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@skip • 6 days ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on POLL: Do you play alone, or with others?:
"I play with 3 groups and at solo at home. The group at home has, or had, guitars, banjos, HD, lap steel guitar and vocalists along with the MD's. Down south..."
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@skip • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Notation software recommendations:
"TablEdit. There may be others now.   Skip"
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@skip • 3 weeks ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Suggestions for fixing a fretboard:
"I think each of your fixes are workable [except filler], depending on your final goal, material on hand and time expended. Another thing you could do is..."
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@skip • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Out of tune bass string:
"That is probably caused by string stretch. When the string is pressed down to the fret, the string is tightened a small amount. It could be a result of..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favorite mournful, spooky, or lonesome song to play?":
"The group I play with recently introduced me to ' A Soldiers Lament'. It's not spooky, just very, very sad. I'm not a very emotional type of person, but this..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Recording multiple tracks?":
"Ron; It's the obvious things that always screw me up when I try something new, and recording is new to me. They're not obvious to me until later."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Recording multiple tracks?":
"I think if you use a headset to listen to the recorded track as you play/record the following one(s) you should have a better shot of staying in time with..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What if you could only have one dulcimer?":
"I have a Folkcraft resonator with a pickup. It has a 23.5" VSL , double back, and a reversible nut [raise/lower action and multi string layout], can be setup..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ban-jammer build questions":
"I've seen one made with a practice pad. I think they have something under the skin to mute the sound, as the one I saw was rather quite. I don't know how the..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Question about fret layout.":
"Count your frets. Fret 7 is the repeat octave of the open strings. You show the C# [DB] as the 7th fret and D as the 8th fret. You included the C and the C#...."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Question about fret layout.":
"That doesn't sound right although in MD talk we express the notes in sharps. You should have:(nut)D-wide space-(1)E-wide space-(2)F#[Gb]-narrow..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer just followed me home":
"It's not a McSpadden kit, I have one. The sound holes are too big, the holes on the large bout are at the 12th fret [McSpaddens are at 14th] and the..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Intermediates":
"Nah, I'm intermediate."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Intermediates":
"Beginner-  "What's this?" Intermediate- "I got most of the notes/chords in most of the tunes today". Advanced- "Lets play 'Flight of the Bumblebee'"."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Techniques for accidentals":
"Temporary frets are another option. Fret wire is around .040 high [crown height]. Tape them in place, tape between the strings. These could be partials, just..."

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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 11 months 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 last year - Comments: 1
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TablEdit Viewer for Android


Just saw this for anyone interested....
@Skip 4 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 4 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 6 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 7 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 7 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.