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@skip • one week ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Modern/Chord style Players:
"Keep finger position [thumb/fingers vs nut/bridge] in mind."
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@skip • one week ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Left-Handed person playing right handed:
"A lefty friend of mine played his right hand made dulcimer all the time on the left [tuning head on the right]. He didn't even bother changing the strings..."
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@skip • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Would like to finger pick.:
"Move back to the strum hollow. I use the pads of my fingers to get a 'softer' sound."
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@skip • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Strange Intermittent Buzzing "Wahh" noise appearing:
"Try pinching the 2 D's to make the sound then lightly touch the base string and see if the stranger disappears."
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@skip • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Intonation":
"That shouldn't make a difference, I use a phone app on mine the same way and it is the same readings as the tuners I have.  The slot for the melody string..."
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@skip • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Intonation":
"That makes it an interesting mechanical mystery if it has fretwire frets."
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@skip • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Intonation":
"Use your tuner, then check the tuning at the 1st fret, if it's not close to what is expected, then probably just tuned. most all tuners available are set up..."
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@skip • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tuning a Banjo into a mountain dulcimer":
"Paula Brawdy: Has anyone ever retuned a banjo into  mountain dulcimer tuning? Probably. I would imagine almost every tuning has been tried by somebody...."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer app":
"Be sure it is a chromatic tuner. Pano Tuner and gString are both good ones from the Playstore. I use Pano Tuner for MD and the free version of Piano Tuner..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Playing DAd tab songs while tuned to DAA:
"Something I forgot to mention, the song can be played an octave lower but the bass string comes into play then. Seven becomes 0,  8 >1, and the 5 is on..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Playing DAd tab songs while tuned to DAA:
"I think you're playing in the key of A [scale] [using the 6+] even though you're using a D tuning. It wouldn't surprise me if you aren't strumming all the..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Playing DAd tab songs while tuned to DAA:
"What is the tab for the 1st two measures of you're DAA version? My DAd version is 454  2."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A litle confused on string gauges ":
"Those will work fine."
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@skip • 3 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Timing/length of notes, and also foot tapping:
"It may help to consider a stroke across then back, sounding the notes in both directions, as two 1/8 notes.. Sounding in one direction and returning to 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 last year - 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 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: 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 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: 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.