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: 1
Posted a new Comment on NGFDA Fall Festival -(GA):
"This is one of the longest standing Dulcimer Festivals. The classes that are offered are of all different levels. Amazing choices for workshops.  This is a..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The L & N Don’t Stop Here Anymore TAB?":
"Thanks. I think you are correct. I am coming up with my own version on the dulcimer. Thank goodness I just got a dulcimer with the extra 1+ fret! Got the..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "The L & N Don’t Stop Here Anymore TAB?":
"Does anymore know where I could find the TAB for The L & N Don’t Stop Here Anymore by Jean Ritchie? Thanks. I can play the chords in Em but want the TAB..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Black Mountain Instruments still making dulcimers?":
"I am curious to know if Black Mountain Instruments out of California is still in business. Does anyone know? I looked online and have the impression that..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Buzzing with pull offs- me or the dulcimer":
"Thanks for all the great insight and advice. I realized once I got to my Dulcimer Group, that my technique was the problem.  Greg Gunner, I think you nailed..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Buzzing with pull offs- me or the dulcimer":
"When I am practicing pulls offs on the Bass and Middle strings on the 1st and @nd frets, sometimes I get a buzz and sometimes not. Seems like I have to pull..."
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Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ebony versus Micarta Fretboard on McSpadden Dulcimer":
"Thanks, I do like the Micarta. Even Jim Woods of McSpadden told me that if he were building a dulcimer for himself now, he would go with Micarta. I know..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Ebony versus Micarta Fretboard on McSpadden Dulcimer":
"I have a Micarta Fretboard on my McSpadden Dulcimer and love it. I am thinking about getting another McSpadden made with some additions and different woods...."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Anchoring Right Hand Fingers:
"Good night, Molly Tuttle is a lightning fast flat picker! Wow! Love the camera angle she uses so you actually see her technique. Thanks for sharing!"
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Anchoring Right Hand Fingers:
"Dusty Turtle: Hey @Simple-life.  As @Dan says, over time you will figure out what works best for you.  There is a lot of variation on this issue, which is..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Blue Lion IW Style 1 Red Cedar & Walnut question":
"Thanks everyone for your responses. I did the math and it would not save me much money. I just bought the McSpadden in my profile picture and will hold off..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Blue Lion IW Style 1 Red Cedar & Walnut question":
"Does anybody have an opinion about the Blue Lion style 1 with Red Cedar and Walnut? I am wanting a big, warm sound. It also has a 1-1/2 fret that I will need..."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 3 months ago • comments: 143
Posted a new Comment on @richard-streib:
"Thanks so much, Richard."
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 3 months ago • comments: 447
Posted a new Comment on @benjamin-w-barr-jr:
"Thanks Ben, very excited to learn and have Dulcimer community on this wonderful journey!"
Silverstrings
@silverstrings • 3 months ago • comments: 259
Posted a new Comment on @ken-longfield:
"Thanks Ken, Hey, where would be a good group within the FOTMD to ask about a Style I Walnut Blue Lion Dulcimer?"

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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