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@skip • yesterday • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on any tips on making a replacement bridge :
"You might be able to get a corian sample from a Home Depot/Lowes and make one. "
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@skip • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Where Is The Builders’ Forum?":
"It's been combined with the builders group."
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@skip • one week ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Is there an open tunings guide?:
"Bob: 'snip' Capo the first fret and you've got a  beautiful Dorian mode (I think it's Dorian,?). Fret 1 is Aeolian mode [natural minor] . Fret 4 is..."
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@skip • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Is there an open tunings guide?:
"Don't be too concerned about the measurement, it's a more or less rough distance. go by the sound. Tune the bass 'D3' to the 'D' below middle 'C', then..."
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@skip • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Tennessee Music Box Plans?:
"John C. Knopf: That's a stunner, Jimmy!  Looks like you added a few embellishments hither and thither.   I'll bet it sounds great. I used zither pins,..."
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@skip • 2 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Tennessee Music Box Plans?:
"This is one I made from the article. "
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@skip • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Middle-eastern mode?:
"Capo fret 5 for Phrygian mode using 6 and fret 3 using 6+ [skipping fret 6]."
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@skip • 3 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on DAA to DAd:
"@texaswind 'Snip~' "Can the top A string just be tuned up to d or is it too thick?" Maybe. It depends on how much is 'too thick'. I encourage you to..."
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@skip • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Got my dulcimer!":
"  Ken, 158 and 155@ Pondoro; Playing on just the melody string is called noter drone or finger dancing. Playing across all three strings is chord/melody...."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Check your messages. [Hover over your name, upper right]"
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Four-Equidistant Strings:
"Here's the site to start with. http://www.mountaindulcimer-1-3-5.com In this tuning every fret forms a major triad when barred. Press the second fret up..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Four-Equidistant Strings:
"I haven't played 4 equidistant for a while but it may be the tuning may not suit you or the particular chords you're trying to play. I used DF#AA [1355] on..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Argh! Organizing your music!”$&?!!":
"Since you seem to be interested in multiple/double screens, MS pro can do them using 2 tablets via it's 'slave' function. "
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Argh! Organizing your music!”$&?!!":
"A recorder/player would be more useful with that ability I suppose. "
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Argh! Organizing your music!”$&?!!":
"I use MobileSheets Pro on a tablet. It's for Android and Windows. I don't know that it will do all of that but it'a great for music."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What do we call it?":
"A 'medley', [pun intended]. Have a 'medley' party, hand out MD's and play a bunch of tunes one after another, without a break in the music. That's a medley..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Advice on beginner’s dulcimer":
"That tuner should work just fine. Check the calibration, it should be set to 440.  Maybe one of the folks here will recognize the name and the instrument...."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Advice on beginner’s dulcimer":
"It' looks good to me. There may be a label inside at the lower hearts. The pegs can be adjusted by tightening the screw on the end of the pegs, it won't take..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 44
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"Most folks I know check the tuning each time they play [once a day?] or when it sounds 'wrong or odd' or when they re-tune. Hopefully you have a..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 28
Posted a new Comment on Finding Harmonies- in a different mode, or in same mode?:
"Dog-gonit, can't help myself. Strumelia, When you retuned and changed the Bb to the 4th fret, you also changed keys and are playing in Dorian mode using..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 28
Posted a new Comment on Finding Harmonies- in a different mode, or in same mode?:
"Sorry, I used the D tuning, DAd, with the key of G. The DAA tuning [a D tuning] would be more than likely used for the key of D.  I'll shut up now."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 28
Posted a new Comment on Finding Harmonies- in a different mode, or in same mode?:
"Glenda Hubbard:  ~~~I'm think I understand the difference now between modes and harmony. if I were to play a song in all the modes in the key of D in..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 28
Posted a new Comment on Finding Harmonies- in a different mode, or in same mode?:
"Glinda: DAd, DAc, etc., are D tunings, not keys. That's a mix-up many folks make initially , me included. An easy way to keep this straight for MD is to..."

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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. Let's...
@Skip 8 years ago - Comments: 14

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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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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.