Silverstrings

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Location: Gainesville, Georgia
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Cat Brown Strumelia

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I have sang in Jazz Bands and sang and played rhythm guitar in Acoustic Folk Bands. Started playing the mountain dulcimer in March, 2019. I am a beginner player. Learning finger style, playing chords, rhythm and some flat picking. Would like to learn to play several genres of music including; Renaissance, Celtic, Traditional, Cowboy Tunes and Hymns. I am taking beginning lessons and am in a local Dulcimer Group. I have a Black Mountain Deluxe 58 Dulcimer and just bought a Redwood and Walnut McSpadden that is my profile photo. I am crazy about this instrument. Love playing it and meeting others who love it, too.

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Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass String Buzz @ 1st & 2nd Fret":
"Yes, I did buff both nut and bridge. Maybe nut needs it more? Yep, hard to find .028 loop end strings. I thought about thinner. I didn’t know if that would..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass String Buzz @ 1st & 2nd Fret":
"Strumelia, any suggestions on strings to put on and see if there is still a vibrating buzz? Thanks Dusty Turtle, I looked and neither McSpadden have the v..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass String Buzz @ 1st & 2nd Fret":
"Wow, I appreciate all the responses! Strumelia, I am tuning to DAD. Yes Salt Springs, that was my thought about tightening the 2 screws on the tuning peg...."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass String Buzz @ 1st & 2nd Fret":
"I have a 26” VSL. Melody String .012 , Middle String .016 and Bass .026"
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass String Buzz @ 1st & 2nd Fret":
"Strumelia, do you think maybe putting a little bigger gauge would help? My husband suggested that might help. I put the capo on and wow, there goes the buzz...."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass String Buzz @ 1st & 2nd Fret":
"Okay, will do. I think I will not saw at the bridge anymore. Like you said, I don’t want to overdo it. Thanks so much. "
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass String Buzz @ 1st & 2nd Fret":
"Hmmm, I am making sure about my technique and your article is GREAT in describing finger positioning. For the most part, I learned the correct way but do get..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass String Buzz @ 1st & 2nd Fret":
"Skip, Yes, I have tried the nut/bridge and the Luthier checked the action. I sent a video to him. Hopefully, that will answer some questions."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass String Buzz @ 1st & 2nd Fret":
"I retuned the dulcimer to EBE and that did not do the trick. Jim Woods is great. He is willing to replace, but wants to make sure that it is not something I..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Bass String Buzz @ 1st & 2nd Fret":
"I have s 26” VSL McSpadden in Redwood/Black Walnut. Only had a few months and when my husband changed the strings (he is a guitar teacher so knows what is..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 4 weeks ago
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@silverstrings • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The "I have small hands" idea":
"Agreed, Strumelia! Your insights are eloquently stated. I am thankful that I do attend a dulcimer group as often as possible. They have been very helpful on..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The "I have small hands" idea":
"Thanks for this thread on small hands and VSL. All of you have such good insights and it is much appreciated. I am a newbie to the dulcimer and love learning..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 3 months ago • comments: 26
Posted a new Comment on Loftus Jones - harp dulcimer:
"Wow, amazing playing on a harp dulcimer, no less! What is the O’Carolan tune?"
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hair line crack bottom back of walnut McSpadden":
"I did hear back from Jim Woods and he said that those were superficial and in the wood all along. It was not a result of damage and will not get worse.  If..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hair line crack bottom back of walnut McSpadden":
"Thanks to everyone! I agree with every comment. I did send photos to Jim Woods and asked suggestions. If I ever need it repaired, I will go to a dulcimer..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hair line crack bottom back of walnut McSpadden":
"Thanks, Ken. My husband, a jazz guitar teacher thought I should possibly get a replacement dulcimer. I did explain that I tried out every dulcimer by various..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Hair line crack bottom back of walnut McSpadden":
"So, I live in North Georgia and am very careful with my Redwood/Black Walnut McSpadden. It has been a mild winter. I never leave it in the car. I take great..."

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Jim Fawcett
07/10/19 02:23:05PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Silverstrings, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Richard Streib
07/08/19 09:21:16PM @richard-streib:

Welcome SilverStrings to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. This is a great place to share and to learn. Glad you joined. Looking forward to your participation in the discussions. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.


Ken Longfield
07/08/19 07:46:22PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Silverstrings. It is good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Benjamin W Barr Jr
07/08/19 07:33:32PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Silver, 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