordering cart fixed now- can you please let me know if it works for you now?  Thanks!!


Strumelia
08/10/15 03:52:15PM @strumelia:

OK let me try to fix this button ordering glitch today- thanks!  happys


Lexie R Oakley
08/10/15 11:51:35AM @lexie-r-oakley:

http://www.bluebearflutes.com/

Morning Sheryl, 

I gotta tell ya, if you like listening to N.A. Flute music, if it is relaxing, like I do, it is even more comforting soothing consintrating on your breathing and listening to the flute sounds you play.

I tell you I am enjoying it so very much and want to encorage you to explore this journey.

Above is another flute site, I was looking at the Saw Grass flute, it sounded nice.

I am happy that I went with Odell Borg flutes he is very repetable and has some reasonable deals for the beginning.

Enjoy your day....Lexie


Nancy Galambush
08/09/15 09:23:27PM @nancy-galambush:

Sheryl,I'm glad to see that you will be coming to the Chapel Hill workshop on August 29th!  It should be a good workshop and a wonderful concert afterwards.

 

nancy


Stephanie Muschlitz
07/17/15 12:43:50AM @stephanie-muschlitz:

Hi Sheryl,

I am glad you got my message in the chat. I actully just got yours too. I was going to look for you tonight because I did not want you to think of me as rude to not respond to your comment about my "full house"! I didn't think my message in the chat got to you because I had no idea what I was doing. I went over to the other chat and they clued me in about the chat and I got some good advice to help me on my learning path.

I don't know why but robins are attracted to the wreaths I hang near our front door. We have had nests built in the wreaths in different years in the past. The pictures I posted were from this year and the nest and wreath are from last year. I wrapped it carefully for winter storage and sure enough our robins came back this year. We also had another nest built in a over hang of bricks on the back of our house. I didn't get any pictures because I would have needed a ladder for that.

So you are learning finger style playing now also. I love it and I learned early on that was the way for me. I still fumble with a pick but I still try practice a few tunes everyday using one. I want to be open to playing different styles and hopefully "join the jam" so to speak one day. I have, with much dedication and practice everyday, been playing since about April of last year. Ok, I will admit to some obsession as well!

I got my dulcimer about 9 months before but circumstances brought my 3 wee grandkiddos into my care and that took all my time. Time I must say I will cherish always but it put my learning on hold for a while. I have been learning on my own. I have had one private lesson and I have attended one dulcimer festival in the Poconos this past January. Right now we have my mother with hospice care so travel plans are all on hold. I hope to attend more festivals in the future. If you have not attended one I suggest that you do when you can. It is a great experience.

Maybe you can tell me what you are working on and if you need any suggestions for learning material I can let you know what I found helpful. I have different players who I follow and have their books. You will find as I did, that diffferent players have different techniques, but as you have more understanding you will be able to follow what they are doing and play their music. It takes time and lots of practice. Practice really brings wonderful results.

Take care,

Stephanie

 

 

 


Jack Ferguson
07/02/15 08:44:54PM @jack-ferguson:

 Hi Sheryl. Nice to see you on FOTMD. Happy strumming.


John Keane
05/29/15 06:43:09AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to fotmd!


Jim Fawcett
05/27/15 10:02:17PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Sheryl, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Cynthia Wigington
05/27/15 09:24:47PM @cynthia-wigington:

Greetings from Vermont Sheryl, and welcome to the site. This site will help you answer your questions as you go along.


Ken Longfield
05/27/15 09:16:44PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Sheryl. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Rob N Lackey
05/27/15 08:58:38PM @rob-n-lackey:

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

Rob


Karen Keane
05/27/15 08:57:37PM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!