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@skip • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer String Anchor Pins":
"I would just install the 4th string and use it. It will hold with no problem, It's pretty big and there is almost no leverage on it. If it really bothers..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Modern/Chord style Players:
"Keep finger position [thumb/fingers vs nut/bridge] in mind."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Left-Handed person playing right handed:
"A lefty friend of mine played his right hand made dulcimer all the time on the left [tuning head on the right]. He didn't even bother changing the strings..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Would like to finger pick.:
"Move back to the strum hollow. I use the pads of my fingers to get a 'softer' sound."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Strange Intermittent Buzzing "Wahh" noise appearing:
"Try pinching the 2 D's to make the sound then lightly touch the base string and see if the stranger disappears."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Intonation":
"That shouldn't make a difference, I use a phone app on mine the same way and it is the same readings as the tuners I have.  The slot for the melody string..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Intonation":
"That makes it an interesting mechanical mystery if it has fretwire frets."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Intonation":
"Use your tuner, then check the tuning at the 1st fret, if it's not close to what is expected, then probably just tuned. most all tuners available are set up..."

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Does using a capo change the key or not


Using a capo does NOT change the key on a MD, it changes the MODE and...
@Skip last year - Comments: 35
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Mountain Dulcimers in the Rio Grande Valley [RGV]


Anyone coming to, or living in, the RGV is invited to play with our MD...
@Skip 3 years ago - Comments: 0
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Tuning VS Keys, Clearing the air


Many folks seem to equate tuning and key. They are NOT the same, or...
@Skip 3 years ago - Comments: 1
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TablEdit Viewer for Android


Just saw this for anyone interested....
@Skip 6 years ago - Comments: 0
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Finding the volume of a MD body during the build.


Line the body of the dulcimer before final glue up of the top/bottom...
@Skip 8 years ago - Comments: 33
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What's your choice for a tuning?


I have my dulcimer and banjo-dulcimer tuned to DF#A right now but may...
@Skip 9 years ago - Comments: 3
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Circle of fifths, intervals


I'm still figuring this site out. I don't work with photo's much....
@Skip 9 years ago - Comments: 16

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Is there someplace I can find the tunings...

Posted: Tuesday September 18 2012, 8:59 PM
By: @Skip

Mixed, compatible tunings.

Posted: Friday August 3 2012, 11:54 PM
By: @Paul Certo

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Ann T. Evans
05/20/19 12:22:43PM @ann-t-evans:

Thanks... I just downloaded a trial copy on my computer & it looks like just what I need!


John Keane
10/20/11 05:06:12PM @john-keane:
Howdy and welcome to FOTMD from a former Arkansan (El Dorado)!
Jim Fawcett
10/20/11 04:37:05PM @jim-fawcett:
Hey Skip, welcome aboard. Glad ay found us.