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@skip • one week 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 • one week 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 • one week 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 • one week 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 • one week ago • comments: 22
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"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 • 2 weeks ago • comments: 22
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"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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@skip • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
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"Look at the top of the page and select 'forums', then select 'newest posts'. You could also look at 'discussions' for the highlighted items."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Mobilesheets users -question on importing .pdf files with multiple songs":
"Set up 2 folders on a PC, 'PDF'S for tablet' and 'PDF'S on tablet'. Download MobileSheets Companion and the manual..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Will the Circle be Unbroken":
"G=000 or 020, D=010 or 012, C=133 or 333."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Action/ nickel under the 7th":
"marg: skip: ( smaller/thinner/lighter gage string will be easier to push down.) So a double 10 maybe would be easier to fret (less pressure using my..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Action/ nickel under the 7th":
"String size and VSL. For a given VSL/tension a smaller/thinner/lighter gage string will be easier to push down. For a given size/tension a long string is..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Strings":
"The bass string is tuned to the D below middle C, D3. The middle string is to the A below middle C, A3. The melody string is tuned to either the same A as..."
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@skip • 3 months ago
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 4
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"There's a more focused group under Groups. Look for it at the top of the page."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 1
Created a new Group discussion "Tuning VS Keys, Clearing the air":
"Many folks seem to equate tuning and key. They are NOT the same, or even equivalent. Note:This post is based on no extra frets. Extra frets can be..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "So is a new baritone going to be giving me fits, or joy?":
"The big obstruction is the difference in notes between different keys, eg., D = DEF#GABC#D vs A = ABC#DEF#G#A, [G and G# don't usually go together]. Here I..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "So is a new baritone going to be giving me fits, or joy?":
"Changing the strings to DAd size/tuning will result in a DAd sound. It might sound a bit mellower, but probably not, depends on that particular instrument."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
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"http://www.bluelioninstruments.com/faqs.html About 2/3 way down."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to " Roland, MICRO CUBE GX":
"Vs a stick on or under saddle pickup, I guess. I lose track of what I write sometimes. "
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@skip • 3 months ago
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Your "Dream Dulcimer?":
"A 'dream dulcimer'? There is always seems to be a new one, or a return to a prior choice, as I change/adapt/grow/? [words don't fit]. McSpadden, Bear Meadow,..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to " Roland, MICRO CUBE GX":
"Looking at my manual, player/recorder via 3.5mm stereo cable [probably male-male], nothing about a mic. Just a note, MD's only, no guitars here."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to " Roland, MICRO CUBE GX":
"I've got one. You will probably have to set it for yourself. If you use a mic/mic pickup be sure to set the knob to mic to start with. I don't use the other..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I am SO in over my head!!!":
"It may help getting used to using your fingers by 'finger dancing' [fret notes using finger touches, not slides, on the melody string] instead of using a..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Noter/drone duet books?":
"Steven Seifert's Join the Jam and Join the Jam, Harmony may work for you. There may be other books with both melody harmony parts that might work for..."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your Favorite Finger Board length?":
"I usually use 26.5. I have a 22 1/4 that I play most of the time lately."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How and if to add a 1 1/2 fret":
"I've added frets to my dulcimers and some other folks dulcimers. So far the only difference I've noticed is in the appearance of the fret board, not in how..."
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@skip • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I am SO in over my head!!!":
"Just a quick explanatory note to add to lisa-goliday's post. The B-minor [vi] chord, shown in her post is found [method described in my post below] using the..."
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@skip • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I am SO in over my head!!!":
"The easy way to determine the 3 major chords of many keys using the left hand and contiguous letters [DEFGA for example]. This method does not indicate #/b..."
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@skip • 4 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer tunings fitting in with key of C ":
"A heavier bass string, about .022-.023. Loosening the strings one tone [step] [ D3 to C3] really shouldn't get that bad, it's only about a half turn of a..."

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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 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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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.