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@skip • yesterday • 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 • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Bass string gauges":
"What's it's current tuning, bass to treble?"
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@skip • one week 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 play..."
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@skip • one week 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 weeks ago • comments: 81
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 weeks 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 weeks 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 • 4 weeks 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 • 4 weeks 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 • one month 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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@skip • one month ago • comments: 81
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"Probably any of the heavy duty, pro style stands work ok. I suggest you stay away from the light weight folders. They are too flexible to support more than..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Restringing advice":
"Lisa;  Showing the 'D' like that is a space saver. It would take another staff [bass staff], below to to put it in its proper spot. These two staffs,..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on BEWARE of internet ad sites of "the BEST dulcimers" to buy.:
"There are a couple of positive outcomes to this; 1 - New folks to the MD. 2 - They will probably look for other players where they will learn and probably..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Capo positions, tunings, chords and other wonderful things":
"No need to retune. A 'D' chord in DAD sounds the same as a 'D' chord in any other tuning, the fingering changes when you retune.  Look at it this way, a..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Capo positions, tunings, chords and other wonderful things":
"If you are going to play chords only, no capo is needed. A chord has the same construction regardless of the key of the tune. Actually all the information..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Capo positions, tunings, chords and other wonderful things":
"Since chords stay the same regardless of the key the song is, you only need to play the chord required by the notation. A 'D' chord is the same all the time...."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Small Octave dulcimer plans or measurements:
"That depends on the VSL. This should help. It gives somewhat light sizes. http://www.strothers.com/string_choice.html  "
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Any Advice on the McSpadden Sweet Song Kit?":
"I did one many years ago. Check the fit of the tuner head and check the fretboard for straightness/flatness. Dry fit before gluing. Remember to install the..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 81
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"The three symbols at the left of the SMN, not explained in Dusty's diagram: 1- the 2 hash marks = key signature [D]. 2- the symbol stretching across the 5..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Circle of fifths, intervals:
"Eaglenest61: Just curious, if you cut out the circles and put them together; does that make a Circle of fifths gauge? Yes. It is the size of a cd..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 81
Posted a new Comment on Beginner players:
"Tab is easy. The 3 long horizontal lines [or spaces] represent the string[s], the bottom one is the melody string[s], the top is the base string and the..."

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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 7 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. Let's...
@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.