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@skip • 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks ago • comments: 56
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 weeks 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 weeks ago • comments: 56
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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@skip • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on What software best used for viewing music during jam session:
"I've been using this for years on an android tablet. Now I use it on windows also.  https://www.zubersoft.com/mobilesheets/"
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "I understand the appeal of chromatic mountain dulcimer":
"I wonder if the same conversations, etc., occur concerning fretted and fretless banjos. I did an experiment back when I first added a plus fret and repeated..."
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@skip • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Problem With Buzzing Base String":
"I suggest  you check the string height first. Try sliding a dime under the strings right next to the 1st fret. It will probably drag or not fit if the slot..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Strings to use on newly acquired dulcimer ":
"A starting place for you. The Strothers calculator is on the light side, you can usually go heavier a couple of gauges with no..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on How to deal with stiff tuning pegs?:
"Is it hard to turn when the string is loose? If it is, the possible friction points are the 2 points on the handle shaft where it is held in place. One or..."
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@skip • 2 months ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Is Re-Fretting Possible Without Damage?:
"I used a fret puller. They look like end nippers, but smoother. I had to start them using a knife to lift one end of the fret. There was some damage anyway,..."

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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 5 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.