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@skip • 14 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Do Not Upgrade Your Mac To Catalina For A Bit":
"I've used linux 20+ years and I dual boot Ubuntu/Win 10. You might try these on tefview:   www.banjohangout.org/archive/223939"
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Posted a response to "Do Not Upgrade Your Mac To Catalina For A Bit":
"Thirty-two bit support is pretty much on the way out, across the board, on all fronts, not just Apple."
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@skip • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Best Fix?":
"You could just replace the bridge and not worry about the saddle."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Best Fix?":
"My first thought was your second fix, but it may look a bit strange unless you match really well or contrast the repair material. Then I thought it may work..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Possum board revisited:
"1- Yes 2- Used as posts, glued into holes, glue is fine. 3- Finish, spray or? 4- Vertical posts, a piece of clear tubing will work fine. 5- There should..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Standard, Baritone, or Bass Dulcimer Tuning :
"After sleeping on it, I think it would be when strings need to be changed to another size. Generally strings need changing when increasing more than,..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Standard, Baritone, or Bass Dulcimer Tuning :
"Baritone Bb as opposed to standard Bb or Base Bb, or Soprano Bb, indicating approximate sound [frequency] range[s]. Construction is something else, eg., a..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Blackest Crow finger placement:
"I use my thumb a lot. Starting at the 1 in the 6th measure, I used my ring on the 1, then thumb on 2. I used middle on 3, thumb on both 4's, slide back to..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Removing a fretboard":
"I wouldn't recommend a heat gun, really high risk of burning the top especially around the sound holes and head/tailstock. Been there, done that. Heat works..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Placement for Piezo Pickup:
"Since you're building it, I suggest using a bar in the bridge, less undesirable noise. I made one about 4.5 inches wide and used a bar in the bridge pickup..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Tuning peg knobs:
"You would have to watch the hole/grain relationship a lot closer using a dowel."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Tuning peg knobs:
"Poster putty [sticky putty] on a board. No residue and holds petty good. Hole 1st. You might be able to start with them all on a stick then cut them apart."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tuning for a 4 Equidistant String Dulcimer":
"Like most everything else with a MD, there is not a 'proper' tuning for 4 equidistant, it depends on what you're trying to do. The strings are equally spaced..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Using a strap":
"FYI- DON"T use the strap to carry the MD like a rifle or purse, over your shoulder, unless you have installed straplocks. The strap could come off the..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Question about A string loudness on DAD tuning:
"You can get 'free' tuners for android phones that work well. One is 'gstrings', which is pretty good. There may be some for iphones also."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Question about A string loudness on DAD tuning:
"This site will help. The results are on the light side. http://www.strothers.com/string_choice.html"
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Question about A string loudness on DAD tuning:
"Try tuning to DGD and see if that middle string is still dominant. If that helps then your dulcimer may be more resonant at that frequency [note] Then a..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How to Convert guitar tab to mt. dulcimer":
"As far as I know, there is no way to convert guitar tab to dulcimer tab. I think most folks would start with the standard music notation [SMN] and write..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass string gauges":
"What's it's current tuning, bass to treble?"
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Tell us your reason for choosing a chromatic dulcimer!:
"More options, less hassle, sounds the same as a diatonic [except for N/D]. I started out just wanting to build one. Then I thought I should learn how to..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Basic Fingerpicking Techniques:
"Since it's 5 years old I looked at his site. It looks like he removed it,"
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 84
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"Mary Barnsdale: I have some tab (Bad Moon Rising) that has one position I just can't figure out how to play. 3-1-2 (with 3 being the bass string). How is..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer tuning problem":
"Check the fret spacing using a fret calculator. https://www.stewmac.com/FretCalculator.html"
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on What software best used for viewing music during jam session:
"MobileSheets Pro allows the use of a bluetooth  or usb pedal in addition to auto scroll or touch screen turning. The pedal is plug and play when bluetooth..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Weird Foods You’ve Eaten":
"My Dad fixed tongue [cow] which was then sliced. Had some good haggis and neeps [mashed turnips] in Scotland. Germans have magen [tripe] soup and pickled..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Spool Clamps:
"Just use 1/4-20 threaded rod cut to length. Use red loctite on a nut on one end or lock it on using a center punch on the nut/rod thread junction."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Richard and Denise Wilson dulcimer - needs a bridge":
"You couldl probably make it yourself, which is pretty easy. Just about any hard material will work, a threaded rod, hard wood, hard plastic, corian, etc, as..."

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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 9 months ago - 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 2 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 2 years ago - Comments: 1
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TablEdit Viewer for Android


Just saw this for anyone interested....
@Skip 5 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 7 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 8 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 8 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.