Silverstrings

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Location: Gainesville, Georgia
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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: 8
Posted a new Comment on Left-Handed person playing right handed:
"I agree with Brian-G. I am doing quite a lot of chords, hammer on’s and pull offs. I felt like getting the chords down was important at the get go. My left..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Left-Handed person playing right handed:
"I am left handed and played and performed guitar right handed. You are using both your left and right hand to play a stringed instrument. I would stick it..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • one month ago • comments: 98
Liked a group discussions item created by @cindi-perron: 3 strings vs 4 strings
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "To remove one string or not to remove, that’s the question":
"Thanks, Lisa. I have a McSpadden and my melody strings are closed together, too. There are times when I am quickly sliding my thumb while anchoring the other..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "To remove one string or not to remove, that’s the question":
"Thanks, Dusty, I appreciate it. I played rhythm guitar on an acoustic in the past and didn’t want to give up the extra string either. I just went to my first..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "To remove one string or not to remove, that’s the question":
"I tune my dulcimer to DAD. Sometimes other tunings."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "To remove one string or not to remove, that’s the question":
"So, everyone in my dulcimer group plays with 3 strings. I have resisted removing one of the melody strings. I thought the sound would be better with 4...."

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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