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@skip • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Playing ionian tuning in keys other than D:
"It can also be considered an Ionian tuning on 2 string courses with a low D drone. [Excuse for additional MD's]"
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@skip • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Playing ionian tuning in keys other than D:
"Richard; Here's something to think about on your Gdd comment. If you are currently tuned, 4 strings, DAdd,  and you loosen the middle string to G so it's now..."
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@skip • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tuning Mystery":
"How far off is it? If it's an uncompensated fixed bridge, you can take a tiny triangular file to the nut side of the bridge and remove a bit of material..."
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@skip • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Argh!!! Which fingers to use for chords:
"NOT stupid, uneducated. Many of us, me certainly, started from pretty much the same place, 0. "
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@skip • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Argh!!! Which fingers to use for chords:
"String/finger order; bass/middle, middle/ring, melody/little [158 tuning] as jenniferc suggests. You would use your thumb for the 5, 7, 6+ on the melody and..."
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@skip • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "long legs":
"A taller seat/stool or standing with the MD on some kind of stand?"
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret Press":
"I use a mill-drill [similar to a drill press] pretty much the same way."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Optimum chair:
"It's not 'optimal', but I always seem to be using one of those folding steel chairs that are everywhere when I'm not at home. I sit at the front edge of the..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "HOW TO for finding, add audio-video files and your profile.":
" Thank you! I spent a bunch of time, tried everything except that. "
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "HOW TO for finding, add audio-video files and your profile.":
"HOW TO:  1- Place the mouse pointer on your name at the upper right. 2- Click 'ACCOUNT SETTINGS'. 3- Click your name on the upper right side of the..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Which frets should I add?:
"I've added the 1+/6+ to, maybe, 20 dulcimers for folks the last few years. The 6+ seems to be almost a standard now and the 1+ looks like it's gaining the..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Short leather strap on dulcimer :
"They are nothing more than a leather shoe/boot string. Try a shoe store or maybe a farm store or a store that sells western items. "
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fingerpicking a dulcimer - buzzing problem":
"Try without the picks. I fingerpick most of the time. I like the softer sound produced and I don't get any pick noise. :) It may also help pinpoint the problem."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "DAA or DAD as primary tuning ?":
"To clarify, all MD's have the ionian scale, it starts on the 3rd fret. The scale name [key] is defined by the note on that fret. DAA is used to play songs in..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 26
Posted a new Comment on Technology/Software/Amplifying:
"I think those letters are aimed at an instrument, g-guitar, b-bass, v-violin, and u-ukulele."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "DAA or DAD as primary tuning ?":
"Since they have 'chromatic' instruments [all notes/keys available], they play with you or play in the 'keys' [note ranges] you have available. Otherwise you..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "DAA or DAD as primary tuning ?":
"Don; Tunings are a physical thing, they are nothing more than the 'open' notes of the strings. The different tunings are used to facilitate physical access..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Audio files not working for me":
"I did a search on 'Audio files not working, win 10'. Apparently there has been some audio problems in 10.  This is one of the site I looked at...."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on TAB confusion:
"I don't read SMN but like anything else that you learn, the more you use it the easier, so eventually it will not bother you much. You have a significant..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on First Try at Tabedit:
"I had problems with that part also, many years ago. Once you get the basic things working the way you want, do a 'save as', delete all of the notes, name it..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 29
Posted a new Comment on DAA to DAD to DAA--how often?:
"Don Grundy: ARGH!!!!  So MANY tunings!    Where to LEARN? Right where you're at!     "
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@skip • 3 months ago
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on First Try at Tabedit:
"The first place I would look Score>Tuning it should be D3 at the top and D4 at the bottom and Note selected. Then move over to Clef and select Standard or..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "DAA or DAD as primary tuning ?":
"I'm not sure that there's more options, just different ones. DAA is probably more useful to noter drone players because of the 'extra' notes below the 'D' on..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "DAA or DAD as primary tuning ?":
"VSL = vibrating string length. You can get the gauge from the builder or use a micrometer or vernier calipers. The gauge is the measured reading, ie., .011..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "DAA or DAD as primary tuning ?":
"Maybe. What is the VSL [distance between the nut and bridge] and what is the string gauge [thickness]. You can try loosening them to DAd. The strings may be..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "DAA or DAD as primary tuning ?":
"Changing to these different tunings is pretty easy. Starting with your present tuning of DAA: 1- to tune to DAdd, tighten the melody string(s) to the same..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on E-Device to read tab or not?:
"Patty; I have MSP on the Asus 10", the Nook HD 9" and the Galaxy 12.2 note. The Asus is ok, just a bit hard to read in portrait, fine in landscape; the..."
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@skip • 4 months ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on E-Device to read tab or not?:
"The Kindle is pretty tightly tied to Amazon and their store and they have 2 kinds of e-reader, a Paper White and the Fire, the Fire is the Android model...."

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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 6 months ago - Comments: 1
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TablEdit Viewer for Android


Just saw this for anyone interested....
@Skip 3 years ago - Comments: 0
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Arkansas Bass


Wout; The tuner setup is the same as on a TMB, tuners at the rear by...
@Skip 3 years ago - Comments: 2
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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 5 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 6 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 6 years ago - Comments: 14

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HOW TO for finding, add audio-video files...

Posted: Monday August 14 2017, 2:44 PM
By: @Skip

Is there someplace I can find the tunings...

Posted: Tuesday September 18 2012, 8:59 PM
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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.