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@skip • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Replacing a nut and floating bridge:
"Probably DAD an octave lower as Ken says. DAA would probably work but would require different fingering. You might try using the current nut/bridge, just..."
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@skip • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How do I know what key I'm in?":
"I learned several years ago that it is much easier to understand music theory, as applied to MD, when the word 'key' [in music] has several definitions...."
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@skip • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on What key am I playing in?:
"Yes/No for the second part of you post, eg., the DGd tuning is G. The reasoning gets complicated very quickly!"
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@skip • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Double fretboard & 6 guitar strings":
"Sounds good to me, the second piece especially. I think sometime is the better choice. Maybe a bass [one note on each beat?] arpeggio on some of the longer..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Modern Mountain Dulcimer":
"If you have a floating bridge it can be re-positioned, which can help some. Another trick is to make the base string VSL a bit longer by modding its slot in..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Modern Mountain Dulcimer":
"Dime next to the 1st fret, nickel on the 7th fret. If its high on the 7th, then mod the bridge, then check both places. Be careful about modding the nut, a..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
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"I use a single space because I get a spelling error when I don't."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Choice of Wood: Pertinent or Purism?":
"A random thought occurred to me, how's your hearing? Hearing aids or not? Audio preferences? I quit messing with penny whistles and harmonicas because their..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Choice of Wood: Pertinent or Purism?":
"Keep in mind being a 'luthier' can be a hobby or a business.  If a hobby, the luthier can do what (s)he wants and can afford, In business, money and customer..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Choosing a dulcimer:
"I think the fine points will not make much difference to you on your first few instruments. You have no reference points to compare to and no set..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Double fretboard & 6 guitar strings":
"I suppose you could use just about any D guitar tuning, or maybe the D pentatonic scale would work [DEF#AB]. There's a lot of room to experiment. Currently I..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Double fretboard & 6 guitar strings":
"The curved nut/bridge could be replaced with straight ones if the wide fretboard is flat. Then you could do both a base and baritone or ???. I don't think..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Double fretboard & 6 guitar strings":
"It looks to me like it is made to support a fretless bass guitar [or dobro?] and two different MD tunings. Bing Futch plays a double MD tuned that way. I..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "If I Had a Hammer (dulcimer) but no left-hand":
"A tip. Try not to cross your hands/hammers on alternate strokes. If you do a D scale on the treble bridge, for instance, start with the left on the D, which..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "If I Had a Hammer (dulcimer) but no left-hand":
"I'm not a HD instructor but this is what I would do. Since you're probably looking at muscle memory instead of strength, I would practice with the weak hand..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "If I Had a Hammer (dulcimer) but no left-hand":
"Does 'practice, practice, practice', sound familiar? I took an intense 3 day class many years ago. We did scales, a lot! Both on each side if the treble..."

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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 last year - Comments: 31
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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 3 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 3 years ago - Comments: 1
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TablEdit Viewer for Android


Just saw this for anyone interested....
@Skip 6 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 8 years ago - Comments: 32
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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 9 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 9 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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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.